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June 30, 2014  9:36 AM

Microsoft gets it so right… and so wrong

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
.NET, Bill Gates, Build, language, Microsoft, Migration, Open source, Programmers, Programming Languages

The programming-specific press is in something of a maelstrom over the highs and lows of what Microsoft does so (arguably) well... and what the company still gets so (arguably, arguably) well, just a bit wrong. The firm's "oh alright then we like open source after all if everyone else does" stance...

September 29, 2013  12:25 PM

Free open source games website teaches kids programming

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Children, kids, Open source, Programmers

A new website has emerged that encourages kids to start think about computer programming techniques. Scratch is a free and open source resource available in 40 languages intended to carry forward the 'community contribution' model of software application...


August 15, 2013  9:13 AM

Hobbyist coder 2.0 spreads open source in 2013

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Arduino, Open source, Programmers

There's an old expression in marketing and public relations: when you've got no news at all and nothing product or customer related to say, try doing a survey. Snide back-stabbing caustic journalistic jibes aside, there could be one trend worth surveying and analysing this summer. Did anyone...


May 20, 2013  9:35 AM

How to keep sexism out of open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Programmers, Python

Any number of surveys will give you broad brush summary stats detailing the dearth of women in professional IT roles. Computer Weekly has long sought to champion the wider redress of this imbalance and has regularly


August 3, 2012  9:38 AM

From London 2012 to Adobe, a good week for fonts

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Fonts, Open source, Programmers

It has been a good week for fonts. The London 2012 font been made available online at this link for download. London.png


February 28, 2011  9:36 AM

More than half of businesses have adopted ‘some’ open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Gartner, Open source, Programmers

Of course we know that there are only lies, damn lies and statistics -- and it's worth remembering that fact before we consider looking at the broad brush claims made by a Gartner survey earlier this month, which "revealed" that more...


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