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Agile Coach Camp Canada East, Cornwall, Canada, 5-7 June, 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 09:25
Agile Coach Camp Canada East is a three-day conference that creates opportunities for the Agile coaches community to share successes, learning, questions and unresolved dilemmas. All this happens in an energizing and supportive environment. The Agile Coach Camp Canada East follows the open space format for conferences. Each participants makes a contribution to the art and science of helping people and teams be their best as they create valuable software. Come to share your stories, observations, and puzzles. You will be able to discuss coaching challenges you have overcome or those ...
Categories: Agile

‘User-Centric APM Solution’ By @CAinc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud #APM]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 09:00
In today's application economy, enterprise organizations realize that it's their applications that are the heart and soul of their business. If their application users have a bad experience, their revenue and reputation are at stake. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management at CA Technologies, discussed how a user-centric Application Performance Management solution can help inspire your users with every application transaction.

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Categories: Media, RIA

DevOps vs the Enterprise By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 03:00
For better or worse, DevOps has gone mainstream. All doubt was removed when IBM and HP threw up their respective DevOps microsites. Where are we on the hype cycle? It's hard to say for sure but there's a feeling we're heading for the "Peak of Inflated Expectations." What does this mean for the enterprise? Should they avoid DevOps? Definitely not. Should they be cautious though? Absolutely. The truth is that DevOps and the enterprise are at best strange bedfellows. The movement has its roots in the tech community's elite. Open source projects and methodologies driven by the alumni of companies like Netflix, Google and Amazon. This is a great thing for the evolution of DevOps. It can be alienating for Enterprise IT though. Learning about Netflix and their simian armies, or Facebook and their mind-melting scale is fascinating. Can you take it back to the office on Monday morning though?

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Categories: Media, RIA

Spira Released - Activity Stream Added and Updates to Scrum Task Board

Inflectra News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 01:00
We are pleased to announce the release of SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam v4.2.0.7. This version includes many fixes for issues identified in earlier versions of v4.2 and also adds new capabilities including an Activity Stream and enhanced Scrum task board.
Categories: Vendor

Advisory on May 22 Update Release

PostgreSQL News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 01:00

On May 22, 2015, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group released an update to all supported versions of PostgreSQL, including versions 9.4.2, 9.3.7, 9.2.11, 9.1.16, and 9.0.20. This update has a bug in fsync logic which will cause some users' PostgreSQL servers to refuse to restart after a crash, or after a restore from binary backup. Please read our FAQ on this issue before applying the update to your systems.

The PostgreSQL Project regrets the error. Another PostgreSQL update, with this issue corrected, will be released soon.

Categories: Database, Open Source

Cloud Security Myths By @TierPoint | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 20:30
Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of existence.

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Categories: Java, Media

Accelerate DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @RedHatNews [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 19:30
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers. New tools, technologies, and frameworks have evolved recently to help manage rapid shifts in the technology landscape, but they’re only as good as the underlying processes that exist within the organization. As lines of business change or add requirements, developers must be able to release new features and functionality quickly. And IT operations must be able to support products and services in production.

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Categories: Java, Media

Google Summer of Code coding has begun!

Google Open Source Blog - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 18:00

Today is the first day of coding for our 11th year of the Google Summer of Code program. This year more than 1,046 students will spend the next 12 weeks writing code for 137 different open source organizations.
We are excited to see the contributions this year’s students will make to the open source community.
For more information on important dates for the program please visit our timeline. Stay tuned as we will highlight some of the new mentoring organizations over the next few months.
Have a great summer!
By Carol Smith, Open Source Programs
Categories: Open Source

ABA Names @ElectricCloud Finalist | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #IoT #Microservices]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 17:00
Software Development Solution category in The 2015 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program. More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration. "We are honored to be recognized as a leader in the software development industry by the Stevie Awards judges," said Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud. "We introduced ElectricFlow and our Deploy application to bring a truly unified approach to software build, test and deployment. Having these capabilities within a single solution is an industry breakthrough, further underscored by the significant achievement of being named a finalist in the 2015 American Business Awards."

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Categories: Media, RIA

Google Says It's Ready for 'Leap Second' on June 30

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 16:30
All internal systems are ready to handle the extra second that will be added to world clocks on the last day of June, Google said.
Categories: Media

'Ambient' Computing, Disruptive Banking Startups Top VC Predictions

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 16:19
Leading Silicon Valley venture capitalists make some provocative predictions as to what new technology will emerge in the next five years at the Churchill Club's annual Top 10 Tech Trends session.
Categories: Media

No Proposal Consultants Welcome – Census Bureau follows VA with ban on Consultants

VisibleThread - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 15:18

Second Federal Dept Bans Proposal (2)

As you may remember we reported previously that the Department of Veteran Affairs banned proposal consultants from assisting offerors on RFP VA118-15-R0558. Unfortunately, we have more bad news. A second federal agency has followed suit. On May 18th, 2015 the US Census Bureau issued an RFP that restricts technical consultants participation. The draft RFP in question is YA 1323-15-MS-0003 for Multi-Tiered Acquisition Framework for Systems Engineering and Integration.

Proposal Consultant Ban

The draft RFP stipulates:

“In order to ensure proposals reflect the technical abilities of offerors and their subcontractors, not those of outside technical experts who will not be involved with performance post award, the use of technical consultants to help prepare the proposal is strictly prohibited unless the technical consultant will be part of the offeror’s team as a subcontractor after award of the ESF.

