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.
The latest and greatest version of the Oracle database, 11g Release 2, was made available recently and as the resident technical person, it fell to me to take it for a spin. Little did I realise the hell that I had just walked into.
Microsoft has created the non-profit CodePlex Foundation to target increased communication between open source communities and software companies.
It comes at no surprise to learn that HR people use IT certifications to choose between candidates when hiring, but in some organisations it can also inhibit career advancement.
The Apache.org website suffered an intrusion over the weekend that resulted in the site being taken down.
Next time you begin to berate yourself for making that awfully stupid coding mistake remember that it happens to the best and biggest of us — and happy sysadmin day.
The casual observer could be mistaken for thinking that Microsoft has a preoccupation with the name "Wave".
PayPal announced the opening of its certification program for Australian developers today, making Australia the first country outside of the US to offer certification.
Google has announced a new Chrome Operating System, designed for the web and with a browser baked directly into it — so much so that the entire OS is named after it. But the search giant should watch out: this decision seems designed to attract antitrust attention.
Ask designers which mail program is the bane of their existence, and you'll find that Outlook tops the list. The reason why the most popular email reader is also the most painful is simple: it uses Word to render HTML emails.
Microsoft's current Internet Explorer 8 marketing push continues to leave a bad lingering aftertaste.
Few things can spark more religious fervour amongst programmers than the mention of a goto statement.
Turns out that the "developer preview" of Google's latest creation, Google Wave, is not as open as one would expect, with the preview only being open to attendees of Google's I/O conference — but there is another way to see it in action. And forget wanting to use IE6 with it.
The choice and use of the new video tag in HTML 5 is one of the more explosive sticking points in the evolving standard. Which codecs should browsers use? Why even have a video tag at all when Flash works well currently? Will anyone use it even if it becomes a standard?