Duncan Cragg on Declarative Architectures
About All Things...
...taking programming beyond:
Threads, Message Queues, Client-Server, CORBA, Web Services, SOAs, Agents, Synchronous Architectures, Imperative Programming - and even Applications, Desktops and Documents
Duncan Cragg...
...works for ThoughtWorks UK; originally from April 2002 to July 2007 and now recently re-joined. Previously worked as a Web Architect for the Financial Times.
...went to both UCL and Imperial College of the University of London (in the Eighties); specialising in Logic during his MSc.
...wonders when his LinkedIn Account will be useful
...has a phone-cam, and used it on himself once, just before his weekly shave:
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OTS: The Benefits of both Native and Web Mobile
May 10, 2011 11:11

The Web, in its purest form - declarative HTML and CSS documents, XML feeds - is mashable, linkable, sharable. It's easy to create documents that slot into the global Web and can be accessed on any device; accessed by just a simple link. Servers can easily scale through statelessness and cacheing.

Native Mobile Apps are fast and slick. They are intimate with the dynamic, interactive, tactile mobile user interface, intimate with the capabilities of the device and intimate with the domain of mobile: photos, locations, contacts, messages.

OTS is a simple, clean, powerful approach to delivering Mobile functionality and content that is designed to realise these benefits of both Native Apps and the Web.   ...

Symbian and Linux
April 6, 2009 17:40

The mobile world has been thrown into turmoil by the iPhone, and everyone is scrambling to get onto the touch-and-app-store bandwagon and to innovate their way ahead.

These are interesting times. For example, thanks to a remarkable move by Nokia, Symbian is now going to be made Open Source over the next year or so, joining Linux as one of the big two Open Source mobile operating systems.

There has recently been some discussion at CTIA about what should be the focus of the newly-formed Symbian Foundation - steward of this complex operating system and its S60 wrappers. Should it jump on the iPhone bandwagon?

I believe that the Symbian Foundation should in fact use Linux, not the iPhone, as its reference standard when setting priorities...   ...

Mobile Widgets aren't the Mobile Web
February 11, 2009 16:20

Mobile Monday London met last night to discuss the Mobile Web and Widgets. It was an engaging and thought-provoking evening.

Your intrepid reporter was there and, in spite of the crashing of his sad, clunky old Windows Mobile Xperia X1, losing all his notes, he brings you this hot report from right out of his memory (somewhat steamed up by subsequent socialising, but reclarified by Google).

After that, I give an explanation of why I believe that Widgets are not the solution to what Mobile 2.0 needs...   ...

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