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Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/09/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 9 Sep 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: In order to be able to react to changing requirements, reduce time to market, as well as to overall be able to release quality
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Integrating ALM in Your Development Environment

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 2 Sept 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: Most companies think that switching to a new ALM platform is a painful experience, requiring immense sacrifices of time and effort. Whether you’re planning on
Categories: Vendor

Integrating Git, Mercurial and SVN into Application Lifecycle Management

Intland Blog - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 19 Aug 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: This webinar will allow you to learn more about source code management with ALM. We’re going to talk about Git, Mercurial and Subversion, and
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Medical Device Development: Quality Assurance and Testing

Intland Blog - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 12 Aug 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: Adequate quality assurance and testing processes are vital in safety-critical industries such as the medical sector. For medical device developers, enforcing processes and implementing
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[session] Enabling Cloud Chargebacks By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 20:45
Traditionally IT has been seen as a cost center with nothing but a cost associated with enabling, supporting and maintaining anything IT. IT on the other hand is an integral part of today’s enterprise that often does not have a replacement. IT can however be turned into a powerful profit center. IT can be empowered by giving it tools and mechanisms to enable chargebacks to work as an independent entity within an enterprise and offer services to its stakeholders. Powered by Solgenia’s revolutionary Cloud Monetization platform Powua, Enterprise IT can now create chargebacks to the granularity of bandwidth, storage space, processor computing power and even electricity usage if needed.

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Categories: Java, Media

Analyze Node.js Errors Down to the Code Level By @MiKopp | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:30
Beginning with Ruxit Agent v1.73, Ruxit provides root cause analysis for Node.js errors down to the code level. As with other services, Ruxit marks web requests to Node.js as failed based on the accompanying HTTP error code. Simply click the Failure rate portion of any Node.js service infographic to view the Failure analysis chart. If you have failures, click the View details of failures button to see which requests failed along with an overview of failure reasons sorted by HTTP code. You can select a single request to focus on.

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What's Driving Collaboration in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:45
Business Cloud News recently tied up with Sharp Document Solutions to interview more than 715 enterprise IT professionals from across the world for their study on cloud based collaboration. The objective of the study was to look at the level of proliferation of cloud tools in the enterprise setup of today and also to understand the factors that may be challenging this unbridled growth.

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Big Data and Visualization Give Enterprises New Views By @Dana_Gardner | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:00
Tableau Software and big data analytics platforms come together to provide visualization benefits for those seeking more than just crunched numbers. The next BriefingsDirect big data innovation discussion highlights how Tableau Software and big data analytics platforms come together to provide visualization benefits for those seeking more than just crunched numbers. They're looking for ways to improve their businesses effectively and productively, and to share the analysis quickly and broadly.

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IoT Is Busy Innovating, But Where’s the Integration? By @PaulSBruce | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 17:15
The concept behind the Internet of Things has been around for a while now, ATMs being some of the first enterprise, hardened, network-connected, managed devices for mainstream consumer use. So too with our mobile phones, these are not new concepts to network technicians or hardware geeks. But for the rest of us, we simply never imagined the extents that the "ubiquity of connectedness" would take all other industries, from biotech to automotive, personal care to agriculture, entertainment to custom manufacturing. The list is as long as our imaginations.

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Training Your Performance Testing Team | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 17:00
Technology changes at the speed of light. To say it can be hard to keep up is an understatement. For performance engineers, taking charge of your own continuing education is one of the most important things you can do to remain at the top of your game.

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Satellite Hacking Can Wreak Havoc, Black Hat Talk to Demonstrate

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:24
A researcher is set to detail how satellite tracking can be hacked, enabling misdirection of assets and theft.
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Googla Glass Returning With a Workplace Edition

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:20
Google Glass isn't dead and, in fact, is now coming back as a workplace-targeted tool for enterprises, according to reports.
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Hacking Team Leak Could Lead to Policies Curtailing Security Research

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:20
While the disclosure of Hacking Team's marketing of zero-day flaws has roiled the security community, the reaction of policy makers could have a lasting impact on legitimate security research.
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[slides] Track IT Usage By @dcomputaguy | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 15:30
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usage of their services for licensing and billing purposes? In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Delano Seymour, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at 6fusion, discussed how to meter and track your services using a consumption-based methodology that keeps pace with this cutting-edge technology.

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Categories: Java, Media

Secure Your API… Like a Castle By @MHeusser | @DevOpsSummit #API #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 15:00
It's been three years since I compared medieval security to web security, and a few things have happened. Mobile and wireless have evolved as the dominant platforms, while the life between personal computing and business computing has continued to fray. And, of course, thanks to web services, the web-delivered API now dominates the connected world. It's time to take a second look, focusing on the API. That is, if our organization is a castle, then the API is the unique services that people can employ, both inside the castle (cooking the food, cleaning the stalls for the horses) and outside, replenishing supplies, or bringing books in and out. While the first and most obvious division that comes to mind is internal or external, we'd like to take a step back and mention threat modeling - through the eyes of a viscount.

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Categories: Java, Media

[slides] Moving Apps from On-Premise to Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 14:45
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, analyzed a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discussed the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offering as well as enterprise deployment considerations, including High Availability and Security. He demonstrated migrating to Amazon Elastic Cloud (EC2) and WebLogic Java Cloud Service using applications built using Tomcat and other J2EE vendors.

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Effects of Omitting NODE_ENV in Express.js Apps By @DKhan | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:00
Most developers learn best by examples, which naturally tend to simplify matters and omit things that aren’t essential for understanding. This means that the “Hello World” example, when used as starting point for an application, may be not suitable for production scenarios at all. I started using Node.js like that and I have to confess that it took me almost two years to quantify the huge performance impact of omitting a single environment variable. In fact it was just a coincidence that I even did it right in my previous projects.

