Tag Archives: JavaScript

PWAs: are we dreaming?

TL;DR: PWAs are nice, but won’t become a unique development technology to converge to, due to performance and UX issues that are very hard to solve completely at OS level. I read more and more on the Web nowadays about PWAs. That is, progressive Web apps. Actually, in … Continue reading

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Server side trends (Microsoft development perspective)

After posting the previous article, discussing client side app trends from a Microsoft developer perspective, I’ve been asked to write something about server side too. But I feel that for the server side following the trends is a lot less … Continue reading

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Microsoft-ish developer, new app idea: what platforms to target/tools to use?

First, let’s summarize the current trends: mobile (smartphone) usage increases tremendously, desktop usage decreases; users prefer native apps vs. Web.; programmers prefer native development vs. cross-platform development; medium term: HoloLens (3D holograms projected directly on eyes). Assuming that you’re a … Continue reading

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Angular 2 < 1

Doing some personal research (so I don’t say it’s 100% sure, but it’s 100% how I feel afterwards) I found that developers do not love Angular 2 as much as I thought they would (given the really big momentum that AngularJS had just … Continue reading

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Bridging

When you, a Microsoft technology-oriented developer, write software today you have to select the target platforms you would like to support. The platforms are then used to select the tools, technologies, and programming languages you can use for coding the different layers of … Continue reading

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Some Holographic questions

Thinking about Windows Holographic app development, I am wondering about two things: If we want to develop holographic UI component libraries, would it be OK/enough to simply use class libraries as it seems to be required now? Or should Microsoft also … Continue reading

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Component development decision: low level or high level techologies?

If you want to develop software components targeting other developers and their projects, you should carefully decide what technologies would you develop for and support: Low level technologies, e.g. C++ or JavaScript (HTML5); High level technologies, e.g. .NET (WPF/Windows Forms/ASP .NET) or … Continue reading

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