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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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Adobe Flash: Death By A 1,000 Cuts

Adobe's Flash Professional next year will be called Animate CC, and it will focus on creating HTML5 content.

Microsoft Integrates Cortana, Power BI

Microsoft is making the connection between Cortana and Power BI available for public preview starting Dec. 1.

Nokia OZO VR Camera Available For $60,000

Virtual reality moves a little closer to the mainstream with the launch of Nokia's $60,000 OZO virtual reality camera.

Microsoft PowerApps: Software Creation Without Coding

Microsoft has introduced PowerApps, designed to bring fast development to business applications and letting business users create their own apps without coding. Here are the details.

Office 365: Skype For Business, Analytics, Security Updates

Microsoft is launching several enterprise additions to Office 365, including Skype for Business services and new features for security and analytics.

Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup

In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.

Microsoft's Cortana Coming To iOS In Beta

Microsoft is releasing a test version of its Cortana digital concierge for Apple's iOS platform. This follows a similar release for Google Android smartphones.

Big Data & The Law Of Diminishing Returns

Right now, big data looks like it holds all the answers for any questions a person or company might have. However, in reality, big data eventually has to succumb to the law of diminishing returns. Here's what several experts see as the gap between promise and reality.

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