NEWS ANALYSIS: A new law passed by the U.S. House of Representatives will try to rein in so-called patent trolls by requiring them to show they have valid claims and raising the cost of losing a case.
Microsoft hopes to empower the next generation of developers by lending its support to Computer Science Education Week.
MIDAS is a lightweight, scalable tool that helps identify a broad range of potential indicators of compromise on a Mac host.
With businesses around the world now using more cloud services and instituting new big data analytics-driven ecosystems, it's important for IT managers and C-level execs to keep informed about all of these advancements. Those who aren't up to speed risk being left behind, and that means potentially losing customers to companies that already have adapted. It is the most basic law of the business food chain: adapt or get eaten. It's advantageous to implement an IT system that will enable an enterprise to make use of the data it collects as soon as it comes into storage. Obviously, this is easier said than done because plenty of things need to be taken into consideration before building a new system or remodeling an older one. Management also will require that this system runs at peak performance and that the company gets a positive return on its business investment. The following eWEEK slide show, with input from Hadoop-as-a-cloud service provider Xplenty, offers advice for businesses starting to build an optimal solution that includes big data analytics elements.
The judge says the Java APIs could be considered software tools, not simply techniques to build software, which legally cannot be copyrighted.
A survey of 10 years of software vulnerability sales shows that private groups have access to an average of nearly 60 exploitable software flaws unknown to the general public.
The new Chrome tools provide emulation, debugging and on-screen testing capabilities of apps on mobile devices.
Google bolsters its Google Compute Engine services as it moves to general availability for all customers.
As development teams become increasingly distributed across geographies, time zones and projects, they have to adopt new methods of working. More companies now allow and even encourage employees to work from home, and fewer companies enforce the rigid 9-to-5 schedule around which prior generations built their lives. So how do developers and their teams adapt to these changing working conditions? According to collaboration software specialist Atlassian, a new style of work requires a new set of tools that allows for both asynchronous and real-time collaboration, and supports agile methodology from concept to launch. New products for knowledge management, team chat and issue tracking combine to offer development teams an effective set of collaboration tools that help alleviate common workplace issues. Even so, many companies are slow to adopt new software. Check out this eWEEK slide show for examples of how a modern development team should work together using software that allows them to stay informed, connected and collaborative—from the start of a project to the end.
In recent years, the Linux Mint open-source operating system has emerged to become one of the most popular Linux distributions. Linux Mint was founded by developer Clement Lefebvre in 2006, with the goal of being a user-friendly desktop version of Linux. Lefebvre officially released Linux Mint 16, code-named Petra, Nov. 30 with the goal of improving the Linux desktop experience. Linux Mint 16 is based on the Ubuntu 13.10 Linux distribution at its core, with a number of key additions and improvements. While Ubuntu has focused on the development of its own Unity desktop Linux environment, Linux Mint has its own desktop creation, known as Cinnamon. Among the highlights of the Linux Mint 16 release is the latest generation of the Cinnamon desktop. Linux Mint is also available with other desktop environments, including MATE, which is a fork of the GNOME 2.x desktop. The new desktop environments included in Linux Mint 16 aim to offer improved performance and usability to Linux users. Among the new features that Linux Mint 16 provides are new USB formatting and imaging tools that enable users to easily create bootable USB sticks. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the new features in Linux Mint 16.
Google Glass devices are now being offered to more developers who want to buy them so they can use the coveted product to create new apps.
The new tools will help developers expand their applications and build better code faster, according to Google.
VIDEO: HP Distinguished Engineer Monty Taylor explains how the open-source OpenStack cloud platform is moving forward.
Why should Xbox One users have all the fun? Microsoft has started to ship new kits with the new Kinect to select Windows developers before it goes on sale next summer.
eWEEK 30: Unix remains a major server platform in enterprises and on the Internet three decades after PC Week started covering the computer industry.