Microsoft Introduces Developer Tool For Children

Developers who have households full of developers-in-the-making (or just regular kids who they want to be developers-in-the-making) may owe Microsoft a “thank you.”  The company’s unveiled a game-creation tool that’s designed to teach children about developing basics. Kodu, as it’s known, is available in a public beta for the PC.  And a press release explained,… Continue reading Microsoft Introduces Developer Tool For Children

The Print Shop Receives Significant ’2.0′ Updates

The Print Shop, a software which has been in existence for 25 years, is now Print Shop 2.0. Jennifer Smiczek, Product Direct of Encore Software, spoke with WebProNews of the updates users can expect to find with the new evolution. Smiczek’s references speed as a major improvement. With Print Shop 2.0, most of their projects… Continue reading The Print Shop Receives Significant ’2.0′ Updates

Microsoft Releases MultiPoint SDK

Microsoft has introduced two new solutions based on its MultiPoint platform. The new Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.5 will allow software developers to create interactive applications that enable up to 25 students, each with their own mouse, to use a single PC at the same time. Also introduced was Microsoft Mouse Mischief,… Continue reading Microsoft Releases MultiPoint SDK

SnapLogic Launches SnapStore Developer Challenge

SnapLogic has announced it is launching its first-ever SnapStore Developer Challenge, a contest for developers creating “Snaps,” the connectors, pipelines, and data transformations available in the company’s SnapStore online marketplace. Each qualified entrant will receive an Amazon Kindle. And the developer of the best Snap will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a one-hour meeting… Continue reading SnapLogic Launches SnapStore Developer Challenge

Ford SYNC Calls On Developers

Elektrobit (EB) is working with Ford to provide application developers access to the in-car infotainment system Ford SYNC. The API acts as a programming interface for a particular phone platform, allowing software developers to create new applications for the vehicle, while taking advantage of the input mechanisms and vehicle data the Ford SYNC platform provides.… Continue reading Ford SYNC Calls On Developers

Firefox Add-On Plans Partially Explained

For years, Mozilla has been a good friend to developers, letting them tinker with Firefox in a way that seemed mutually beneficial.  Firefox 3.6 may restrict developers’ freedom, however, and so Mike Connor, a Firefox architect, recently tried to explain the reasoning behind the changes. On his blog, Connor wrote, “The Personas and Jetpack projects… Continue reading Firefox Add-On Plans Partially Explained