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Creating Great Teams

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:20
Based on their experience with Trade Me, New Zealand’s largest e-commerce company, Sandy Mamoli and David Mole have written a complete guide on why and how you could implement a self-selection process for your teams. If you believe in self-organization for Agile project management teams, you should also think about self-selection. The “Creating Great Teams” book provides a complete overview of the self-selection, from its definition ...
Categories: Agile

Data Privacy Concerns Hinder Mobile Payment Adoption

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:00
People who are not planning to use their phone to make in-store holiday purchases are concerned about payment fraud, data privacy and identity theft.
Categories: Media

Conferencia Agile Spain, Madrid, Spain, December 3-4 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:53
The Conferencia Agile Spain is the main Agile event for the Agile community of Spain. This two-day conference brings together local and international Agile and Scrum experts for an exceptional learning, sharing and networking experience with presentations and workshops. In the agenda of Conferencia Agile Spain you can find topics like Scrum, Kanban, highly productive teams, retrospectives, planning, efficient meetings, team phases motivation, conflict management, team ...
Categories: Agile

Avangate Updates Digital Commerce Platform

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:30
Avangate is also expanding its Revenue Recovery Tools with European Account Updaters to increase the percentage of payment authorizations.
Categories: Media

OIC to Acquire Assets of Other IoT Standards Group

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:15
The agreement between the OIC and UPnP is another step in the effort to consolidate and streamline the disparate IoT interoperability efforts.
Categories: Media

Fake Users Create Problems for Businesses, but Few Take Action

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:00
While 82 percent of companies struggle with fake users, 43 percent still admit allowing them into their ecosystem, the Telesign report found.
Categories: Media

.NET Microsoft MVPs

MVPs help better and showcase just how powerful our .NET community can be. Today we wanted to celebrate two long-term members of the MVP community. Thank you for all your contributions.

Agus Kurniawan

ncover_mvp_agus_kurniawanRecognized as a C# MVP since 2004, Agus Kurniawan spends his days as a lecturer with the Computer Science faculty at Bogor Agricultural University in in Bogor, Indonesia. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, already having obtained a MS in Computer Science from Bogor U. Prior to his latest academic pursuits, he worked as a software engineer, solution architect, and consultant.

When not lecturing, Agus enjoys mentoring in the Indonesia C# community, and enjoying a good cup of coffee. Find out more about Agus on his blog or by following him on Twitter @agusk2010.

Adil Mughal

ncover_mvp_adil_mughalAdil considers himself a software craftsman in his role as Senior Developer at Nintex. A seven-time MVP, he has extensive experience in designing and developing enterprise scale applications on Microsoft .NET Framework. Lately he has been focusing on cross platform mobile app development on Windows, Android and iOS.

When he’s not developing, you can find Adil maintaining an active presence in offline and online technical communities, often participating as speaker in technical events, and enjoying life as a husband and father. Read about his latest projects on his blog and on Twitter @adilamughal.

The post .NET Microsoft MVPs appeared first on NCover.

Categories: Vendor

Sprint Is Moving Toward DevOps | @CloudExpo #DevOps #IoT #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:15
Telecommunications giant Sprint places an emphasis on orchestration and automation to bring IT culture and infrastructure into readiness for cloud, software-defined data center and DevOps. Learn how Sprint has made IT infrastructure orchestration and automation a pillar of its strategic IT architecture future from Chris Saunderson, Program Manager and Lead Architect for Data Center Automation at Sprint in Kansas City, Missouri. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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Categories: Media, RIA

Driving IoT from Hype to Reality | @ThingsExpo @PubNub #IoT #M2M #API

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:45
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and technology requirements that will drive the Internet of Things from hype to reality.

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Categories: Java, Media

Integrating Big Data Applications into Operational Environments

Database Journal News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:01

Many IT enterprises have created big data applications to store and analyze massive amounts of historical data. Should these applications be installed in their own exclusive environment, or tightly integrated with current operational systems?

