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As I was preparing Part II on my column on Software Outsourcing, I received word that August 2010 would be the final issue of MacCompanion...
Outsourcing & the Fall of Software Development, Part 1
I consider myself mostly conservative politically. In the last three Presidential elections, I voted for the Republican twice and the Democrat once. In each...
WWDC '10: Get Over It
In the last few years, I have been giving WWDC a bit of heat. On a grading scale, I even gave last year's conference a D, which many of you have...
Apple Does It Again
You know, this time I was really worried. After all, how long can they expect to keep this up? Even Apple has its limits. And all the experts said so...
Last fall, we began a six part series on the upcoming changes on the C++ language. After such a long dive into an extremely technical...
C++0x Part 6: Final Thoughts
This month we conclude our series on the upcoming changes in the C++ language (known as C++0x). For those who have missed...
C++0x Part 5: Rvalue References
Four months ago, we began our series on the upcoming changes on the C++ language. For those who have missed the previous installments...
C++0x Part 4: Smart Pointers
Three months ago, we began our series on the changes that will be coming to the C++ language. We looked first at some of the bug fixes...
C++0x Part 3: Making Coding Easier
Two months ago, we began our series on the changes that will be coming the C++ language. Last month we examined some of the updates which...
C++0x Part 2: A Step Forward
Last month we began examining the upcoming changes to the C++ language. In it we discussed the evolution of C++ and where it is today...
C++0x Part 1: What is it?
C++0x is the designation for the upcoming C++ specification. The original ANSI/ISO C++ spec was released in 1998, and thus was...
Xcode 3.2 Compilers
In an industry that is perpetually bogged down in delays and late deliveries, Apple beat its own expectations and released...
The End of the Line for the PowerPC
Next month, Apple will be releasing its next generation operating system, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, a replacement for...
WWDC '09 Round Up
As this is my fourth year as a macCompanion columnist, I now bring you my fourth annual report on Apple's Worldwide Developer...
WWDC '09 Preview
For the second year in a row, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is sold out. In 2008 when it first happened...
Software Development Jobs in a Down Economy (Part III)
The unemployment rate has nearly doubled in the past year and a half, jumping by nearly 20% in just the time I began this series...
Software Development Jobs in a Down Economy (Part II)
We continue this month exploring this month exploring the software development job market in the present economy...
Software Development Jobs in a Down Economy (Part I)
The economy is down. That's how I began last month's article, and the economy hasn't improved much since. With job reductions...
Apple in the Post-Steve Jobs Era
The economy is down. We have the highest unemployment since 1992, sales are steeply declined, and companies, even very...
SheepShaver Update 2009: Running Classic
One year ago, I wrote a three part series on various methods of running Classic applications on modern Mac's. As most...
Top 10 All-Time Mac Fiascos
This month, we take a trip down memory lane, across the history of the Macintosh industry, to point out the Top 10 Fiascos...
C/C++ Language Updates
Early last year, I wrote about the upcoming changes in the C++ language. It has been, by far, my longest article...
Objective-C for C++ Programmers (Part II)
Last month, we began our look at the Objective-C programming language from the perspective of a C++ programmer...
Objective-C for C++ Programmers (Part I)
This month we examine the Objective-C language from a C++ perspective. Although there are a large number of...
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Preview
Last month we reviewed this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, the all-important Apple conference for...
WWDC '08 Roundup
This month we cover the 2008 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, the annual Mecca for Macintosh engineers...
WWDC 2008 Preview
Once again, we are bumping our investigation of retro-computing so as to give a preview of this year's...
Basic Update 2008 Follow-up
Due to the large feedback response I received from last month's column Basic Update 2008, we continue our...
Basic Development Environments: Update
Two years ago, we devoted three columns to the state of Basic development environments available on the Macintosh...
Alternative Macintosh Operating Systems
This month, we examine the various operating system alternatives that are available to the Macintosh user. Although Mac OS X...
Running Classic on Leopard (Part III)
For the past two months, we have been investigating solutions for the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard user who wishes to continue running...
Running Classic on Leopard (Part II)
Last month we investigated three solutions to running Classic applications on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: SheepShaver, Basilisk...
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