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Riverbed Sold to Equity Firms for $3.6 Billion

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:15
The company, under pressure from activist investor Elliott for a year, will be taken private by the new owners after the deal closes in 2015.
Categories: Media

Is a ‘Federated’ European Cloud More Democratic? By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:15
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published the results of a survey conducted at the beginning of 2014, on ICT usage in enterprises with a special focus on the use of cloud computing services in the EU Member States. Eurostat’s “finding” centered on the “fact” that cloud computing services have been used (in 2014) by only one out of every five (19%) enterprises in the EU28.

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Categories: Java, Media

New Hardware Platform Migration, etc.

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:55
SourceForge.net is migrating to a new hardware platform. Areas of the site that are being affected are the mailing list data. The ETA for completion of this is 8 hours. During this time, messages sent to mailing lists will be delayed.The Allura source code management (SCM) tools (git, mercurial, svn) are being migrated to new storage. There will be down time for using these tools during that time, which will impact project developers.

Also, tomorrow (12-16-2014 at 1400 UTC) we will be migrating classic SCM the estimate time to complete the migration is 8 hours.

Thanks

SourceForge
Categories: Open Source

Publishers in Spain Want Google News to Stay On After All

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:18
Days after Google said it has decided to pull the plug on Google News in Spain over a new copyright fee, publishers want the search giant to reverse its decision.
Categories: Media

Sprint Apparently Won't Seek T-Mobile Merger Again, Despite Rumors

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:10
Despite lingering rumors that Sprint would again try to buy T-Mobile, Sprint's parent company's moves to cut back have ended the speculation.
Categories: Media

OpenPower Sees Momentum Going Into 2015

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:05
The foundation's president says the wins in 2014 will lead to more milestones next year, including new systems and the group's first summit.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Gains Industry Support in Ireland Email Case

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:40
Tech heavyweights, media companies and trade associations file friend of the court briefs in the U.S. federal court's case against Microsoft.
Categories: Media

Docker Updates for Three Security Vulnerabilities

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:30
Docker 1.3.3 provides security updates although Red Hat doesn't consider the issues serious.
Categories: Media

Google Summer of Code Meetup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Google Open Source Blog - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:00
Earlier this year, Hu Yuhuang participated as a student in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2014. He recently hosted a meetup at University of Malaya to share his experiences and encourage other students to participate in GSoC 2015. (Student applications will open on March 16th, 2015.) Below, he discusses the local community meetup.
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About two weeks after I officially finished my GSoC 2014 journey, I received an email announcing Google Summer of Code in 2015. I immediately forwarded this email to two friends of mine, Dr. Chee Sun Liew and fellow student Chin Poh Leong, and told them I would like to host a meetup for spreading this news. After a discussion, we decided the date (November the 28th, the last Friday of the month) and got support from our school.
We started to promote this meetup about three weeks before the event date. We used a Google Form for taking registration. By the eve of the meetup, we had received 140 online registrations among 9 local universities. The students’ enthusiasm exceeded our expectations.
On November 28th, 2014, Puzzles (a programming community that my friends and I founded) hosted the meetup at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We ultimately had 76 attendees from 4 local universities. We were pleasantly surprised that UTM, a local university, sent over 30 students to join this meetup. They travelled 6 hours from Johor, the very south end of Malaysia.
The meetup kicked off with Dr. Liew’s greeting speech. Afterward, I followed up with a briefing about GSoC 2015. I shared my previous experience of writing an application, getting in touch with organizations, and many details from my work over the previous summer. They asked me many practical questions about how and why they should join this program. The meetup was wrapped up with a lot of smiling and photos. Many students left us their contact information so they can stay tuned for further news and ask more questions in the future.
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I’d like to thank everyone who helped me with this meetup; I couldn’t have done it without their help. Google Summer of Code is one of the best things to happen during my undergraduate life and I hope to see many talented Malaysian students participate in GSoC 2015.

By Hu Yuhuang, with photos by Yap Yee King
Categories: Open Source

IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps Brings Big Data to Vertical Industries

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:40
IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions include apps and cloud services that bring IBM's big data and analytics to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise.
Categories: Media

Look for Samsung S6 Design to Include Big Screen, Thin Frame Design

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:25
The rumor mill has been busy trying to dig up what to expect in the Samsung S6. Here are some of the features to look for when it arrives in early 2015.
Categories: Media

Cray Gets $30 Million DoD Supercomputing Contract

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:40
The systems vendor will supply two XC40 supercomputers and two Sonexian storage systems to a Navy computing center in Mississippi.
Categories: Media

