Archives / 2007 / October

5.6 Quake Shakes the Bay Area

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 jolted the San Francisco Bay Area tonight, shortly after 8 o’clock. Even from my location Berkeley, just shy of 50 miles from the quake’s epicenter near San Jose, the shaking was very noticeable and lasted around 10 to 15 seconds.
I’ve been following the USGS’s list of recent [...]

Apple Promises iPhone SDK

A note from Steve Jobs was posted to Apple’s hot news page today. In it, he promises that an SDK for the iPhone will be available in February. He proclaims:

With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

Developers everywhere [...]

Evolution of Software Engineering

Alex Iskold, founder of AdaptiveBlue, consistently churns out articles that provide interesting and thorough analysis of trends in technology. His latest, on the future of software development, continues that pattern.
Software engineering is a complex process. Business requirements, customer requests, and engineering timelines all have to be reconciled. Often the problems are not [...]