Dale Reynolds

Dale Reynolds is Visiting Professor at DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, and the President & CEO at edelan. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Master's in Computer Science and has worked as design manager for the IBM S/38 and AS/400 system software, then spent five years at Dell, where he was the VP of Development, before starting WorkFlow Technologies, a developer of collaborative software.

Digital Rights Management in HTML5

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In a recent blog “Implementing Video and Audio in HTML5,” I said that while HTML5 was a great step forward in terms of audio and video tags, different audio and video formats were required on a website in order to support all browsers. The heart of the issue is that no single audio and video format comes free from copyright, usage and patent restrictions. The result is that each browser vendor picks the format for which they have ownership or… continue…

The Best Way to Hire Software Developers

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There are two major mistakes that managers make in hiring software developers. First, they assume that software development is an engineering discipline, and thus they look for engineers. We’ll debunk this notion. Second, they assume that the current skills a candidate has are important. We’ll also demonstrate that this is a sure way to hire the wrong people. Software Development Is Not Engineering When the first programmers punched tape (and later cards) to feed instructions into a computer, it was… continue…

Implementing Video and Audio in HTML5

Since Tim Berners-Lee first published it in 1991, HTML has been the one and only way that clients and servers on the Web could communicate. Initially just handling text was sufficient, but over time Web pages became more complex and required new functions. Among the changes implemented were the tags that allow scripting languages to create dynamic pages, reduce interactions between clients and servers, and provide the kind of media-heavy websites that have become all-but ubiquitous. As the Web’s functionality… continue…