Ebay Launches Mobile Site
Ebay has become on of the largest brands to launch a direct consumer mobile
strategy in launching its mobile site. Simply text "EBAY MOBILE" to 87222.
The SMS text message we send you will cost £0.10 (Vodafone users are charged
£0.12). When you receive the SMS, just select the URL in the message and it
will open in your phone's browser.
NetBeans IE 5.0 and Mobility Pack Beta Available
The beta version of NetBeans IDE 5.0 and Mobility Pack is available for free
download from the NetBeans website.
You can create end-to-end solutions, from J2ME and J2EE to mobile internet
web services (for example IPX, Ericsson’s Internet Payment eXchange)
using NetBeans IDE 5.0 and Mobility Pack. Several new features are being
offered, including an improved mobile client-to-web-application-connection
BBC Offers Simple Guide to RSS as It Grows U... (more)
Are These Black Days for BlackBerry?
Canadian firm Research in Motion, maker of the popular handheld phone device
that is BlackBerry, has been rocked by a 4 year old lawsuit that has
resurfaced. It is potentially so grave that industry watchers are openly
questioning the firms survival propsects. Gartner, for example, has warned
its customers to avoid deploying or investing in BlackBerry until the case is
The case goes back to 2002 when the intellectual property frim NTP launched a
lawsuit against RIM, the basis of which was a patent on a handheld email
device. The law... (more)
Jim Liddle's Blog
Now everyone knows about VOIP, and everyone knows about Skype. Skype is
pretty useful if you are doing Skype to Skype calls or even Skype to phone
calls from your desk. Currently however mobile Skype just does not cut
it... It doesn’t work over GPRS, barely over 3G (if you can get a
consistent decent signal) and Wi Fi hot spots are not always easy to find and
still tend to be not free and quite expensive.
What is needed is something simple and easy to use. What is needed is
something like Jajah.
Jajah was founded by Daniel Mattes and Roman Scharf. It is ... (more)
At a recent Skills Matter event in the UK Goyko Adzic presented for over an
hour on Space Based programming in .Net. The slides are embedded below, but
as this blog is syndicated and sometimes the slides get stripped out, you can
find them here.
Space Based Programming View more presentations from gojkoadzic.
You can also view the Video of the presentation directly on Goyko’s blog
As a follow up to GigaSpaces XAP for .net I’d suggest you look at:
Space Task and Distributed Space Tasks also known as Map Reduce in XAP.NET
.NET local cache is out
Ultra fast local cache implement... (more)
Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) is a new type of storage designed
specifically for Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS allows you to create
volumes that can be mounted as devices by EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes
behave as if they were raw unformatted external hard drives and can be
formatted using a file system such as ext3 (Linux) or NTFS (Windows) and
mounted on an EC2 instance; files are accessed through the file system .
They have user supplied device names and provide a block device interface.
For a 20 GB volume, Amazon estimates an annual failure rate for EBS volu... (more)