Truthfully, we haven’t heard from local cloud operator Ninefold for a while (local data centres for Amazon and Azure make for a more competitive landscape). But its newly-announced ‘Dev Tier’ package monthly pricing looks quite affordable for developers who want to experiment with cloud computing and favour buying Australian.
Making a living as a games developer is challenging — but the strange thing is that it becomes more challenging the longer you do it. Mark over at Kotaku has a great and detailed examination of the problem of ageism in the games industry.
It was inevitable Microsoft would have to wipe the slate clean when it came to building a replacement for Internet Explorer. While IE 11 is a far cry from the creaky ship that was 6, there’s just too much cruft to work with. Hence the creation of IE’s replacement, “Spartan”, or Microsoft Edge as it’s now called. So, what’s Redmond getting rid of? All the bad stuff.