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Choosing The Right Stack for Mobile
The problem: You are an enterprise or startup with some desktop offerings, and the writing on the wall has turned into the tattoo on your forehead. The time has come to turn some or all of your money printing machine into something that can be easily accessed and used on smartphones and tablets.
The solution: It depends.
It is also the topic of Dee Madden’s presentation at Mobile Portland this month: “Choosing The Right Stack for Mobile: The Pros And Cons of Each”
Image source: Appcelerator presentation.
The topic of Native vs Hybrid vs Pure Web vs Shared Codebase vs Whatever is a well worn one, but dynamic and ever-changing, nonetheless. In this presentation, Dee will examine the current landscape, with a pragmatic approach that holds all solutions equal. He will cover the pluses and minuses of each, and how to leverage the more endearing traits of one over the other as the best solution for the problem at hand.
Among the stacks covered are:
- Hybrid “Shrinkwrap” solutions – a focus on PhoneGap, with some discussion of the others, such as Appcelerator and Sencha
- Roll-your-own Hybrid – hybrid built with a custom native container
- Drive-Through Hybrid – Codiqa
- Shared Codebase – Xamarin, with a dusting of the Ruby-based Rhodes framework
Throughout, Dee will show some working examples of some of these, providing some concrete examples of the advantages of each, and some of the pitfalls that can come with them as applications evolve, with an anecdote or two for good measure.
Come on out and kick the shindig in the shins! Dee will have his shinguards on!
About Our Speaker
Dee Madden, Mobile Solutions Consultant, SoftSource Consulting
Currently, he works as an Mobile Solutions Consultant, Full Stack Developer, and Instructor for SoftSource Consulting.