Slack has always been easy to like. The fast-growing team communication startup had a classic underdog story, with its founders falling ass-backwards into enterprise software following a failed effort to build a video game.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” has been an aphorism that’s been with us for a very long time. In many ways, it’s been a guiding principle for me and many other tech folks.
Starting with Xcode 7, Apple made it possible to sideload apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV using a free Apple ID. Although a paid developer account is still required to deploy apps to the App Store, users wishing to sideload open source apps on a personal device can do so with relative ease.
The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the benevolence of fellow programmers.
If you have recently ventured in the world of professional software developers, you should probably be aware about the business of writing code for a living that you even can’t learn from a university course or a coding academy.
Today is a great day for those of us who edit photos on a PC or Mac. Google has announced that the entire Nik Collection of image processing tools is now free to download and use.
Toonz creates software you’ve probably never heard of but you’ve likely seen countless TV shows and movies made using its products. The company’s main product is a piece of enterprise animation software that helps with scanning and cleanup of drawings, editing, animation and compositing.