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When, oh when, can I have my mobile app?

Here’s some pretty revealing Vanson Bourne research which suggests the answer is “5 months”. It does seem the poor mobile developer and tester are having a tough time of it, what with the frequency of iOS releases (discussed before here), … Continue reading

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Frank’s Solution Finder: hear what developers really need to improve quality

Now that we’re all going lightweight with the Silk Portfolio, I’ve taken the opportunity to meet a few developers, testers, QAs and mobile developers. The result is Frank’s Solution Finder, which you can spin through to hear the issues that … Continue reading

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Lightweight has arrived, and it’s so much better than heavyweight

I’ve often said it’s what you have under the hood that counts. Today’s software has to move away from being restrictive and complex, and instead give you the functionality you want! The power can be there too, of course, but … Continue reading

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Jailbreaking – it’s just like I said

  No sooner do I mention how quick and frequent iOS releases are, than 6.1.3 arrives. It means jailbreak fixes are no longer the fixes you might imagine, and that jailbreaking is getting harder and harder to achieve. It’s a … Continue reading

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Get out of jailbreaking – go straight to Borland

iOS 6.1 has been released and it raises the thorny issue of jailbreaking again. The unofficial stats from Apple show that iOS 6 represents 80% of the Apple market. As Hackers have only just managed to jailbreak iOS 6 with … Continue reading

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It’s the Chinese Year of the Snake – and the Borland Year of Launches

What better way to start 2013 than with some insights into Borland’s plans for the near future? My exclusive interview with Stuart McGill of Borland is now a wrap, and I think it gives a great behind-the-scenes look at Borland’s … Continue reading

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“On my twelfth day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 12 coders coding… top guys from Borland!”

What better way to end our 12 day ditty than with a photo of some unsung heroes of Borland – the coders like me who work day and night (OK, just daytime for me these days). It’s easy to forget … Continue reading

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“On the eleventh day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 11 tweeters tweeting…I take my hat off to you all.”

As you well know I’m a tweeter myself – @Frank_Borland – so although I appreciate the efforts of everyone, I decided to give a shout out to some technically-inclined tweeters. Like me they’re developers, technology lovers, coders and testers to … Continue reading

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“On the tenth day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 10 software failures… costing millions (hopefully not on your watch :-).”

Once again financial institutions feature in this top 10 of 2012 at http://www.testmagazine.co.uk/2012/12/the-highest-profile-software-failures-of-2012 but glitches and bugs can strike any size of development project as we all know. You would be unlucky to lose quite as much as the trading … Continue reading

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“On the ninth day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 9 mobile apps… and not an Angry Bird in sight.”

Where would be without them? From addictive games to must-have productivity tools, apps are driving the explosion of mobile devices worldwide. The best mobile apps increasingly have features that are unique to the environment, so they are far more than … Continue reading

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