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Octopus Database

Octopus DB is a free tool for helping users generating SQL inserts for complex related databases quickly in a comprehensive way of model.

Categories: Open Source

SAP, IBM Partner on Enterprise Cloud Computing

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:05
SAP's HANA technology is coming to IBM's cloud services.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Invites Developers to Connect() Event in November

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:59
The sessions will focus on Microsoft Visual Studio vNext and the Azure cloud computing service.
Categories: Media

VisibleThread Docs 2.11 – Now available for download

VisibleThread - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:27

Eoin here, VisibleThread head of engineering and support. Our new 2.11 release is now available and ready for download for on-premise customers. This release is already live for cloud customers. I wanted to give you a quick summary of what’s new in this release. For a complete list of what’s new, download the 2.11 Release Notes PDF.

We have listened to feedback from our customers, and used it to improve the compliance features in VisibleThread Docs.

The highlights include:

  • Better, more complete Compliance Matrix Generation
  • Enhanced Discovery & Gap analysis, featuring filters & groups
  • Ability to re-order documents in folders
  • Completely re-written help documentation, usability enhancements and over 20+ bug fixes

For on-premise customers: to get access to the release check out the support forum entry tells you how to update your installation and the mechanics of getting 2.11

Better, more complete Compliance Matrix Generation

VisibleThread for Docs 2.10 does a good job of generating a starter compliance matrix, and its one of the most heavily used features of the product. We received lots of great feedback about this feature from users, and have incorporated a lot of this into our new 2.11 release:

  • You now  get a full extract of all content, not just content with keywords,
  • The reference or section heading is extracted for PDF docs,
  • Lists of items are now fully output, so patterns like ‘The contractor will      provide:’ followed by a list is handled and output into the matrix,
  • It is using a better Excel format more suitable for and specific to compliance matrices.
  • There is now a dedicated button to generate Compliance Matrices in the UI. Use this rather than the old approach of exporting to Excel.
Enhanced Discovery - Better Compliance & Gap analysis

In 2.10, we had a single word noun discovery view for docs and folders. That worked well for acronyms, and extracting single word concepts like ‘security’, but it wasn’t able to handle multi-word concepts (referred to as ‘noun phrases’) such as;

“Liquidated damages”,

“ISO 9000”,

“Archive Data Policy”.

In 2.11 we have completely re-designed VisibleThread Discovery. Now, VisibleThread will flag multi-word concepts automatically and group them into major themes or topics. This new capability has numerous business use cases, including:

  • Verify that proposals are non-aligned with solicitation language
  • Verify that your proposal is non-compliant and doesn’t cater for critical requirements from L&M
  • Verify that a brand reference is consistent across multiple documents
  • Quickly identify risky content that may trip you up at program delivery phase.
  • Quickly identify the major themes in any document



Version 2.11 has more new capability and a fully rewritten help file. For a complete list of what’s new download the 2.11 Release Notes PDF.

Need more information, have some questions?

No problem, email us at and we will be happy to help!

Categories: Vendor

Software Industry Sees Rise in M&A Value

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:00
The business software segment, however, experienced a 17 percent quarter-to-quarter decline in volume.
Categories: Media

Accenture, Oracle Partner on Life Sciences Cloud for R&D

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:30
The aim of this group is to collaborate on bringing innovation to the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud and digitally enable the R&D function.
Categories: Media

Social Media, Mobile Technology Impact Recruiting

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:00
LinkedIn is still the preferred social channel for 95 percent of recruiters to search, contact and engage candidates, the Jobvite survey found.
Categories: Media

Oracle Expands Data Integration Portfolio with Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:00
Oracle Expands Data Integration Portfolio with Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12cNew product helps customers with big data governance needsREDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – October 20, 2014News Summary

In today’s data-driven business landscape, organizations need to easily and cost-effectively manage an exponentially increasing amount of information being created both inside and outside the company. Governing and managing this vast influx of data is important to ensure it is securely stored and accessible both in the cloud and on premises. The new Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, part of the Oracle Data Integration portfolio, helps customers meet these challenges and leverage their data to improve IT productivity and performance, lower costs, and deliver tangible business results.

