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.NET Developers in Focus

This week we wanted to bring into focus two amazing .NET coders whose experience is as broad as it is deep. Keep up the great work Xavier and Mark!

Xavier Decoster

ncover_mvp_xavier_decosterXavier Decoster is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Visual Studio ALM and co-founder of MyGet, a NuGet-as-a-Service platform on Windows Azure. He dislikes development friction and in order to make other developers aware of how frictionless development can and should be, he tries to share his experiences and insights by contributing back to the .NET community as a speaker, author, blogger, and through various open source projects. He has written a book, Pro NuGet, and has published articles on MSDN, on CodeProject and on various other web sites. He blogs at http://www.xavierdecoster.com and you can follow him on Twitter (@xavierdecoster).

Mark Needham

ncover_mvp_mark_needhamMark Needham has been around code for years. He has written product code in Java, C#, Scala, Ruby and 7 lines in Clojure! While he has experience in a wide variety of languages, according to him “the most fun I had with a language was when I was learning F# in 2009/2012″. He is currently working for Neo Technology – the creators of Neo4j, the NoSQL graph database. Never one to rest on only knowing what he knows, he most recently started re-learning algorithms that have been lost since university and modeling complex domains using graphs. Follow him on twitter (@markhneedham ) or on his blog http://www.markhneedham.com/blog/

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Code Coverage – The Peace Maker?

In business we find ourselves interacting with people from different departments and with varying goals and input on a particular project. Sometimes all of these people and objectives align perfectly and everything works smoothly with your project on time and under budget. However, other times, we find ourselves looking at items with different concerns and development can get off track – from bugs or timelines.

code_coverage_peace_maker_blogYes – alignment issues are an issue no matter the organization. What does this have to do with code coverage?

Here at NCover, we see this misalignment most often with Quality Assurance and Development teams. The Quality Assurance division of any software development company is often structured around the tools used to analyze software rather than the process maintained to deploy healthy solutions. Development is structured around being able to build and write code.  These differences can lead to rifts between the coders building a structure of a project and the coders looking at the finished project for potentially buggy code.  Code coverage can bridge this gap and consistently produce high-quality deployed solutions.

How you ask? When did code coverage become the Geneva of quality code development?

Code coverage can help align and set expectations across both teams. For example, maintaining a coverage threshold for all builds helps keep Development and Quality Assurance aligned. This practice sets a standard that all builds sent to Quality Assurance must satisfy. This can stop careless development efforts and redirect responsibility from the individual reviewing the project to the individual coding the project. Time spent finger pointing or assigning blame can now be redirected towards building quality .NET applications.

Looking for a way to align your development and quality assurance teams? Code coverage may be the place to start.

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Ceylon 1.1.0 programming language available

Software Development Tools Directory - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:07
Ceylon is a modern, modular, statically typed programming language for the Java and JavaScript virtual machines. The language features a flexible and very readable syntax, a unique and uncommonly elegant static type system, a powerful module arch ...
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Rust 0.12.0 released

Software Development Tools Directory - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:05
The Rust community is pleased to announce version 0.12.0 of the Rust compiler and tools. Rust is a systems programming language with a focus on safety, performance and concurrency.
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How to Adopt + Manage Scrum at Enterprise Level

Intland Blog - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:51
Is Scrum an Agile framework with simple rules? Can we use Scrum for multi-team, multi-location and multi-project environment? What are the roles and responsibilities within companies using Scrum? Since 1999, we have pioneered the use of Agile from small teams
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The Internet of Things and Open Source

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Webinar

The Internet of Things (IoT) is advancing at a tremendous rate, steadily outpacing desktop and mobile computing – by 2020, over 50 billion intelligent devices (Cisco) will connect to and exchange information over the Internet (vs. a projected 7.3 billion tablets, smartphones and PCs - Gartner), with an economic impact of nearly US$2 trillion (Gartner).  This huge cohort of “things” comprises staggering diversity, from recognizable computers down to sensors and light switches and thermostats, as well as the infrastructure needed to support them. The impact of the IoT will span the gamut of industries and applications, including media, entertainment, medical, agriculture, manufacturing, consumer electronics, transportation and energy, And, like the existing Internet, the emerging IoT will rely upon and instigate adoption of open source technologies and open standards. 

Join this webinar with Nigel Simpson, Director of Architecture at The Walt Disney Company, Shane Dewing, Senior Director of Product Management atQualcomm and Andrew Aitken, Global Open Source Practice Leader at Wipro as they explain their vision for the evolution of IoT technology, IoT business models and the role of open source, and propose a timeline for implementation. 

