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Paul Krill is an editor at large at InfoWorld, focusing on coverage of application development (desktop and mobile) and core Web technologies such as HTML5, Java, and Flash.

Mozilla readies app marketplace for public beta

Mozilla Marketplace will be online in a few weeks to take on Apple App Store and Google Play Store

Thanks to iOS, Objective-C adoption grows in 2011

Objective-C, the computer language used to build apps for the iPad and iPhone, has the most momentum heading into 2012.

Adobe's no-choice embrace of HTML5

As Flash gives way to open technologies, Adobe is retooling to support the new developer reality.

Oracle shows JavaFX on iOS and Android

At its JavaOne conference, Oracle showed JavaFX rich client software running on both an Apple iPad and a Google Android-based Samsung Galaxy tablet and introduced a separate project using HTML5 to bring Java to Apple's iOS platform, called Project Avatar.

Adobe forges ahead with Flash 11 as industry turns away

Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 are announced just as Microsoft chooses HTML5 over plug-ins like Flash in Metro version of IE10

Report: Android losing developers to iOS

Despite Android's earlier gains, Apple developer interest climbs following launches of iPhone on Verizon, iPad 2, mobile application analytics provider Flurry says.

Microsoft looks to lure iPhone app developers to Windows Phone

An API mapping tool from Microsoft offers porting assistance in moving apps from iOS to the Windows Phone 7 mobile platform.

Adobe, Zend combine Flash and PHP development

Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP helps developers build apps for Web, desktop, and mobile systems, including Apple's iOS devices.

Microsoft readies Silverlight 5 beta

The proprietary multimedia plug-in platform and rival to HTML5 will offer 64-bit capabilities and digital rights management.

Key developer sees iPad tablet competition on the horizon

Apple created the tablet market, but iOS developer Raven Zachary says the growth opportunity for other companies is huge

Microsoft extends system management to Apple, Android devices

The move toward offering support for third-party devices shows that Microsoft is embracing the consumerization of IT.

Microsoft, Adobe proclaim their love for HTML5

"We love HTML5," both companies claim, detailing support in their development tools

Apple's mobile developer momentum open to challenge

Business application developers will be quick to embrace other mobile OS options to hedge their bets against Apple's consumer focus, analysts say.

Google launches HTML5 developer site

Google is offering resources in one place for the emerging Web multimedia spec.

Adobe halts Labs program for 64-bit Linux Flash Player

Adobe stressed it is not killing off the project to develop Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux. Instead, the project will continue with "significant" architectural changes and security enhancements.