Pointer Events Reaches W3C Final Stage, “Recommendation”

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 25, 2015

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published the Pointer Events standard as a recommendation for wide adoption, but its future is in doubt as Apple and Google are refusing to implement it.


jQuery Takes Over the Pointer Events Polyfill from Google

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 30, 2014 1

The Chromium team announced back in August that Google is no longer working on implementing Pointer Events in Chrome in order to focus on Touch Events. Now they have given control to the Pointer Events polyfill library to jQuery which is hoping to “drive developer adoption of this unified event system” and eventually see “all browsers implement this standard natively.”


Experiences and Good Practices from Hackathons

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Dec 27, 2014

Hackathons are events where developers work together during a fixed period to collaboratively develop software. They provide learning opportunities and space for developers and organizations sponsoring the hackathons to network and have some fun.


Leslie Lamport on Distributed Systems and Precise Thinking

by Sergio De Simone Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 16, 2014 1

Leslie Lamport is the author of some of the most cited computer science papers and won a Turing Award in 2013 for his seminal work in distributed and concurrent systems. This is a summary of an interview that Lamport gave to Software Engineering Radio touching themes such as his early work in distributed systems and the importance of precise thinking in programming.


Mobile Dev, Big Data Analytics Take Center Stage at IBM Impact 2013

by Nitin Bharti Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 20, 2013

At its annual customer conference in Las Vegas, IBM unveiled a number of new enhancements to its “MobileFirst” portfolio of products including data analytics support, mobile cloud services, cross-platform testing capabilities, as well as a series of updates to their core products to better support the mobile ecosystem.


IEEE Experts Summit on Mastering Uncertainty

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  May 12, 2012

On 26th June the IEEE is organizing a one day expert summit in London called Mastering Uncertainty in the Software Industry: Risks, Rewards, and Reality at the British Computer Society.


CMU SEI Hosts Free Virtual Software Architecture Event on 28th February

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 09, 2012

The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute is organizing a free virtual event on software architecture. The show will provide information on tools and methods on 28th February, 1 pm to 4:30 p.m. ET.


Forrester CEO: The Web is a Software Architecture and the App Internet is the Next Wave

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 09, 2011 1

In his recent presentation at the Le Web 2011 conference in Paris, Forrester Research's Chairman and CEO George Colony claimed that most thinking models about the Internet and the Web are outdated. Moreover, users already seem to be saturated by the Social Network Model. According to Colony, the next real big thing will be the App Internet.


The Buzz Around the Lean Software & Systems Conference 2011 (LSSC11)

by Todd Charron Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 09, 2011

The Lean Software and Systems Consortium conference 2011 was held May 3-6 in Long Beach, California. This year, there seemed to be a strong focus on visualization, leadership, and real world solutions.


Agile Manifesto 10 Year Reunion

by Chris Matts Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 10, 2011 1

Ten years ago a group of software professionals gathered in Snowbird, Utah. Seventeen people created and signed what we now know as the Agile Manifesto. Alistair Cockburn is organising a reunion to celebrate the event on 12 Feb 2011. Alistair gave InfoQ a short interview to tell us what is happening.


Agile 2011 Submissions Close Soon

by Shane Hastie Follow 17 Followers on  Feb 10, 2011

The final date for session proposals for the Agile 2011 conference is February 14, 2011. With less than one week left now is the time put the finishing touches on proposals and get them into the submission system.


Agile Users Groups in the USA: Communities of Practice

by Dan Mezick Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 24, 2010 3

One area of the Agile ecosystem that is gaining traction these days is Agile user groups. This year, established groups are growing, and new groups are forming. Established groups are taking shots at larger conference-style events. The Scrum Alliance has a new user-group community liaison. It appears that user groups are starting to play in influential role in the worldwide Agile community.


The Need for an Event-based API in the Cloud

by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 24, 2010 3

Many cloud applications, especially resource management can benefit from event-based approaches. In his new post, William Vambenepe discusses approaches to defining cloud eventing APIs.


Google Wants to Administer the First White Spaces Database

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 06, 2010 2

Google proposes to FCC to become the administrator of a White Spaces Database containing geo-location information about devices using the free channels in the radio spectrum.


First-ever JRubyConf Announced

by Ryan Slobojan Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 11, 2009

Today it was announced that, immediately after November's RubyConf in San Francisco, there will be the first-ever JRubyConf conference, held at the same location as RubyConf. InfoQ spoke with JRuby project co-lead Charles Nutter to learn more about this conference and what it means for the JRuby Community.

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