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Posted by:Ranjani Rao February 28th, 2012
JavaScript, one of the most popular client-side web scripting languages, was never taken seriously by core software developers. However, it stayed on because of its standardization and browser-neutrality. Various attempts were made to bring JavaScript to the server side but failed to gain traction. That is, till Node.js or Node was introduced by Ryan Dahl’s team in 2010, garnering excitement … Continue reading “Server-side JavaScript: The Rise of Node.js”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao February 23rd, 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC) has been a hot topic lately with Apple talking about including it in its iPhone this year. You’ll be surprised to know though that NFC is not new. The technology to support communication and transfer of data over very close distance (from a touch to a few centimeters) has been around since 2003, when it was approved … Continue reading “Mobile App Developers Get on Board Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology”
Posted by:admin February 21st, 2012
If you are an Apple aficionado, the latest Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is going to make a loyal devotee out of you. The Mac OS is inspired by iPad and includes a number of features that support seamless synchronization across iOS devices including iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch; deeper Twitter integration (alas! Facebook is still out … Continue reading “The iOSization of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao February 16th, 2012
With the mobile internet came better mobile browsers, faster processors, larger screens and innumerable mobile apps. The mobile era today is ruled by mobile apps but in truth, they don’t conform to the openness that is the ‘web.’ One app cannot work across multiple mobile operating systems or form factors; it has to be modified or rebuilt for each natively. … Continue reading “The potential of HTML5”
Posted by:Monica Samuel February 14th, 2012
The Java community is buzzing about Graal – a compiler for Java code, written in Java, and that works with multiple VMs. The ‘Graal project’ has been gathering steam lately under the stewardship of Oracle, with the full support of the Java HotSpot team of Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems) and the Maxine group of Oracle Labs (formerly Sun … Continue reading “What does Graal Mean for Java?”
Posted by:Monica Samuel February 9th, 2012
Software testing and Quality Assurance (QA) are perhaps the most critical components of a product’s life cycle and the most valuable IT discipline within an enterprise. Testing is the phase during which the efficacy and robustness of a solution’s design and code is vetted, logical and functional bugs are unearthed, and gaps between what was intended and what is being … Continue reading “Market Trends Driving Software Testing in 2012”
Posted by:Monica Samuel February 7th, 2012
Think back to the time when the Internet was born. Educational institutes and corporations worked in a frenzy to limit or totally restrict internet usage by students and employees, fearing risks of data privacy, access to inappropriate information, and loss in productivity. What happened? Tech-savvy users merely found a way to circumvent the restrictions and accessed the Internet anyway. Lessons … Continue reading “IT Consumerization Is Driven by Changing Corporate Trends”

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