Joined by the cloud
We speak to the CEO of a Polish company attempting to bring a universal sync service to mobile platforms.
Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated
Ten months on from being deposed at the top by C, Java takes back first place in TIOBE index.
The right direction?
The company behind open source cloud IaaS manager project will let backers set the speed at which features arrive. Is it the right decision?
Thank god it’s the...
A quintuplet of irreverent stories from the world of tech and elsewhere
Four new challengers appear
We profile the upstarts taking on iOS and Android -- and, more importantly, how to start developing apps for them now.
Latest version of Typesafe’s Java and Scala framework follows December update to Akka.
Alexander Turner explores how the 64-bit address space of modern JVMs allows for petabytes of virtual memory.
Down with foistware!
Discontent over bundling of third-party software spreads as petition to Larry Ellison reaches top of Hacker News.
Call on me
Browser devs show off the power of WebRTC, a “Skype-killing” new standard, in a cross-browser video call.
Flying the open source flag
Open source software has driven innovation and progress even in the face of an economic meltdown. Where do we go from here?
The second conference from idiosyncratic analyst firm Redmonk was all about “scaling craft” -- and brewing beer.
Better late than never
After an extended 16 months of development, the seventh version of Java web framework Vaadin has been released.