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Why Startups Are Turning To Dev Bootcamp For Fresh Developer Talent

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Dev Bootcamp, an intense training program that teaches students programming skills and prepares them for the workplace as Ruby On Rails developers in just nine weeks, has become one of the hottest breeding grounds for fresh developer talent, with social media startups like Twitter, TopHatter, Chefs Feed, Social Chorus, Kaily Kos, Exec and others snatching up graduates or, as the program calls them, “Boots.” Just what is it that makes these “Boots” so desirable? We spoke to a couple of startups, and a couple of Dev Bootcamp grads, to find out.

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Podcast: Discussion with Sencha CEO Michael Mullany About Mobile Web App Development

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Sencha Touch is a free mobile JavaScript framework that lets web developers build sophisticated touch friendly sites for mobile devices with HTML5 compliant web browsers (Android, iPhone and more). In Podcast 52, I spoke with Sencha CEO Michael Mullany about developing mobile web apps using Sencha Touch. We also discussed his thoughts about Windows 8 tablets and the Internet Explorer 10 browser. Mr. Mullany offered interesting insight into issues in developing web-based apps for Android, jQuery mobile compared to Sencha Touch and new features that will be introduced with Sencha Touch 2 (e.g., native sensor support).
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Microsoft Providing Developer Tools To Access Windows Live

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If you use mobile apps that work with Facebook or Twitter then you are probably familiar with the process for giving those apps permission to access your account on those services. Microsoft is now providing developers the ability to access Windows Live accounts in the same manner, which means third party apps can access information like contacts and photos on Hotmail, Messenger, and SkyDrive.
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Windows Phone 7 Development Resources for iPhone Developers Available

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It is not the number of apps available for Windows Phone 7 that is at issue. It is the number of important apps available on other mobile platforms but not for Windows Phone 7. A few that come to mind are Dropbox, Evernote and Google Voice. Porting an app from one mobile platform to another is not a simple matter. With this in mind, Microsoft announced the availability of resources to specifically help iPhone developers writer software for Windows Phone 7.

Leveraging your iPhone development expertise to build Windows Phone 7 applications

Microsoft created a website of resources to help developers for other mobile platforms to write for Windows Phone 7.

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This includes a series of articles by Jesse Liberty.

iPhone to Windows Phone 7–Series I

While these resources are definitely a big help, the real test is whether enough Windows Phone 7 devices have been sold to iPhone developers to allocate resources for Windows Phone 7 development. This certainly has not been the case for the apps listed earlier as well as Microsoft’s own developers who have produced great apps like PhotoSynth for iOS that are not available for Windows Phone 7.

Via ZDNet