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QA & Testing in Automotive Development

Intland Blog - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:00
Categories: Vendor

Functional Safety Forum 2015

Intland Blog - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:00
IEC 61508 is the mother of all standards for functional safety. Many standards including ISO 13849, ISO 26262 or IEC 61511 are derived from IEC 61508. These standards are relatively complex but they need to be used in practice, no matter how complex
Categories: Vendor

Go All the Way with Agile By @Anders_Wallgren | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 18:30
Agile, which started in the development organization, has gradually expanded into other areas downstream - namely IT and Operations. Teams – then teams of teams – have streamlined processes, improved feedback loops and driven a much faster pace into IT departments which have had profound effects on the entire organization. In his session at DevOps Summit, Anders Wallgren, Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud, will discuss how DevOps and Continuous Delivery have emerged to help connect development with IT operations (mainly through the introduction of Automation) to support and amplify agility, responsiveness and faster time to market throughout the software delivery lifecycle.

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Categories: Java, Media

Microsoft's WiFi Sense Poses Manageable Security Risks

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 16:25
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Windows 10 WiFi password sharing feature poses a potential risk, but it's manageable if you have implemented real wireless security.
Categories: Media

Intel President James Leaving at End of the Year

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 16:20
Renee James, who also played a key role in building up Intel's software business, is resigning to pursue CEO opportunities at other companies.
Categories: Media

Migrate Data from Legacy to Cloud By @WayneLam888 | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 14:45
As virtualized and cloud systems are so prevalent and integral to data storage, the need to migrate data from a legacy storage system to a virtual or cloud-based one is inevitable. But, here’s the rub: migrating data is a lot harder than you might think, despite all the marketing noise about smooth transitions, ease-of-use, and turnkey solutions. While the term ‘cloud’ means many things to many people, I believe it refers to a large-scale virtualized data center that has numerous clusters of VMware or other hypervisor host servers connected to a SAN storage farm with petabytes of data.

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Categories: Java, Media

Monetization and the Internet of Things By @Brendan0606 | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 13:00
"A lot of IoT projects in a lot of enterprises have been treated like skunkworks for a while, and we have finally started to cross that threshold where they are considered to be a critical part of an enterprise's strategy," noted Brendan O'Brien, Chief Evangelist and Co-founder at Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.

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Categories: Java, Media

User Experience Drives DevOps Focus By @Lounibos | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:15
I recently attended and presented at the east coast version of the Jenkins User Conference held this year in Washington, DC. The weather certainly fit the theme of the conference: The heat was continuous. The humidity was fully integrated with the heat. And, most importantly as you can see above, SWAG was out in full force. Right from the opening keynote by the founder of Jenkins, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, this conference was jam-packed with all the latest capabilities of Jenkins, including discussions around the new capabilities like workflow, and several sessions on Linux containers, micro-services, and, everyone’s favorite topic, DevOps.

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Categories: Java, Media

IFTTT and the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:00
IFTTT stands for the conditional statement "If this then that'. It is a web based service with a simple workflow. Flow of work (action, that) is created by a trigger based on a condition(this), like say,'If it rains take the umbrella'. This service was provided in some cases, such as the various financial services that you could get an email if your chosen stock price reached a new high, etc. They were called alerts and they are also used by banks and credit card companies.

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Categories: Media, RIA

Slow Applications Are Criminal | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
A smart APM strategy enlists the help from these three entities: the Witness, the Watchman, and the Agent. You start by listening to the testimony from the eye-witness (aka. wire data), collecting the observations from the watchman (aka. web robots), and analyzing details from the agent (aka. code level instrumentation). In the world of Application Performance Management (APM) it is always better to enlist more than one entity to help solve the mystery of performance problems.

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Categories: Java, Media

Five Requirements for Application Services By @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:45
Data center models are changing. A variety of technical trends and business demands are forcing that change, most of them centered on the explosive growth of applications. That means, in turn, that the requirements for application delivery are changing. Certainly application delivery needs to be agile, not waterfall. It needs to deliver services in hours, not weeks or months. It needs to be more cost efficient. And more than anything else, it needs to be really, dc infra axisreally, super focused on applications. Especially those services that are particularly application affine. You know the ones - caching, load balancing, web app security, and performance. These are the services whose configurations are tied (tightly coupled) to the applications they deliver. Thus, they need to be closer to the app. Topologically if not physically.

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Categories: Media, RIA

IBM to Build Second OpenPower Design Center in Europe

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:40
The goal of the facility will be to encourage hardware and software developers to build products based on OpenPower architecture.
Categories: Media

New Performance Challenges By @JKowall | @DevOpsSummit #Containers #Microservices

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:30
Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software development, microservices architectures meet the same demands. Additional benefits of microservices architectures are compartmentalization and a limited impact of service failure versus a complete software malfunction. The problem is there are a lot of moving parts in these designs; this makes assuring performance complex especially if the services are geographically distributed or provided by multiple third parties.

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Categories: Java, Media

Cyber-Security, Comms Trump Text and Social for Compliance Officers

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 17:30
The industry now understands the benefits of electronic communications data for spotting trends, mitigating risk and advancing business.
Categories: Media

WCaaS - [Who Cares?] as a Service By @KHazard | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 17:00
In the midst of the widespread popularity and adoption of cloud computing, it seems like everything is being offered “as a Service” these days: Infrastructure? Check. Platform? You bet. Software? Absolutely. Toaster? It’s only a matter of time. With service providers positioning vastly differing offerings under a generic “cloud” umbrella, it’s all too easy to get confused about what’s actually being offered. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Kevin Hazard, Director of Digital Content for SoftLayer, an IBM Company, breaks down the most commonly used industry buzzwords and discusses what each “aaS” is good for. No BS(aas).

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Categories: Media, RIA

What the Bing Search Engine Brings to Microsoft's Web Strategy

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 17:00
Bing is taking on a new role now since it will power AOL's search and Web advertising, starting Jan. 1. Here's a look at what Bing is up to and its major features.
Categories: Media