A few stories that caught our attention this week include making HTML5 work for mobile app development, SharePoint 2013, a cost-effective approach to multiplatform mobile development , the passing of the inventor of the barcode and more.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few industry news finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
Making HTML5 work now for mobile app development - Computerworld
By Howard Baldwin
HTML5 has been dissed, dismissed and disrespected of late, but defenders say the evolving standard is still the best choice for platform-independent mobile app development.
2012 wasn't a great year for HTML5. If it were a football team, the markup language would be at the bottom of its division. But just as the most banged-up team has its diehard fans, companies using HTML5 for mobile application development are not giving up on the would-be standard's cross-platform appeal just yet.
[Infographic] SharePoint 2013 in 2012 - CMSWiRE
By Marisa Peacock
SharePoint 2013 has made some dramatic changes that can make it a more significant player in enterprise social network marketplace. There's an app store, users can micro blog, tag users in posts and add tasks to timelines with better customization and in less time. Since it was released in beta, many of our SharePoint experts have found things that they love, things that surprised them and things that indicate that you shouldn't waste your time.
And the winner for cross-platform mobile app dev is ... C++? - InfoWorld
By Paul Krill
C++ can be leveraged for building native applications for Google Android, Apple iOS, Windows Phone and RT, and RIM BlackBerry 10, says John Thomas, director of product management at Embarcadero Technologies.
Grandfather of the barcode dies at 91 - NBCNews
By Devin Coldewey
N. Joseph Woodland, who in a moment of serendipity arrived at the idea for the now-ubiquitous barcode while sitting in the sand at Miami Beach, passed away at his home in Edgewater, N.J. on Sunday. He was 91. Patented 60 years ago, Woodland's idea of encoding numbers as a pattern akin to Morse code would soon be used everywhere from grocery stores to manufacturing lines.
1,300 Taiwanese form giant human QR barcode - PHSY.ORG
More than 1,000 Taiwan people formed a human QR code in an event designed to promote the island to the world by cashing in on the rising use of smartphones which can read the barcodes.
Weather Channel Forecasts Heavier Reliance on Cloud Computing - CIO
By Brandon Butler
The Weather Channel was prepared for the traffic surge from Hurricane Sandy. Landon Williams, VP of Platforms and Orchestration, and his IT team had recently architected the company's real-time radar mapping system on Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Another potential cloud use for TWC is having access to compute resources as developers need them, allowing an application or system to be developed in-house and then tested almost immediately across the cloud.
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