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Black Duck Software Press Releases - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 05:59
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Setting up Medical Device Software Development Projects in Compliance with IEC 62304 and ISO 14971 (in collaboration with adesso AG)

Intland Blog - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 19 Oct 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: The maintenance and sharing of reliable information with all stakeholders, and the creation
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Contain your risk: Deploy secure containers with trust and confidence

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 16:00
Contain your risk: Deploy secure containers with trust and confidencehleclair Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:00 Resource Type Webinars Resource Content Organizations are increasingly turning to container environments to meet the demand for faster, more agile software development. Resource Image Resource Link… Resource Topic Security Exclude from resource page No
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Medtech & Pharma Platform – Innovation at the Interface

Intland Blog - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:00
Date: 22-23 September 2016 Location: Congress Center Basel Booth number: 44 Medtech & Pharma Platform is a conference that aims to facilitate the collaboration between the medical technology and pharma industries. Professionals attending the event will have a chance to
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Medtech & Pharma Platform – Innovation at the Interface

Intland Blog - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:00
Date: 22-23 September 2016 Location: Congress Center Basel Booth number: 44 Medtech & Pharma Platform is a conference that aims to facilitate the collaboration between the medical technology and pharma industries. Professionals attending the event will have a chance to
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Should you Use Agile, Waterfall, or a Hybrid Solution?

Intland Blog - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 31 Aug 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: With the growing popularity of Agile development methods, lots of companies and development
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Progress Update on IP @ Eclipse

Eclipse News - 6 hours 7 min ago
We are rolling out the new Eclipse Contributor Agreement (ECA).
Categories: Open Source

Windows 2016 Offer Aimed at Luring Away VMware Customers

eWeek - Application Development - 6 hours 9 min ago
Microsoft dangles Free Windows Server 2016 offer for VMware shops; IBM takes aim at Intel with upcoming Power9 chips; Nvidia unveils powerful new processor for self-driving cars; and there's more.
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LinuxCon: 25 Years of Linux and Where It's Headed

eWeek - Application Development - 6 hours 24 min ago
This year's LinuxCon event celebrated the birth of a new OS 25 years ago and examined how Linux is enabling a broad range of open-source technologies.
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From Summer of Code to Game of Thrones on the back of a JavaScript Dragon (Part 3)

Google Open Source Blog - 7 hours 23 min ago
This guest post is a part of a short series about Tatyana Goldberg, Guy Yachdav and Christian Dallago and the journey that was inspired by their participation as Google Summer of Code mentors for the BioJS project. Check out the first and second posts in the series.

This blog post marks the end of our short series following our adventures in open source. As you may recall, it all started thanks to Google Summer of Code (GSoC) which brought our team together. The GSoC collaboration spurred us to start a class Technical University of Munich (TUM) that eventually took on the Game of Thrones data science project and became an international sensation.

The success of our Game of Thrones project opened a lot of doors which is what we discuss in this post. First, we were invited to participate in the Morpheus Cup which is a prestigious university olympiad that brings together students from all over Europe to compete in digital challenges.

Our team rocked the competition winning two challenges and making it to the finalist stage in the third challenge. We were honored to represent our university and grateful for Google’s sponsorship of our team.
WhatsApp-Image-20160510 (1).jpegThe students and mentors of the Game of Thrones project at the Morpheus Cup challenge in May 2016. From left to right: Georgi Anastasov, Emiliyana Kalinova, Maximilian Bandle (all students), Guy Yachdav (mentor), Christian Dallago (mentor), Tobias Piffrader, Theodor Chesleran (both students) and Tatyana Goldberg (mentor).Another opportunity that followed was an invitation to speak at a TEDx event at TUM on July 28th, 2016. In the event, titled “The Common Extraordinary,” Guy presented our work with data mining as bioinformaticians, sharing how we’ve made the field of data science accessible to our students and how we helped popularize it through the Game of Thrones project.
More speaking engagements are already scheduled: at meetups, coffee talks and conferences where we plan to keep evangelizing data mining and tell the story of our open source adventure.
What’s next? We’re excited to continue as mentors and org admins in GSoC and to carry on teaching data science and JavaScript at the university. A recent trade media report pointed out that the “out-of-the-box” thinking demonstrated in our course may revolutionize entire industries. In fact, we are currently signing up industry collaborators to work together on data mining projects.
It’s also extremely rewarding to see how our project resonated with so many people with diverse backgrounds and interests. Friends, family members, colleagues and even strangers ask us whether we can help them use data mining to answer questions on subjects ranging from politics, science, sports and even their personal lives.
Just the other day we were approached with the idea of developing an app that would take in a set of personality traits, process them along with social network data and help in suggesting life decisions: Should I date that person? Should I really take this job? Is Baltimore the city for me?
In the near future we dream of starting our own consultancy, as we already have requests from companies that want our help with upcoming data science projects. It seems our team has found its entrepreneurial bent!
We hope enjoyed this trilogy of blog posts, that our story has inspired you and that you too will continue to adventure in open source and collaborative development. If you’re not involved with Google Summer of Code, consider joining. It’s a great way to build up your project and share it with the world. More importantly, it lets you work with amazing people with whom, as we learned, it is possible to reach the sky.
By Tatyana Goldberg, Christian Dallago, and Guy Yachdav, BioJS
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21 #DevOps and #Docker Reference Architectures | @DevOpsSummit #IoT

