“I believe girls can be better programmers. Inspiring at least one human being is my dream,” said scholarship winner Nandaja Varma.
Sponsored Post GDC Next will host presentations by leaders in the industry covering the game experiences of the future, including how we will play games, on what devices we will play them, and how we will monetize, distribute, market, and share them.
Guest Post How is Uber like Topcoder? Hint: It’s got everything to do with community.
If you think you see something weird on Twitter in the next few weeks, you’re probably right. But there’s nothing odd about that at all, according to Twitter.
Layer is an “open communications layer for the Internet.” The technology makes it easier to build messaging, voice, and video into applications in minutes.
Guest Post Apple is changing its entire design approach to this “flat” world with iOS 7 and Microsoft’s Windows 8 has taken a similar approach. But both ignore places where the skeuomorphic model is still critical to the usefulness of a technology.
“I felt a void in the way we developed technology. Our brains are wired on communicating with other people. The way we built software and services didn’t reflect that at all,” said Zuckerberg.
Intel moves forward with “pervasive computing” technologies at IDF.
“We have companies coming to us in an absolute panic,” Matt Johnston, CMO of uTest told me this morning. “We are going to read some horror stories of very popular apps two weeks after launch that suddenly their app reviews go way, way down.”
Sexism in the world of technology isn’t good for any of us, ever. This is a problem for all of us. No exceptions.
Guest Post We used to commission the world’s best artists to paint our chapels and ceremonial halls, we now commission the world’s best digital artists to create software.
Netflix takes resiliency so seriously that it uses virtual “monkeys” to cause unpredictable failures throughout its production system — just to make sure its fail-safe systems are working.
Apple sent an e-mail today to developer requesting that they submit their iOS 7-compatible app for review. And to download the latest version — almost certainly the shipping version — of its new mobile operating system.
Guest Post The picture is finally becoming clear with what Apple will be doing around iOS 7 and its release. With all of this information, every organization should be asking: How does this affect us and the experiences we have created?
Guest Post Forget “Ning for dogs” and private-jet apps. We’re compassionate problem-solvers, obsessive solution-seekers, and we’re pretty damn pissed off for greatness.
Tomorrow Apple is going to unveil new iPhones, new sales numbers, and a new mobile operating system. Tonight, however, Microsoft put up its hand and said “Don’t forget about us!”
And the company has good reason to.
Guest Post by Aaron Schlesinger, Senior Software Engineer at StackMob
These days, having your own API is the ante for operating a cloud platform.
Land of the free and the home of the brave? Our tax dollars at work.
Adobe’s been building a lot of bridges between development and design lately, and its latest launch is a very solid bridge, indeed.
“If you can just go in there and do what you need to do, just understanding the fundamentals of how the thing should work — as opposed to figuring out how to make the computer make it work — then you can achieve a lot more in a short period of time,” the serial entrepreneur who spawned PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX says.
VentureBeat is announcing a new events package that will enable you to attend four of our signature events for a fraction of the price.
Sponsored Post Today, Ford is kicking off a partnership with VentureBeat to highlight some of the many ways that developers can work to create the “Internet of Things.”
Richard Stallman created GNU, which in turn gave birth to the Linux operating system. He is a hero in the world of free software and is one of the most committed, passionate people I’ve ever met.
Yodlee Interactive is an ecosystem of financial apps that banks can easily integrate and resell to their customers. The goal is to build the worlds’ greatest developer community around financial services.
Editor’s Pick Cloud-based developer tooling is still a very new and highly volatile marketplace. Here’s how we decided who’s on the rise, who’s on the downswing, and who’s capturing the future of development.
“At this point, we’re basically completely focused on being a mobile platform… That’s where all our energy is going,” said Facebook exec Mike Vernal.
“We have much more visibility and much more momentum” with the Facebook brand attached, said Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar. “We’re really happy with it.”
Mobile backend-as-a-service Parse is rolling out five new products today, all of them sure to be big hits with the developer community, from game devs to iPhone devs to analytics nerds and beyond.
Square is making selling products online as simple as embedding a YouTube video in your blog.
“Parse is everywhere,” said Parse CPO James Yu. And for Parse, “everywhere” means a community of developers that’s growing by thousands every month.
Likening the backend-building process to spending a day at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Parse founder Ilya Sukhar said, “I could probably do better by replacing the DMV.”
Sponsored Post The premier gaming and technology conference, is less than a month away.
Guest Post Pricing for cloud computing of Amazon is inflated. The general impression that Amazon’s cloud margins are low and kept low by constant price cuts is far from the truth.
The latest numbers, released this evening by Google, show significant improvement. And that’s good for developers, who have to build apps that work on as wide a range of devices as possible.
If you’ve got an iOS, Android, or other mobile app already, Mozilla will fork over a free Firefox OS phone for you to keep forever and ever. All you have to do is port your app to HTML5.
“To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price,” Adobe employee Winston Hendrickson wrote in a blog post on the news. “It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013.”
“Plus, being in the Google Hangouts ecosystem you can mix us with other apps,” Lahoutifard told me. “You can activate a prepared logo, namebar, and presentation title, or you can show a PowerPoint.”
Guest Post A digital agency called Canvas is using Platform as a Service (PaaS) tools for competitive advantage, not just as a way to increase uptime. Here’s how.
“We want people to associate good startups with RocketSpace in the same way you’d think law with Harvard, or tech with MIT.”