SD Times: The golden age of JavaScript

Here's my latest for SD Times. April 26, 2013 —  (Page 1 of 4) Who knew that when Brendan Eich knuckled down in 1995 for 10 days to create the programming language that would be eventually known as JavaScript, it would be going strong nearly 20 years later? ECMAScript, the official standard behind the open-source JavaScript, …

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ChazBo Music: Cloudcasting Music Videos

ShiekhTV in retail stores

In the battle to promote videos, YouTube users are increasingly buying views to increase their view counts. Unfortunately, these bots and gamer clicks don’t translate into real fans. At the other extreme, if you want to get your video into rotation on MTV or VH1, you’ll need to pay a video plugger significant cheddar. You’ll …

Day one at DreamForce

I remember covering SalesForce back in 1999, when it launched. No company more thoroughly papered my desk with press kits. It's impressive to see how much this company has grown. This week's DreamForce conference in San Francisco's Moscone Center boasts 90,000 attendees, according to SalesForce. I can believe it. Time was, software demos were pretty …

How much will the Visual Studio 2012 launch raise the GDP?

Satya Nadella

"How much will the Visual Studio 2012 launch raise the GDP?" That's the question I asked — referring to a headline speculating that fourth-quarter iPhone sales could raise the GDP by half a percentage point — of Satya Nadella, president of the Servers and Tools Business for Microsoft. "Ask J.P. Morgan to do the math," …

Attending Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2012 Release in Seattle

Today's businesses are fighting for eyeballs -- and the competition is beating them to a panoply of devices. Microsoft is pitching its Visual Studio 2012 development environment as the best way for businesses to re-engage those wandering eyes. At the release event morning keynote (also globally live-streamed) in Seattle, Soma Somasagar kicked off the day …