Java Developer's Journal - 7 hours 24 min ago
When building DevOps or continuous delivery practices you can learn a great deal from others. What choices did they make, what practices did they put in place, and how did they connect the dots? At Sonatype, we pulled together a set of 21 reference architectures for folks building continuous delivery and DevOps practices using Docker. Why? After 3,000 DevOps professionals attended our webinar on "Continuous Integration using Docker" discussing just one reference architecture example, we recognized there was a strong interest in the community to learn more. That's why we assembled 20 more reference architectures into this collection. A picture speaks a thousand words, but beyond the images, we also share the details of each DevOps/CD Docker reference architecture. In the bottom right corner of each slide, we share the original blog or presentation source for the image. When one of the images piques your interest, you can then dive deep into the source. Cool, huh?

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Garmin's Fenix Chronos: A Luxury Smartwatch for Active Users

eWeek - Application Development - 8 hours 22 min ago
Garmin's Fenix Chronos smartwatch offers a stylish design as appropriate for going out as it is for working out. Here are 10 of the device's best features.
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[session] Virtualized Apps and Private Cloud By @Tintri | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage #WebPerf

Java Developer's Journal - 8 hours 39 min ago
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, will share success stories from a few folks who have already started using VM-aware storage. By managing storage operations at the VM-level, they’ve been able to solve their most vexing storage problems, and create infrastructures that scale to meet the needs of their applications. Best of all, they’ve got predictable, manageable storage performance – at a level conventional storage can’t match.

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How bad are RFPs? Plenty

VisibleThread - 8 hours 45 min ago
How bad are RFPs? Plenty

From Washington Technology with Nick Wakeman
Published: August 25, 2016

Washington Technology

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It is no secret that solicitations can be hard to read. The language is technical and often convoluted. It can lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Not to mentions delays and inefficiencies.

But just how bad is it? Well, maybe even worse than many of us thought, according to a report that was released this summer.

VisibleThread, a company with software products that use algorithms to analyze the language of documents and websites for changes and clarity, turned one of its tools loose on five solicitations for contracts worth a total of $7 billion.

The company’s primary business is helping contractors track changes in solicitations. Its algorithms don’t just identify changes in wording but it also highlights changes in context and substance.

A second product crawls websites and analyzes the language used on the website for clarity.

It was this website tool that VisibleThread used to analyze the solicitations for GSA’s Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS), HHS United Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC), HHS Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design and Analysis (RMADA), the Air Force Joint Range Technical Services II (J-Tech II), and Navy Fielded Training Systems Support IV (FTSS-IV).

Company CEO Fergal McGovern said that the RFPs were evaluated for readability, passive language, long sentences and word complexity density.

The scores were then compared using the Flesch Kincaid tests, which the Navy developed in the 1970s to improve training manuals and other technical documents.

Each of the four parameters had a target goal of what would be considered good:

  • Readibility – a score of 50, which is about the 8th grade reading level.
  • Passive language – 4 percent or less of the sentences have passive construction.
  • Long sentences – 5 percent of less have 25 or more words.
  • Word complexity density – This scan looks for complex words and phrases based on the plain language guidelines the federal government has established. A score of 100 is the ideal.

