Month: April 2010

The open-closed dilemma

Compare the iPhone and Android. The iPhone is a closed platform. Apple dictates the programming language and frameworks to use for developing software for the thing. It even maintains strict control over the deployment process through the App Store. Plus Apple forks one third of the revenue stream to go to itself. The Android is a so-called open platform. Every developer is free to select their preferred programming language and framework, while Google provides their preferred approach in the...

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