InformIT :: Dustin Sullivanhttp://www.informit.com/authors/authorblog_rss.aspx?a=6e84aa3b-ac62-4907-b9c7-2acecbecbc93The latest blogs from Dustin Sullivan on InformITen-usBlog :: Salaries (and Resources) for Tech Jobs: iOS Developershttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Salaries-and-Resources-for-Tech-Jobs-iOS-Developers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Salaries-and-Resources-for-Tech-Jobs-iOS-Developers&WT.rss_ev=a<p>ComputerWorld recently published <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/151306/Salaries-for-the-20-hottest-tech-jobs">Salaries for the 20 hottest tech jobs</a>. It's an interesting look at the what salary ranges might be expected for developers to DBAs to project managers. We have some resources that would be useful for anyone interested in pursuing iOS development as a career.</p>Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Salaries-and-Resources-for-Tech-Jobs-iOS-Developers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Salaries-and-Resources-for-Tech-Jobs-iOS-Developers&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: "Hello, World" from Around the Programming Worldhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Hello-World-from-Around-the-Programming-World&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Hello-World-from-Around-the-Programming-World&WT.rss_ev=a<p>In honor of the <a href="http://csedweek.org/participate">Hour of Code</a> week, we thought it would be fun to compile (sorry, pun intended) examples of everyone's favorite first program in any programming language, &quot;Hello, World.&quot; Below are examples from a number of programming and scripting languages, many of which we have resources for right on this website.</p>Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Hello-World-from-Around-the-Programming-World&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Hello-World-from-Around-the-Programming-World&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Is Apple Losing Its Touch?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Is-Apple-Losing-Its-Touch&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Is-Apple-Losing-Its-Touch&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Apple released both the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 this week, but the iOS 6 release in particular had some uncharacteristic slip-ups for the giant from Cupertino.&nbsp; It's still early on the morning of September 21st and there hasn't been enough time for people to discover any flaws in the iPhone 5 yet, but given the iOS 6 news since Wednesday, I bet people will be examining this phone a bit more closely than normal.</p>Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Is-Apple-Losing-Its-Touch&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Is-Apple-Losing-Its-Touch&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: "Every OSX developer should have this book on their desk."http://www.informit.com/blogs/Every-OSX-developer-should-have-this-book-on-their-desk&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Every-OSX-developer-should-have-this-book-on-their-desk&WT.rss_ev=a<p>That was the sentence Mike Riley ended his recent Dr Dobb's CodeTalk review of <i>Cocoa Programming Developer's Handbook</i> with.<br /> </p>Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Every-OSX-developer-should-have-this-book-on-their-desk&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Every-OSX-developer-should-have-this-book-on-their-desk&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: If You Are New to Mac/Objective-C Programming...http://www.informit.com/blogs/If-You-Are-New-to-MacObjective-C-Programming&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=If-You-Are-New-to-MacObjective-C-Programming&WT.rss_ev=a<p>We recently sat down with several top Objective-C and Cocoa developers to talk about that state of the iPhone and OS X markets as we approach this year's WWDC.&nbsp; As we were wrapping up, we threw one last question at them out of curiosity, and we thought you'd like to see what some of them said.</p>Fri, 05 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/If-You-Are-New-to-MacObjective-C-Programming&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=If-You-Are-New-to-MacObjective-C-Programming&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: If You Are New to Java Programming...http://www.informit.com/blogs/If-You-Are-New-to-Java-Programming&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=If-You-Are-New-to-Java-Programming&WT.rss_ev=a<p>We recently sat down with several top Java developers to talk about that state of the language as we approach this year's JavaOne.&nbsp; As we were wrapping up, we threw one last question at them out of curiosity, and we thought you'd like to see what some of them said.</p>Tue, 02 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/If-You-Are-New-to-Java-Programming&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=If-You-Are-New-to-Java-Programming&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: ATM Card Skimmer Found in the Wildhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/ATM-Card-Skimmer-Found-in-the-Wild&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=ATM-Card-Skimmer-Found-in-the-Wild&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The first known instance of a card skimmer has been found attached to a Washington Mutual ATM. Does this signal more scams in the future, or is this just a fluke?<br /> </p>Tue, 07 Apr 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/ATM-Card-Skimmer-Found-in-the-Wild&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=ATM-Card-Skimmer-Found-in-the-Wild&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Will Chrysler's UConnect Web Offer USecurity?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Will-Chryslers-UConnect-Web-Offer-USecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Will-Chryslers-UConnect-Web-Offer-USecurity&WT.rss_ev=a<p>In an effort to one-up Ford's Sync, Chrysler recently announced that it would be adding mobile wi-fi to its 2009 models through a dealer-installed add-on called UConnect Web.&nbsp; Should you drop $500 into it with confidence, or is this another way for someone to hack you?<br /> </p>Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Will-Chryslers-UConnect-Web-Offer-USecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Will-Chryslers-UConnect-Web-Offer-USecurity&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Windows Mobile MIA at TechEdhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-Mobile-MIA-at-TechEd&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-Mobile-MIA-at-TechEd&WT.rss_ev=a<p>To be clear, there is a large area showcasing Windows Mobile devices, along with some sessions covering their administration, but where are those devices among attendees?</p>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-Mobile-MIA-at-TechEd&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-Mobile-MIA-at-TechEd&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: TechEd Day 2: More on Virtualization, plus PowerShell and SharePointhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/TechEd-Day-2-More-on-Virtualization-plus-PowerShell-and-SharePoint&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=TechEd-Day-2-More-on-Virtualization-plus-PowerShell-and-SharePoint&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The buzz yesterday was on virtualization.&nbsp; That's still here today, but making just as much noise again this year is SharePoint.&nbsp; And PowerShell is in the air, too.