The venerable DEFLATE algorithm just got better thanks to a new open-sourced project from Google, but it is not without its costs.
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.
Remember when Firefox was slow and bloated, and Chrome was the slim browser of choice? Those days are over.
The long wait is over — the Samba project has announced the release of an Active Directory-compatible domain controller.
An XMPP interface has been exposed for Windows Live Messenger, allowing standards-compliant communication clients to make use of the MSN protocol.
The social network for professionals has moved its presentation layer from the server to the client via the dust.js library, saying that a code-sharing problem was behind the move.
It doesn't matter whether Chrome or Firefox is more widely used, as long as IE8 continues to be the newest Internet Explorer available for Windows XP.
After an absence of four years, Linux Australia's award for outstanding service to the FOSS community is back.
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.