GeekSpeak for 2008-05-31

Software Development Tools

[IDE|Integrated Development Environment]s allow quicker and easier development of applications, but how does one go about creating a good IDE? Guest David Intersimone from CodeGear will chat with the Geeks about making software for software development.

Google Hosting Open Source AJAX Libraries

Through the new [Google APIs|http://googleajaxsearchapi.blogspot.com/2008/05/speed-up-access-to-your-favorite.html] domain, Google is looking to be a one-stop distributor for [AJAX|Asynchronous JavaScript And XML] libraries such as [jQuery|http://jquery.com/], [Prototype|www.prototypejs.org], [Script.aculo.us|http://script.aculo.us/], [MooTools|http://mootools.net/], and [Dojo|http://dojotoolkit.org/]. By serving these files, users will be saved from downloading the same library over and over again, improving page load times. Google is also offering their [AJAX Libraries API|http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlibs/] for a common API among those leading competing AJAX libraries.

Microsoft Says, "Don't Use Safari"

In response to a [security vulnerability|http://www.dhanjani.com/archives/2008/05/safari_carpet_bomb.html] in Apple’s Safari web browser, Microsoft is urging Windows users to avoid it. Apple has not yet announced a fix for this problem.

Google Demonstrates Android

It’s real, it’s hip, and there are pretty pictures and videos. Can it take on the iPhone? Time will tell. Android is maturing and looking like a promising alternative to iPhone and other touchscreen phone OSes. The demo showed a unique “connect the dots” unlock feature, multiple desktops, customizable status bars, and much [more.|http://androidcommunity.com/first-live-images-of-fullscreen-android-demo-20080528/]


! David Intersimone

“David I” is responsible for working closely with the developer community, ensuring the requirements of the individual programmer to development teams in larger enterprises are folded into CodeGear’s strategic product plans. He is a long-standing champion of software developers and the importance of their role in the industry, and continues to love doing programming. Nearly 22 years ago, David joined Borland to direct its product services group, where he has held a variety of engineering/development positions, created the developer relations group, and became very well known in the developer community worldwide. Prior to joining Borland, he was Director of Product Services for Softsel Computer Products, Inc. (now Merisel). David holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and is Vice President of Developer Relations for [CodeGear|http://www.codegear.com/] .