Archives: March 2014

Software developers, you're better when you work together

March 28, 2014
Collaboration among developers helps them stay innovative while also advancing the company's business objectives
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How to build stronger password hashes? Hold a contest

March 28, 2014
A new contest proposes to spur innovation in hashing methods used to secure passwords and other sensitive data
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Amazon holds off Google's cloud charge -- for now

March 27, 2014
Amazon keeps its pricing competitive, but Google aims to attract the developers who do the actual building and deploying
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Windows 7 SP1 downloads dry up at Microsoft distributor Digital River

March 27, 2014
With no official announcement or explanation, Digital River's Windows 7 SP1 download links have stopped working
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Mozilla unveils debugger that works like a VCR

March 26, 2014
Mozilla's Rr project lets you record and replay the behavior of Linux applications for easier debugging of complex programs
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Facebook Q&A: Hack brings static typing to PHP world

March 26, 2014
Julien Verlaguet, a designer of the Facebook-driven language, talks about how Hack marries static typing with the benefits of fast PHP development
PHP Web, Facebook
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Psych! Microsoft didn't really open-source MS-DOS

March 26, 2014
Look all you want, but don't think about touching Microsoft's source code for MS-DOS v1.1/v2.0 and Microsoft Word v1.1a
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SAP jacks up Business Warehouse to in-memory speed

March 26, 2014
SAP adds in-memory processing and greater Hadoop integration to keep existing customers, not to draw new ones
Big Data, OLAP, HANA, SAP
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Google puts Amazon on notice with new Cloud Platform features

March 25, 2014
Google Cloud Platform now includes revamped pricing, better testing and deployment tools, and expanded VM support -- all to displace Amazon
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Microsoft's KB 2953095 Word security hole is part of ongoing embarrassment

March 25, 2014
Microsoft posted a Fix-it for a new rendering flaw with RTF -- a standard the company created in 1987 and hasn't changed since 2008
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