Wow! Within 6 weeks I'm going to have been at two different IBM conferences with a major focus on Mobile! That should say something about how important mobile is in today's world of software development.
I have already started packing my bags, and realized I included something in my bag that I would never have packed just two years ago, a powerstrip with built in 4 USB chargers. That's right, four USB chargers, one for my Smart Phone, one for my media player/watch, one for my tablet, and an additional one - just because. Oh yeah, and I am still bringing a laptop. I have found that tablets (another mobile device) have progressed to the point to where I can go two to three days on a trip without my laptop, but I still can't do serious coding and demos on them. However, we are getting close, and I am assuming by this time next year I won't be carrying my laptop on business trips.
This change is being driven by development practices that I believe are becoming more and more prevalent in the enterprise. As an enterprise developer, the challenge of developing for these various devices is showing itself in how we must structure our tests, build our requirements, and design our UIs. There are multiple sessions at Innovate
that will help you learn the best practices in addressing mobile, as well as show you how IBM and our partners are enabling developers just like you to improve your mobile skills. I have setup a quick agenda of the mobile and DevOps session for the conference over at lanyrd
, which is a great way to se who some of the speakers are.
I hope to see you at IBM Innovate 2012!