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Build a crossword puzzle assistant

Create a simple shell script to help complete partial words in crossword puzzles.

ColdFusion 8 gains 64-bit support

Adobe has released a 64-bit update to ColdFusion, its Web application development software.

Exec touts developing iPhone apps without SDK

Through a combination of Microsoft and other technologies, developers can build a Web application for the iPhone without having to use Apple’s SDK, the CEO of a consulting firm says.

WebObjects conference to precede WWDC

WOWODC 08, the annual conference dedicate to Apple's WebObjects Web app development framework, is set to happen immediately before WWDC in June.

Unity game engine coming to the iPhone

Unity Technologies is making its Unity 3D game development platform available for iPhone game creation.

Intel, Microsoft: Multi-core chips need new developer skills

More than charity lies behind Microsoft and Intel's announcement this week that they will donate US$20 million to a pair of U.S. colleges in the hope of spurring advances in parallel, or multicore, programming research, as a Microsoft research scientist readily acknowledged.

ForgEdit programmer’s text editor debuts

A new text editor for Mac OS X programmers is now available for $29.

Sun to build virtual machine for iPhone

Sun’s Eric Klein said that Sun will build a Java Virtual Machine for both the iPhone and iPod touch now that Apple has released an SDK for the devices, Computerworld reports.

Perforce updates cross-platform interface for software versioning tool

The Perforce Visual Client unveiled Monday offers a number of enhancements aimed at improving how changes to different versions of applications are displayed with Perforce’s software configuration management tools.

Developers excited by iPhone SDK, but questions linger

Mac developers are excited about the promise of writing programs for Apple's iPhone, but have some unanswered questions about details omitted from Thursday's announcements.

Apple iPhone Event

Apple will be holding a special event in its Town Hall meeting room on the main Apple R&D campus to announce new iPhone news. As always, Macworld's team of editors will be on the scene with live Web coverage, including a live blog and rapid-fire news stories. So bookmark this page and stay tuned for the event, which is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Nvidia offers new Mac programming tools

Nvidia is offering new tools that enable Mac developers to leverage the power of their GPUs with non-graphics applications.

The state of the union for iPhone apps

With the release of iPhone software developer kit looming, Rob Griffiths takes a look at the state of unofficial third party applications on the iPhone.

Adobe touts early customer adoption of AIR

In addition to releasing the first full version of AIR, its tool for bringing the same functionality of rich Internet applications to the desktop, Adobe also revealed companies who are using AIR and its related tools to develop business and consumer applications.

Microsoft makes boldest move yet embracing open source

In a major turnaround for Microsoft, the company Thursday promised "greater transparency" in its development and business practices.