Fritz Nelson

Profile of Fritz Nelson

Vice President, Editorial Director InformationWeek Business Technology Network
News & Commentary Posts: 492
Fritz Nelson is a former senior VP and editorial director of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network.
Articles by Fritz Nelson
posted in February 2010

Build A Web App in 5 Minutes, With No Code (ReviewCam)

Building simple, rich web applications still takes some programming effort, but Alpha Software's Alpha Five promises to let non-programmers tackle the effort quickly and without writing a single line of code. "Codeless Ajax," Alpha calls it. We put this to the test, asking if one of Alpha's development partners could build us a quick application in five minutes.

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Else Smart Phone UI Inventive, Stunning (Video)

Before I heap my endless praise for the most inventive user interface I've seen at Mobile World Congress, like some drunken barfly lavishing compliments at a cocktail waitress at 2 a.m., it's worth saying that Else must be prepared to out-scream and outperform a well-established A-list of smart phone platforms. I don't see how it can. I also think the company must all be right handed; but more on that later.

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Windows Phone 7: A Big Bet

"Maybe we'll get lucky with this number seven." It was a throw-away comment from a refulgent Steve Ballmer at the end of Microsoft's standing-room-only press conference here in Barcelona, an apt epilogue on the world's worst kept secret, the official unveiling of Windows Mobile 7 (sorry, that's Windows Phone 7 Series; is it WinPho now?). Unveiled, but with too much left veiled. These are leaky times, though, and Microsoft was right to do it in this seemingly fecund soil of mobile platforms. Now

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