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Effective Development On a Mac

J. Randall Hunt | Posted 04.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
J. Randall Hunt

A lot of developers use Macs these days because it's the hot new thing. Unfortunately Macs are not the greatest development platform in the world out ...

Tech Revamps in Prolific Places: Touch Screens in Museums, Libraries With APIs

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

When it comes to restoring historical buildings or cultural landmarks, there is a certain amount of sensitivity needed in regards to the preservation and essence of such institutions. Such anxieties are admittedly rational.

End-of-Life Management

Brian E. Finch | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

Who in their right mind would let their systems be based on a program that you knew in a few short months would be infinitely more defenseless? Turns out, way too many companies.

Microsoft President: Digital CIO Success Factors

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

As Microsoft works through the final approvals of one of the biggest acquisitions in their history, welcomes a new CEO and prepares for Convergence 20...

A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

With major trade negotiations now underway in the Atlantic and Pacific -- plus separate multilateral talks progressing on services and IT products -- we have a historic opportunity to enact such an agenda and drive long-term growth in the digital economy.

What Your Resume Says About Your Programming Skills

Brian M. Kelly | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Brian M. Kelly

Your resume is a window into your programming skills and your personality. Make a special effort to overhaul yours to be viewed as a more desirable candidate to potential employers.

Introducing ScaleSimple, An Open Source CDN

http://blog.dberg.org | Adam Denenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Huffpost Code

I am proud to announce that today we are open sourcing our project, ScaleSimple, an open CDN platform. Head on over to GitHub to see all the code. We ...

Forget Software: Hardware Is the New Sexy, and It's Because of Google Glass

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

I own a FitBit and have been very involved in sensors for the human body with my volunteer work with TheHumanAPI community, but it was not until I picked up my Google Glass that it dawned on me. 2014 is the year hardware gets its sexy back.

Industries to Watch In 2014: The 10 Fastest-Growing Fields

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

One of the amazing things about business is that when one industry prospers, outsiders often find a way to tap into that success. A growing industry c...

Software Takes Command: An Interview With New Media Theorist Lev Manovich, Part 2

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.23.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

Unsuprisingly, given Manovich's stated desire to avoid generalizations about technology, Software Takes Command is most successful when offering a detailed analysis of specific media software.

Target Breach Is Tip Of Iceberg

John Fox | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
John Fox

The Target incident is the tip of the iceberg because, depending on what studies you read, you'll find that most security breaches come from equipment that is not connected to the network.

War Clouds

James Moore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Now there is another trend that investors are chasing, and it goes beyond the cloud. Convergence of storage, networking, and processing, and operating them at great speed and functionality using software out of one server box has become a growth business for some companies.

You are NOT a Software Engineer!

http://www.chrisaitchison.com/ | Posted 12.17.2013 | Huffpost Code

You are not a Software Engineer. You do not build skyscrapers. You do not build bridges. You grow gardens. You are a Software Gardener. ...

Software Takes Command: An Interview with New Media Theorist Lev Manovich, Part 1

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

Many of us have become daily producers/reproducers of cultural content, and it is technology that has made this possible.

Hawaii Startup Puts Relationships on the Map

Jason Rushin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Network mapping is a growing discipline and is being leveraged in fascinating ways, from discovering the romance across Facebook connections to discovering the interactions between proteins.

Crowdfunding 2.0: A New Means for Capitalist Participation

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

The JOBS Act has opened the floodgates for small-time investors. Now there just needs to be a comprehensive platform that attends to this area. Such a tool could maintain momentum for the entrepreneurial renaissance occurring around us.

Big Moves in Hackathon World: Intel Acquires Hacker League

Amy S. Chen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Amy S. Chen

The hackathon realm is buzzing with the news of Intel's acquisition of Hacker League, the internet hub of many hackathons.

Programming with Elixir

José Valim | Posted 02.01.2014 | Huffpost Code
José Valim

In the first part of this article, we have discussed the need for concurrency in today's software and how the Erlang VM not only provides the proper tooling and abstractions for writing concurrent software but also for building distributed, fault-tolerant applications. In this second part, we will explore what Elixir brings to the table and its main goals.

Concurrent and Distributed Programming with Erlang and Elixir: Part 1

José Valim | Posted 01.27.2014 | Huffpost Code
José Valim

We have all been there. Organizing a whole party on your own can be a lot of work. Organizing a party in a group is much more fun but without coordination it becomes a recipe for disaster, as we'd find out on the day of the party that nobody sent the invites because everyone assumed someone else has done so. The tools we use for coordination also affect directly the fun while organizing and the success of the party. Multi-core programming is not much different. Concurrency can be a lot of fun, as long as we have the proper tools available to us. The issue is that, historically, those proper tools were not available in mainstream languages.

The Wireless Digital Katana - Hardware Development in Australia

Paul Taylor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Huffpost Code
Paul Taylor

My name is Paul Taylor; I am a Systems Engineer living down in Australia. When I'm not riding Kangaroos or swatting flies, I have been developing a Wireless Digital Katana. It is a high-speed, high-accuracy motion controller. Currently I am running a Kickstarter campaign to fund my project. This all began months ago when another Kickstarter campaign failed to deliver.

The Cheap Fix to HealthCare.gov

James Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Bad technology does not mean HealthCare.gov is bad policy. But bad technology can destroy good policy.

Friday Talking Points -- Monkey Business

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This may be the quotation of the week, from Representative Frank Pallone, describing the House "Obamacare Is So Very, Very Bad" hearings held this week.

112-Year-Old Nordstrom Back in the Mining Business?

Reid Wegley | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Reid Wegley

These are good times for Nordstrom. Its stock price is high, its investments in technology are industry leading and its customers are happy. Nordstrom listens to them, and analyzes their behavior behind the scenes with slick technology.

Oracle Open World 2013 Wrap-up

Ivo Lukas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

The age of the customer is the theme around #oow13, where best practices to meet those customers' demands and expectations with the latest and great...

New Proposal to Slay Patent Trolls Would Be a Boon to the Digital Economy

Zachary Graves | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Zachary Graves

Following a slew of other bills introduced this year to address America's broken patent system, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte released a second draft of a proposal to extend and amend the America Invents Act of 2011.