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The Very Best Method to Look For Free Software Online

Props to Lifehacker’s own Nick Douglas for stumbling across this one—something I’ve always known, but didn’t realize I should articulate to the world. Here’s the tiny hack, as discussed on Reddit a few days ago: When you’re looking for free software around the web, resist the urge to Google (or your search engine of choice)…

T2D3 Software Update: Welcoming the Founder to CEO (F2C) Journey

Neeraj Agrawal Contributor More posts by this contributor It’s been four years since TechCrunch published my blog post The SaaS Adventure, which introduced the concept of a “T2D3” roadmap to help SaaS companies scale — and, as an aside, explored how well my mom understood my job as an “adventure capitalist.” The piece detailed seven…

What IBM Pays H-1B Software Engineers and Developers

What does IBM pay its H-1B workers? That’s a good question, given how critics of the H-1B system insist that the major tech companies use the visa to import workers from overseas at cheaper prices. For the purposes of this analysis, we used the H-1B Salary Database, which indexes Labor Condition Application (LCA) disclosure data…

Enterprise Software Is Dead

For decades, a stark distinction existed between enterprise software (targeting Fortune 2000 companies) and the rest of business software (targeting mid-market and SMB). SMB could be a path to the enterprise, but the categories were vastly different. Different buyer personas, different brand goals, different product priorities, and different sales cycles. Those differences are fading away.…

Software U2F Authenticator for macOS

Soft U2F is a software U2F authenticator for OS X. It emulates a hardware U2F HID device and performs cryptographic operations using the OS X Keychain. This tool works with Google Chrome and Opera’s built-in U2F implementations as well as with the U2F extensions for OS X Safari and Firefox. We take the security of…

Software Architecture Guide

When people in the software industry talk about “architecture”, they refer to a hazily defined notion of the most important aspects of the internal design of a software system. A good architecture is important, otherwise it becomes slower and more expensive to add new capabilities in the future. Like many in the software world, I’ve…

Software development is broken– here’s how to repair it

In the software industry, the product development cycle is broken. It’s costly. It’s laborious. And too often, product teams fail to meet their customers’ needs. And this is especially true in the business-to-business market. More than one in three “enterprise projects” — those solutions created for entire organizations, rather than individuals — come in over…

Software development analytics platform Sourced launches a business edition

Sourced, or source{d}, as the company styles its name, provides developers and IT departments with deeper analytics into their software development life cycle. It analyzes codebases, offers data about which APIs are being used and provides general information about developer productivity and other metrics. Today, Sourced is officially launching its Enterprise Edition, which gives IT…

What Boeing’s 737 MAX Relates to Automobiles: Software

Software eating the world may sound good to tech mavens. But the now eight-year-old maxim has its serious downsides. Software defects have been blamed for Boeing 737-MAX 8 crashes in October and March, which killed 346 people. The aircraft has been grounded worldwide for three months, as investigators from Indonesia (where the first plane crashed),…