Categories: Database

Project of the Week, November 23, 2015 Front page news - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 07:08

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


UltraDefrag is a disk defragmenter for Windows, which supports defragmentation of locked system files by running during the boot process. It is easy to use, without any complicated scripting or a huge load of configuration settings. You can filter the files processed by size, number of fragments, file name, and path. You can also terminate the process early by specifying an execution time limit.
[ Download UltraDefrag ]


MediaPortal turns your PC into a very advanced MediaCenter and HTPC. It allows you to listen to your favorite music and radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule and record live TV as a digital video recorder, and much more.
[ Download MediaPortal ]

Bodhi Linux

Bodhi is a minimalistic, enlightened, Linux desktop.
[ Download Bodhi Linux ]


WinPython is a free Open Source portable distribution of the Python programming language for Windows XP/7/8, designed for scientists, supporting both 32bit and 64bit versions of Python 2 and Python 3.
[ Download WinPython ]

Linux AIO

Linux AIO brings you some of the major Linux distributions (Ubuntu and flavors, Linux Mint, LMDE, Debian Live, Fedora) with different desktop environments on one ISO file that can be burnt on one DVD/DVD DL or USB 4GB+/8GB+ flash drive. Every one of them can be used as a Live system, with no need of installation on hard drive, or can be eventually installed on a computer for a full system experience.
[ Download Linux AIO ]


Cyberfox is a Mozilla-based Internet browser designed to take advantage of 64-bit architecture, but a 32-bit version is also available. The application provides a higher performance when navigating your favorite pages. Compatible Windows Operating Systems include Windows Vista SP2 x86, Windows 7/7 SP1 OS x86|x64, Windows 8/8.x OS x86|x64, and Windows 10 OS x86|x64.
[ Download Cyberfox ]

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, such as office tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, security applications, and other frequently used utilities.
[ Download winPenPack: Portable Software Collection ]

Dolibarr ERP – CRM

Dolibarr ERP – CRM is an easy-to-use ERP and CRM Open Source software, that is run as web php or standalone, for small to mid-sized businesses, foundations, and freelancers. Some of the features include inventory, warehouse, order, invoice, shipment, POS, members for foundations, and bank accounts. Dolibarr is also available with auto-installers for users with no technical knowledge to install Dolibarr and all its prerequisites, such as Apache, Mysql, and PHP. Available platforms for such packages are: Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Redhat, Fedora, OpenSuse, Mandriva, and Mageia.
[ Download Dolibarr ERP – CRM ]


vJoy provides an Open Source replacement for PPJoy. The project consists of virtual joystick devices that are seen by the system as a standard joystick, but its position-data is written to it by a feeder application. An existing feeder application that takes advantage of this product is SmartPropoPlus. If you are an application writer you can very easily write an application that controls a joystick (e.g. mouse-to-joystick, keyboard-to-joystick). If you are a beginner in device drivers you can take this code and enhance it to support more or less axes, buttons, or POVs.
[ Download vJoy ]

Categories: Open Source

Monetizing IoT: Show Me the Money! | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 18:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data shows "less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team.”

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Categories: Java, Media

Internet of Things Needs a Reality Check on Benefits, Privacy

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 17:25
NEWS ANALYSIS: The IT industry throws around amazing numbers about IoT's growth and revenue potential. But there is less talk about real apps or their benefits to industry and society as a whole.
Categories: Media

A Look at What Security Vulnerabilities Are Worth

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 17:20
Zerodium reveals what it pays for a wide range of flaws, and surprisingly, its numbers aren't all that odd.
Categories: Media

Chimera Ransomware Uses Peer-to-Peer for Decryption

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 17:17
A recent ransomware operation uses an uncommon peer-to-peer system to collect data about users and distribute the important security keys to those who are willing to pay to get their data back.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Previews Hyper-V Containers for Windows Server 2016

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 17:15
Wondering how Hyper-V containers work in Microsoft's upcoming server software release? Intrepid administrators and developers can get an early look today.
Categories: Media

Spartan Refactoring

Date Created: November 22, 2015 - 05:11Date Updated: November 23, 2015 - 09:16Submitted by: Daniel Mittelman

Automatically find and correct fragments of code to make your project's source code more efficient, shorter and more readable

Categories: Open Source

Announcing @AlertLogic to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 01:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure resides.

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Categories: Java, Media

IoT in the Enterprise One Year Later | @ThingsExpo @Citrix #IoT #M2M #API

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 23:00
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.

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Categories: Java, Media

[video] Cross-Channel Marketing in a Cloud-Driven, Digital World By @Adobe | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 22:30
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).

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Categories: Java, Media