Sponsored Post The iTunes App Store freeze — when app rankings stop moving for a period of time, traditionally right around Christmas — has long been a cause for both excitement and concern among app marketers. This year, we can confidently say that it’s not just less important than it used to be: it’s downright irrelevant.
We know from conversations with various Facebookers that such tools exist; the big question is whether and when the company will open-source these game-changing bits of software.
Sponsored Post Chupamobile, the largest app source code marketplace, is launching a contest for iOS and Android mobile developers with $45,000 in prizes; the 2013 Chupamobile App Developer Competition.
“The move is aimed at accelerating the Internet of everything, which will transform homes and businesses with a wide range of everyday devices, objects and machines that are always connected and communicating.”
Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national average.
“The app was designed fresh from the ground up to take advantage of the iPhone while still preserving all the design tenets from our web app,” said Codecademy co-founder Zach Sims.
Sponsored Post The Crowdfund Global Expo is a pivotal event for the crowdfund and finance industries, and the number one event for professionals taking crowdfunding into the next level.
Guest Post A number of the social network’s top managers have visited Russia to meet local developers since Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Moscow last year, when the Facebook founder tried to woo Russian programmers to California.
Big data tools are evolving fast. Here’s an overview of the most popular tools used in the field today and how some of the most experienced data scientists are making their decisions.
Update: several credible sources have told me they believe iJailbreak Pro is a scam. I have removed the link.
Sponsored Post Recent developments in cloud technologies have made this increasingly possible — it’s logistics, not technology, that’s holding it back.
Sponsored Post This sponsored post is produced in conjunction with Ford.
Our DataBeat/Data Science Summit takes place tomorrow and Thursday in Redwood City, and there are only 20 seats remaining!
Guest Post Healthcare is a massive amount of invaluable data waiting to be unearthed. This is why an application developer is a data scientist’s best friend: to put data the hands of the people who make everyday decisions.
Run into problems while working with the Node core? Now you can buy the time of Node core engineers at Joyent to help you squash bugs and hunt down problems.
“Our hope is that together we can end the days when only overachieving students in schools wealthy enough to have a computer science teacher on their faculty have access to programming classes,” said Treehouse co-founder Alan Johnson.
The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.
Sponsored Post In this video, Julius Marchwicki, Global Product Manager for SYNC AppLink, at Ford talks about the capabilities of the Ford SDK and shows off the SYNC TDK, or Technology Development Kit, a black box that lets Ford’s engineers — and its partners — test apps with a simulated vehicle.
Editor’s Pick Wolfram gave me a glimpse under the hood in an hour-long conversation. And I have to say, what I saw was amazing.
Ark OS, the private cloud crowdfunding project that aims to enable you to provide all your cloud services right in the comfort — and security — of your home, has beaten its funding goal of $45,000.
Time after time, these folks remind us what’s important and what technology is really all about: Improving the quality of life of people around the world and making information freely accessible to everyone.
Guest Post As we get ready for the annual holiday frenzy, I can’t help thinking that an old warning applies: “A mobile app is for life, not just for the holiday season.”
A tiny unfunded five-person startup in Massachusetts has created a Google Glass alternative that, they say, is much more immersive than Glass — and much less geeky.
Sponsored Post Hint: The answer isn’t to hire a team of specialists.
More than 250 retailers are banding together in Bitcoin Black Friday so that you can buy your Christmas tree, holiday flights, authentic Moroccan rugs, and booze, or pay for your next hot date, all with privacy and safety … in Bitcoin.
What happens when a large organization gets confronted with the kind of intractable, legacy obstacles that the HealthCare.gov website is currently facing?
We have many of the leading lights of data science attending our DataBeat event next week. If you’re looking to use Big Data to get ahead in your business, you need to be there.
Sponsored Post Scott Burnell, who is the global lead for business development and partner management with the Ford Developer Program, discusses the advantages of Ford’s Developer Program.
Why are you letting it suck? Do you not like money? What is wrong with you?
“If there were a backdoor in Linux, you’d know it,” said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “The whole world can see every line of code in Linux.”
Sponsored Post “Ford, for 110 years, has been pushing creativity — and in the last 2 years we decided that we wanted to push creativity in a whole new direction,” said John Ellis, the head of the Ford Developer Program.
Sponsored Post Ford’s commitment to connected cars goes back decades, and it’s now bearing fruit with the Ford Developer Program, which John Ellis, who heads the program, calls “the first ever auto developer program in the world.”
Sponsored Post We caught up with Leigh Williamson, a distinguished engineer at IBM, to find out what Big Blue has been up to in the mobile app space — and how it’s working even closer than ever with developers.
Sponsored Post Developers do have a number of tools to overcome user-retention challenges — including one that’s likely already inside their app.
Google is building a Chrome-based development environment, code-named Spark. The IDE would function as a Chrome app on a Chromebook and would enable developers to build apps for Chrome faster and easier than they can currently.
High-end site builder Zurb is launching the fifth iteration of its popular Foundation framework for front-end web developers today. Foundation 5 is faster to learn, faster to code, and faster to run, ”chief instigator” Bryan Zmijewski told VentureBeat.
Every person on Facebook — all 1.2 billion of you — sees a unique homepage every time they visit the social network. But storing, fetching, and analyzing the hundreds of petabytes of data to generate those pages in real time is no easy task.
Sponsored Post Software was once in a single language, running on a single machine, and pulling data from a single database. But the new stack can be a collect of cloud-based solutions.
The Stir Kinetic is like no desk you’ve ever seen before. It’s a $3,980 work surface that moves, senses your presence, learns your habits, comes equipped with a touchscreen controller, and even breathes, sort of.
Guest Post Native is high performance, but also high maintenance. Web gets you maximum reach but has its own drawbacks. And “write once, run anywhere” platforms are still very new.