Semantic pulls Web development up by its Bootstrap

Semantic pulls Web development up by its Bootstrap

The 1.0 version of the Web UI framework eases development, but Bootstrap's next version may give it competition

11/24/14

What developers can do to extend smartphone battery life

What developers can do to extend smartphone battery life

Smarter app design combined with energy-usage monitors can keep apps from hogging battery life

11/24/14

Four ways Linux is headed for no-downtime kernel patching

Four ways Linux is headed for no-downtime kernel patching

These technologies are competing to provide the best way to patch the Linux kernel without reboots or downtime

11/24/14

IBM spins up a new bare-metal private PaaS

IBM spins up a new bare-metal private PaaS

Bluemix Dedicated offers an isolated, single-tenant version of IBM's Bluemix SaaS, but only a subset of services

11/21/14

Microsoft's open source .Net still can't match open source Java

Microsoft's open source .Net still can't match open source Java

Java has a major head start, and Microsoft's limited open source strategy could be too little too late

11/21/14

In a cloud outage, no one can hear you scream

In a cloud outage, no one can hear you scream

The most recent Azure outage shows Microsoft still needs to improve its responsiveness to customers

11/21/14

Nginx claims more top websites at Apache's and Microsoft's expense

Nginx claims more top websites at Apache's and Microsoft's expense

Of the top million Web sites, the speedy new Nginx server is gaining greater marketshare, but Microsoft IIS is making surprising gains of its own, too

11/20/14

Mozilla fishes for Google alternative, reels in Yahoo

Mozilla fishes for Google alternative, reels in Yahoo

The new agreement between Mozilla and Yahoo gives Mozilla a fresh revenue stream and a new way to advance its pro-open-web agenda

11/20/14

Surface Pro 3 firmware patch solves some glitches, but Wi-Fi problems persist

Surface Pro 3 firmware patch solves some glitches, but Wi-Fi problems persist

Microsoft releases its ninth firmware fix for the Surface Pro 3 in five months, and early results are mixed

11/20/14

Microsoft brings Docker CLI to Windows

Microsoft brings Docker CLI to Windows

The Windows CLI brings Microsoft closer to full Docker container support, but many more pieces must still click into place

11/20/14

Splice Machine 1.0 offers speedy, scalable SQL on Hadoop

Splice Machine 1.0 offers speedy, scalable SQL on Hadoop

Splice Machine update offers cross-integration with Hadoop apps and supports migration paths from other databases

11/19/14

Time to secure the Web? EFF says HTTPS can soon be the norm

Time to secure the Web? EFF says HTTPS can soon be the norm

Led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Let's Encrypt wants to make HTTP an oddity within a few years' time

11/19/14

25 years after Lotus Notes, IBM tries to reinvent email again

25 years after Lotus Notes, IBM tries to reinvent email again

IBM's Verse borrows ideas from Google's Inbox, then adds Watson-powered querying to let users tame their email

11/19/14

Facebook continues tools deluge with JavaScript type checker

Facebook continues tools deluge with JavaScript type checker

Open source Flow is the social network’s latest effort to introduce its technology to the community at large

11/18/14

Microsoft redoes SChannel patch, releases MS14-068/KB 3011780, KB 3000850

Microsoft redoes SChannel patch, releases MS14-068/KB 3011780, KB 3000850

Three unexpected patches barreled out of the Automatic Update/WSUS chute, including a massive Windows 8.1 patch rollup

11/18/14

Suse jumps into software-defined storage

As its steady post-Novell recovery continues, Suse moves into enterprise software-defined storage

11/18/14

Docker gains migration and networking help with Flocker

Docker gains migration and networking help with Flocker

Flocker promises to address issues of data portability and migration between systems, but the project is still in its early stages

11/18/14

More patch problems reported with MS14-066/KB 2992611/WinShock

More patch problems reported with MS14-066/KB 2992611/WinShock

Botched patch is still on Automatic Update. If Amazon, IBM, and BlackBerry can offer straight talk, why not Microsoft?

11/18/14

WebRTC hammers out compromise on video codec standards

WebRTC hammers out compromise on video codec standards

Browsers must support H.264 and VP8 as part of real-time communications effort

11/18/14

Microsoft's changes to OneDrive spark a user rebellion

Microsoft's changes to OneDrive spark a user rebellion

Necessary changes to OneDrive rolled out last week -- leaving unhappy users, thanks to poor explanation. Here's what Microsoft should have said

11/18/14

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