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[session] Context, Wearables & WebRTC By @CaryBran | @WebRTCSummit #IoT #WebRTC

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:00
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, will provide an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.

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Categories: Java, Media

Cyber Security – Don’t Bank on It with Third Parties | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:45
The majority of an organization’s revenues are dependent on suppliers, distributors and other third parties. But as Benjamin M. Lawsky, New York State’s Superintendent of Financial Services, points out: “Unfortunately, those third-party firms can provide a back-door entrance to hackers who are seeking to steal sensitive bank customer data.” By now most everyone is well aware of the major data breaches afflicting Target and Home Depot – both triggered through a third party – that affected more than 100 million consumers. But the problem persists. A recent report from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) revealed that nearly a third of 40 banks surveyed don’t require their third-party vendors to notify them in the event of an information security or other cyber security breach.

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Categories: Java, Media

August 2015, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – NAS4Free Front page news - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:08

For our August “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected NAS4Free, an embedded Storage distribution for Windows, Mac, & UNIX-like systems. The NAS4Free Team shared their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the NAS4Free project please.
NAS4Free Team: NAS4Free is designed to be a NAS (Network Attached Storage) system. Lots of systems drag in marginally connected services and try to make them more marketable to mass consumers, but instead make themselves very large or non-responsive. NAS4Free capitalizes on trying to do the few things it does in an expert manner. NAS4Free is the simplest and fastest way to create a centralized and easily accessible server for all kinds of data, with all kinds of network protocols, and across networks.

SF: What made you start this?
NAS4Free Team: NAS4Free started with FreeNAS in 2005. When the FreeNAS brand name was legally acquired by iXsystems in late 2011, it was necessary to carry on the project under another name. In March of 2012, we released NAS4Free’s first release. A good quantity of the base system was upgraded.

NAS4Free took FreeNAS from FreeBSD 7 to FreeBSD 9.x releases, allowing support for a lot of newer hardware and great advances in the ZFS file system. Also there was a strong demand from the community to keep this NAS OS going forward, as it itself has proven over so many years in the NAS world, and to end users.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
NAS4Free Team: Mostly yes. The goal was to continue the concepts and traditions of FreeNAS before the necessary name change. That core set of sensibilities has mostly been retained.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
NAS4Free Team: The number of potential users is fairly limitless. A NAS works well for local (on the network) storage for media playback, VM hosting, and a number of other things in between.

SF: What core need does NAS4Free fulfill?
NAS4Free Team: Storage and file sharing. That’s the real goal.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using NAS4Free?
NAS4Free Team: Don’t expect “extra” non-related NAS services. It isn’t a SQL server. It isn’t a Usenet downloader but installing it on a more modern machine, with some CPU power and enough RAM, will increase its performance greatly.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
NAS4Free Team: The IRC channel is active and so is our forum. The Wiki sees updates fairly regularly. Previous support contributors have set up sites that help keep and retain useful questions and answers. Most of all, the project has generally stuck to the priorities and traditions that made FreeNAS so popular among its users.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?
NAS4Free Team: Some users don’t care about frequent updates at all, they update now and then, and that’s OK. Others love seeing frequent updates because they’re curious about what has changed or want to keep their system fully updated, since some boxes are also connected to the Internet. It is a bit of a balancing act sometimes.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?
NAS4Free Team: The name change from FreeNAS to NAS4Free was pretty significant. All the new technology that the new version of FreeBSD pulled in made a giant jump from the old FreeNAS system. And setting up a new forum and all the webpages took some time, since most pages were setup from scratch or had to be rewritten.

SF: What helped make that happen?
NAS4Free Team: Bifurcation – a lot of developers either went to FreeNAS (with iXsystems) or quit entirely. That cut out a lot of the bureaucracy that occurs with projects that have a lot of developers. A lot of good ideas, many user driven, helped us make some great forward progress.

SF: What was the net result for that event?
NAS4Free Team: The core concepts and traditions were respected as much as possible. In the process, the total capabilities of the system jumped rapidly forward.

SF: What is the next big thing for NAS4Free?
NAS4Free Team: A number of good concepts and traditions are being adhered to and changing a lot of “big things” really isn’t something that is considered very often. However, with 32bit hardware rapidly expiring, 32bit builds will sooner or later be something that is phased out.

SF: How long do you think that will take?
NAS4Free Team: Expiring 32-bit builds could happen immediately, but we think that the 10.x versions are probably the last 32-bits versions we will make. The main 32-bit target (Netburst, Pentium4, and Celeron D) processors were replaced after 2007. We believe that 10 years is enough time to replace older machines.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?
NAS4Free Team: Yes. It will actually save some resources and time for us not having to build 32-bit versions.

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for NAS4Free
NAS4Free Team: If it were possible to change time, it would be nice to be able to keep the FreeNAS name. But, the name changes may have been serendipity, as it was a catalyst for change that may have been necessary at the time.

SF: Why?
NAS4Free Team: Keeping the FreeNAS name would have kept the whole community together. The past split fractured the community. Now there are plenty of anti-other zealots on both sides. But this is something we’ve tried to avoid.

SF: Any reason you can’t do that now?
NAS4Free Team: FreeNAS and NAS4Free are now represent different sides of the same coin in regard to how a NAS should work. Trying to rectify the two, and worse trying to rectify the communities that have clearly taken up sides, at this point is fairly impossible.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
NAS4Free Team: Even with a little smaller user support base, we’ve found that sometimes the best ideas come from some of the least expected people.

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