Archives: December 2013

#FiveWordTechHorrors: Your IT nightmares, in brief

December 11, 2013
Folks have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #FiveWordTechHorrors to sum up all that's nightmarish about IT
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Meet Apache Twill, the newest member of club Hadoop

December 11, 2013
Twill, formerly known as Weave, is now an Apache Incubator project, designed to make it easy to run apps on YARN/Hadoop
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Want to be spy-proof? 3 keys to rock-solid encryption

December 10, 2013
How tough is it to put together relatively spy- or hacker-proof cryptography? The devil is in the details
Encryption
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Cause for hope: Windows 8 gets the heave-ho in the next wave of updates

December 10, 2013
Windows might actually become relevant again if rumors about the next version(s) of Windows are to be believed
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Mobile dev chops? Cloud infrastructure skills? You're hired!

December 10, 2013
For 2014, IT hiring firms see a greater emphasis on cloud-related tech skills and more reliance on contractors
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To rein in the NSA for good, here's what's needed

December 10, 2013
If tech companies want less government snooping, what laws would they be likely to want passed -- or passed up?
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C vs. JavaScript: Split decision on top programming language

December 09, 2013
C scores points based on search engines, but JavaScript gets the top spot when it comes to repositories on GitHub
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Supreme Court to rule on software patents

December 06, 2013
SCOTUS steps in where the Federal circuit fears to tread and could make patent trolling a much less attractive action
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Node.js keeps stealing Rails' thunder

December 06, 2013
Rails founder isn't worried about Node.js displacing Rails, but more and more companies are making the switch
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Don't start hoarding copies of Windows 7 just yet

December 06, 2013
Microsoft has ended retail sales of Windows 7, but the OS is still available through various channels to users and enterprises
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