Hadoop Adds In-Memory Caching
Mar 07 | Kay Ewbank
Apache Hadoop 2.3.0 has been released with support for in-memory caching and heterogeneous storage hierarchy for HDFS.
Office 365 SDK for Android
Mar 07 | Alex Armstrong
It's getting ever easier to bring Microsoft and Android together. Now we have news of the Office 365 SDK for Android, an open source project that helps Android developers access Office 365 data from their apps.
Mozilla Wants To Take A Byte Out Of JPEGs
Mar 07 | Mike James
JPEG is well known, well used and well understood. Surely there cannot be anything left to squeeze out of this old compression algorithm? Mozilla seems to think that we can get more if we are careful.
DirectX Not Dead - Version 12 At GDC
Mar 06 | Mike James
The good news is that despite the rumors that there would be no next version of DirectX, and despite Microsoft not being quick to reassure people of the future of DirectX, it seems that version 12 will be outlined at GDC later in the month.
Does John Conway Hate Life?
Mar 06 | Lucy Black
Conway's game of Life is huge among programmers and mathematicians alike. It has generated a community of "Lifers" dedicated to constructing whole worlds in Life and investigating it as if it was a universe of its own. And yet, in this new video, John Conway, its inventor admits to hating it....
VS Online Free Test Period Extended
Mar 06 | Kay Ewbank
Microsoft has extended the early adoption period during which Visual Studio Online developers can make use of the service for free.
Computer Science MOOCs March Forward
Mar 05 | Sue Gee
In our regular monthly round up of Computer Science MOOCs we have options that will be of interest if you want to undertake a course of study rather than a one-off course.
Riecoin Crypto Currency Mines Primes For Riemann
Mar 05 | Mike James
What a waste of effort bitcoin mining is -all that computer time just to validate transactions! Riecoin is a new crypto currency that uses a search for prime constellations as its proof of work.
Office 365 REST APIs Preview
Mar 05 | Alex Armstrong
Microsoft has a new set of APIs that expose services across the whole of Office 365 in a RESTful way, allowing developers to consume Office data and services from any application.
Crashlytics Labs Announces Testing Tool
Mar 04 | Alex Denham
Twitter Crashlytics is planning to release a beta distribution tool that will offer a better testing method of mobile apps.
Android Dominates In Tablet Market
Mar 04 | Janet Swift
The growth in sales of tablets in 2013 was fueled by the low-end smaller screen tablet market, and first time buyers. This led to Android becoming the dominant tablet operating system, accounting for over sixty percent of the market.
The True Cost Of Bugs - Bitcoin Errors
Mar 03 | Mike James
The news that bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has gone out of business hasn't had the really big effect on the cyber currency that you might have expected, but it could contain a lesson of the difficulties in getting currencies and software to mix.
App Engine 1.9.0 Revs Up
Mar 03 | Alex Armstrong
Google has released App Engine 1.9.0 which brings general availability (GA) of the Modules API, a new MapReduce library for Java developers, and improvements to the PHP runtime.
C# Gets A New Operator - Safe Navigation
Mar 03 | Ian Elliot
One of the big problems with computer languages is they tend to throw their hands in the air (metaphorically) and give up at the slightest problem in executing your code. Now C# is taking a small step towards being just a little more forgiving and a little more determined in running your code.
Arnold C A Schwarzenegger Based Language
Mar 02 | Lucy Black
New languages come and go, but this one seems likely to "stick around" (Predator). Its entire syntax is based on one line quotes from that well known programmer, movie star and State Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Robots In The Japanese Garden
Mar 01 | David Conrad
Sometimes you see a video and really can't make up your mind if this is good, bad or just silly. In this case we have quadruped robots masquerading as garden lanterns in a traditional Japanese style. Just take a look.
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