Mobile developers, its time to fire up the Android SDK Manager and hit those two buttons that say "Install 12 packages" and "Delete 6 packages" to update the Android SDK to revision 17.
The full list of changes can be found in the announcement.
Microsoft has shown glimpses of how enterprise-class applications would look when Metro-ised for Windows 8. I can't say I'm convinced by them; they look good as mock-ups, but information-heavy application designers are really going to be tested to distill their applications down into the Metro way.
As someone who has looked into that abyss before, my hat's off.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets -- he claims he once read an entire one.