When I attended the 2010 GPU programming conference hosted by NVIDIA I encounted Tidepowerd, which has a .NET library called GPU.NET for GPU programming.
GPU programming enables amazing performance improvements for certain types of code. Most GPU programming is done in C/C++, but Typepowerd lets you run code in .NET, simply marking any methods you
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Oracle has released Java SE 7:
Oracle today announced the availability of Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7), the first release of the Java platform under Oracle stewardship.
What’s in Java SE 7? Despite the full version number increment, I am tempted to call this an interim release. In December 2010 the
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Microsoft has released Visual Studio LightSwitch, a rapid application builder for data-centric applications.
LightSwitch builds Silverlight applications, which may seem strange bearing in mind that the future of Silverlight has been hotly debated since its lack of emphasis at the 2010 Professional Developers Conference. The explanation is either that Silverlight – or some close
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A few recent events prompt some reflections on the rise of app stores and the implications for developers and for the IT industry.
One is Apple’s OS X Lion release, available only through the Mac App Store; and the removal of the optical drive on the Mac Mini, making it hard to install shrink-wrap software.
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Adobe is giving up its efforts to support developers deploying to multiple app stores. The idea of InMarket, announced at the Adobe MAX Conference in October 2010, was to be a one-stop distribution point for developers seeking to target multiple platforms. Adobe handled distribution and billing. The reason given:
After reviewing our efforts and based
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Microsoft has released its quarterly figures for January-March 2011. My at-a-glance summary is below.
Quarter ending June 30th 2011 vs quarter ending June 30th 2010, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Profit Change Client (Windows + Live) 4740 -41 2943 -123 Server and Tools 4643 +494 1774 +214 Online 662 +94 -728 -40 Business (Office) 5777 +402
…continue reading Microsoft financials: Office and server dominate as Windows falters
Apple and Adobe appear to have a difficult relationship, as shown by Apple CEO Steve Jobs with his Thoughts on Flash last year. Now it seems that there are issues for users of some Adobe products if they upgrade to the new version of OS X, Lion, just released.
Adobe’s FAQ on Creative Suite compatibility
…continue reading Adobe recommends Flash Builder, Adobe Reader users not to upgrade to Apple Mac OS X Lion