The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
On the ISS, Linux is in and XP is out and open source is the way of the future
By Mark Gibbs | 10 May, 2013 14:12
For my recent column of predictions for 2013 I polled a huge number of IT people to see what they are expecting, and ended up getting more than 400 responses.
By Mark Gibbs | 15 February, 2013 23:19
That there is nothing unusual about either of these anecdotes is what makes them so remarkable.
By Paul McNamara | 03 December, 2012 06:03
Soon, we will reach a time where pictures are as easy to take as they are not to take, and they will be infinitely disposable. When that happens, says Mike Elgan, the default mode for most cameras will be to never stop taking pictures.
By Mike Elgan | 27 October, 2012 10:14
Remember when you were a kid and you got so tired of your parents nagging you to clean your room, you finally just stopped listening? It's kind of that way with IPv6.
The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit to overturn a lower court ruling that let a bank off the hook for losses incurred by a hacked customer has implications for both financial institutions (they need to do more) and their business customers (who typically lack legal protection from fraud that consumers enjoy).
Microsoft, Apple and Google have long seen that their future is in the cloud. Now they see their present there as well.
UK citizen Richard O'Dwyer faces the possibility of ten years in the slammer for having a site that linked to pirated content
The days of Java and .Net dominance are over. Let a thousand languages bloom and cross-pollinate
It would be nice if Apple were going to implement the technology in U.S. Patent No. 8,205,265, which was issued to the company in June. There's no reason to think that it will, but I hope Apple at least won't block others from doing so.
Functional programming languages will have a place in general application development when we can read their code at a glance
The upcoming Google+ History will prepare your content for sharing, but holds it in a private space until you choose to share it. It's how social networking should work, writes columnist Mike Elgan.
Web development and open standards have triumphed, while the JavaFX framework is merely a last gasp
You might not hear much about SOA anymore, but its imperative to make 'everything a service' is more relevant than ever
Beware: Hubris, sycophantism and dformation professionnelle can spread from the corner office to IT.
What a garden of delights we have for you this week. First up, do you want to learn how to build iOS apps? For free? If that sounds like something you'd like to do then yes, there's a course for that.
The fat client desktop system has ruled computing for 30 years. Could Google Chrome OS and other cloud-based, thin-client systems dominate the next 30?
If you invest in the development of IT professionals outside your company, you help improve the level of talent in the entire IT ecosystem -- and, in turn, the quality of candidates who apply for your jobs, says Yoh's Joel Capperella.
Businesses that cut training and development during the recession will be challenged to recruit IT professionals to help them grow as the economy improves. Robert Half Technology's John Reed offers tips for stepping up professional development efforts for IT staffers.