Why Developers Hate Team Building
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published November 12, 2012
Software developers groan at touchy-feely team building exercises. Yet they’re missing out on valuable experiences.
Tags: programming, developers, IT Jobs/Salary
'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
Reddit Nixes 'Comment Bug' Attack
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 29, 2009
Tags: Facebook, security, programming, worm, Reddit
Linux Code Quality: Getting Better or Worse?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 24, 2009
A recent report suggest that there's evidence for both viewpoints.
Tags: open source, Linux, developer, programming
Developers' Online Competition: Career Builder?
By David Needle | Article Published September 16, 2009
A new service enables developers to compete with one, game style, another to see who knows more. Could this lead to a better gig?
Tags: programming, management, developers, developer salary
Most Popular Open Source Languages
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 14, 2009
Tags: open source, developer, programming, software, marketing
GNOME Developer Talks About GNOME Do
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published July 21, 2009
GNOME developer David Siegel launched GNOME Do as a senior thesis.
Tags: open source, Linux, programming, Gnome
Top Five Causes of Poor Software Quality
By Bill Curtis | Article Published July 01, 2009
When developers are forced to sacrifice sound software development practices to ridiculous schedules the results are rarely good.
Tags: security, programming, software, management, software developer
Intel Offers Glimpse of Chip Future
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 20, 2009
Some futuristic projects go far beyond today's chip architecture and may not actually be funded.
Tags: server, programming, management, smartphones, Intel
Google vs. 'Page's Law'
By David Needle | Article Published May 28, 2009
The search giant seeks to defy traditional logic that says software performance slows over an 18 month time span.
Tags: developer, Google, search, programming, software
Striking the Right Gnote
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 27, 2009
Because the open source Gnote is coded in Mono, some see it as controversial. It this much ado about nothing?
Tags: developer, programming, Gnome, Novell
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
Two Linux Twitter Clients: Twidge and Tircd
By David Harding | Article Published April 13, 2009
Twidge and Tircd are both easy to use and multi-functional.
Tags: Linux, programming, software, Twitter, desktop
Keeping Your Network Secure in Insecure Times
By David Strom | Article Published April 03, 2009
An overview of tangible steps a network admin can use to protect data security.
Tags: security, programming, networking, malware, virus
Tiny Core Linux Runs Fast and Light
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published March 24, 2009
Do you really need to use the default newbie choice Ubuntu when you can start with a basic core and configure features as you need them?
Tags: Linux, server, programming, wireless, Storage
Microsoft Touts Next-Gen Multitouch 'Surface'
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 17, 2009
Without making firm commitments, Microsoft promotes the advantages of its Surface multitouch system.
Tags: Microsoft, programming, software, media, multitouch
Hulu Controversy Reveals Online Video Trends
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 22, 2009
The Hulu online TV hub yanks shows from CBS's TV.com and ends its sharing with the Boxee Web-to-TV service.
Tags: video, programming, Yahoo, MySpace, Hulu
Is Calling a Software Engineer a 'Programmer' an Insult?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published February 17, 2009
Software programmers whoops, we mean developers have a very definite sense of how they should be referred to. The hierarchy of job titles is clear.
Tags: developer, programming, software, programmers, programmer salary
Recovering From a Tech Job Loss
By Dave Willmer | Article Published February 09, 2009
Moving forward is a matter of considering your options and taking a series of tangible steps.
Tags: search, services, programming, networking, IT Jobs/Salary
When Hackers Are Funny
By Chris Nerney | Article Published January 29, 2009
When Hackers Are Funny
Tags: security, programming, hackers, zombies, humor
Van Wyk on the 'Top 25 Programming Errors'
By Kenneth van Wyk | Article Published January 19, 2009
A noted security expert talks about the larger meaning of the recently released list of top programming errors.
Tags: developer, security, programming, software
IT Salary 2009: Survey Says Modest Declines
By James Maguire | Article Published January 12, 2009
A list of IT salaries in 2009, including changing pay levels for software developers, IT managers, network administrators, database specialists, and more.
Tags: security, programming, networking, IT Jobs/Salary, pay for tech jobs
Another DNS flaw?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 12, 2009
ISC quietly issues update for BIND DNS flaw, should we be worried?
Tags: open source, security, server, programming, InternetNews.com
Firefox + Greasemonkey Turbocharge E-Commerce Site--From The Client Side
By Tina Gasperson | Article Published December 11, 2008
Perl hacker Ian Malpass uses Perl, Firefox and Greasemonkey to make Etsy.com, the popular online crafts market, more usable and seller-friendly---without ever touching the servers. Tina Gasperson reports on how he did it, and how anyone can do it.
Tags: open source, Firefox, server, programming, Mac
Bjarne Stroustrup on Educating Software Developers
By James Maguire | Article Published December 09, 2008
The noted developer, a professor at Texas A&M, talks about the problems and challenges in university computer science programs, including the controversy over Java, perceptions of offshoring, and efforts to upgrade CS studies.
