Articles about Software Development
As well as acquiring storage-engine company WiredTiger, open-source database firm MongoDB is bringing on board the architects behind the technology.
The GPL is still the world's most popular open-source license but it's declining in use, while permissive licenses are gaining more fans, and some developers are choosing to release code without any license at all.
After the fall of communism, many of Bulgaria's IT experts left the country and headed to Western Europe. Today, a new breed of developers wants to prove that ambition is more important than money.
Operating costs of troubled New Zealand schools payroll system Novopay are still too high, says minister.
Facebook is no longer showing Bing Web search results in Facebook search results.
As an alternative to relational technology, NoSQL database deployments could well be entering a new phase next year, according to Bob Wiederhold, CEO of open-source NoSQL firm Couchbase.
Microsoft is spending more of its overseas cash to buy mobile crash-analytics vendor HockeyApp.
Telstra has backed the Australian launch of Code Club, a volunteer-led network of coding clubs for children aged 9 to 11.
To make more efficient use of datacenters and cloud hardware, Ubuntu is creating a new, ultra-lightweight Ubuntu server.
The Facebook subsidiary is adding crash reporting for registering, tracking and resolving app crashes beyond iOS to Android devices now too.
Google has released the first stable version of its Android integrated development environment, and, going forward, it will be the platform for Android development.
Yahoo is also expected to unveil some new products stemming from its new mobile analytics subsidiary, Flurry.
Microsoft is looking to the .NET Core to help bring its programming framework across different Windows flavors, as well as Linux and Mac OS X.
Close collaboration between development and operations teams can lead to more resilient and secure cloud applications. The challenge is culture, not technology.
As well as unveiling the beta of its IBM Containers Docker-based service, the enterprise giant is to sell Docker's container management suite, along with new open-source orchestration tools.
The first release of Windows 10, officially known as the Windows Technical Preview, is designed primarily to make life easier for mouse-and-keyboard aficionados who were turned off by the touch-oriented Windows 8 interface. Here's what you'll find inside.
Look out, Windows! With Google starting to bring over a million Android apps to Chromebooks, the Windows PC is going to face a real challenge.
We all know about the Raspberry Pi, but it's far from the only single-board computer out there that makers might find both useful and affordable.
Future sanctions may make it difficult for Western software companies to do business in Mother Russia. But the country has a vast domestic software, services and internet industry of its own. These are some of the powerhouses.
Valentine's Day is here again, and love is in the air. Couples flirting, courting, forming relationships. Sometimes those relationships result in marriage. Marriages occur in the tech world, too. Corporate mergers can result in the two parts being stronger than the whole, or they can end in utter disaster.
The iPhone and iPad maker on Monday announced iOS 7, its latest mobile operating system. ZDNet takes it for a test drive and shows you the new user interface and some of the new features.
Let's take a stroll through Logitech's new video labs for optical and audio testing in Silicon Valley.
A look back at some of the successes and victories, the bad times and controversies, and the downright ugly failures by Twitter and by its users, during 2012.
Sharing exhibition floor space with large companies at this year's ICT tradeshow, Asian tech startups say they hope to take opportunity to build brand and product awareness, forge business contacts, and gather user feedback.
The Norwegian software firm Opera is going for differentiation in the latest version of its browser, supporting the HTML5 Stream API and revamping its extension system
Flash Pro CS6 adds more tools for building hardware-accelerated games that work across multiple platforms, as well as tools for designing and testing mobile applications, without leaving your PC.
In court, Oracle outlined its Java copyright and patent infringement case against Google with a series of 91 convincing slides
The Mountain Lion developer preview is here and we had a chance to check out many of the new features. Have a look at some of the more striking new features in Mac OS X 10.8 in this slideshow.
With such a high number of developers implementing application software to send out their own programming ideas to the masses, it's not surprising some more unusual apps have appeared in the marketplace.
Early work by father of Newtonian physics made available online
Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue show off the company's new Apple TV streaming video box. The new hardware has several updated features, including 1,080-pixel resolution for movies and TV shows and a redesigned user interface. The box will be available on March 16 for $99.
Although video is beginning to take up a large portion of traffic on the internet, search engines aren't yet at the stage where they can completely index and understand the content. ZDNet Australia speaks to Adobe on how to overcome these issues using metadata.
Although some larger game development studios fell over in the wake of the global financial crisis, Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA) president Tony Lawrence is confident that there's a lot of potential for the Australian gaming development industry.
At the NewTeeVee Live conference in San Francisco, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch talks about how the company’s Flash software is coming to new devices such as game consoles, smartphones, and TVs. Lynch says Adobe is working with chip vendors and TV manufacturers on a variety of different television platforms to bring more interactivity to the living room.
Monte Ford, CIO of American Airlines talks to ZDNet’s Sumi Das about developing a new passenger service system that will allow customers to connect more easily to the airline through their web site and other mobile devices. Ford also discusses how his IT organization faced the challenges of 9/11 and the weathered recent economic downturn.
Adobe's latest incarnation of Acrobat is top of the line, highly featured software. Just make sure you need all the bells and whistles before you pay the AU$999 price tag.
Nokia's 3220 makes its presence known with flashing LEDs and a case that can 'write' messages in the air.
Pioneer updates its DVD burner line with the dual-layer capable DVR-A08XL
By far the best integrated development environment Microsoft has ever produced, Visual Studio.Net is also now the leading solution for developing Web services.