September 9, 2010

Here Comes the Decade of the Developer

ZDNet’s Jason Hiner writes that the growth of IT made possible the productivity gains of the late 90s and early 2000s. However, now that the data centers are built and users know how to operate their technology, IT’s importance (and head count) will likely shrink. Instead, apps will become more

Google TV Developer Platform: What to Expect

Google wants to change the way you watch TV. To that end, it will launch Google TV this fall in a partnership with Sony, and it’s already working with some developer partners to create apps. The Google developer platform will be based on Android and will also rely heavily on

Apple Seeds iOS 4.1 SDK as App Downloads Top 6.5 Billion

Apple will officially release iOS 4.1 on September 8, but developers can access the SDK now. The update offers a number of improvements, notably a Game Center service with social media tools, high dynamic range photo capabilities and several bug fixes. [login] Apple says that it now activates 230,000 new

Red Hat is Still the Best Linux Server Choice

I love Ubuntu, and my wife says Mark Shuttleworth is “a nice young man,” but when it comes to enterprise servers, Red Hat is the hands-down winner and still champion. Or, more accurately, a mix of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS is the choice of most high-end sysadmins