This the first of a series of blog posts sponsored by Intel. Over the next three months, they will examine the many opportunities opened up to developers by the app revolution and the convergence across smartphones, laptops, tablets and other devices.
There is a saying: to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
It is easy to get caught in the trap of using the tool you’re most familiar with, rather than the best tool for the job. Sometimes you can, admittedly, get quicker results that way: there’s no learning curve, and the tool’s already to hand.
But it can miss the opportunity to create more elegant code, and produce more manageable software.