The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
By Peter Wayner | 17 April, 2013 10:09
WordPress may be a popular CMS, but its built-in backup isn't ideal. Here are 10 plugins that can help you keep your entire site safe.
By Jack Wallen | 14 March, 2013 11:24
Twitter Bootstrap, HTML5 Boilerplate, 52Framework, 320 and Up take sting out of building websites for both large and small screens
WordPress has developed into a full-fledged content management system. We look at 10 essential plugins that make it even better.
A rich ecosystem of free maps, free data, and free libraries give developers excellent alternatives to Google Maps
While SQL Server 2008 was little more than a service-pack level upgrade, the 2012 version of Microsoft's database has a boatload of new features and delivers solid performance improvements.
Thanks to real attention to usability and meaningful features, Samsung's flagship takes its place as the Android front-runner
Seagates new line of Backup Plus drives is a convenient way to ensure data from your computer and from social networking sites is backed up.
We take a hands-on look at 10 e-commerce tools that can help businesses large and small sell products and/or services online. Insider (registration required)
Google launched the Chrome OS in late 2010 and has continued to update it despite lukewarm reception by the public toward the platform's model: a browser-centered OS running on a lightweight, minimally-spec'd notebook meant to be used with an always-on Internet connection.
NetSuite offers extensive ERP, CRM, and other business management functionality to organizations that recognize the value proposition associated with SaaS
A new service called Fluent promises to revolutionize the way you use Gmail. We put it to the test to see what it's really all about.
Monitoring services from Boundary, Circonus, and Librato combine simple setup and richly different capabilities
I just finished watching the PayPal Platform Preview, which was PayPal's official announcement of their new open development platform (it was previously leaked on TechCrunch). Officially called "PayPal X," the platform was presented by Osama Bedier (VP of platform and emerging technology) in broad, almost utopian terms, as something that would unleash waves of innovation transforming the way goods and services are delivered. Maybe.
By Aaron McPherson | 30 July, 2009 04:50
By Martin Heller | 19 November, 2008 08:58
Okay, before I begin writing about plasmoids, we have to get one thing straight – what on Earth is a plasmoid? A plasmoid is an applet developed with KDE’s new Plasma application development environment.
By Rodney Gedda | 26 September, 2008 15:04
The relentless drive to control every part of the world from a browser-based widget is now turning on itself. Not only are all of our desktop applications being replaced with HTML, but the act of creating a Web application itself has moved to the Web. The new platform from Coghead lets anyone build Web applications by pointing and clicking at another Web application. The only time you need to edit ASCII is when you're putting labels on columns and widgets.
By Peter Wayner | 23 September, 2008 08:33
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (VS08) Service Pack 1 (SP1) took eight months to arrive. Considering the capabilities that have been added, eight months might not seem so long. In some ways, SP1 feels like the completion of what Visual Studio 2008 was supposed to be. It's certainly not just the collection of bug fixes that you'd expect from the term "service pack."
JRules, the Java version of ILOG's BRMS (business rules management system), has always run on Microsoft platforms -- and it's done so quite well. Now, with the latest version of original ILOG Rules, ILOG demonstrates that it's truly taken a large gulp of Kool-Aid, having partnered with Microsoft to build a product set that completely embraces .Net.
Need to do forms development sans Access or Filemaker? Want rapid Web apps without Ruby on Rails? Want a rich Internet interface and abhor Ajax? Need PostgreSQL development, but don't do PHP? Just want a Java application without the, well, Java? Why not check out the once:radix Web-based RAD environment from once:technologies. And, by the way, did I mention it's open source?