November 23, 2010

Apple Releases iOS 4.2.1

Apple iPad and iPhone owners can now download iOS 4.2. The release adds a number of new features, including AirPlay, AirPrint, and access to Find My iPhone. It also brings some of the previously missing iOS 4 features to the iPad. The release had been expected earlier, but Apple made

Life Inside Facebook: How Head Of Developers Organizes 500 People

As vice president of engineering for Facebook, Mike Schroepfer oversees a team of 500+ developers. In this interview he explains that they usually use small teams of three to five people who work on a particular project for a month or two, although some projects may warrant larger teams or

Your Next Certification: Vendor Neutral or Vendor Specific?

This week, explores this topic, and the answer? It depends… First things first, developers should take stock of their goals and where they want certification to take them—be it job advancement in his or her current role, moving into a whole new field, or just to break into the

Ruby on Rails Regains Lost Performance

When Ruby on Rails 3.0 was first released, it wasn’t as fast as previous versions of the Web development framework. Now Rails has released version 3.0.3 that brings back some of that missing performance. [login] “How about some free speed? Well, here you go. Rails 3.0.3 includes a much faster

Agile Requirements that Make Sense

For teams that are looking to agile to help improve their productivity, agile (which is not a methodology), has contained under its umbrella attractive methodologies to help teams improve their process.? One of the areas that can cause confusion and consternation is when your team defines requirements.? Let?s talk User