Java exploits biggest menace for 2013: Report

Four of the top five most targeted vulnerabilities for the first half of the year were found in the Java development platform, according to a recent report by computer security firm F-Secure Corp.

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Canadian schools miss medals at contest

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- For the first time at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the University of Waterloo can't claim to be the top Canadian school.Instead that honour will go to the

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Dissecting a championship programming problem

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- The top computer programming talent from universities around the world, including six from Canada, began working Wednesday morning local time in the finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Red Hat’s sfotware collections to support Ruby, Python

The beta release of Red Hat’s Software Collections 1.0 will allow developers to use newer versions of languages such Ruby and Python. Software Collections 1.0 is the first in a series of releases

Published on: June 6th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Ruby 2.0.0 released

New language features, debug support and performance enhancements are among the new updates to Ruby 2.0.0, the first stable release of 2.0 series of the object oriented programming language.In a statement accompanying the

Published on: February 25th, 2013

Oracle releases Java patch but users not yet safe

Following a United States Department of Homeland Security warning to computer users to disable their Java plug-ins due to a major vulnerability, Oracle Corp. over the weekend, issued a security patch to fix

Published on: January 14th, 2013

Oracle invests in PaaS firm

The IT industry’s biggest companies continue to expand their cloud computing offerings as the idea of putting almost everything non-critical in the cloud gains support. In the latest move, Oracle Corp. has taken

Published on: November 16th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Apple popularity boosts Objective-C language

SAN FRANCISCO -- Thanks to the popularity of Apple's iPad and iPhone mobile devices, the Objective-C language has overtaken C++ in Tiobe Software's monthly assessment of programming language popularity. Objective-C, the language used for

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Paul Krill

How to make PHP apps scale

SAN FRANCISCO -- The power of PHP and an RDBMS is the ability to nail the major features of an application with cheaply paid developers in a record amount of time. Unfortunately, the default

Published on: May 25th, 2012 andrew oliver