Google has revised the terms of the Android SDK license agreement so that users must now agree not to fragment Android by deriving other SDKs from Google’s official offering. In fact, you now have to agree not to fragment Android in any way as a condition of using the Android SDK.
The key clauses
…continue reading Google fights Android fragmentation with new SDK terms
Embarcadero has released C++ Builder XE3, the first version built on the open source clang front end for the LLVM compiler. This has enabled the product to support many new features, including extensive C++ 11 support and a 64-bit compiler.
While it is a shame that the old Borland C/C++ Compiler is no more,
…continue reading Embarcadero launches C++ Builder XE3: first built on Clang
ThoughtWorks has released its latest Technology Radar, an opinionated analysis of software development trends.
Things the folk at ThoughtWorks like include automated build and deployment, essential for Continuous delivery; NOSQL database managers especially Neo4j; mobile-first development; the AppCode IDE for Apple’s Objective-C; the Graphite realtime graphing tool for creating dashboards; Clojure and Scala for programming.
…continue reading ThoughtWorks bemoans excessive software complexity, advocates small, focused services
Adobe has published a mission statement which is worth a read if only to demonstrate how far the company has moved away from Flash, once positioned at the heart of its ecosystem – remember the Flash Platform?
The mission statement essentially declares the web as the new heart of Adobe’s platform and it is working
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It is less than a year ago that Adobe pivoted wholeheartedly from Flash to HTML, a moment that to mind was marked by the acquisition of Nitobi, the PhoneGap company, announced at MAX in October 2011.
Yesterday Adobe clarified its plans for its new wave of web design tools branded Edge. These are as follows:
…continue reading Adobe Creating the Web, offers Edge animation tool for free
No time to blog in detail about this; but developers with any interest in Windows 8 should check out Project Austin, a sample project for Windows 8 whose quality exceeds most of what is currently available in the Windows Store.
This is a simple note-taking app but beautifully rendered and with support for adding photos,
…continue reading Microsoft Project Austin: superb C++ code sample for Windows 8
Adobe’s Roy Fielding, who is also the original author of the W3C’s Tracking Preference Expression draft, has patched Apache, the open source web server, to ignore the Do Not Track header sent by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10, the browser in Windows 8:
Under the heading “Apache does not tolerate deliberate abuse of open standards,”
…continue reading Adobe’s Roy Fielding patches Apache to ignore IE10 Do Not Track privacy request
Nokia has sold its Qt business to Helskinki-based Digia. According to the press release the sales includes:
… all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia. These include product development, as well as the commercial and open source licensing and service business. Following the acquisition, Digia plans to quickly enable Qt on Android, iOS
…continue reading Nokia sells Qt cross-platform software framework to Digia
Steam maker Valve has announced that it is expanding beyond games, to sell software titles that “range from creativity to productivity”.
The Steam software is more than just a store. The platform handles updates, digital rights management, and supports multiplayer gaming. It also forms a chat network. The Steam overlay lets users access Steam
…continue reading Valve announces Steam-powered apps beyond games as well as embracing Linux