Tags: programming, software developer, programming language
JavaFX Finally Makes Its Debut
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 05, 2008
Sun's cross-platform language enters into the RIA space with a few new features not previously disclosed.
Tags: browsers, programming, Sun Microsystems, media, desktop
Conquering Character Encoding Chaos With GNU Recode
By Carla Schroder | Article Published December 04, 2008
Carla Schroder introduces us to GNU Recode and convmv, two great little utilities for converting character sets.
Tags: Linux, programming, IT, IEC
Microsoft Veteran Thinks This Open Source Thing Will Be Really Big
By Chris Nerney | Article Published December 01, 2008
Microsoft Veteran Thinks This Open Source Thing Will Be Really Big
Tags: open source, Linux, Microsoft, programming, New York Times
Linux Moves From Grazing to Gorging at the Unix Buffet
By Paul Rubens | Article Published December 01, 2008
OS Roundup: The latest list of Top500 supercomputers reveals Linux isn't content making Unix its lunch. It's eating it for dinner as well.
Tags: Linux, server, programming, IBM, HP
Why Offshoring Software Development Will Fail
By John Miano | Article Published November 12, 2008
Despite the faddish enthusiasm for sending software development overseas, cultural and logistic factors limit its real value.
Tags: programming, software, management, developers, offshoring IT
Holding a Program in One's Head
By Paul Graham | Article Published October 02, 2008
A good programmer working intensively on his own code can hold it in his mind the way a mathematician holds a problem he's working on.
.NET Debugging for Rookies
By Sara Chipps | Article Published October 01, 2008
Sure, you get stuck. But these five steps will help you get back on track.
Tags: .NET, Oracle, developer, server, programming
How to Not Get an IT Job: 10 Tips
By James Maguire | Article Published September 16, 2008
A survey of classic mistakes made by job hunters in the tech job market.
Tags: programming, IT, servers, technology, jobs
Debugging and The Five Stages of Grief
By Kevin Pang | Article Published September 15, 2008
Software development has a similar emotional process to many of lifes biggest challenges.
Tags: developer, programming, support, IT, software developer
Platform Trends: Budget GPUs Galore
By Vince Freeman | Article Published September 12, 2008
Sure, AMD and Nvidia have fast, fire-breathing graphics cards, but the rivals are now tempting bargain hunters. How do these strategies stack up against each other -- or against price cuts on last year's cards?
Tags: programming, Specification, AMD, nVidia, SEC
The TIOBE List Director vs. the 'Anti-Java' Professor
By James Maguire | Article Published August 06, 2008
The man who maintains a list of the most popular programming languages responds to the professor who deplores Javas place at the top.
Tags: Java, programming, software, IT, outsourcing
SourceForge Enterprise 5 Is More Customizable
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 31, 2008
New version features a revamped interface with the ability to monitor how a project is progressing.
Tags: developer, programming, software, management, InternetNews.com
Will Language Overload Force Open Enterprises?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 30, 2008
XML's co-author Tim Bray argues that it's no longer good enough to be a one-language shop.
Tags: developer, XML, Google, programming, InternetNews.com
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
Notes to a Young Software Developer
By Sara Chipps | Article Published July 21, 2008
A professional five years in gives some career advice to those who are just getting started.
Tags: developer, data, programming, IT, corporate
The Best IT Job Boards
By James Maguire | Article Published July 02, 2008
Also, insider's tips on using these IT job boards to improve your chances of scoring a better tech job.
Tags: programming, IT Jobs/Salary, IT job, IT salary, tech job
Looking Back as Gates' Exit Nears
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 27, 2008
With a new focus on philanthropy, Microsoft's iconic chairman prepares to leave day-to-day operations at the software colossus he co-founded.
Tags: Microsoft, programming, IBM, antitrust, Copyright
The Invasion of the Female Programmers (You Might Have to Work with One)
By Sara Chipps | Article Published June 25, 2008
A female software developer discusses the unique challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated field.
Tags: developer, programming, software, software developer, female software
PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo, Part 1
By Carla Schroder | Article Published June 23, 2008
A number of distributions include PulseAudio as an option, but brings with it a few woes as well, and has a lot of users asking "How does adding Yet Another Sound Server to Linux help anything?" Carla Schroder fills in the blanks.
Tags: Linux, server, programming, management, music
Intacct Says Mash Up More, Worry Less
By Dan Muse | Article Published April 15, 2008
Web-based accounting service provider touts real-time Web 2.0 dashboards and looks to make software-as-a-serve carefree.
Tags: consumer, programming, SMB, SaaS, Salesforce.com
Security Threat: Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
By Kenneth van Wyk | Article Published April 09, 2008
CSRF affects a huge percentage of todays Web applications. Left unfixed, CSRF issues provide the attacker with a direct avenue of attack to your customers.
Tags: open source, security, programming, IT, csrf
The Inner Life of a .NET Developer
By James Maguire | Article Published March 27, 2008
Yes, Russell Ball is a successful .NET developer. But that doesnt mean hes unaware of the .NET communitys limitations.
Tags: .NET, developer, MVC, Microsoft, programming