This webinar will cover:

  • The role and reach of Open Source Software in building and sustaining the IoT, from infrastructure to applications and other value-added device content. 
  • How OSS can support competing and complementary architectures and meet the looming challenges of security, privacy and intellectual property on this new digital frontier.
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The Internet of Things and Open Source

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Webinar

The Internet of Things (IoT) is advancing at a tremendous rate, steadily outpacing desktop and mobile computing – by 2020, over 50 billion intelligent devices (Cisco) will connect to and exchange information over the Internet (vs. a projected 7.3 billion tablets, smartphones and PCs - Gartner), with an economic impact of nearly US$2 trillion (Gartner).  This huge cohort of “things” comprises staggering diversity, from recognizable computers down to sensors and light switches and thermostats, as well as the infrastructure needed to support them. The impact of the IoT will span the gamut of industries and applications, including media, entertainment, medical, agriculture, manufacturing, consumer electronics, transportation and energy, And, like the existing Internet, the emerging IoT will rely upon and instigate adoption of open source technologies and open standards. 

Join this webinar with Nigel Simpson, Director of Architecture at The Walt Disney Company, Liat Ben-Zur, Senior Director of Product Management atQualcomm and Andrew Aitken, Global Open Source Practice Leader at Wipro as they explain their vision for the evolution of IoT technology, IoT business models and the role of open source, and propose a timeline for implementation. 

This webinar will cover:

  • The role and reach of Open Source Software in building and sustaining the IoT, from infrastructure to applications and other value-added device content. 
  • How OSS can support competing and complementary architectures and meet the looming challenges of security, privacy and intellectual property on this new digital frontier.
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CA Technologies and VersionOne Partner on Integrated PPM and Agile Project Management

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:48
CA Technologies and VersionOne today unveiled a Project & Portfolio Management and Agile project management solution integration that gives technology leaders the insight to strategically plan, manage and track both Agile and waterfall projec ...
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Docker Acquires Koality

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:29
Docker, Inc., the company behind the Docker open platform for distributed applications, has announced that it has acquired Koality, the developer of a highly regarded continuous integration solution. The Koality team will help accelerate the deve ...
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Electric Cloud Launches Ship.io to Bring Continuous Delivery to Mobile Apps

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:26
Electric Cloud has announced it has publicly launched Ship.io to bring Continuous Delivery to native iOS and Android app development. This SaaS offering is based on technology acquired from CiSimple, an AngelPad-backed company and a pioneer in mo ...
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New SmartBear Software Release Focuses on Mobile Testing

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:23
SmartBear Software has announced new versions of QAComplete and TestComplete to help organizations accelerate application delivery time and product quality by improving collaboration across software testing groups. In this release, SmartBear has ...
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Modulus Launches First iOS App for Viewing and Managing Node.js Applications Running on its Platform

Progress Software News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:00
Modulus Launches First iOS App for Viewing and Managing Node.js Applications Running on its Platform
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Ranorex is "ATI Automation Honors Runner-Up"

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:10
We at Ranorex are pleased to announce that Ranorex has been chosen as the "ATI Automation Honors Runner-Up" in the sub-category ".NET".

This is the fifth time that the Automated Testing Institute (ATI) has awarded the ATI Automation Honors to companies developing the best commercial functional automated test tools. These awards celebrate excellence in the discipline of software test automation.  

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Taiga

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:36
Taiga is an Agile open source project management tool that has also a hosted commercial version. Taiga support both Scrum and Kanban approaches.
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AndroidJUnit4

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:31
AndroidJUnit4 is a framework to running JUnit4 tests on Android devices with Eclipse/ADT or command line tools.
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Polarion Users To Share Insights, Hear From Forrester, Siemens PLM and More

Polarion Software - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:17
Next week marks the start of the Polarion Live 2014 user conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Learn about key events and how to follow along online.
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How to Manage Conflict in an Agile Environment with PM Tools?

Intland Blog - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:27
The benefits of using Application Lifecycle Management tools are diverse and in some cases, a versatile tool can help out in areas you wouldn’t expect. Conflict management is one such topic: this article argues and explains how using an advanced
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Progress Announces New Application Server for Innovative Application Development Needs

Progress Software News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:00
Progress Announces New Application Server for Innovative Application Development Needs
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GMT Capitalizes on Internet of Things Technology for Greater Efficiency in Waste Management

Progress Software News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:00
GMT Capitalizes on Internet of Things Technology for Greater Efficiency in Waste Management
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