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Google holds contest for developers

If calculating the maximum height at which an egg won't break when dropped while sacrificing the least number of eggs sounds like a worthy challenge to a programmer, then this year's Google Code Jam may be of interest. "

SOAs may spawn 'Business Process Experts'

The emergence of services-oriented architecture (SOA) from traditional object-oriented programming means that system design now requires a different approach, and therefore a new combination of skills.

NetGear unveils NAS gear for SMBs

NetGear's latest release of its centralized network storage technology for small and medium-sized businesses comes in a compact desktop form factor that the equipment manufacturer is calling an industry first.

Webfuser dev tool aimed at non-programmers

The latest version of an Ottawa firm's hosted Web development platform lets non-developers build business applications in less time with what the company said would be minimal intervention from IT administrators.

Adobe releases runtime code to Linux developers

Adobe Systems announcement that it has made available the pre-release alpha version of its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) to the Linux community will be "a huge benefit" to application developers, said one Canadian developer.

Software designed to prevent identity theft

Using peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing applications on the job raises the risk that confidential data residing on a user's PC might be inadvertently exposed to a cybercriminal, says the head of a security vendor.

Why Wi-Fi may be a possible substitute for RFID

Given that many companies already have Wi-Fi networks, Wi-Fi Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) may be a cheaper alternative to some more expensive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology applications, according to one analyst.

Google guy talks mobile search UI

Google on Wednesday launched an enhanced search service designed to streamline the mobile Web browsing experience to reap faster more targeted results, the company said.

Breast cancer 'Booby Wall' raises awareness online

Securing the anonymity of women who choose to post images of their breasts on the Booby Wall, an online site in support of breast cancer awareness, was a major factor in building the public platform, according to the chief creative officer behind the...

Canadian Windows ISV helps mobile Linux effort

A Canadian open source firm is considering contributing its technology to the LiMo Foundation, a consortium of companies striving to build a globally-available open, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices.

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