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Your next boss might be a developer

Developers are finding themselves back in the spotlight as the shifting computing landscape clamors for their skills. Recently, I stepped outside my ID world to attend the Glue Conference and see what's up.

June 4, 2012 by

Art for art's sake

Developers and designers are like chalk and cheese, they rarely go well together. And that's a great pity, as they're among the most creative people around, and when they do bring their skills to bear on the same problem, the results are often innovative and influential, pushing forward the state of the art – in both senses of the word.

December 3, 2011 by

Skills shortage risks NBN benefits: NetApp

The IT skills shortage could limit the benefits flowing from Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), according to Peter O'Connor, storage vendor NetApp's vice president for Australia/New Zealand and ASEAN.

July 26, 2011

Autistic workers an 'untapped pool' of IT talent

High-functioning autistic employees have traits such as strong memory and passion for details that work well in certain IT fields, reveal industry watchers, who say extra steps can ensure employment benefits for both organization and worker.

July 1, 2011 by

Adobe turns to designing code

On the 20th anniversary of Photoshop, it's easy to think of Adobe as being all about images and media but with products like Dreamweaver and Flash Builder the company also has a lot of interest in making it easier to write lines of code.At the Sneak Peeks session at its MAX conference (hosted in style by William Shatner and full of obligatory Star Trek jokes), Adobe showed off several features that might make it into future products to make developers' lives easier.

October 27, 2010 by

67% of open-source devs code at work

While many employers are concerned about how much their staff use Facebook or Twitter in work hours, a report has found that approximately 67 per cent of open-source developers spend some work time writing applications unrelated to their employment.

October 12, 2010

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