Reviews of software and tools
Best software for webmasters, developers, and other programs of more general interest.
A comparison of open source software licenses, under the conditions they impose or not.
Best free tools for writing HTML pages, documents and to write a blog offline with a good editor.
The Mozilla editor Skywriter was merged with Ace to provide a powerful online collaborative IDE for many languages..
Why to buy an expensive DBMS when a free alternative exists?
How to tell if a fork will become popular and will replace the original?
Web programmers need for standards. After XMLHttpRequest (first available in 2000 on Internet Explorer 5) and Ajax (popularized in 2005), XAML could be the next step, but it was missing a runtime to run on any computer. Silverlight is this tool that allows to run RIA on several browsers and operating systems. Moonlight is a port for Linux.
No revolution this time in the browser, but version 11 will implement WebGL.
A revolution for Microsoft with a full HTML 5 support occurring four years after its implementation in Firefox and Chrome.
free utilities for Windows
Microsoft provides now an archive holding a lot of utilities for getting infos and tweaking Windows.