The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Technology and software developers are being called on to transform the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta to enhance its global appeal.
By Diana Nguyen | 23 September, 2011 10:46
PHP and Python are two of the world's most popular Web programming languages at the moment, and naturally both have distinct advantages and disadvantages.
By Pascal Hakim | 25 August, 2011 13:47
The University of Sydney is once again calling for entries for its 2011 National Computer Science School Programming Challenge, which aims to encourage high school students to pursue careers in software development.
By Lisa Banks | 30 June, 2011 12:03
Recurring bugs in software development are normally a sign of a problem in the development process. Unit testing is one method used by development teams to solve this problem. At its core, unit testing is about writing a series of independent small tests to check that individual functions within the code base are doing the right thing.
By Pascal Hakim | 21 September, 2009 17:22
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
People all over the world spend a total of eight billion minutes a day on Facebook. Some 3.5 billion pieces of content are shared every week, 400 billion Web pages are viewed every month and the site logs a staggering 25TB of data every day. David Recordon, senior open programs manager at Facebook, talks about how the social networking giant uses open source tools to achieve its massive app scalablilty.
By Rodney Gedda | 24 February, 2010 09:40
Just how lucrative is the iPhone App Store for a business in application development? Is it easy to achieve success or is money on app development better spent elsewhere? The top Australian iPhone app developers speak exclusively to Computerworld about success in the iPhone App store.
By Kathryn Edwards | 15 July, 2009 11:32
Despite its complexity, the software development process has gotten better over the years. "Mature" programmers remember how many things required manual intervention and hand-tuning back in the day. Today's software development tools automatically perform complex functions that programmers once had to write explicitly. And most developers are glad of it!
By Esther Schindler | 30 April, 2009 09:52
By James R. Borck | 27 February, 2009 08:48