64-bit iOS7 and ARMv8: What Does It Mean?

Daniel Eran Dilger provides an inside look into the 64-bit iOS 7 and ARMv8, and compares a possible 64-bit Android environment. In short, the benefits of moving iOS apps to 64-bit include the hardware advantages of the A7’s 64-bit cores (including more registers, and likely more cache), the improvements and optimizations inherent in the new […]

Ballmer’s Retirement

In the past 15 years, Microsoft grew from an operating system and office software company, to an enterprise software company (Windows Server systems, Dynamics, Sharepoint), a consumer electronic company (Xbox), an online service company (Bing), and more recently, a cloud computing company (Azure). Microsoft did what most companies do when they grow – diversifying their […]

Developer ID Program Launched

Apple Insider: In an email sent out on Monday, Apple invited developers to prepare their software for OS X Mountain Lion by joining the Developer ID program, which will allow for apps to run on a Mac or iOS device that is protected by the upcoming Gatekeeper anti-malware system.

Moving Forward with CSS3

This issue of A List Apart includes two articles about CSS3 vendor prefixes. I certainly don’t want -webkit- to become the new IE6. It is however difficult to move forward with the clumsy standard process. @ppk definitely made a point here: use -alpha- and -beta- prefixes for standard, though I would insist that vendor prefixes […]

DSL Rocks

Fountain is a simple markup syntax for writing, editing and sharing screenplays in plain, human-readable text. Fountain allows you to work on your screenplay anywhere, on any computer or tablet, using any software that edits text files. Markdown works for the web. Fountain works for screenplays. Domain specific languages do rock.