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The SwipeTrack iOS Browser is the only fully-featured application built specifically for integration of commercial grade hardware into...

November 3, 2014 By SwipeTrack Solutions

Microsoft's data-driven black hole

Microsoft has the telemetry religion; the development of IE 9, like Windows 7 and Office before it, is driven by data about what people actually do. In IE 9's case, it's things like a list of the 7,000 programming APIs that are in use on the most popular Web sites (the most popular JavaScript API, incidentally, used in 91% of them extracts a substring from a string).

August 11, 2010 by

Windows 7 - user interface is king

Windows 7 places user interface design at the center of the Windows 7 development effort. WPF - Microsoft's new .NET API for Windows user interface development - will also truly come into its own in Windows 7 timeframes. Oh, and WordPad in Windows 7 supports ODF.

October 29, 2008 by

Countering an Apple-favoring .NET critic

I've been investigating Apple Cocoa API as I plan to complement my Windows and UNIX development skills with skills in Mac development. That doesn't mean I am willing to accept weak attacks what I consider to be a superior development platform: .NET.

August 14, 2008 by

Former Windows bigwig working on Ajax Search API at Google

When Marc Lucovsky, one of Microsoft's top Windows architects, jumped ship and joined Google a couple of years ago, nobody (including Lucovsky) was willing to say what his new role would be inside Redmond's search rival. Now we know what Lucovsky is doing (thanks to former Microsoft chief blogger Robert Scoble).

December 12, 2006 by

What can you do with Windows Live Messenger?

Windows Live Messenger has a potential audience of 240 million users. This means great opportunities for both businesses (free API access, ad servers, pay-for-placement,) as well as hobbyists (interactive multi-user apps, DHTML and AJAX development.) With Internet Explorer now directly accessable in Windows Live Messenger, the aim is to create a user experience that is all about interactivity and engagement.

July 11, 2006 by

Windows API from JAVA

The supported API's include Registry management (read/write), Launching files, Common dialogues, Kill tasks, Capture keystrokes (System...

March 1, 2012 By mydevplanet

Vinegar: Will Windows viruses work on Wine?

Matt Moen at Newsforge has been busy lately trying to get Windows viruses to work on Wine, an open source version of the Windows API designed to let Windows programs work on X-based operating systems.Before you ask "why," consider that a Windows virus might be a good compatibility test.

January 27, 2005 by

Microsoft announces DirectX 9 beta

Microsoft announced Friday the beta release of the first set of developer tools for DirectX 9, the new version of the graphics software that helps run most Windows-based PC games. DirectX 9 includes new technology for enhanced graphics effects, support of multiplayer games, and new audio tools. The beta release of the API (application programming interface) for DirectX 9.0 is available now to developers who previously registered with Microsoft's beta program. --David Becker, Special to ZDNet News

May 31, 2002 by

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