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December 24, 2014

Things That Go Boom

It is easier to make a safe light bulb than to make a safe explosive.

December 22, 2014

Abstractions For Binary Search, Part 10: Putting It All Together

After the discussions of the last few weeks, we are finally ready to build our test cases.

December 19, 2014

The Touch of a Button

Of course, I wasn't satisfied with the simple approach, so I added a bit of code to sense swipes much as you would find on a touchscreen phone.




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On this site is archived all the content from Dr. Dobb's that was published on the Web through December 31, 2014. - Architecture & Design

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Cloud Computing Embraced As Cost-Cutting Measure

When it comes to implementing a cloud infrastructure, whether it's public, private, or hybrid, most IT departments view the technology as a way to cut costs and save money, according to a recent analysis from CompTIA. The report also shows that SaaS is seen as the most useful cloud service.

Tech And Tasers: IT Support In Washington's Prison System

The 185 IT professionals at the Washington Department of Corrections support the needs of approximately 8,000 corrections officers and staffers and track some 33,000 assets - including everything from iPhones to Tasers. Here's the story of how the organization revamped its IT support and service management tools and processes - and the surprising culture changes that came about as a result.

BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones

BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.

Beer Giant Taps Salesforce Data For Better Customer Relations

Anheuser-Busch InBev, owner of more than 200 beer brands, needed a single platform for different customers and brewed up one on Salesforce.

Top 125 Vendors To Watch

InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, networking, and security. The 100 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.

Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud

Beachbody is a fitness product specialist with custom financials and ERP needs. However, these systems are a hindrance when it comes to migrating to Oracle Cloud.

InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs

Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.

ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf

ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson is finding that both infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service are important to migration. The two cloud technologies are also fundamental for future mobile applications.

Events of Interest

December 11-12. Washington, D.C. ModevCon

March 2-6, 2015 London, UK. QCon London

March 5-8, 2015. Recife, Brazil. Tropical Ruby

March 17-19, 2015. Boston, MA. O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference

March 23-24, 2015. Palo Alto, CA. Evans Data's 11th Annual Developer Relations Conference

April 8-16, 2015. Montreal, Canada. PyCon 2015

April 27-30, 2015. Baltimore, MD. 11th Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference

May 4-8, 2015. Chicago, IL. Microsoft Ignite Conference

May 12-14, 2015. Zaragoza, Spain.Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015


Videos of Past Events

September 2014. Atlassian Summit 2014

September 2013. JavaOne

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

May 2013. Google I/O

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

July 2012. Java Language Summit

June 2012. Google I/O 2012

May 2012. Atlassian Summit

May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference

March 2012. Multicore World

July 2011. JVM Language Summit

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