The cloud business may be dominated by AWS and its ever expanding collection of dozens of products and services, but Google Cloud is running hard.
Stories by Peter Wayner
Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud have advantages, but don’t match the breadth and depth of Amazon Web Services.
Connect with these Internet APIs to add some crucial data, a helpful feature, or a user-pleasing frill to an application.
Oracle says yes and Google says no, but who’s right? Here are seven arguments in favour of copyrighting APIs - and seven arguments against.
Just because you’ve squeezed out the bugs and delivered a working program doesn’t mean you should relax.
The dirty dozen of application development pitfalls - and how to avoid these all-too-common programming blunders.
Breaking the rules can bring a little thrill — and produce better, more efficient code
With AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, and Microsoft Azure Functions, a little bit of business logic can go a very long way
Apple's new programming language modernizes iOS development by synthesizing great ideas invented elsewhere
Hot or not? From the Web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what's in and what's out in app dev.
The tech world has always been long on power and short on thinking about the ramifications of this power. If it can be built, there will always be someone who will build it without contemplating a safer, saner way of doing so, let alone whether the technology should even be built in the first place. The software gets written. Who cares where and how it's used? That's a task for somebody in some corner office.
Slow startup times, null pointers, security flaws -- Java's ongoing success leaves plenty to complain about
If hitting a target is hard and hitting a moving target is even harder, then creating a new hit technology is next to impossible because the shape and nature of the target morphs as it moves. Think of building a swish new laptop just as laptops are heading out of favor, or a must-have mobile app just as smartphones plateau, or a dynamite tablet experience just as the wearable future takes hold.
Cloud-based back ends for mobile applications combine key services with varying degrees of complexity
Programmers love to sneer at the world of fashion where trends blow through like breezes. Skirt lengths rise and fall, pigments come and go, ties get fatter, then thinner. But in the world of technology, rigor, science, math, and precision rule over fad.
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