InformIT :: Dustin Sullivanhttp://www.informit.com/authors/authorblog_rss.aspx?a=6e84aa3b-ac62-4907-b9c7-2acecbecbc93The latest blogs from Dustin Sullivan on InformITen-usBlog :: "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