What is Google Brillo?

The Internet of Things (which we explained here with our Beginner’s Guide to the Internet of Things) is drawing the attention of some big names, with Qualcomm recently announcing its plans to develop smart devices that suit this new technology. Now, Google has followed suit by developing the Google Brillo operating system. So what can…

SQL or NoSQL: The fairy tale

A long, long time ago, when the Earth was still young, an innocent computer science graduate entered a castle, looking for work. The castle’s occupants were kind and took him in. Surrounded by experienced analysts, designers, programmers and testers, he developed his skills and flourished for a number of years; gaining a reputation for answering difficult questions…

Guide to Gamification

If you think that gamification is just another short-lived “term of the month”, then think again: according to predictions by Gartner, in 2015, gamification services will be just as important for consumer marketing and retention as the likes of eBay, Amazon and Facebook. But just what is gamification? In this gamification guide we examine the…