development

 
  • Linux is big business

    Linux is big business

    Hot on the heels of the news of UNIX's 40th anniversary comes a Linux Foundation report entitled Who Writes Linux. This report investigates who is contributing to the Linux kernel, and how much: "Since 2005, over 5000 individual developers from nearly 500 different companies have contributed to the kernel. The Linux kernel, thus, has become a common resource developed on a massive scale by… Read More

  • So you wanna be an iPhone developer?

    So you wanna be an iPhone developer?

    Making the jump from user to developer isn't always an easy thing to do, and usually requires some specific motivation -- a problem to solve, or a market to satisfy. I've dabbled with various kinds of programming for years, but have never really considered myself a developer. Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platforms are, I think, making really compelling platforms to entice people to make the… Read More

  • Wonderfl: online live Flash code wrangling service

    Wonderfl: online live Flash code wrangling service

    I'm no coder, but this sure looks like a useful tool for people interested not just in making Flash games and applications, but in learning how others do it and seeing what goes into, say, a Flash version of Tron. wonderfl's two-pane, all-online system lets you write or paste code in the left, which is then compiled by the server and instantly displayed on the right. I have a couple friends… Read More

  • Smartphones are buggy – deal with it, says RIM CEO

    Smartphones are buggy – deal with it, says RIM CEO

    Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Research in Motion, has admitted that they just barely got the Blackberry Storm out by Black Friday. The mad rush to release a product before a major shopping day cramps the normal development and testing cycles, which lead to more and more bugs being included in the shipped product. Balsillie says this is the "new reality", basically telling consumers to suck it up. Read More

  • MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks

    MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks

    MIT professor Hal Abelson started today’s final presentation for the school’s “Building Mobile Applications” class by saying, “A course like this couldn’t have existed ten years ago‚Ķ maybe not even a year ago. Courses like this right now are unique, but in two years they’ll be completely ordinary.” What’s extraordinary is that on top of a… Read More

  • HP opens TouchSmart PC to third-party development

    HP opens TouchSmart PC to third-party development

    You know the HP TouchSmart? It’s a neat bit of work—that is, it has to potential to be. That potential is now one step closer to reality given that HP has just opened it up to third-party development. Would-be developers need to sashay over to the TouchSmart Community. There you’ll find the necessary software to develop your fancy application. I think it’s fairly obvious… Read More

  • Windows Embedded ‘Quebec’ to be based on Windows 7, not Vista

    Windows Embedded ‘Quebec’ to be based on Windows 7, not Vista

    Previously believed to be based on Windows Vista, it’s just been announced that forthcoming Windows Embedded platform code-named “Quebec” will actually be based on Windows 7. The announcement came from Microsoft General Manager Kevin Dallas in an industry address at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston today (10/28). It’d previously been casually referred to as Vista… Read More

  • Microsoft announces ‘SPARKs Will Fly’ Windows Embedded developer competition with $15,000 prize

    Microsoft announces ‘SPARKs Will Fly’ Windows Embedded developer competition with $15,000 prize

    Microsoft just announced a Windows Embedded developer competition here at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston. It’s called the “SPARKs Will Fly” contest and will award a $15,000 cash prize to one lucky/brilliant Windows Embedded developer. It’s a push to get people to start (or keep) developing for Microsoft’s platform and it just may work, as the dev kit… Read More

  • Aussie school to launch iPhone game development course

    Aussie school to launch iPhone game development course

    So, you’ve heard the stories of developers making enough coin selling iPhone applications to swim around in it Scrooge McDuck style. “I love iPhone applications more than anyone!”, you thought to yourself, “I should make them!” So you picked up a book on Objective C and Cocoa, spent about 20 minutes with it, and then decided to dedicate your life to something that… Read More

  • More about Microsoft's mythical Midori OS than you probably need to know

    More about Microsoft's mythical Midori OS than you probably need to know

    The Software Development Times has run an extremely long and in-depth article on Midori, the post-Windows cloud-computing chupacabra-OS that is supposed to be coming down the line one of these years. From what I understand, it’s still in a completely larval state, although the article talks about it as if its about to be launched next week. It’s to be extremely modular and very… Read More