Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE. Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.
A few months back I wrote a post titled "Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON 2014". The post covered five reasons why Open Source matters. Those reasons were/are:
While those reasons still ring true, I want to use this space to center in on another topic speaking to why Open Source and OSS matters more than ever: project management and time constraints.
For the past week or so, Hong Kong has erupted with peaceful demonstrations advocating for the ousting of the Chinese premiere and the right to peacefully and openly elect his replacement. While the Chinese premiere, Xi Jinping, looks to be going nowhere one thing has become clear - the mobile devices and Internet connections which helped to grow the nightly demonstrations are quietly suffering an inward meta problem - malware, viruses and fake applications.
As mobile platforms become more prominent and are used more robustly to organize, carry out financial transactions and conduct daily personal business, the time has come to address mobile malware and fake applications.
How do you evaluate the many new mobile device choices?
With OSCON taking place in Oregon from 7/20/2014 – 7/24/2014, the Open Source community will come together to discuss everything new in the Open Source world. From OSS to Java, Python to PHP, Cloud Computing to Perl and emerging programming languages to mobile platforms, the Open Source community has a lot to chat about.
This said, I wanted to take the time to discuss why the Open Source initiative matters by highlighting a few key elements of the protocol which help to make it so powerful.
The truth is, you don’t need me to tell you why you should create a killer mobile app. Our world is filled with an ever increasing amount of mobile devices, programmers, coders and excellent ideas just waiting for an app to bring it to public consumption. I am going to present five reasons why you should create a mobile app but really, you only need one: you love mobile applications.
Maybe you love video games. Maybe you were raised on a steady diet of Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem, Duck Hunt and Sim City. Or maybe you have always dabbled in C++, HTML5, OpenGL, C# and DirectX and have wondered how and why you should apply your programming skills to game development. Well, for you, the coder who loves kicking butt in Eve Online, we present to you the top five reasons to learn game dev.