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October 12, 2016 | Volume 5 Issue 10


LEAD ARTICLE: The Progressive App “Party”
FEATURED ARTICLE: Xamarin Marks the Spot as Flexible Mobile App Development Tool
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM and AT&T Strengthen Alliance by Offering Advanced Cloud Networking to Businesses
WHITE PAPER: Mobile Computing and the IBM i
EVENT: COMMON - Fall Conference and Expo

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Feature Article - Networking
The Progressive App “Party”

The native vs. hybrid vs. web application war has been raging for years, with millions of apps having become zombies, trapped in app stores across the planet. Progressive web apps promise an end to those wars, but what are they and how can they change the mobile landscape?

pete helgrenWritten by Pete Helgren

Garr! Just about as soon as you put your feet up and rest after delivering your sweet web application to your boss, the next challenge does come! Your salespeople like the app, but they want it to look more app-ey.Sigh! Salespeople can be such a pain, and the boss isn't helping things any by saying, IT developers can do anything.Yep. Anything to make everyone 'appy (I say in my best Cockney accent...).


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DB2 11: The Ultimate Database for Cloud, Analytics, and MobileGet the latest and greatest advice from the DB2 for z/OS gurus! DB2 11: The Ultimate Database for Cloud, Analytics, and Mobile provides essential advice and explanations to ensure a successful upgrade--including feedback from early customer experiences. This book describes new DB2 11 features that can help you respond cost-effectively to the data explosion resulting from mobile applications, cloud computing, social media, and smart devices. Understand the new functions in DB2 11, plan your migration strategy, and learn about important new support for application compatibility. Get your copy today!


Feature Article - Networking
Xamarin Marks the Spot as Flexible Mobile App Development Tool

Xamarin offers cross-platform development and code-sharing, native performance, and forms for UI building, among other features, in a C# mobile application development platform (MADP).

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

The debate about what's the best way to create applications for mobile devices remains unsettled between whether to use HTML to create apps that work across both server and mobile platforms or to build apps natively to the mobile platforms for better performance (or to use a hybrid approach). The answer truly lies in what's best for each enterprise. However, if a company has already resolved this argument in favor of building apps native to the mobile hardware in use, there are many options from which to choose for selecting an MADP.


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IBM Business Analytics and Cloud ComputingThis book is a practitioner's guide to deploying IBM Cognos software and the cloud. If you are a solution architect or an IT architect charged with evaluating, designing, or implementing a Cognos Business Intelligence solution to leverage a cloud infrastructure, this book is for you.

Inside, you will find pragmatic and practical information about best practices and guidelines, as well as specific software and configuration steps to help you achieve success with your Cognos BI cloud solution.

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MC White Paper Center

Mobile White Paper available now.

MC White Paper CenterMobile Computing and the IBM i

Mobile computing is rapidly maturing into a solid platform for delivering enterprise applications. Many IBM i shops today are realizing that integrating their IBM i with mobile applications is the fast path to improved business workflows, better customer relations, and more responsive business reporting. The ROI that mobile applications can produce for your business is substantial.
This ASNA whitepaper takes a look at mobile computing for the IBM i. It discusses the different ways mobile applications may be used within the enterprise and how ASNA products solve the challenges mobile presents. It also presents the case that you already have the mobile programming team your projects need: that team is your existing RPG development team!


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Check out these New MC Press Books

DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide (Exam 312) IBM i Security Administration and Compliance: Second Edition Evolve Your RPG Coding: Move from OPM to ILE ... and Beyond DB2 10.5 Fundamentals for LUW (Exam 615)