.NET Developers Who Keep Learning

We sometimes forget that IT as we know it changes dramatically every few months. We wanted to pause and give a special shout-out to these two .NET veterans who have been in the field with a combined 50 years of experience. They have been keeping up and changing and leading worldwide companies on their .NET efforts. Keep learning and coding!

ncover_mvp_tom_cabanski_twitter Tom Cabanksi

Tom is a software developer and entrepreneur with a passion for building quality software. How can you go wrong with that as a description? He is a professional agile developer, leader and entrepreneur with a successful 30 year track record of using technology to enhance business success. Tom has worked across a variety of industries including telecommunications, oil and gas, finance, aerospace, heavy manufacturing, commercial printing, distribution, e-commerce, mortgage and retail in technology development, consulting and IT management roles. Whew! Over the last ten years he has been a hands-on leader in software product and solution development of hosted web applications on the .NET platform using agile methods including Scrum and XP. Keep up with what he is up to through his blog http://tom.cabanski.com/ or on twitter @tcabanski.

 

ncover_mvp_andre_kramer_twitterAndré Kraemer

André is a self-employed software developer, instructor and consultant. He’s been in the IT business since 1997 and spent most of those years working with Microsoft technologies. He started with a focus on commercial client / server applications for well-known companies and collaboration solutions based on Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. He then took an interest in software solutions for productivity management in global operating software companies. There he worked as a software developer, and later as Chief Software Architect and Developer. His current main interests are Windows Store Apps, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript and SharePoint. Stay tuned with his current discoveries on twitter @codemurai or check out his blog.

The post .NET Developers Who Keep Learning appeared first on NCover.

Categories: Vendor

Now Available: Updated SQL Server PHP and JDBC Drivers

As part of SQL Server’s ongoing interoperability program, we are pleased to announce the general availability of two SQL Server drivers: the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server and the SQL Server Driver for PHP are now available!

Both drivers provide that robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database. The JDBC Driver for SQL Server is a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) type 4 driver supporting Java Development Kit (JDK) version 1.7. The PHP driver will allow developers who use the PHP scripting language version 5.5 to access Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database, and to take advantage of new features implemented in ODBC 

You can download the JDBC driver here, and download the PHP driver hereWe invite you to explore the latest the Microsoft Data Platform has to offer via a trial evaluation of Microsoft SQL Server 2014, or by trying the new preview of Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

Categories: Database

Seapine Software Launches TestTrack 2015 Featuring Interactive Task Boards

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:56
Seapine Software has launched TestTrack 2015, the latest release of its core product development management solution. Interactive task boards, which enable real-time project visibility, take center stage in this release.
Categories: Vendor

Elliott Seeks Greater Influence in Juniper Networking Business

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:50
The company and the major investor are discussing adding Elliott-suggested people to the vendor's board of directors, according to a report.
Categories: Media

SolutionsIQ Buys BigVisible

Scrum Expert - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:49
SolutionsIQ has announced the acquisition of BigVisible. With nearly 150 Agile consultants, the combined company forms the largest and most experienced Agile consulting firm focused exclusively on enterprise Agile adoption. SolutionsIQ will operate its main offices in Seattle, San Francisco, and Boston in the U.S., and Bangalore in India, while working closely with strategic global partners in the U.S., Asia, EMEA and South America. The company’s customer growth within such industries as IT, financial services, telecom, retail and manufacturing, is largely due to the fact that “business agility” has become increasingly ...
Categories: Agile

Resources for Interpreting Open Source Licenses

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:30
Webinar

While open source is very broadly used, few cases have been decided to assist in interpreting affiliated open source licenses. A structured approach to compliance is critical. Where does a company look for guidance on complying with the various aspects of open source licenses?

This webinar presented by Black Duck Software with Karen Copenhaver, partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation, and Mark Radcliffe, partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI), will review the efforts of the community to provide this information from OpenChain to SPDX to the recent whitepapers by SFLC and FSF/Software Conservancy.

Attendees will learn:

  • Brief introduction to open source software
  • Identification of resources to help you get started and maintain a current  understanding of license implications

Fill out the form below to access the slides and recording

SF Campaign ID:  70160000000p9yr Asset Value:  Low value Redirect:  https://www.blackducksoftware.com/resources/webinar/resources-interpreting-open-... Lead Segment:  License
Categories: Vendor

Microsoft to Open Source Orleans Programming Model

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:15
Orleans is best known as the programming model for Halo 4.
Categories: Media

Report: Code Quality Improves for Open Source Big Data Tools

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:10
Defect density rates decreased for Hadoop and other popular projects.
Categories: Media