News Facts Oracle has expanded its Oracle Data Integration portfolio with the addition of Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, a comprehensive platform that helps reduce compliance risks and ensure the success of governance programs within organizations by providing much-needed business and data transparency. A key component of Oracle’s big data governance solution, Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c together with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality, Oracle Big Data SQL, and Oracle Database security solutions enables organizations to manage and control all aspects of data stewardship, lifecycle management, data protection, auditing, security, and compliance. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c helps organizations govern all of their enterprise data, including structured and unstructured data, across Oracle and third-party data integration, database, and business analytics platforms. It also includes a powerful business glossary—a critical component for linking business-friendly terminology to the operational metadata that drives data flows across enterprise systems such as Apache Hadoop, ERP applications, data warehouses, and semistructured data used for big data discovery. With Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, customers can benefit from: Data lifecycle management. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c offers customers full access to track data and metadata lifecycles across the third-party and Oracle Data Integration and Oracle Business Analytics platforms. As a result, customers can now increase their security and audit measures to finer granularity from report to source, track lineage, and perform impact analysis. Harvesting and integrating third-party metadata. The new solution delivers transparency and analysis across third-party business intelligence, data integration, and database technologies. Customers are no longer bound to metadata analysis within their product stack and can apply metadata management across their full data management platform. Data governance, stewardship, and standardization. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c fosters stewardship collaboration through feedback and comment review boards, multimedia attachments, annotations, and tagging. The solution also offers semantic lineage via a business glossary. Big data transparency. Combined with Oracle Data Integrator’s extensive support for big data standards, including Apache Sqoop, Apache Hive, Apache HBase, and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c brings data transparency even in big data stores and reservoirs. Nearly 4,000 customers spanning several industries are using Oracle Data Integration to improve IT productivity and performance and lower costs in order to drive their businesses forward. Oracle Data Integration is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, the leading digital business platform for the cloud.Supporting Quotes “Data management is becoming increasingly complex and time-consuming for organizations, as data travels through a bewildering sequence of platforms and technologies in its lifecycle,” said Brad Adelberg, vice president of development at Oracle. “By providing the transparency into this data lifecycle, not just within Oracle but also across other widely used platforms, we’re helping customers easily and cost-effectively manage and govern their many streams of data. Furthermore, we’re enabling them to leverage their data, along with the latest technologies such as cloud, big data, and business analytics, to reduce risks and produce real business results.” “A comprehensive enterprise data management strategy is paramount to an organization’s ability to use its data to drive actionable results, whether that means improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, or improving governance,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president, application development and deployment at IDC. “With Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, Oracle becomes one of the few enterprise vendors that takes seriously the central role of metadata in managing systems.” Supporting Resources Oracle Data Integration Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c Data Sheet Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle Big Data Register for the Oracle Big Data Governance Webcast Connect with Oracle Data Integration via Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedInAbout Oracle

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Categories: Database, Vendor


Checkmarx CxSuite® is a powerful Source Code Analysis (SCA) solution designed for identifying, tracking and fixing technical and logical security flaws from the source code. By seamlessly integrating into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Checkmarx’s automatic code review suite allows organizations to address the challenge of securing the code while cutting down on time and cost.

The CxSuite Eclipse plugin is installed in the Eclipse development environment, and enables:

  • Uploading an Eclipse project's code to CxSuite directly from Eclipse.
  • An interactive interface for viewing scan results in the Eclipse environment. This interface has several advantages over the regular CxSuite web interface:
    • You can make changes to the code as you view the vulnerabilities, in the locations indicated by the scan results, without needing to switch between applications.
    • The plugin displays full paths with their intersections, rather than just the first and last elements of each vulnerability instance.
    • The plugin highlights the elements where fixes can be most efficiently applied.

Categories: Open Source

Backup and Restore Strategies in SQL Server – Part 2

Database Journal News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:01

There are several high availability solutions that can be used with SQL Server. While these high availability solutions ensure maximum uptime for your databases, you need to set up backup and restore strategies to recover the data or minimize the risk of data loss in case a failure happens.

Categories: Database

Agile Brazil, Florianópolis, Brazil, November 5–7 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:44
Agile Brazil is a three-day conference that is the largest event about Agile and Scrum in Brazil. It features keynotes and practical presentations with local and international Agile experts. Talks are both in Portuguese and English. In the agenda of Agile Brazil you can find topics like “Taming Big Balls of Mud with Diligence, Agile Practices, and Hard Work”, “Pragmatic, Not Dogmatic TDD: Rethinking How We Test”, “Mental Models in High Performing Agile Teams”, “Extreme Pair Programming”, “Visual Regression Testing with PhantomCSS”, “UX Design for Startups”. Web site: Location for the 2014 ...
Categories: Agile

Projects of the Week, October 20, 2014 Front page news - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:08

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of

gnuplot development

A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples.

