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John  Traenkenschuh

Hide N Seek: A Game I Do Not Want To Play

By John TraenkenschuhOct 10, 2015

New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...

John  Traenkenschuh

Windows 10: All That & A Bag of Chips

By John TraenkenschuhOct 5, 2015

Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?

John  Traenkenschuh

Free Visual Studio?

By John TraenkenschuhNov 20, 2014

Just got notice that Microsoft is making a full-featured version of Visual Studio available--for free.  Traenk is happy.

Stephane Nakib

Book Spotlight: The C++ Primer, Fifth Edition

By Stephane NakibSep 30, 2013

For years The C++ Primer from Stan Lippman, Josée LaJoie, and Barbara E. Moo has been a favorite among those who want to add C++ to their language set. We take a look at why it’s become such a well-loved classic.

Emily Nave

#TuesdayTrivia: WindowsRT, Tiles and Charms...Oh My! Win "Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML" eBook by Jeremy Likness

By Emily NaveNov 6, 2012

Software developers know the thing you can count on in your career is change. Microsoft is redefining the way apps are developed -- are you ready to get on board?

Rachel Bayless

InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

By Rachel BaylessJul 3, 2012

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

John  Traenkenschuh

Dennis Ritchie--May He Rest in Peace...

By John TraenkenschuhOct 16, 2011

Time to Remember a True Computing Pioneer...

John  Traenkenschuh

There are no secrets II

By John TraenkenschuhOct 30, 2010

After the discussion on client configurations betraying your infrastructure choices, my talk with Sim Pul Simon (my corrected spelling) turned to other server examples.

Emily Nave

Community Tips: Use Community Megaphone to Promote Developer Events

By Emily NaveOct 27, 2010

Planning a User Group or community gathering for developers? Community Megaphone, built by Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie aka @devhammer, provides a simple way to share and discover all kinds of events relating to software development.

Danny Kalev

It's a shoddy, shoddy world

By Danny KalevSep 19, 2010

We've all come to terms with the fact that the models that in glitzy magazines aren't really themselves. Aggressive Photoshop embellishments make them look bigger than life. And yet, it appears that in many other areas, our senses are being artistically manipulated. We simply don't know it. Where do you draw the line between legit cosmetics and sheer fraud?

Danny Kalev

Yves Smith: Suspicions that The Fed is manipulating Wall Street

By Danny KalevMay 24, 2010

Yves Smith, the nom de plume of the creator of Naked Capitalism and one of the most savvy and respected members of the blogosphere. In professional life Yves is known as Susan Webber. Yves recently gave an interview to an Israeli financial newspaper in which she claims that a federal team unofficially called "the plunge protection team" is manipulating the stocks on Wall Street.

Danny Kalev

iPhone OS 4.0 SDK License Controversy

By Danny KalevApr 17, 2010

The much-discussed software development kit for the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0 says that native applications must be "originally written" in Objective C, C, or C++", forbidding developers from using any sort of "translation or compatibility layer." This legalese seems to rule out just about anything you can think of -- translating an application written in any other language to C++. However, this stern interpretation is probably exaggerated. Besides, when you consider the outcry and criticism with which Apple's license was greeted, you can't help but wondering where all these freedom of expression activists were when Sun -- and later Microsoft and Google -- imposed similar draconian restrictions on developers.

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