Topic: develop

Development Stories

For years we have heard some version of the now almost clichéd phrase "Email is dead." However, the need for having an email account has barely diminished. Recently many tech companies have been investing in making the email experience better than what it has been traditionally.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, said, "Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect." But websites using sophisticated visual effects make it difficult for the blind and disabled to have equal access. It's important to design and configure sites for everyone.

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium for delivering standards for simpler, stronger authentication, has released final 1.0 specifications for an open standard to replace commonly used single­ factor username and password logins.

The 2014 Google Code-in online contest introduces students ages thirteen to seventeen to open source development. Open from December 1, 2014, to January 19, 2015, students can pick tasks created by twelve open source organizations and work on a wide range of projects and tasks.

With 60 percent of the world not having Internet access, companies are using creative technologies to bring Internet access to remote areas of the world. Anuj Magazine highlights some of the latest efforts, including satellites, balloons, and drones.

Acquisition budgets for technology organizations are going up, and deal numbers are reaching heights not seen since the dot-com boom. It is the collective responsibility of the whole industry—businesses being acquired and those doing the acquiring—to ensure the landscape is competitive yet healthy.

According to data examining projects completed between 1980 and 2010, project size has decreased drastically, particularly in the decade beginning in 2000. Several factors may have contributed to the diminishing SLOCs per project, or, maybe our definition of project has changed over time.

A book called Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer may have had good intentions, but in the story, Barbie is incapable of doing more than designing a game—it's the men who do all the coding. What does this say about the challenge of engaging girls in computer science? How can we help that?

Do you find that the orchestration tools for building applications in the cloud are missing key functionality? Some companies are building tools that integrate the application and network layers, which will allow developers to build cloud applications across hybrid environments faster and easier.

‘Tis the season to #giveback, so why not consider volunteering your unused computing power? Let us count the many ways our computers, smartphones, and tablets can contribute—from detecting life in other galaxies to predicting earthquakes to finding better ways to treat cancer.