The New MacBook Pro Specs Leaked

The site MacGeneration (French) wrote a post detailing some of the specs for a new MacBook Pro and the retirement of the white model.

Intel released a statement to the media today stating that on Thursday in San Francisco it will “host a press briefing to discuss a new technology that is about to appear on the market.” The date happens to coincide with Apple’s expected release of the new MacBook Pros. Sigue leyendo

Looking for a Co-Founder in Austin? We have a Meetup for you!

The second Co-Founders Meetup happened this past Thursday, February, 17 and it was a good turn over; 65 people showed up forming a good crowd of entrepreneurs and techies. We had 9 people pitch their startups, and looking for everything from developers, designers, marketing and sales people.

The goal of this meetup is to get the techies and the business types in one room and let them talk to each other. Yes, when we all get along and hang out together, great things happen! Sigue leyendo

Developers: Rackspace gives you $10,000 in prizes for building in their cloud

Get ready for a battle. Rackspace is kicking off the SXSW Interactive King of the Apps contest, an ongoing contest targeted towards developers and startups to build applications using the Rackspace Cloud Files API.  For more information and for contestants to submit their app, please see:  http://www.rackspace.com/kingoftheapps

After submitting your application, it will be evaluated by a panel of 5 judges made up of both tech-experts and tech-lebrities, including Stacey Higginbotham of GigaOm, Dave McClure of 500 Startups, and Eric Ries creator of the Lean Startup methodology, and Rackers Robert Scoble and Bill Boebel, who will select two finalists to compete in a live-audience Showdown @SXSW. Sigue leyendo

Microsoft Web Camps coming to Austin, TX and other cities!

Yes, you heard it right! Starting in March, Microsoft is rolling out a series of 12 Web Camps across the Central US. Microsoft’s Web Camps are events designed to teach you all about building websites using ASP.NET MVC, WebMatrix, OData and more. We’ve held Web Camps all around the world over the past few years, but we’re taking them to the next level this year with more of one-day and two-day events in Central Region, and one just might be near you.

Join Clark Sell and Brandon Satrom for a special WebMatrix and ASP.NET MVC Web Camp you don’t want to miss. No matter your expertise in web development, these Web Camps are the perfect opportunity to get hands-on experience and ‘unleash your coding genius’.

Heading to Austin for SXSW? Come a few days early to join James Senior and Scott Hanselman for a special 2 day event here in Austin, TX. Sigue leyendo

Mac vs. Windows: Best laptop for software developers

As a software developer, I am always looking for the best tools, both software and hardware to help me do my job more efficiently and more enjoyable. The primary mechanism for software development is the computer itself, and every developer chooses a laptop based on the software they are developing, or as it is the case for many unfortunate developers, they just use whatever hardware is given to them by their employer. I this blog post, I share my opinion about the Mac and Windows laptop and will let you decide what the best laptop for software developers is.  Sigue leyendo