It seems to be an everlasting battle: what’s “better”: developing mobile nativeapplications or developing mobile web applications? Sadly, the answer is boring: it depends. What matters to you as the developer? Multiple-platform support. Web applications are a cheap way to go. Develop your application once, run on many platforms immediately. You can reuse the sameContinue reading “Web vs. Native On Mobile: The Never Ending Struggle”
After the InfoQ news article about mobl, I was invited to write a full-length article there as well. Well, I did, and here it is: 2900 words of mobl goodness: Application development for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets is popular. Apple’s AppStore (for iPhone, iPod and iPad) has over 350,000 applications andContinue reading “InfoQ: Mobl a DSL for Mobile Web Development”
Brazil: Mobl: uma nova linguagem para a criação de aplicativos móveis Japan: これは凄いぞ！スマートフォン向けHTML5生成プログラミング言語「mobl」 China: Mobl — — 用于创建HTML移动应用程序的新DSL France: Mobl, un langage HTML5 pour le développement mobile Germany: mobl — Web-Applikationen für Android und iOS entwickeln
(This is a cross-post from the mobl blog) When should I use semicolons (;) and when shouldn’t I in mobl? It’s a common question. Here’s the reasoning behind requiring semicolons in one context and none in the other. In mobl, semicolons signify imperative execution, i.e. execution from top to bottom. For instance: var n =Continue reading “On Language Design: Semicolons or no semicolons?”
[InfoQ: Mobl — A New DSL for Creating HTML5 Mobile Applications](http://www.infoq.com/news/2011/02/Mobl):> Mobl is an external DSL targeted at creating cross-browser applications for mobile devices by compiling the code into HTML5, and it has been developed by Zef Hemel as part of his Ph.D. thesis in model-driven engineering and domain-specific languages, being inspired by the WebDSL project. InfoQContinue reading “Mobl on InfoQ”
I think that it’s well-established by now that the majority of desktop software will move to the browser at some point. It happened to e-mail, calendar, word processing and many more applications already. But here’s a crazy idea: what if we move the server to the browser as well? The past week I’ve been playingContinue reading “Moving the Server to the Browser”
Yesterday I posted the slides of my 41 minute long lecture about [mobl](http://mobl-lang.org). I also recorded video of it (through my MacBook’s webcam) and the result is acceptable enough to publish. So, if you have some time to spare, here’s me presenting mobl to a group of our students, a demo is included: Mobl LectureContinue reading “mobl 101”
I gave a lecture about [mobl](http://mobl-lang.org) today. Here are the slides. I also recorded video, but I have to check if it is of sufficient quality. mobl View more presentations from zefhemel.
[GigaOM](http://gigaom.com/2010/05/12/is-the-mobile-pendulum-swinging-from-apps-to-the-web/): > The number of mobile-friendly websites is increasing faster than expected, according to the latest data from Taptu, a touch-focused mobile search company. Not only is the touch web growing, it’s growing at a faster rate than Apple’s iTunes App Store, which currently has an annualized revenue rate of nearly a billion dollars.