March 15, 2011

Software Progress Beats Moore’s Law

A new study published by White House technology advisors takes issue with the old joke that says “What the hardware giveth, the software taketh away.” In fact, the report finds

Businesses Getting Wise to Technical Debt

“Technical debt” is defined as the amount of money that companies must spend to maintain their code. When that debt gets too high, it can stop work on more innovative

W3C Announces a New XML Standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the standards body for the Web, has declared that it will officially support Efficient XML Interchange (EXI). Essentially, EXI provides a more compact way

Dispelling Common C++ Class Myths

Among C++ programmers, a few common myths about struct and class keywords are often repeated, including the following: A struct is a value type, while a class is a reference

Oracle Releases Java Mobile Development Framework

Oracle has announced the release of a new framework and client that it hopes will spur the development of Java-based apps for industrial mobile devices. The Oracle Application Development Framework