February 17, 2011

Commercial Text Editors Die a Slow Death

Twenty years ago, text editors were an indispensable programming tool, while IDEs were slow and clunky. Today, improvements in hardware have made IDEs much faster, and as a result, more

Java Is Not Dead Yet

RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady is challenging other analysts — including those from Forrester — who say that Java is dying. He says that those who make this claim are talking to

Google Updates Developer Tools, App Engine SDK

Google has updated its Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and Google Plugin for Eclipse (GPE), and added new APIs for Google App Engine. The GWT software development kit now supports HTML5

Mobile Operators Launch Global Wholesale App Store

One year ago, a group of mobile network operators and others announced the formation of the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), an organization dedicated to creating a global wholesale app store.

What Makes a Smart Developer? (Is it Google?)

Managers who are interviewing candidates for developer jobs often ask specific, direct questions about syntax, memory management or programming challenges. But this might not be the best approach, because anyone