Google really wants better software for Android and the Web. At Google I/O this week, it will attempt to help programmers get more out of both.
The programmer who inadvertently introduced the Heartbleed bug to the Internet on New Year's Eve 2011 reckons the fact it was eventually spotted proves the value of open source.
A new program aims to build deeper security mechanisms into open-source software. Perhaps it will keep security experts from contracting with nefarious hackers or the NSA instead.
A Kickstarter project raises $100,000 for a project to build a user interface for the flowchart-like NoFlo programming tool, designed for more intuitive software development.
Programmer Robert O'Callahan says Google's Native Client technology contradicts laudable Web standards principles the Net giant laid out for Blink, its new browser engine project.
17-year-old Jen Lamere won the grand prize for a Chrome app in her first solo coding competition.
A coming beta version of the cross-platform programming tool will extend to new software environments including Linux PCs, Flash-enabled browsers, and Windows systems with DirectX 11.
Flash Player 11.2 and AIR 3.2 arrived today. But starting in August, Adobe will require programmers to share 9 percent of app revenues when making "console-quality" Flash games.
Although Windows remains the most popular environment for software development by far, an Evans Data survey reveals that programmers increasingly favor Apple's operating system over Linux.
There are some good reasons iOS programmers might consider jumping to Mac OS X. The one that led FX Photo Studio across the divide: the Mac App Store.