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Mobile web programming a key component of Computer Science at MUM
by Global Good News staff writer

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15 January 2013

Faculty members in the Computer Science department at Maharishi University of Management in the USA are keeping their students up-to-date* about 'the burgeoning and extremely important area of mobile computing'.

Dr Ralph Bunker specializes in this area, said department chair Dr Keith Levi.

Dr Bunker has taught Computer Science for over 20 years, not only at Maharishi University of Management, but also at George Washington University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

'The last few years he has been working as the chief technical person for the National Science Foundation doing some very interesting work, but he has been coming back and leading some developments in our department for the burgeoning and extremely important area of mobile computing,' Dr Levi said.

Dr Bunker has been specifically working with mobile web programming, or functions and applications (apps) for smartphones.

He spoke recently about the prevalence of this technology.

'These devices are starting to show up everywhere, airports, bus stations, or wherever, and they have the ability to run programmes. So more and more people, and programmers in particular, are interested in writing an app.'

He added that, today, it is not enough to have a well-designed website; every company wants an app presence.

'What I have found,' Dr Bunker said, 'is that most of the experience I've had programming can be applied to these devices, but there are interesting differences. . . . I have taught a couple of seminars on programming these devices and in April I'm going to put them together into a course.'

One new aspect of mobile web programming is touch interface, and he is planning for this to be an important part of the upcoming course.

'It is hoped that during the course, some students will have some ideas and perhaps even get something published. . . . I'm looking forward to teaching the course because we have excellent students who are very eager to learn new material.'

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* In addition to highly qualified Computer Science faculty who are committed to student success, and extensive student-faculty interaction, all MUM students and faculty practise a scientifically validated and well-documented technique for personal development, the Transcendental Meditation programme, and enjoy clearer thinking, more energy, reduced stress, and many other benefits that support academic progress and achievement while they prepare for successful careers.

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