Archives: December 2013

Asm.js JavaScript subset picks up the pace against C/C++

December 23, 2013
Mozilla-backed Asm.js narrows the performance gap with C/C++, cutting the speed advantage in half
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Mobile app developers' interest in HTML5 is slipping

December 19, 2013
Quarterly survey of developers also finds NSA revelations are not having much impact on mobile development in the U.S.
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Microsoft yanks second botched Surface update in as many months

December 19, 2013
Microsoft pulls the bad December firmware update for the Surface Pro 2 -- with no hint as to when a fix is coming or what afflicted customers should do
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Chrome OS's best new use case: The all-in-one PC

December 18, 2013
LG's Chromebase PC looks like a good fit for public computers as well as modest end-user machines
Thin Clients
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Go Google Go! A language on full throttle

December 18, 2013
Java frameworks still rule the roost, but Go and Facebook's new HHVM PHP environment are gaining fast
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IDC: Job growth for pro developers to slow

December 18, 2013
After major gains since 2011, there are now nearly 20 million software developers worldwide -- a third of whom are hobbyists
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Microsoft 'compiler-as-a-service' project emerging from secrecy

December 17, 2013
'Roslyn' under development since 2011, and recent Microsoft blog post hints rewrite of Visual Basic and C# compilers could preview soon
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Hold onto your (red) hat: Fedora 20 is out

December 17, 2013
Latest version of Red Hat's edition of Linux has ARM support, JBoss and Ruby on Rails updates, and much more
Linux, Red Hat
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Fake antivirus software using stolen certificates, typosquatting

December 16, 2013
Bogus antivirus solutions use stolen security certificates and typosquatting domains to dupe gullible, bypass malware detection
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Microsoft promises to fix Windows XP SVCHOST redlining 'as soon as possible'

December 16, 2013
Microsoft finally posted explanation for the redlining, 100% CPU utilization lockup frustrating many Windows XP users
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