VisibleThread didn’t look at entire solicitations but focused its analysis on the statement of work, Section L (the instructions) and Section M (the evaluation criteria.)

These areas are often the ones that cause the most confusion for contractors and result in plenty of back and forth between agency and bidders, McGovern said. After award these sections also are often cited in bid protests and lead to delivery issues.

The result of the analysis shows plenty of room for improvement:

  • Readability scored 32.9, four grade levels higher than recommended for clear writing.
  • Passive voice was present in 14 percent of the sentences, more than three times higher than recommended.
  • Twenty percent of sentences exceeded recommended length.
  • The average complexity score was 3.67, suggesting opportunities to simply word choices across the documents, according to the report.

Of the three parts of the RFPs that VisibleThread evaluated, Section M (the instructions) scored the worst. The statements of work were poor performers as well.

One of the key takeaways according to VisibleThreads report, is that the quality of solicitations can vary widely from one section to the next, which McGovern said points to different people writing the different sections and no clear authority to make them more consistent.

The analysis wasn’t just an intellectual exercise for McGovern and VisibleThread. He said he’s trying to call attention to poorly written solicitations by giving concrete data on where improvement is needed.

If a solicitation is difficult to understand it increases the cost for bidders and the government during the procurement process, McGovern said.

Because of confusion during the bidding process there are delays, which drive up costs. And then there is the issue of the contractor bidding and winning and then realizing what the government needs is different from what was in the solicitation. Again, there are more delays and costs overruns, McGovern said.

Improved writing will pay dividends for the government he said. “The better the RFP, the likelihood of success gets better down the road.”

A lot of the findings in the report point to good basic writing and communications practices:

  • Active voice is better because it is clearer and more direct.
  • Shorter sentences are clearer and easier to understand.
  • Word choice can improve readability and clarity.

The government has tried to address these issues as recently as 2010 when the Clear Writing Act was passed, but the law has no real teeth, McGovern said.

He compared the current practice of developing RFPs to writing and releasing code and not testing it.

“It should be a very simple step,” he said.

Just think of the pain and heartache and waste resources that could be avoided.

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Cybersecurity Crosses the Chasm | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - 9 hours 9 min ago
As cloud security is rapidly advancing, enterprises can begin to prevail over digital disruption by increasingly using cloud-defined security. The next BriefingsDirect cybersecurity innovation and transformation panel discussion explores how cloud security is rapidly advancing, and how enterprises can begin to innovate and prevail over digital disruption by increasingly using cloud-defined security. We'll examine how a secure content collaboration services provider removes the notion of organizational boundaries so that businesses can better extend processes. And we'll hear how less boundaries and cloud-based security together support transformative business benefits.

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ESBs Are Made for This. Aren’t They? | @CloudExpo #ESB #Cloud #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - 9 hours 9 min ago
The following fictional case study is a composite of actual horror stories I’ve heard over the years. Unfortunately, this scenario often occurs when in-house integration teams take on the complexities of DevOps and ALM integration with an enterprise service bus (ESB) or custom integration. It is written from the perspective of an enterprise architect tasked with leading an organization’s effort to adopt Agile to become more competitive. The company has turned to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as a way of scaling Agile, since initial attempts at Agile were not successful despite many scrum master training sessions. I’m told that our SAFe implementation depends on the flow of information between people from different parts of the organization. Because these groups all use different tools, we need to focus on integrating them.

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Categories: Java, Media

Aspose.Total for .NET | @CloudExpo @Aspose #API #IoT #dotNET

Java Developer's Journal - 9 hours 9 min ago
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription period – it will be included in .NET package and you are fully entitled to download and use it.

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[session] Secure Media Access on the Cloud By @ImpigerTech | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Security

Java Developer's Journal - 9 hours 24 min ago
Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content, making them available over a wide variety of devices across the Internet. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, will introduce various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner.

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U.S. Regulator Backs ITC's Import Ban of Arista Products

eWeek - Application Development - 9 hours 44 min ago
The U.S. Trade Representative is backing the ITC's ban of Arista networking products that infringe on three Cisco patents.
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JIRA Adds Ability to Hire Freelance Developers

Devx: Latest Published Articles - 10 hours 41 min ago
The project management platform is integrating with the Upwork job board.
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