The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
"Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place," Brian Kernighan once wrote (adding: "So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?")
By Rohan Pearce | 15 April, 2013 17:13
What Australia really needs is more coders, according to Danila Davidson.
By Rohan Pearce | 12 March, 2013 10:44
Companies can create software in either C# or Visual Basic and translate it into native Android or iOS, with the new version 2.0 of Xamarin's multi-platform development kit.
By Jon Gold | 20 February, 2013 18:56
Ch is very high-level language environment developed by SoftIntegration, Inc. for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and MacOS X systems. Ch incorporates both a command interpreter (or shell) and an integrated development environment (ChIDE).
By Sriranga Veeraraghavan | 01 February, 2013 11:20
Microsoft and Google are fighting yet another public relations battle, this time over the HTML5 video standards to be used in the next generation of Web browsers.
By Jon Brodkin | 13 January, 2011 04:35
Some early programmer names are familiar to even the most novice of software developers. You may never have seen a line of code written by Bill Gates, or written any application in BASIC (much less for the Altair). But you know Gates' name, and the names of a few others.
By Esther Schindler | 04 November, 2010 10:45
A few years ago, self-proclaimed non-developer Kevin Smith worked for a software company that tried to build a project tracking tool using Microsoft .Net. Some 15 developers spent a year with little success. "After burning though a million dollars and still without a product, the company called it quits," says Smith, now managing partner of NextWave Performance, a consultancy in Denver, Colo.
By Tom Kaneshige | 21 November, 2008 09:59
With the advent of multicore processors such as the Intel Core Duo, which is now commonplace in PCs, software developers must deal with a new wrinkle -- getting software to be processed across multiple cores -- in order to ensure the maximum performance from their software. But this is much easier said than done, with developers having to tackle issues with concurrency and potential performance bottlenecks. Already, 71 percent of organizations are developing multithreaded applications for multicore hardware, according to a recent IDC survey sponsored by tool vendor Coverity.
By Paul Krill | 05 November, 2008 08:09
By Martin Heller | 30 October, 2008 08:42