1. CES 2014: What does the Firefox say? Mozilla-based tablets and dual-core phones incoming

    Chinese mobile manufacturer ZTE has pledged to up the Firefox OS ante with the first dual-core handsets to run Mozilla's open source OS, arriving sometime in 2014. The ZTE Open, the first ever Firefox OS phone which launched in some European and Latin American markets, will be superseded by the faster and more powerful Open C and Open II.ZTE launched the first Firefox OS phone via Telefonica in Sp…Read More

  2. Mozilla’s Modern style Firefox Windows 8 app stalled yet again

    It seems the Modern UI version of Firefox for Windows 8 will remain in beta for at least another two months, contrary to previous expectations.Mozilla has updated its official Wiki page for the "Metro" Firefox app with a new forecasted release on March 18.The new version of Firefox, with a tile-based layout to match Windows 8's interface, has been in development at least since early 2012.But delay…Read More

  3. Microsoft’s Midori OS may have spawned a new programming language

    Microsoft has developed a new programming language reportedly called "M#" alongside its experimental Midori OS.And Midori may have moved out of the incubation phase and into the big leagues, as ZDNET reports that the project has been transferred to Microsoft's Unified Operating System group for continued development.Microsoft was developing the non-Windows Midori OS at least as far back as 2008, w…Read More

  4. The Two Flavors of a ‘One Web’ Approach: Responsive vs. Adaptive

    A handful of the many screens your website must handle. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired.com[Editor's note: The following is a guest post from Igor Faletski, CEO of Mobify, which provides tools for adapting web sites for smartphones and tablets.] You've probably heard people say we're living in a “post-PC world.” What does that mean for web developers? It means that 30% to 50% of your website's…Read More

  5. Internet Explorer 10 Doubles Its Desktop Market Share

    NetMarketShare's browser stats for April 2013. Image: Screenshot/Webmonkey Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 saw a meteoric rise in market share last month, jumping from 2.93 percent in March to 6.22 percent in April, according to NetMarketShare. Some of IE 10′s growth might be attributable to more Windows 8 machines coming online, but it also comes close on the heels of the release of Internet E…Read More

  6. If You Think Good Development Costs A Lot Of Money….

    "If you think that good development costs a lot of money, you should check out the cost of bad development." And with that 10 second tweet, I set in motion a series of 100+ retweets in the span of about 24 hours. This got me thinking about the issues that I run into and why this is so true. Let me start by saying that I am not speaking to every situation, nor am I saying that every developer is ba…Read More

  7. Traps to avoid for your project – #1 Deploy too much abstract indicators

    When talking about Software Quality, most of articles cover best practices and development process to implement, in order to avoid that projects collapse under Technical Debt: identify risky components, do frequent code reviews, refactor complex artifacts, check coding rules, etc. However few guidelines can be found around the project itself: yes, deploying a solution for Software Quality Manageme…Read More

  8. Parallel Processes on the XMOS StartKIT

    XMOS sent me a free StartKIT development board just in time for Christmas. Now that the festivities are over, I've had a chance to get started with it. It's a bit frustrating because XMOS's documentation has the necessary information scattered rather broadly, and documents that you'd expect to contain certain pieces of information do not.* It's all there, just poorly organized & often hidden i…Read More