Windows 8 Alternatives?

For those of you who feel you have been shortchanged by Microsoft’s new Windows 8 along with it’s metro style interface, don’t worry. There a host of operating systems out there that you can try out for a replacement to your trusty old OS. Below are some of the best alternatives. I am sticking to Linux based systems and prefer not to guide newbies to other Operating Systems such as BSD. Ubuntu You may have already heard of Ubuntu. It is the first stop you should make on your way to Linux desktop computing. It is the easiest way to

How to Leverage HTML5 for your Business

HTML5 is the newest hyper text markup language for websites from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The first draft was made public in 2008, but not much happened until 2011. In 2011, HTML5 was released and people started writing about it and using it, but the support in different browsers was still poor. Today all major browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, IE) offer HTML5 support, therefore the newest HTML technology can be used at its best today. HTML5 works with CSS3 and is still in development. W3C plans to release a stable version next year, but it still looks

How To Use Kanban To Improve Your Software Development Process

Kanban, which literally translates approximately into signboard, was originally a scheduling system for lean and just-in-time (JIT) production was perfected at the inspirational Toyota manufacturing plants. Kanban is a system to control the logistical chain from a production point of view, and is not an inventory control system. Kanban was developed by Taiichi Ohno, at Toyota, to find a system to improve and maintain a high level of production. Although perfected primarily with manufacturing process in mind, the same principles can be applied equally effectively in the software development process as well. Software Development Although originally devised for the manufacturing

How Does The New Samsung Eye Scrolling Work?

How Does The New Samsung Eye Scrolling Work?

As you may know already, the internet is currently abound with rumors regarding Samsung’s upcoming mobile Galaxy S4 and it’s innovative new eye scrolling feature. While we cannot be 100% sure if Samsung will be releasing the S4 with eye scrolling, we do know about the technology behind such a feature. This post will take a look at eye scrolling and how it works. Eye Tracking Eye scrolling makes use of a sophisticated set of technologies and methods called eye tracking. It has been known by scientists and gaze/eye tracking geeks for sometime that there is a lot of value

The Rise and Rise of Javascript – The Omnipresent Programming Language – Part 2

This post is the second of a two part series on the rise of Javascript as a force to be reckoned with in the world of programming languages. You can read part 1 by clicking here. In part 1, we had looked at the history, rebirth and the beginnings of the rise of Javascript as the preferred client-side scripting language of the browsers. In this part, we hope to cover the explosion of Javascript since then onto the server, desktop and mobile programming landscape. Conquering the Server Continuing on from the browser space, the next piece of the JavaScript puzzle