As part of their written (and oral if applicable) proposal, the offeror shall certify, in the proposal introduction, that their proposal was prepared only by the offeror and its subcontractors.”

APMP Reaction

Once is an anomaly, twice is worrisome

The ever-diligent Richard Harris APMP executive director has already taken action. He submitted a request to the Census Bureau for the removal of this stipulation.

He had this to say:

“We find it particularly disturbing that after the VA “no consultants” language, most of the professionals in Government we met with were also appalled but told us not to worry because they believed it was an isolated, one-off attempt.

A few months later, and we see similar, exclusionary language from a completely different agency. Our fear was then and continues to be that this could become a regular requirement for all of the wrong reasons. Once is an anomaly, twice is worrisome and three times is a trend. “

What You Can Do

Unfortunately the deadline to submit comments passed on May 19th. However, there is action you can take. We recommend sharing this news and syncing with fellow APMP members to identify if this is in fact becoming a common a trend. We saw this before when the VA imposed the same restriction. For Proposal Shops that regularly use consultants, you will need to take action. Things like systematizing your color team process and looking at tooling to free up your Sales & Technical FTEs (Full Time Equivalents) to get more involved and productive. See more here.

Also in case this is becoming a trend we’ve created a new ebook: How to complete a compliance matrix in 5 minutes. It explains how proposal managers can save time creating compliance matrices. We created this, as if this trend continues we know proposal managers will need more time to focus on other areas. We hope this helps.

As always if you have any questions let us know in the comments box below.

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Categories: Vendor

What Is DevOps By @NeccoCeresani | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 15:00
Whether you are deeply entrenched in the DevOps community or not, you have most likely seen the barrage of What is DevOps articles floating around. We decided it would be best to put them all together and give our readers a variety of What is DevOps articles to choose from. Whether you are looking for the high level “What is DevOps” or the more comfortable “What is DevOps”, our selection is sure to satisfy any and all of your What is DevOps needs. Enjoy. (The definition of DevOps)

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Categories: Media, RIA

Big Sensor Data and the 'Internet of Things' By @TreasureData | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 15:00
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.

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Categories: Java, Media

Tech Execs Confident Current M&A Surge Will Continue

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 14:00
Technology executives have 26 percent more deals in their pipelines now than in April 2014, and pricing is seen as conducive to deal making.
Categories: Media

Software-Defined Storage Gaining Traction Among Businesses

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 13:30
The number of participants who answered that flash makes up higher than 40 percent of their storage capacity was just 9 percent.
Categories: Media

ReachLocal Launches ReachDisplay InApp Platform

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 13:00
The app creates a local geo-fence around the business address, whereby consumers within range are targeted with in-app advertisements on smartphones.
Categories: Media

.NET Developers Making Waves

Remember how we used to have to watch TV from an antenna only? Now we have whole new ways to interact with this medium. From video games to watching videos, our .NET community has an amazing arsenal of creative and talented people bringing amazing new products to the world. Meet two .NET developers who are helping change the way we interact with computers.

Clemente Giorio

ncover_mvp_clemente_giorio_twitterClemente Giorio has spent his career freelancing in a number of different roles: administrator, private instructor, consultant, speaker, author, and developer. He cooperated with Microsoft SrL for the development of a prototype that uses the Kinect sensor. He is interested in Human-computer Interface (HCI) and multimodal interaction. In addition to his recognition in 2014 as a Kinect for Windows MVP, Clemente was granted publication in 2013 for an article discussing the inner workings of Kinect’s audio and visual tracking. Other published topics relate to the role cloud computing plays in the development of Sustainable Mobility.

Clemente is a formidable competitor, winning awards at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, Campania Start Cup, and Premio Sele d’Oro. Follow Clemente on twitter @tinux80.

Teemu Tapanila

ncover_mvp_teemu_tapanila_twitterTeemu applies his passion and knowledge of cloud computing and mobile applications to his work as Windows Lead Developer for Magine TV, a cloud-based service for watching live and recorded TV. He has developed expertise in web, mobile, cloud, services, presenting and planning and has been recognized as a Microsoft Azure MVP, Azure Insider and Azure Advisor. Teemu was also chosen in 2013 as a Nokia Developer Champion.

Teemu gives back to the tech community by speaking in usergroup meetings, at conferences and events worldwide, and serving on boards and advisory councils. You can check him out on twitter @tapanilat and at his blog.

The post .NET Developers Making Waves appeared first on NCover.

Categories: Vendor

Telecom, WebRTC and the 'Internet of Things’ By @RingPlusMobile | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #WebRTC]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 11:00
The worldwide cellular network will be the backbone of the future IoT, and the telecom industry is clamoring to get on board as more than just a data pipe. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Evan McGee, CTO of Ring Plus, Inc., discussed what service operators can offer that would benefit IoT entrepreneurs, inventors, and consumers. Evan McGee is the CTO of RingPlus, a leading innovative U.S. MVNO and wireless enabler. His focus is on combining web technologies with traditional telecom to create a new breed of unified communication that is easily accessible to the general consumer. With over a decade of experience in telecom and associated technologies, Evan is demonstrating the power of OSS to further human and machine-to-machine innovation.

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Categories: Media, RIA

Stoptimizing Oracle

Database Journal News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:01

According to Jonathan Lewis: "Stoptimisation - the art of optimization by not doing the things you don't need to do."  Read on to see what things you may be doing that you shouldn't be doing.

Categories: Database