Why I started learning code: a marketer’s perspective

By Alexandra Reid  If you’ve read any of our posts here, you will know that we’re heavily involved in the Canadian and international startup scenes, from Ottawa to Montreal all the way to B.C.’s

Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Francis Moran

Windows 8 released to manufacturers

Microsoft Corp. announced today that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM), hitting another milestone in the development of its flagship operating system.The RTM phase means Microsoft has finished polishing the OS

Published on: August 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Engineers connected to growing Web firms at ‘Extreme’ dinners

Entrepreneurs are often told they have to be committed to their business 24/7 to succeed these days, but hey, you have to eat some time.That may be the theory that Extreme Startups is

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Yorkville Media Centre teaches hands-on digital media skills for free

Jessica Laplante spent thousands of dollars on tuition at university to arm herself with the digital skills she'd need as a non-profit communications specialist in the modern world. But she found that education

Published on: December 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Attacks likely against Windows, PowerPoint, researchers warn

Some of the bugs Microsoft patched today will be exploited by hackers almost immediately, security researchers predicted.Microsoft's massive update -- a record-tying 13 separate security bulletins that patched 26 vulnerabilities -- gives attackers

Published on: February 11th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Single code typo triggers massive Internet Explorer hack attacks

Microsoft yesterday confirmed that a single superfluous character in its own development code is responsible for the bug that has let hackers exploit Internet Explorer (IE) since early July.A pair of German researchers

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Toronto students behind Firefox browser’s amazing overhaul

Before Armen Gasparnian took an open source coding course at Toronto's Seneca College, it had never even occurred to him to use a Web browser other than Internet Explorer. “I didn't understand why

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Use AppleScript to automate tedious Mac tasks, boost productivity

Why, when people were trying to get me to switch from Windows to a Mac, did no one tell me about AppleScript? Sure, a stable OS with Unix shell access and a sophisticated

Published on: May 22nd, 2009 Sharon Machlis

Wading through the murky legal waters of working with freelancers

Consider this: You're an executive at a small proprietary software firm called GoGetter Software. Your only product is GoGetter 1.0, which your employees developed over two and half years. At a trade show,

Published on: February 10th, 2009 John P. Hutchins

WaveMaker offers point-and-click ‘Java for dummies’

There was a moment in history when assembly coding and the knowledge of it largely disappeared from the world. Before it, the programmers knew and cared about the binary code the CPU saw,

Published on: April 21st, 2008 Peter Wayner