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Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADPs) – Final

MADPWe’ve learned that PhoneGap is a true multi-platform MADP that works by creating a web to native abstraction layer or “bridge” in JavaScript. With one code base you can directly access the device’s native features. PhoneGap’s “write once, run everywhere” capability is really the formula that can save your organization significant time and money. With this in mind, let’s now turn to discuss another popular MADP which has gained considerable attention in recent years, known as Appcelerator. Read more…

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Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADPs) – Part 3

MADPIn Part 2 of this series we kicked off a discussion on the PhoneGap environment and how it uses the UIWebview (or Webview) environment to communicate with the Native code of the device through a set of JavaScript calls. Understanding how this web to native abstraction works helps us to better appreciate the main value proposition behind MADPs and what it means to “write once, run everywhere.” So now let’s continue from where we left off in our discussion on PhoneGap. Read more…

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Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADPs) – Part 2

MADPTo keep up with the enormous influence and demand of mobile technologies, business leaders today need tools that can create quick and agile applications at the speed of the market. Mobile Application Development Platforms, otherwise known as MADPs, provide this value by offering the capabilities of “write once, run everywhere.” The ability to deploy applications from a single code base across multiple devices and operating systems translates into considerable cost savings for organizations. Let’s continue then where we left off in the last segment by turning now to PhoneGap and finding out more about what it is, how it works, and what value it can offer the business leader in today’s competitive digital marketplace. Read more…

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The Chronology of a Click, Part XIV

So far, this series presented the details of all the things that happen after a user clicks a link to retrieve a new web page. It purported to follow the details chronologically, but in truth we know that cannot be true. If all the processes we discussed were to happen consecutively, the web page would take so long to load that even the most long suffering would give up and go elsewhere.

Fortunately, web browsers download more than one component at a time. We can see this graphically in waterfall charts. If all downloads were serial, the graph would have a perfect staircase design with each step beginning where the previous one left off. Instead, we see stairs underneath stairs, which indicates concurrency between the two steps. [Use the Monitis Page Load tool to see for yourself.] Read more…

Category: Website Performance

This Week in Website Performance

website-performance-weekly-monitorusThis Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitor.Us blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. Why? Because your friends at Monitor.Us care.

The Chronology of a Click, Part II

Author: Warren Gaebel.

This article continues the series, “The Chronology of a Click.” Part II describes what happens from the time the user clicks on a link to the time the request leaves the user’s computer. It is interspersed with performance tips, showing how those tips relate to the material being presented. The entire series is a good way to learn about all the things that happen behind the scenes while the user is waiting for his request to be fulfilled, and how those details affect performance. Read more…

Category: Website Performance
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