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Google Doodle honors pioneer programmer Grace Hopper

The developer of COBOL, which allowed computers to handle words instead of just numbers, would have been 107 years old on Monday.

By December 9, 2013


Healthcare.gov code allegedly two times larger than Facebook, Windows, and OS X combined

Following a report from The New York Times that Healthcare.gov is 500 million lines of code, one developer draws a telling comparison between the ACA's Web system and other popular software.

By October 23, 2013


Tech Time Machine: 8 April

Brain surgery, the Y2K bug and Maglev trains: if any of those sound interesting to you, check out today's Tech Time Machine.

By April 7, 2012


Google reworks Go for 1.0 debut in early 2012

Go, a lower-level programming language that Google hopes will improve upon C, should be finished in a few months. Some changes are arriving now.

By November 15, 2011


Will the cloud change programming?

New programming languages come and go but most of the successful approaches build off existing models rather than heading off in a completely new direction.

By October 13, 2011


Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

The most successful technology isn't always what the media is talking about or what Silicon Valley VCs are funding: it can be the boring old tech that makes the trains run on time.

By August 10, 2009


Software lives forever

Critical business systems modernize slowly. If it isn't broken, it's rarely fixed.

By February 18, 2010


Top 10 geek recipes

When they're not redefining the fabric of modern society, many of the world's most famous nerds take time out to snarf a burger. Let's get cooking!

By November 6, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 1011: User clips galore

CNET's US offices are closed today but we have a special episode for you. We had so many great submissions to our 1000th episode, we couldn't fit all the clips in the show and do everything else we wanted. So, today, you get all the clips. Or at least m

By July 3, 2009


IBM Tivoli comes to the cloud

The Tivoli group has announcements coming out of the Pulse conference in Las Vegas that give some interesting insight into Big Blue's cloud-computing directions.

By February 9, 2009