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The 2012 Interactive Industry in Review

December 17, 2012 in Business, Tech

Here we are, at the end of a tumultuous 2012 for the interactive industry (covering the production of web, apps, games and other software), and the end of this site’s mission. So much of 2009, 2010 and 2011 was dominated by the manufactured battles pitting HTML against Flash (technologies that should have been perceived as […]

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Selling Custom Software in Uncertain Times

November 1, 2012 in Business

Creating custom implementations of technology — particularly those destined for the browser — is a much less predictable process today, than at any point in the past decade. Across multiple posts, I’ve discussed this topic from the perspective of developers and producers. But, of course, none of these projects exist unless a sale is made. […]

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Developers Like it Dirty: 2012 Developer Survey Results

October 2, 2012 in Community, Tech

Last week I posted a survey, seeking responses from the community on a small set of brief questions intended to illuminate how the nuts-and-bolts of production have changed over the past few years. Obviously the battles between HTML5 and Flash have certainly garnered much of the attention as a source of disruption in our industry. […]

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2012 Developer Survey

September 20, 2012 in Business, Community, Tech

In private discussions with developers this year, many confess to a sense of annoyance or frustration with the technology landscape they have to deal with every day, when building solutions for their employers, customers or clients. Though, with some exceptions, I do not feel like this is what I’m seeing communicated in blog posts and […]