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In pictures: The mixed fate of Sun tech under Oracle

From Java to SPARC, critical Sun technologies have lived on, been cut loose, or lost their luster in the four years since the Oracle acquisition

By Paul Krill | 17 January, 2014 09:11

Tags: sun, slideshow, Oracle

App dev 2013: The winners and losers

The software development landscape in 2013 saw technologies like JavaScript rise to new heights while others -- Java, for example -- maintained their prominence out of sheer inertia.

By Paul Krill | 28 December, 2013 17:39

Tags: Languages and standards, application development, software

The risks and rewards of the age of APIs

The Age of the API is upon us, presenting developers with new opportunities to generate income by linking to the data and services of others. But developers need to be careful when navigating the new API landscape.

By Paul Krill | 12 November, 2013 16:08

Tags: application development, software

Software engineers spend lots of time not building software

Administrative tasks, brainstorming, and waiting for tests combine to overtake the hours spent designing and coding

By Paul Krill | 08 July, 2013 23:33

Tags: application development, software, Electric Cloud

Why developers are turning to API services

As application development increasingly hooks into outside services, tools to manage all those APIs are sprouting up

By Paul Krill | 23 April, 2013 10:18

Tags: Mobile Development, application development, web services, software, internet, cloud computing, enterprise architecture, MuleSoft, service-oriented architecture, Development tools, ncr, mobile technology, Architecture

In Pictures: 7 hot iPad apps for business

From Web conferencing to to-do lists, a growing legion of business apps built for the mobile workforce are finding favor with iPad devotees

By Paul Krill | 19 April, 2013 08:30

Tags: Apple, apps, slideshow, mobility, Components, iPad

Java 8 release delayed until next year

The new version of standard Java was due this September, but the need for more work on security issues and Project Lambda have pushed the release date back to the first quarter of 2014

By Paul Krill | 18 April, 2013 18:35

Tags: application development, Java Programming, security, software, Oracle

Objective-C's dip in popularity tied to decline in iPad and iPhone

The language used for Apple iOS app development drops a notch in Tiobe index

By Paul Krill | 11 April, 2013 10:09

Tags: application development, Google, mobile technology, GitHub, ios, software, objective, operating systems, Yahoo, Apple

Old Java can learn new tricks from C, Android

Experts say the language should crib app isolation, locality, and automated parallelism from more modern sources

By Paul Krill | 10 April, 2013 10:16

Tags: Mobile Development, application development, Java Programming, mobile technology, Salesforce.com, software

Software engineers spend lots of time not building software

Administrative tasks, brainstorming, and waiting for tests combine to overtake the hours spent designing and coding

By Paul Krill | 08 April, 2013 10:09

Tags: application development, software

Open source plug-in speeds mobile app development

Soasta, Cloudbees partner to connect mobile app dev to Jenkins continuous integration server, making it easier for developers to test and deploy apps to the cloud

By Paul Krill | 02 April, 2013 12:21

Tags: Hudson, Mobile Development, paas, application development, CloudBees, software, internet, cloud computing, Development tools, Apple, Google, mobile technology

IDC: Web and native device app platforms will coexist in 2013

The analyst firm is also optimistic about the adoption of cloud IDEs and heterogeneous parallel processing

By Paul Krill | 29 March, 2013 18:57

Tags: Mobile Development, application development, IDC, mobile technology, software, Appcelerator

The dark side of the beloved Python

The schism between Python 2.x and 3.x and other deficiencies frustrate its enthusiastic developer community

By Paul Krill | 25 March, 2013 10:17

Tags: python, application development, GitHub, software

JavaScript's popularity rankings vary widely

Indexes of programming languages say one thing, but GitHub's rankings tells a different story about JavaScript's popularity

By Paul Krill | 13 March, 2013 15:33

Tags: application development, Java Programming, GitHub, software, javascript

The rise of Cloud-based IDEs

Development tools in the cloud enable programming from anywhere, but they're not suited for all app dev needs

By Paul Krill | 12 March, 2013 10:08

Tags: Development Environments, Development tools, paas, application development, software, internet, cloud computing

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