Chris Duckett dispenses with "trends", "magic quadrants" and other salesbot speak to investigate what is really the foundation of IT: source code.
Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.
Adobe's Flex framework is to be guided via an open-source governance model, with Flex's current roadmap to be replaced by the as-yet-unformed governance committee.
An Australian developer poked around in Apple's private iOS API collection and returned with a canvas that allows developers to take a sneak peak at WebGL running on iOS.
Desktop administrators rejoice! In the very near future you may be able to stop deploying Adobe Reader to users with basic PDF needs, and quite possibly, Adobe Flash as well.
Adobe has quietly closed its first and only 64-bit Flash beta for any operating system, and left the 64-bit future of Flash in limbo.
Upstart PDF reader for Windows, FoxIt reader, has come out with a new "safe reading" feature — a needed addition to be sure, but it should go further.
Google today revealed its plans for printing from within cloud-based Chrome OS, and every printer you have ever owned, used or sneered at from afar, has been rendered outmoded.
Take a good hard look at your screen and ask yourself if it is possible to accidentally close an application while reaching for the File menu. In most cases the answer is a clear no, but for users of Ubuntu, it has become a very real and dangerous use case.
In a split decision by the judges, the winner of the W3C/WHATWG video codec consensus is H.264, taking home the future of video playback on the internet while loser Ogg goes home with nothing but thoughts of what might have been.
Co-founder and current board chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, Jam Jagielski, has been appointed to the permanent board of the Microsoft-sponsored CodePlex Foundation.
If there's a jewel in the crown of Silverlight, it has to be video coverage of the Olympics.
No operating system can ever properly protect a computer from trojans as long as users continue to do silly things. Just because Linux is immune to your standard drive-by viruses it does not mean that it can escape trojan horses.
Previously on Null Pointer we looked at getting extensions working in Firefox betas, and that was great until the fine folks at Firefox changed their minds.
Microsoft's approach to open source seems to be mellowing quite dramatically — the software giant has released its .NET Micro Framework under an Apache licence and made a GPLed source code release over the weekend.