Preface

About This Book

Every year sees dozens of new information technologies spring into general use. Many of these new types of hardware and software enjoy brief popularity in the IT community, but then fade from view, many times within a few months of their broader industry introduction. However, every decade or so, a new technology comes along with such fundamental impact that it forever changes the IT landscape. Every enterprise, across all industries, becomes motivated to adopt its use. Mobile apps represent one such transformational technology.

Over the course of 35 years in the computing industry, I’ve participated in four of these transformational IT waves, with mobile computing being the most recent. There are lots of patterns of ...

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