Once the US government started adopting open-source software, we should've known that it had become an old concept. Bring on post–open-source software, where even the most basic licensing agreements are completely removed. Will this trend truly take off, or will legal matters hold it back?
No matter what software development methodology companies adopt or how good testing automation gets, there will always be a need for dedicated testers. Developers simply cannot do both jobs. Katherine Slattery explains how the value of quality QA testing simply cannot be overlooked.
With college costs steadily rising, many testers may balk at the idea of paying for classes to learn how to program code, even if it could benefit their careers in the long run. But with free online coding classes popping up left and right, we could see a shift in more testers jumping on board.
Google revealed a new suite of tools for developers called Android Studio, which includes a live layout across multiple devices. Google's Developer Console also got some new treats, such as app optimization tips and a way to roll out beta tests of an app before its release. Are you excited?
Microsoft recently took an interesting approach to getting a YouTube mobile app for Windows Phone users—they built their own, and with permissions that Google would never have allowed. How long will Google allow Microsoft's customers access to the app, and do they have room for legal recourse?
On May 9, 2013, President Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order, which mandates that open government data is now the standard—not the exception. The public will be able to access government datasets rendered in open, machine-readable formats and, when appropriate, expose data via APIs.
The reviews of Windows 8 are mixed at best, and Microsoft has impressively (and humbly) admitted that they agree changes to the software are not just warranted, but are on their way. Windows 8 was designed for the future, so are its critics simply stuck in the past?
In this roundup, read about a major news organization’s success with using HTML5, Mozilla’s plans to reward potential HTML5 developers, and a new report on the battle between HTML5 and native apps.