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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.

Dr. Dobb's Archive

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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AWS, VMware Pact Eases Hybrid Cloud Adoption

AWS and VMware have struck a deal that improves workload transfers between their environments, which leaves customers in charge of their final configurations.

Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017

At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.

Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda: Digital Ecosystems, Interoperability, Bimodal IT

Digitization, creating a new level of organizational interoperability, and the practice of bimodal IT are among the priorities for CIOs, according to the Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda. See how your IT priorities stack up.

SAP's S/4HANA Migration Pivot Offers Lessons For IT Pros

Enterprise application giant SAP made an unplanned change to its own migration to its updated S/4HANA ERP and in-memory database platform. Here's how the acquisition of Concur changed SAP's approach.

Farmers Insurance Transitions Customer Service With Salesforce Mobile App

Farmers Insurance CEO Jeffrey Dailey explained at this month's Dreamforce how his firm was migrating the customer experience into the digital age.

Let's Patent This: A Primer For Enterprise App Developers

Patents aren't typically the first thing on your mind when you're developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there's a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company's intellectual property is protected.

5 Ways Agile Boosted Our IT Team's Happiness

Chris Savoie, director of product strategy at Workfront, has spent the past 12 years leading Agile IT teams. While the productivity improvements of Agile methodology are well documented, we rarely hear about how it affects IT morale. Here, Chris shares five things he learned along the way - and tell us how you can apply these to your own Agile dev efforts.

Mobile Market Forecasts Send Mixed Signals

Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space.

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