There's a gap between Google's version of Android and what the mobile carriers deliver.
AT&T and other carriers are not helping Android, or themselves, by turning a great product into a second-rate one. And maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, but I now understand what Apple fans hate about Android.
Trying to crack a tough data problem? Submit it to the KDD Cup challenge.
Organizers of this year's KDD Cup data mining challenge are looking for data problems in areas such as medicine, education, the environment, or anything that leads to a social good. Submissions are due by November 15.
We need more people who share Dennis Ritchie's spirit.
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity," Dennis Ritchie once said. It's true, and we need more geniuses who share his spirit.
Oracle's NoSQL Database is more than a product. It's also an acknowledgement.
Oracle's announcement of a NoSQL product isn't just a validation of key-value stores, but of the entire discussion of database architecture.
The data that drives products is shifting from overt to covert.
The real changes in our lives will come from products that have the richness of data without calling attention to the data.
Sweeping patent changes aren't likely, but small solutions may curb patent trolls.
Patent trolling could undermine app ecosystems, but who can mount a legitimate challenge? Here's four potential solutions.
It's unlikely IBM or Apache will lead the Java community.
Why did Mike Loukides leave IBM and Apache out of his recent piece, “Who leads the Java Parade?” Because — despite good reasons — they both opted out.
Oracle, Google, and VMware are all Java players, but a clear leader has yet to emerge.
Are any of the companies in the Java community willing to exercise technical
leadership? Are there organizations willing to bring the features Java needs to fruition? It's time for the real leader to stand up and address these questions.
Resilience engineering and data's role in performance are key trends in web ops.
A number of emerging themes are defining the web operations world, including: resilience engineering, new approaches to failure, and the role data plays in boosting performance.