</p>Wed, 11 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/TechEd-Day-2-More-on-Virtualization-plus-PowerShell-and-SharePoint&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=TechEd-Day-2-More-on-Virtualization-plus-PowerShell-and-SharePoint&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Blogging from TechEd, Day 1http://www.informit.com/blogs/Blogging-from-TechEd-Day-1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Blogging-from-TechEd-Day-1&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Microsoft split TechEd into two parts this year: one week for developers, one for &quot;IT Professionals&quot; (database, server, business intelligence, CRM, Office -- basically almost everyone who isn't strictly a developer, I guess).&nbsp; Because of my editorial slant, I'm attending the IT Pro week right now.<br /> </p>Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Blogging-from-TechEd-Day-1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Blogging-from-TechEd-Day-1&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: IT Salaries Fallinghttp://www.informit.com/blogs/IT-Salaries-Falling&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=IT-Salaries-Falling&WT.rss_ev=a<p>InformationWeek released its 2008 U.S. Salary Survey, and it shows the first decline in salaries for business technology professionals in its 11-year history. So is it time to panic?<br /> </p>Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:16:53 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/IT-Salaries-Falling&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=IT-Salaries-Falling&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Apple Gives Us More than Just an iPhone SDKhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Apple-Gives-Us-More-than-Just-an-iPhone-SDK&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Apple-Gives-Us-More-than-Just-an-iPhone-SDK&WT.rss_ev=a<p>While many were disappointed that Apple only released the SDK in beta form, I was surprised (and excited) to see one other big iPhone announcement: Exchange Server support.</p>Fri, 07 Mar 2008 10:12:25 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Apple-Gives-Us-More-than-Just-an-iPhone-SDK&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Apple-Gives-Us-More-than-Just-an-iPhone-SDK&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Library of Congress on Flickrhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Library-of-Congress-on-Flickr&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Library-of-Congress-on-Flickr&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The Library of Congress recently posted over 3000 photos on Flickr. This is a terrific idea to make their archives more available to the public, but if I'm Flickr's hardware guy I'm probably a bit worried about storage space if they decide to post everything.<br /> </p>Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:25:52 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Library-of-Congress-on-Flickr&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Library-of-Congress-on-Flickr&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Gifts for Geeks, Part 14: Measure (and Cut) Your Electricity Usagehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-14-Measure-and-Cut-Your-Electricity-Usage&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-14-Measure-and-Cut-Your-Electricity-Usage&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I love A/V equipment.&nbsp; Heck, I even get a kick out of my kitchen appliances.&nbsp; But many of those items have some sort of &quot;always on&quot; functionality that eats electricity even when they are not in use.&nbsp; Here are two items that can help you get a handle on what those appliances are costing you -- and help you cut back as well.<br /> </p>Thu, 20 Dec 2007 12:07:04 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-14-Measure-and-Cut-Your-Electricity-Usage&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-14-Measure-and-Cut-Your-Electricity-Usage&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Gifts for Geeks, Part 8: R2-D2 Webcam & VoIP Phonehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-8-R2-D2-Webcam-VoIP-Phone&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-8-R2-D2-Webcam-VoIP-Phone&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What could be cooler than a remote controlled R2-D2?&nbsp; How about a remote controlled R2-D2 that's also a webcam and VoIP phone?<br /> </p>Thu, 29 Nov 2007 12:46:20 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-8-R2-D2-Webcam-VoIP-Phone&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-8-R2-D2-Webcam-VoIP-Phone&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Gifts for Geeks Part 7.5: One Laptop per Childhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-75-One-Laptop-per-Child&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-75-One-Laptop-per-Child&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Through it's &quot;Give One Get One&quot; program, you can now get your hands on the One Laptop per Child hardware while simultaneously donating one laptop to a child in a developing nation.</p>Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:47:47 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-75-One-Laptop-per-Child&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-75-One-Laptop-per-Child&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Gifts for Geeks, Part 5 - ELP Laser Turntablehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-5--ELP-Laser-Turntable&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-5--ELP-Laser-Turntable&WT.rss_ev=a<p>How would you like to play your old (or new) vinyl records with master tape sound quality and no wear?</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:23:19 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-5--ELP-Laser-Turntable&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gifts-for-Geeks-Part-5--ELP-Laser-Turntable&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: GrandCentral is On to Somethinghttp://www.informit.com/blogs/GrandCentral-is-On-to-Something&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=GrandCentral-is-On-to-Something&WT.rss_ev=a<p>One of Google's new toys, GrandCentral, claims to be &quot;The new way to use your phones.&quot;&nbsp; Wait -- did they say phones, with an &quot;s?&quot;&nbsp; What can one company do with more than one phone?&nbsp; A lot, as it turns out.<br /> </p>Fri, 16 Nov 2007 12:13:36 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/GrandCentral-is-On-to-Something&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=GrandCentral-is-On-to-Something&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: SQL Server 2008 Previewhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/SQL-Server-2008-Preview&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=SQL-Server-2008-Preview&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The second preview of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 was released a few weeks ago, which leads me to two questions.<br /> </p>Tue, 21 Aug 2007 17:21:02 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/SQL-Server-2008-Preview&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=SQL-Server-2008-Preview&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Should Members of the Media Always Identify Themselves at Conferences?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Should-Press-identify-themselves-at-conferences&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Should-Press-identify-themselves-at-conferences&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Many of you have heard of the NBC reporter's hasty exit from Defcon last week, but was she 100% wrong to refuse the press badge?<br /> </p>Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:28:05 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Should-Press-identify-themselves-at-conferences&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Should-Press-identify-themselves-at-conferences&WT.rss_ev=a