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XML Co-Inventor Tim Bray Is Leaving Google After Four Years XML Co-Inventor Tim Bray Is Leaving Google After Four Years

Roughly four years ago, XML co-inventor Tim Bray announced (in spectacular iPhone-hating fashion) that he had joined Google, mostly because of Android. He’s been serving as developer advocate. Now, Bray has announced that he is leaving the company effective March …

Bing Code Search Comes To Visual Studio Bing Code Search Comes To Visual Studio

When writing code in Visual Studio, you may find that you have to pull code samples from StackOverflow or MSDN. You would normally just have to copy and paste the code over and then make some modifications so it fits …

Google Launches General Availability Of Cloud SQL Google Launches General Availability Of Cloud SQL

Google released Cloud SQL in limited preview back in 2011, and has only just now launched general availability. It was first conceived of as an add-on to Google App Engine, but Google has since launched Compute Engine, and it works …

Total Seminars Updates A+ Study Materials Total Seminars Updates A+ Study Materials

Total Seminars, an online provider of IT certification test materials, this week announced that it has updated all of its A+ certification practice test materials. The practice materials now reflect the recent revisions made to the A+ certification exam. Total …

Microsoft Details The Future Of SQL Microsoft Details The Future Of SQL

Microsoft, like any other major tech company today, is all about big data. As more companies demand more data, Microsoft will have to step in with even bigger offerings on its server platforms to serve those needs. To that end, …

Chromecast SDK Is Finally Out Of Beta Chromecast SDK Is Finally Out Of Beta

Last July, Google invaded the living room in a big way with Chromecast – a little HDMI dongle that streamed content to your television from an Android device. It was and still is a big hit thanks to its affordable …

Facebook Introduces Bolts To Ease Mobile Development Facebook Introduces Bolts To Ease Mobile Development
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Mobile development is made so much easier when you have an SDK to work from. Facebook’s mobile SDKs for iOS and Android are some of the best in the biz, and now the social network is making parts of it …

HTML5 Devs Can Now Sell Their Apps On The Amazon Appstore HTML5 Devs Can Now Sell Their Apps On The Amazon Appstore

HTML5 is the future, or so says open Web proponents. Everything you can do in native code on Android or iOS, they claim you can do in HTML5. While that may be true, you couldn’t make money with a HTML5 …

Facebook Awards Biggest Bug Bounty Payout Yet Facebook Awards Biggest Bug Bounty Payout Yet

Back in 2011, Facebook launched its bug bounty program, in which it would pay users disclosing security bugs that have previously gone undiscovered. The company kindly reminded people that it wouldn’t sue them if they gave it a reasonable amount …

Amazon Redshift Gets Faster Data Nodes Amazon Redshift Gets Faster Data Nodes

Early last year, Amazon Web Services made Redshift available to the world. The service promised a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse in the cloud.” AWS fulfilled that promise, and it’s now making it even better. Amazon Web …

Facebook Updates App Insights To Be Cleaner, More Reliable Facebook Updates App Insights To Be Cleaner, More Reliable

For the past few years, Facebook app developers have relied on App Insights to learn how consumers use their app. While it’s certainly already a good tool, Facebook thinks it can improve it to make it even better for developers. …

Use Of C Programming Languages May Be On The Decline Use Of C Programming Languages May Be On The Decline

The C programming language family is some of the most popular on the planet. Just looking at the TIOBE Index, we see that C, Objective-C, C++ and C# are all in the top five with their rankings not changing in …

Linux 3.13 Kernel Officially Released Linux 3.13 Kernel Officially Released

The latest Linux kernel was officially released this week, bringing several new features with the start of the new year. Linux 3.13 can now be compiled and installed freely. Updates in 3.13 includes nftables, a packet filtering framework meant to …

ColdFusion 10 Updated, Complaints Arise ColdFusion 10 Updated, Complaints Arise

Adobe released Update 13 for ColdFusion 10 earlier this month as a way to add support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It also addressed a bug directly related to Mac OS X 10.9 by fixing the apache connector on …

Java 8 Still Set to Ship in March Java 8 Still Set to Ship in March

As Oracle continues to improve the Java Development Kit, the company has stated that it will not be pushing back the release of Java SE 8. The update is still on schedule for its March 18 release date. The final …

PHP Programmers Unite To Make The Orange ElePHPant A Reality PHP Programmers Unite To Make The Orange ElePHPant A Reality
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Android has bugdroid. Linux has Tux the penguin. Both have been immortalized in plush toys, action figures and even remote controlled robots. What about PHP’s lovable ElePHPant though? Where’s the love for him? Well, somebody has already made a blue, …

Windows Azure Gets New Features, PCI DSS Compliance Windows Azure Gets New Features, PCI DSS Compliance

It’s a new year and Microsoft’s cloud computing platform has gotten another update, complete with new features that asp.net developers can take advantage of. Microsoft Developer VP Scott Guthrie this week detailed all the latest Windows Azure updates in a …

Google Details Google Drive Android API Google Details Google Drive Android API

Earlier this month, Google upgraded Google Play Services to version 4.1. One of the big features in this latest upgrade was the inclusion of a Google Drive Android API. Now Google has offered more details on what it says provides …

Google Introduces Benchmark For All Your Microbenchmarking Needs Google Introduces Benchmark For All Your Microbenchmarking Needs

According to Google, you will rarely ever need to run microbenchmarks. Still, some developers will find it useful when they need to see if a piece of code they’re working on is truly worth it. While there are tools available …

Google Play Services Upgraded To Version 4.1 Google Play Services Upgraded To Version 4.1
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New Android versions are always a cause for celebration as Google works some interesting new features into its mobile OS. Similarly, updates to Google Play Service should be met with the same kind of enthusiasm as Android app developers get …

Java, Objective-C Still Popular Thanks To Mobile Development Java, Objective-C Still Popular Thanks To Mobile Development

Every month, TIOBE Software releases an index of the most popular programming languages based upon a variety of factors. Most months, the popularity of these languages don’t change much thanks to developers sticking to what they know. As we head …