state of software 2012 witnessed flourishing software industry

A flourishing software industry in year 2012

As far as the software industry is concerned, 2012 turned out to be yet another exciting year for geeks and ordinary users alike. Some waited in long queues overnight to get the latest operating system, while others took benefit of and formed businesses out of the hovering, ever-expanding computing cloud. Looking at 2011 in the rear view mirror, the software industry also continued to fuel growth in the tablet economy by offering tablet-friendly systems and application software

Operating systems

If we focus just on the market share slats,. 2012 seems to be just like any other year. Microsoft Windows ruled the market with about 92 per cent share, followed by Mac OS and L4r, t.ix at about 7.2 per cent and 1.2 per cent. Respectively. However, the huge shift in operating system design as well as functionality that had been predicted previously was finally witnessed this year. This shift has been largely driven by hardware and its usage, as it comprises mainly of tablet-friendly look 'n* feel, enhanced security features — considering that more and more devices are used on the go — and sharing features to make it easier for users to keep their social networks updated. Speed and support to make multi-tasking easier were a few other factors that were given extra consideration in the newer versions of operating systems this year. The final version of Windows 8 finally hit the market in October, and has been receiving positive reviews so far. Mac OS X Mountain Lion also made it to the shelves. Tiles-based touch-centric Modern All inspired by Windows Phone, Charms bar and snap mufti-tasking is considered some of the significant features of Windows 8. Those of OS X Mountain Lion include Finder Share Button, AirPlay Mirroring, Notification center and Messages (yes, the same that's available in i0S). And lastly Linux remained primarily the choice of geeks and Enterprise users.

Programming software The programming arena saw a slight shift when it came to ranking. C seems to be occupying the first spot in the year 2012, as compared to Java last year, which comes at second place this year. Programming languages continued to support features required for smart and cloud computing. Microsoft also launched Visual Studio 2012, encouraging developers to create apps that support Windows 8, and also the new generation of tablets like Microsoft Surface, which is exposed. e-.. To be released by the end of this year. To further motivate developers. Microsoft also issued a free express version to create desktop apps. Some new programming languages or their latest stable releases also surfaced this year. Whereas a few of them were worked upon se that they could be released next year. New programming languages like Mozilla Foundation's RUST, Google's Go and Scala a-i expected to make it easier to develop large complex cloud-based cloud-based apps.

Application software This year various new desktops, Smartphone and tablet applications were introduced, while existing ones were enhanced to support the core focus area of the industry, making content readily accessible and easy to share with others. Some of the Smartphone apps that made it to the top include Flip board — an application to aggregate web content, be it text or videos in a magazine layout. Flipboard originally gained popularity as an iOS app, and was later released for Android as well. Android is another app that makes it easier to share files between Android-based Smartphones and PCs. Many of the major global industry players also contributed to this run by offering similar applications, like Google Drive — a cloud

Cloud brings the shift in software As is evident from trends, the software industry this year was driven by a need to increase mobility and accessibility to content that one could find on a desktop or similar systems. While cloud computing was the technology that helped us gain access to remote content, it also increased demand for applications and interfaces that make it easier to access remote content and perform tasks on their, handheld devices. The latest operating systems came with cloud computing support built-in. Windows 8, for instance, added support for logging in with a 'Microsoft account, which leads to carrying your customized settings easily to other Microsoft 8 devices. Its device cloud also allows uploading to and downloading content from your SkyDrive. Mountain Lion, on the other hand,

c. Red a cloud Document Library as part of It.F. OS to share documents over iCloud, hence

Storage service by Google that allows you to keep all your content online. Microsoft introduced People Hub as part of Windows 8, which allows you to connect to your friends through email, chat, call or any of the social networks from one single view. When it comes to desktoptablet browsers, Chrome ruled the game this year followed by Internet Explorer and Firefecc However, lE 10 is being closely followed to see if it will be a game anoer. Since it has been p7raarity designed for tablets. It provides multiple Gestures and touch-based browsing features. Making it one of the fastest browsers when it comes in tablets. With its 'Do Not Track feature enabled by default, IF 10 is also deemed to offer greater privacy.making it easier to sync documents between iOS and OS X Devices. Moreover, an API has also been introduced by Apple to allow developers to develop apps that work with iCloud.

Programming Software

The programming arena saw a slight shift when it came to ranking. C seems to be occupying the first spot in the year 2012, as compared to Java last year, which comes at second place this year. Programming languages continued to support features required for smart and cloud computing. Microsoft also launched Visual Studio 2012, encouraging developers to create apps that support Windows 8, and also the new generation-of tablets like Microsoft Surface, which is expected: to be released by the end of this year. To further motivate developers. Microsoft also issued a free express version to create desktop apps. Some new programming languages or their latest stable releases also surfaced this year. Whereas a few of them were worked upon so that they could be released next year. New programming languages like Mozilla Foundation's RUST, Google's Go and Scala are expected to make it easier to develop large 2 complex cloud-based apps.

Application software

This year various new desktops, Smart phone and tablet applications were introduced, while existing ones were enhanced to support the core focus area of the industry, making content readily accessible and easy to share with others. Some of the Smartphone apps that made it to the top include Flip board — an application to aggregate web content, be it text or videos in a magazine layout clipboard originally gained popularity as an IOS app, and was later released for Android as well. Android is another app that makes it easier to share files between Android-based Smart phones and PCs. Many of the major global industry players also contributed to this run by offering similar applications, storage service from Google that allows you to keep all your content online. Microsoft introduced People Hub as part of Windows 8. Which allows you to connect to your friends through email, chat, call or any of the social networks from one single view. When it comes to desktop/tablet browsers, Chrome ruled the game this year followed by Internet Explorer and Firefox.. However. IE 10 is being closely followed to see if it will be a game changer. Since it has been primarily designed for tablets. It provides multiple oestures and touch-based browsing features, making it one of the fastest browsers when it comes to tablets. With its 'Do Not Track' feature enabled by default. IE 10 is also deemed to offer greater privacy.

Cloud brings the shift in software

As is evident from trends, the software industry this year was driven by a need to increase mobility and accessibility to content that one could find on a desktop or similar systems. While cloud computing was the technology that helped us gain access to remote content, it also increased demand for applications and interfaces that make it easier to access -emotive content and perform tasks on -and held devices. The latest operating systems came with cloud computing support built-in. 'Windows 8, for instance, 41111=1/. Added support for logging in with a Microsoft account, which leads to carrying your customized settings easily to another I Microsoft 8 devices. Its device cloud also allows uploading to and clown loading content from your Sky Drive. Mountain Lion, on the other hand, offered A cloud Document Library as part of its OS to share documents over iCloud, hence making it easier to sync documents between iOS and OS X devices. Moreover, an API has also been introduced by Apple to allow developers to develop apps that work with icloud

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