The Myth of WORAFor years, businesses have searched for the holy grail of the development world - the notion of being able to write a program, application, app, or whatever they’re now calling it, just once, while being able to deploy it on any number of systems. Hence the term “Write Once Run Anywhere”, a.k.a. WORA. This notion really started to gain traction, or at least publicity, in the mid-90’s when Java took the business world by storm.
HTML5: Is it Ready for Prime Time?The recent announcement by Apple that it has sold over one million iPads in just 28 days has developers chomping at the bit to create apps for the iPhone OS. However, for many of these App Store success story hopefuls, there are at least two problems that they face before writing even a single line of code. If one would like to develop a native app for the iPhone OS, they must either take a time machine back to 1988 and learn the nasty, archaic language known as Objective-C, or they must take a leap of faith and hope that Apple’s recent Developer Agreement changes don’t apply to Adobe and other vendors offering tools that translate various languages into native iPhone code.