This is a collaborative post with Nick Hamm (@hammnick), Director of Technology at Infowelders and David Schach (@dschach) from X-Squared On Demand. After a conversation via twitter, we decided to collaborate on a blog post (via Google Docs, of course) and are publishing it in our own blogs simultaneously. With all of the hype around the pending release of iPad2 and how it has firmly moved us into the “post-PC era”, we had to take a step back and evaluate for ourselves whether all of the hype is justified, or if Steve Jobs’ mastery of the emotional sell has hypnotized Apple fan-boys and non-fan-boys alike into believing that we are in a reality that isn’t quite real, or even realistic. The Case for iPad The iPad is a game-changing device in many ways, but it’s main impact is as a consumer/personal technology. Apps are the primary driver that sell the […]
Today, at Dreamforce 2009, Computer Associates plans to release CA Agile Planner (http://www.ca.com/agile), a tool to manage agile development teams.
DreamFactory was written up in a post on Gigaom.com. The article did a great job stressing that their products (specifically DreamTeam) can run on many platforms. That’s because DreamFactory has written their own layer that can be placed on almost any platform with a bit of coding. It’s almost like DreamFactory came up with OpenSocial before Google did. We use DreamTeam, Carousel, OrgView, DoX, and Snapshot regularly. FormFactory is just as powerful, but right now we’re experimenting with creating forms in Visualforce. For companies that want to generate more complicated forms, FormFactory is perfect. But since we use so few different forms, it’s easier (and a good learning experience) to work in Visualforce. Check out DreamFactory’s products – here’s a big endorsement from us!