Windows Phone 7, Silverlight show promise for early business adopters

Windows Phone 7, which is Microsoft's revamped smartphone operating system, and Silverlight, the company's rich Internet application platform, might seem geared primarily to glitzy, for-fun applications. But Microsoft observers see an enterprise business

Published on: April 13th, 2010 Paul Krill

Tax credits, funding available to Ontario digital content developers

Digital content developers, who've survived the economic turmoil of past 18 months, may sense the storm is calming, and a ray of sunlight peeking through the clouds.And maybe even a rainbow leading to

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Four steps to protect yourself on Facebook

If you're one of the 63.7 million people playing the popular Farmville game on Facebook, you've probably noticed a change in how you earn points. FarmVille's parent company, Zynga, agreed last week to

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Kristin Burnham

Experts say Android development not really open, but Google disagrees

Onlookers say that Google is in charge of Android development, despite pitching the software as a community project. But experts say that could be the only way Google can ensure that the software

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Nancy Gohring and Juan Carlos Perez

Seneca students’ 3D triumph — open source creation a bonanza for digital games, movie production

When it comes to motion capture technology, the leg bone isn't always connected to the hip bone – sometimes it gets connected to the elbow or the face bone. That's not quite how

Published on: September 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Senior developer arrested for ‘stealing’ stock trading code

A high-level developer for Goldman Sachs was arrested by the FBI Friday and charged with stealing computer code that automates the firm's high-volume trading on stock and commodities markets, according to court documents

Published on: July 9th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Touching donation – Ontario college gets Microsoft Surface unit

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is partnering with Microsoft Canada Co. to equip a brand new digital media laboratory with a Microsoft Surface unit and turn its students into developers

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

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

Five weaknesses of Web-based applications

For most of us, especially given these tough economic times, for the Web to have become the platform of choice for enterprise application development seems like a no-brainer. But to paraphrase The Return

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Neil McAllister

Codeless development popular way to sidestep IT department

A few years ago, self-proclaimed nondeveloper Kevin Smith worked for a software company that tried to build a project tracking tool using Microsoft .Net. Some 15 developers spent a year with little success.

Published on: November 21st, 2008 Tom Kaneshige

Developers flock to Google App Engine as kinks smoothed out

Requests are piling up from enthusiastic programmers using the App Engine hosted application development environment,again testing Google's ability to meet the expectations of external developers, a demanding bunch that the company considers key

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

How to estimate your personal IT worth

For most of us, our jobs aren't about systems or reports or lines of code - they are about how we pay our bills, spend our free time, and create a future for

Published on: June 25th, 2008 Joe Gentry

When Larry met Ernie – how Web 2.0 powers business process improvement

Visualize the following scenario: BigMachine Corp. – a machine spare parts supplier – sees its performance slip drastically due to inefficient business processes. Larry Shutter – the overworked, underpaid employee who “owns” the

Published on: May 6th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes