Back to the Classroom: An IT Veteran Seeks Technical Enlightenment
By Edward J. Joyce | Article Published March 14, 2013
A programmer who started his career with punch cards tries his hand at Python.
Tags: Python, development, computer science education
Why the Linux Desktop Needs More Usability Testing
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 05, 2013
The open source community often neglects usability testing—and projects can suffer as a result.
Tags: open source, Linux, testing, development, desktop
IBM Accelerates Mobile Strategy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 12, 2012
Mobile development lifecycle and mobile foundation products debut, but will developers still need a Mac if they want to build to iOS?
Tags: IBM, development, mobile, IOS
Ubuntu App Building Tools: Illumination, Quickly
By Matt Harley | Article Published June 26, 2012
Newbie and advanced developers can easily create software for Ubuntu and other Linux desktops.
Tags: Linux, development, Ubuntu, app
Facebook IPO Highlights Hacker Culture
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 02, 2012
Facebook's S1 filing reveals insights into the company's finances and its hyperactive culture, whose ethic Mark Zuckerberg describes as 'The Hacker Way'.
Tags: Facebook, development, hacker, IPO
Why Google Has a Space Program
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 17, 2011
The Internet giant is working on some pretty nutty ideas. What's up?
Tags: Google, development, search engine, Xerox PARC
Dealing with Unaccountable Developers
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published February 15, 2010
It's an IT manager's dilemma: Developers who cant make deadlines can be very nice people, but the fact remains that they cause some very serious problems for the development team.
Tags: Project management, development, developers, IT management, IT management job
'Agile' Development Winning Over 'Waterfall' Method
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 30, 2009
Software development has shifted from the more traditional 'waterfall'-based approach to the faster Agile approach.
Tags: programming, IBM, development, networking, HP
MSFT Launches Development Contest for Win7
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 17, 2009
Microsoft is offering a hefty cash prize to spur interest in its forthcoming Windows 7 OS.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, development, marketing, Windows 7
Software Development and The War on Muda
By Bill Curtis | Article Published July 17, 2009
A huge problem in development is the need to rework, a concern that grows worse as the workload increases.
Tags: data, software, development, programmers, IT
Why Are User Interfaces Programmed so Poorly?
By Edward J. Joyce | Article Published April 15, 2009
Many software builders are not applying the basics of Programming 101, so users get the following message: INPUT ERROR, you doofus.
Tags: browsers, programming, development
Geek Hero Comic: "Agile Development Explained"
By Salvatore Iovene | Article Published February 24, 2009
The term 'agile development' has a number of meanings, depending on who's defining it.
Tags: PHP, developer, development, 2009
The 'Anti-Java' Professor and the Jobless Programmers
By James Maguire | Article Published July 29, 2008
Actually, this top computer science professor isnt exactly anti-Java but he deplores its effect on CS studies. And he sees dark clouds ahead if something doesnt change.
Tags: Java, programming, software, development, IT