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Mobility, Architecture, & Code

by Kirk Knoernschild  |  March 1, 2012  |  1 Comment

It’s been a while, but it’s good to be back. After a year-long hiatus, I’m back in the blogging saddle. This first post is just a quick “hello” and a shout out to let everyone know what you’ll find on my little corner of the Gartner Blog Network. You’ll find me discussing three things specifically:

Mobile Development: Most of my research these days is focused on mobile application development. This includes the mobile web, cross platform frameworks, and the native software development kits (SDKs). If, like me, mobile development is your bag, you might find the the following Gartner documents a good place to start – Mobile Web Applications, Cross Platform Mobile Development Frameworks, and Mobile Applications: Native, Cross-Compiled, Custom Container, Hybrid, or Web.

Software Architecture: For several years, I’ve taken a keen interest in software architecture. In fact, this interest is one of the reasons I haven’t been blogging as much lately. I’ve been working on a separate writing project that is just wrapping up. I’ll make an announcement on this soon. But for those of you already familiar with some of the content on my previous blog, rest assured you’ll find similar content here. I mean seriously…it’s been way too long since I’ve written anything about OSGi, don’t you think?

Code: Through all the principles, practices, patterns, disciplines, and methodologies we discuss ever so frequently, none of it would matter without the code. Seriously, it’s pretty tough to have a software system without the code. Since I still stay pretty close to the code, taking a bit of time each week to hone my skills, you’ll find my posts often include a bit of code to drive a point home or simply demonstrate how to do something.

Oh, I suppose every once in a while I’ll stray from these three topics and discuss the software development process, a programming language or two, or just technology in general. It’s a geeks world, you know. If these topics interest you, why not subscribe to my feed and participate in the discussion.

I’m excited to be back blogging again.

Category: applications  mobile  platforms-software-architecture  

Kirk Knoernschild
Research Director
4 years at Gartner
19 years IT industry

Kirk Knoernschild is a research director covering many aspects of application platform strategies, including development platforms, programming languages and frameworks, mobile application platforms, and the software development life cycle (SDLC). Read Full Bio


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