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Posted by Jeffrey Hammond on January 17, 2013
Nothing like starting off the day with a koan, right? How would one develop a mobile app without developing a mobile app? In my latest piece of research on the future of mobile application development, I make the point that if developers overrotate their focus to building mobile clients, we risk creating the same sorts of vertical stovepipes we’re trying to work our way out of right now with all the web apps we built to run on Wintel in IE6. Rather, I think it’s time we broadened our focus and shifted our efforts toward building modern applications. Mobile apps are an important component of a modern application architecture, but only part of the whole picture.
So what’s a modern application? A modern application is:
Building modern applications is not as simple as learning Objective C or buying a mobile middleware tool. And since modern applications are composed of systems of systems, you shouldn't separate your mobile strategy from your cloud strategy or your big data strategy.
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