Starting my new blog…
Here I am starting a blog. I didn’t think that I’d ever do this because I didn’t think that anyone really wanted to hear what I had to say but lately, it seems like people are clamoring for me to speak for them. I’m taking that as a cue.
Currently, for my client, I am helping them develop a RESTFUL API layer on their existing pretty cool stuff.
On the “additional work” front, I am developing a new mobile application for Sogeti called Consultants In Hand. This application is going to leverage our existing unit SharePoint 2007 backbone and Azure (as a restful services host) to give our field representatives instant access to consultant availability, skillsets, and status. The target platforms are (in order of development) Blackberry SDK 5.0, WindowsMobile 7, Android, iPhone.
So, for “fun”, I am enroiled in my first Blackberry development in literally, years. I can see why the market is being unfriendly to the platform. The development platform, Eclipse, can’t compete with modern development platforms. Really, Blackberry? No layout view? No visual components at all? Ugh. It’s just like coding HTML in the dark days of the 1990’s… with Notepad!
That’s all I have here tonight. Have a great holiday weekend out there.