June 29, 2010

Flash or HTML 5? It Depends On the User

Should developers use Flash or HTML 5? User interface expert Anthony Franco says it depends on what you’re building. For applications that won’t be accessed by mobile users, he recommends Flash, but for those who will, he says to use HTML 5. He says the ongoing battle “is not helpful

Microsoft Patches Visual Studio Error Message

Some Visual Studio developers report that they’ve been getting error messages after cutting or copying small amounts of text. The messages read: “Insufficient available memory to meet the expected demands of an operation at this time, possibly due to virtual address space fragmentation. Please try again later.” Although Microsoft points

Profiting from Open Source — Without Selling Out

Many developers have begun open source projects without ever intending to make a profit. But for those who do hope to someday reap financial rewards, what are the options? InfoWorld analyzes the possibilities, some of which are more ethically pure than others: Work with friends Work with colleagues Sell documentation

Why the Eclipse Way Works So Well

Many enterprise development teams often struggle with releasing software projects on time. That doesn’t seem to be the case with the multi-vendor open source Eclipse Foundation, which for the last seven years has consistently shipped releases from multiple projects on time. This week, Eclipse Helios shipped with 39 projects in