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Testomato

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:46
Testomato is an easy, quick solution to automatically test website pages and forms to avoid any problems that could potentially damage a visitor's website experience. Our SaaS-based tool allows projects to catch common errors and bugs early, so t ...
Categories: Vendor

Agile Designer

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:40
Agile Designer lets organizations design clear, unambiguous logic, user stories and test cases all in one go. Having designed the perfect set of test cases, organizations can find and make the ‘right data’ and link it directly to their requirements.
Categories: Vendor

IT Security Spending to Rise, with Focus on Mobile

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:00
Respondents in a recent Gartner IT Key Metrics Survey indicate that, overall, organizations will spend an average of $381 per employee on IT security.
Categories: Media

Love, Marriage and Open APIs

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:56
The relationship between app developers who consume APIs and the organizations that provide them can be a loving marriage that produces innovative offspring, but it's going to take some work on both sides.
Categories: Media

Small-Business Owners Need Better Business Plans

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:30
When asked what they'd do different if given the chance when first starting out, 67 percent of small-business owners said they would write a better business plan.
Categories: Media

Seagate Starts Shipping Industry's First 8TB Hard Disk Drive

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:42
This isn't your father's HDD; it's designed for scale-out data infrastructures that may be struggling to handle ever-increasing unstructured data.
Categories: Media

Intel Unveils Small Modem Aimed at IoT Devices

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:25
The XMM 6255, which is smaller than a penny, is the latest move by Intel in its effort to become a major player in the burgeoning Internet of things.
Categories: Media

VMware Bridging Gap Between Traditional, Virtualized Data Centers

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:18
NEWS ANALYSIS: At VMworld 2014, host VMware is saying that it is ready to bridge the gap between the traditional IT and hybrid cloud systems and the software-defined data center.
Categories: Media

What's Up with Apple's Coming iWatch?

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:18
Several mobile IT analysts share their thoughts about what the iWatch will mean and what it will include, whenever it finally is released in the United States.
Categories: Media

NetBeans Podcast 70 - Community Satisfaction

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:36
Senior Group Manager Ashwin Rao discusses how NetBeans's satisfaction surveys benefit the community. Ken Fogel of the popular "NetBeans in the Classroom" series explains why NetBeans is an ideal teaching tool.
Categories: Java, Open Source

@DevOpsSummit | Pillars of Modern Enterprise Using Open Source [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:15
The recent trends like cloud computing, social, mobile and Internet of Things are forcing enterprises to modernize in order to compete in the competitive globalized markets. However, enterprises are approaching newer technologies with a more silo-ed way, gaining only sub optimal benefits. The Modern Enterprise model is presented as a newer way to think of enterprise IT, which takes a more holistic approach to embracing modern technologies. This model makes use of Composable Enterprise framework put forward by Jonathan Murray of WMG.

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Categories: Java, Media

Why Amazon Spent $1.1 Billion for Twitch's Video Platform

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:05
NEWS ANALYSIS: "Social video for gamers" has a mobile video-game streaming platform that serves more than 55 million visitors per month.
Categories: Media

How Does FireEye Find so Many Zero-Day Flaws?

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:30
VIDEO: Dave Merkel, CTO of FireEye, explains why zero-day vulnerability disclosure is just a byproduct of what his company is really all about.
Categories: Media

Google Releases Chrome Web Browser 37 to Stable Channel

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:11
The new Chrome 37 Web browser includes security and performance fixes, as well as new features aimed at improving the open-source browser for users.
Categories: Media

10th Year of Google Summer of Code draws to a close

Google Open Source Blog - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
This has been a big year for Google Summer of Code, our program designed to introduce university students from around the world to open source development. In celebration of our 10th instance of the program we made a lot of changes.

In April, we accepted more students than we ever have before: 1,307 university students from 72 countries. We raised the stipend for them: the successful participants were paid $5,500 over the course of the program. These students wrote code for the largest number of open source organizations we’ve ever had participate: 190. And last but not least, we had 2491 mentors from 78 countries help them out. We are excited to announce that 89.7%* (1172) of the students passed their final evaluations. To see more about how that compares to previous years, check out our statistics from the last nine years of the program.

And we’re not done yet. This October we’ll be hosting a 10-year reunion in San Jose, California. We’ll welcome our alumni (students, mentors, and organization administrators) from all years of the program to meet and exchange ideas.

Now that this year’s program has concluded, students are busy preparing their code samples for all eyes to see. Soon you will be able to go to the program site where organizations will have links to the students’ code repositories.

Thank you to all of the students, mentors and organization administrators that have helped to make this 10th year of the Google Summer of Code a great success!

By Carol Smith, Open Source Programs

* This number could change slightly in the next few weeks



Categories: Open Source

Unpredictable #Cloud Traffic Can Cast a Shadow on a Metro Network

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:45
User obsession with digital information shows no signs of abating. As users create, share, and consume content, network traffic volume goes up, growing an average of 30 to 50 percent annually.[1] The increased adoption of cloud technology has made round-the-clock access to content easy. However, connecting users to content is not just about volume. Bandwidth is driven by applications, which have changed how, when, and where bandwidth is created, used, generated, and originated, making it far less predictable and much harder to manage. The following eight examples show how unpredictable traffic impacts the metro network.

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Categories: Java, Media

Smartphones to Get Kill Switches in California to Deter Theft

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:25
The new requirement, signed into law Aug. 25 by California Gov. Jerry Brown and taking effect on July 1, 2015, will likely affect other states around the nation.
Categories: Media

HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cords Over Fire Hazard

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:20
The LS-15 AC power cord was sold with notebooks, mini-notebooks and accessories between 2010 and 2012, according to the vendor.
Categories: Media

Skyfence Free Cloud Discovery Tool Monitors SaaS App Usage

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:00
Skyfence delivered a free version of its tool for monitoring cloud app usage that helps manage Shadow IT in enterprises.
Categories: Media

Bing Maps Makes It Harder to Get Lost in Japan

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:55
Microsoft is making it easier to get around in Japan, particularly for English speakers, and to visualize more cities in 3D.
Categories: Media