Never have developers mattered more. As Apple readies its tablet announcement party for later Wednesday morning, the big question remaining is whether developers will join, or whether they'll join Google's Android and Chrome initiatives.
It's Apple vs. Google. And it's all about developers.
Microsoft has ruled the software market for decades because it won the hearts and minds of developers. But Microsoft has been slipping lately, and Apple has eagerly taken its place. Despite some early fits and starts, Apple has consistently given developers ways to make piles of cash, even as a global marketplace for mobile applications … Read more