[ Download gnuplot development ]


This is the download repository for TenFourFox 24 and beyond, the Firefox port for Power Macintosh computers running 10.4 and 10.5. TenFourFox is not an official Mozilla product and is not a Mozilla-maintained build of Firefox. PowerPC forever! Our SF repo is only for hosting our current and future downloads at this time (thanks, SourceForge!); Google Code still hosts our wiki, FAQ and issue tracker, as well as all historical downloads prior to 24.1: Do not open trouble tickets here — they will be DELETED. If you are an end-user requiring support, please visit our Tenderapp support ticketing site: Read the TenFourFox Development blog for what’s next:

[ Download TenFourFox ]

Clam AntiVirus

Clam AntiVirus is a GPL antivirus toolkit for UNIX. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers. It provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and a virus database that is kept up to date

[ Download Clam AntiVirus ]


gretl is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language.

[ Download gretl ]


ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for many point-and-click adventure games. This includes LucasArts SCUMM games (such as Monkey Island 1-3, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, …), many of Sierra’s AGI and SCI games (such as King’s Quest 1-6, Space Quest 1-5, …), Discworld 1 and 2, Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress, Broken Sword 1 and 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Gobliiins 1-3, The Legend of Kyrandia 1-3, many of Humongous Entertainment’s children’s SCUMM games (including Freddi Fish and Putt Putt games) and many more.

[ Download ScummVM ]

winPenPack: Portable Software Collection

winPenPack is a project that aims at collecting the most frequently used and most popular open source applications made portable, so that they can be executed without installation from any USB Flash Drive or Hard Disk. The winPenPack suites offer a wide range of portable applications like office tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, security applications and other frequently used utilities. Everything you need, completely free, open source, and portable!

[ Download winPenPack: Portable Software Collection ]


Shareaza is a very powerful multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client supporting Gnutella² G2, Gnutella, eDonkey2000 / eMule, DC++, HTTP, FTP and BitTorrent / DHT protocols for Windows or Wine.

[ Download Shareaza ]


ReactOS is an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).

[ Download ReactOS ]


ZABBIX is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution designed to monitor and track performance and availability of network servers, devices and other IT resources. It supports distributed and WEB monitoring, auto-discovery and more.

[ Download ZABBIX ]

Categories: Open Source

Big Data Giants Flex at Strata + Hadoop World

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:00
Leaders in the big data arena announced new products, programs and partnerships at the recent Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference in New York.
Categories: Media

HP to Shut Down WebOS Cloud Services in January

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:20
HP is cutting ties with the wayward mobile OS, which now can be found in LG smart TVs and as an open-source project for the LuneOS group.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Tasks Its Execs With Promoting Diversity, Inclusion

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:18
Following criticism over controversial remarks on women's pay, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pledges to promote diversity in the workplace.
Categories: Media

'Big Loop' for Big Data and DevOps By @Cloudwick | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 19:30
Cloudwick, the leading big data DevOps service and solution provider to the Fortune 1000, announced Big Loop, its multi-vendor operations platform. Cloudwick Big Loop creates greater collaboration between Fortune 1000 IT staff, developers and their database management systems as well as big data vendors. This allows customers to comprehensively manage and oversee their entire infrastructure, which leads to more successful production cluster operations, and scale-out. Cloudwick Big Loop supports DataStax, the leading distributed database technology company, and big data vendors -- Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Spark clusters -- on-premise or in the cloud.

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Categories: Java, Media

What Manufacturing Teaches Us About #DevOps By @GHaff | @DevOpsSummit

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 19:30
Software development, like manufacturing, is a craft that requires the application of creative approaches to solve problems given a wide range of constraints. However, while engineering design may be craftwork, the production of most designed objects relies on a standardized and automated manufacturing process. By contrast, much of moving an application from prototype to production and, indeed, maintaining the application through its lifecycle has often remained craftwork. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat, will discuss the many lessons and processes that DevOps can learn from manufacturing and the assembly line-like tools, such as Platform-as-a-Service, that provide the necessary abstraction and automation to make industrialized DevOps possible.

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Categories: Java, Media

Microsoft to 'Connect' With Developers on Visual Studio, Azure, More

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:30
Microsoft will hold its Connect(); event next month to school developers on the upcoming new features in the company's tools, cloud and DevOps platforms.
Categories: Media

Kickstarter Suspends Anonabox Security Appliance Project

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:20
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Anonabox episode serves to highlight the simple fact that there is a great hunger in the marketplace for easily deployed privacy solutions.
Categories: Media

Apple, Microsoft Cut Hype, Boost Candor in Recent Product Rollouts

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:17
NEWS ANALYSIS: Both major players in the computer OS market make an about-face in their product rollouts by cutting hype and telling customers what to expect.
Categories: Media