August 10, 2010

Cloud Demand, HTML5 Spark Online Hiring

While the overall U.S. labor market continues to struggle with unemployment close to 10 percent, demand for contract workers online is growing at online job mart Elance. Online professionals contracting jobs via Elance earned over $23 million in the second quarter of 2010, a figure the company said is a

What’s Next for Microsoft’s IronRuby?

According to former IronRuby developer, Jimmy Schementi, Microsoft now has just one half-time programmer working on IronRuby. Schementi himself quit after his manager asked him “What else would you want to work on other than Ruby?” That news leaves developers wondering if Microsoft is really committed to the language, particularly

Android is Now Mobile Developers’ Favorite Platform

If the essence of a couple of recent reports are true, Android is a very popular platform for mobile developers — and the most popular in 2010. Other reports indicate that sales of Android-powered smartphones are going through the roof. Taking the findings of the reports as a whole, it’s

Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Platform: Top Attractions for Developers

Microsoft’s Amitabh Srivastava says Azure surpasses other cloud platforms because it has targeted developers from the very beginning. “We support any language and multiple frameworks. We provide a rich ecosystem of technology or you can use open-source software like MySQL or Apache. Our approach is we don’t put any shackles

Real-World Software Security

Short for Building Security In Maturity Model, BSIMM is a research project documenting the actual secure development practices used at large companies like Adobe, Bank of America, Capital One, EMC, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Symantec, VMware, and Wells Fargo. BSIMM researchers watch developers and track each time they observe one of