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The Secrets to Establishing an Open Source Foundation

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:30
Webinar

Today, open source projects range from a few developers collaborating on a module of code to thousands of engineers working together on a multi-million line code base (such as the Linux Kernel). While the vast majority of open source project collaboration is supported on a virtual basis solely by forges (like GitHub), an increasing number of projects are supported by standalone legal entities that can provide additional types of legal and other support. Projects benefit from this support, whether they already exist (for example, Apache, Eclipse, or the Linux Foundation), are new standalone legal entities, or are even a combination of both (e.g., incorporated entities supported by another organization). Some of these entities are primarily community supported and funded by donations (like the OpenDocument Foundation), while others are supported by many of the largest IT companies in the world (like OpenStack, AllSeen and OpenDaylight).

In this webinar, Andy Updegrove, corporate legal counsel for the Linux Foundation, and Bill Weinberg, Senior Director of Open Source Strategy at Black Duck Software, will discuss:

  • What resources are available under each of these alternatives
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each
  • How to decide which alternative may be best for a new initiative you may be considering launching
  • How to plan and execute the launch of that new project
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Categories: Vendor

Definition of Done: User Stories

Agile Alliance - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:10

The “Definition of Done” is a fairly popular (and sometimes emotional) topic out in the Agileverse.  It seems everyone has an opinion on the matter, ranging from “it depends” to “let the teams decide” to a meticulously designed set of … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

EZchip Unveils Plans for 100-Core ARM Chip

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 18:25
The semiconductor company is bringing the ARM architecture to the chip technologies it inherited when it bought chip maker Tilera.
Categories: Media

Eclipse UML Generators (Incubation)

Date Created: February 24, 2015 - 12:14Date Updated: February 27, 2015 - 05:51Submitted by: Cedric Notot

UML Generators is a new Eclipse project (http://www.eclipse.org/umlgen) which provides components that automatically bridge the gap between UML models and source code. Either by extracting data from UML models (and UML profiles or decoration models) to produce source code or by reverse-engineering source code to produce UML models.

This release provides a generator of Java and C (round-trip included) code.

Categories: Open Source

RE2/J: Linear-time regular-expression matching for Java

Google Open Source Blog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 18:00
Today we’re announcing the public release of RE2/J: a pure-Java implementation of the popular RE2 regular expression library.
Although RE2/J is not always faster than java.util.regexp, its running time is always linear in the size of the input. Thus when matching larger inputs, especially against patterns containing a high degree of alternation, RE2/J may be dramatically faster. With a backtracking implementation such as java.util.regexp, it is not hard to construct a pathological pattern whose matcher would take years to run on some inputs, so RE2/J's performance guarantee makes it suitable for use in applications where the pattern is supplied by untrusted users, such as the clients of a web server.
If you are looking for a detailed technical discussion of the motivation for RE2 and RE2/J and the tradeoffs involved, please see “Regular Expression Matching Can Be Simple And Fast” and “Regular Expression Matching in the Wild”, both written by Russ Cox.
RE2/J is used widely by Java projects within Google. In many cases, it can be used as a drop-in replacement for java.util.regexp. We are pleased to be able to make this library available for public consumption.
Please head to RE2/J’s GitHub page to find out how to use it!
By James Ring, Google Engineering
Categories: Open Source

LG Unveiling 4 Midrange Smartphones at Mobile World Congress

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 18:00
The four smartphones will each include displays ranging from 4-inches to 5-inches, as well as versions offering 3G or LTE connectivity to fit the needs of users.
Categories: Media

Announcing @CodeFutures Named “Sponsor” of @CloudExpo New York [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 17:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that CodeFutures, a leading supplier of database performance tools, has been named a “Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. CodeFutures is an independent software vendor focused on providing tools that deliver database performance tools that increase productivity during database development and increase database performance and scalability during production.

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Categories: Java, Media

Vector Software Releases VectorCAST 6.3

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:24
Vector Software, the world's leading provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, announced the release of VectorCAST™ 6.3 today, the most Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-machine (M2M)-ready em ...
Categories: Vendor

Oracle NoSQL Database 3.2.5 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:09
Oracle has unveiled new big data solutions that simplify information access and discovery, enabling customers to quickly turn data into business value. New offerings include Oracle Big Data Discovery, Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, Oracle Big Da ...
Categories: Vendor

Rogue Wave Software Updates Three Products

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:06
Rogue Wave Software, the largest independent provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components, announced updates to three of its flagship products. These releases underscore the company's commitment to provide dev ...
Categories: Vendor

Mobile App Development By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:00
A discussion with Kony, Inc. on the latest in enterprise mobility exploring advancements in applications design and deployment technologies across the full spectrum of edge devices and operating environments. This five-part series of penetrating discussions on the latest in enterprise mobility explores advancements in applications design and deployment technologies across the full spectrum of edge devices and operating environments.

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Categories: Media, RIA

New Release of DevSuite ALM Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:46
TechExcel Inc., a provider of integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, has announced the availability of DevSuite 9.5, a major release of its ALM platform with fully integrated PPM. The l ...
Categories: Vendor

Chef and Microsoft Partner on Automation, DevOps

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:41
Microsoft's cloud computing service and development tools will soon have new automation capabilities.
Categories: Media

IBM Launches New Set of Hybrid Cloud Development Tools

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:38
Now enterprises can have their own private Bluemix.
Categories: Media

Eclipse Newsletter - Develop for the Cloud, in the Cloud

Eclipse News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:19
Read up on Orion 8 and Che, projects building web-based tools for software developers, and Codefresh's innovative use of Orion.
Categories: Open Source

LDRA Annouced Patented Software Life Cycle Traceability

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:12
-LDRA, a vendor of standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, has secured a patent for TBmanager, its premiere software life cycle traceability and verification system. TBmanager enables developers ...
Categories: Vendor

Unvired SDK Installer

Date Created: February 24, 2015 - 09:12Date Updated: February 24, 2015 - 10:08Submitted by: Srini Subramanian

Plugin to install Unvired SDKs for developing Unvired Mobile Apps

Categories: Open Source

New Qualifications Program from the Scrum Alliance

Scrum Expert - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:04
The Scrum Alliance has launched a new Added Qualifications program in 2015 to its global community of more than 350,000 members. Added Qualifications is a certificate-based training program offered to cover valuable, complex, business-critical topics. The Scrum Alliance Managing Director Carol McEwan said, “We collaborated with a committee of Scrum trainers and coaches from around the world to be certain the new Added Qualifications program is aligned with what the community wants. The Added Qualifications program is designed to allow members to learn more about advanced Scrum topics.” With this new program, ...
Categories: Agile

ScienceLogic Lands $43 Million in Funding

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:00
The company provides complete end-to-end visibility and understanding into health and availability of legacy systems and public cloud infrastructure.
Categories: Media

How to Embrace Cloud Billing Safely By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:00
The benefits of cloud billing can be irresistible. Always-on availability, flexibility, elastic scalability, low cost, global reach. But with high-profile security breaches from the likes of Target, Sony and health insurer Anthem, it’s understandable that thinking about turning your billing system over to the cloud could give you the willies. How can you capitalize on the cloud’s tantalizing advantages while minimizing risk? Here are three things to look for in a cloud billing system you can trust.

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Categories: Java, Media