Archive for July, 2011
It’s a big one today.
|The Netflix Corporate Culture Presentation – bostondave’s posterous
via slideshare.net Can I take the Netflix name and “find and replace” it with my company name in much of this document?
|Are You a Whole Team? | Scrum Agile Project Management Expert
This article proposes four “smells” that might indicate that you’re not optimally practicing whole-team approach in your Scrum software development project Authors: Matthew R. Philip and Lori Cross, Asynchrony Solutions Taking a whole-team approach has proved vital to getting the most out of teams developing software using agile practices.
|Hadoop & Startups: Where Open Source Meets Business Data | TechCrunch
This guest post was written by Kovas Boguta, Head of Analytics at Weebly. In 2009, Kovas wrote a guest post about visualizing real-time social structures. A decade ago, the open-source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python) stack began to transform web startup economics.
|TitaniumGetStarted – openmobster – OpenMobster/Titanium App – OpenMobster – Open Source Mobile Cloud Platform – Google Project Hosting
Related Links: Titanium Area, Get Started, Beginner This should make the OpenMobster Cloud Server up and running for the Titanium App. For security reasons, before apps can use the OpenMobster Cloud, the device must be first registered with the cloud. This is done using an Activation App that comes with the OpenMobster distribution.
TDD, Bugs and Errors, Oh My!
|How to return default(Type) in runtime — a TDD example in four unit tests | Agile Zone
Like this piece? Share it with your friends: I’ve found this question while going over my old StackOverflow answers: I’m using reflection to loop through a Type’s properties and set certain types to their default. Now, I could do a switch on the type and set the default(Type) explicitly, but I’d rather do it in one line.
|Responsible Bug Reporting and Triage
If you’ve ever heard, “It works on my machine,” “It works as designed,” or “But we need to ship Tuesday!” this article’s for you. Here’s how to train users and QA to report bugs in a manner that helps the developers actually fix the problem.
|CWE – 2011 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors
The 2011 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors is a list of the most widespread and critical errors that can lead to serious vulnerabilities in software. They are often easy to find, and easy to exploit. They are dangerous because they will frequently allow attackers to completely take over the software, steal data, or prevent the software from working at all.
It’s a light load today.
|Bad Code: The Invisible Threat | Javalobby
One of the first things said by the non-believers of the software craftsmanship movement was that good and clean code is not enough to guarantee the success of a project. And yes, they are absolutely right. There are innumerable reasons which would make a project to fail ranging from business strategy to competitors, project management, cost, time to market, partnerships, technical limitations, integrations, etc.
Innovative or Just Another Sign-in Method?
|InfoQ: Mozilla Proposes to Sign-in Only with the Email Address, No User ID or Password Required
Posted by Abel Avram on Jul 15, 2011 A new authentication system, dubbed BrowserID, from Mozilla promises to solve the basic authentication needs, but its success highly depends on its adoption. Mozilla wants to simplify the authentication process when connecting to websites by using just an email address without the need to enter an ID or a password.
|SAP joins the OpenJDK | Javalobby
OpenJDK, Oracle’s open-source Java SE implementation released under the GPL license, gained another contributor today as SAP signed the Oracle Contributor Agreement. As most of you know, the OpenJDK aims to release their open-source implementations of the Java SE with related specifications as they are produced by the Java Community Process (JCP), which SAP is already an active participant.
Hopefully fiber will make this regular again…
|“I’m a technical lead on the Google+ team. Ask me anything.”
Time to check out the new runtimes!
|Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 beta”s out on Labs > News > Flash Magazine
Adobe just gave us a summer present to play with – new runtimes! The Flash Player 11 beta is fully featured, containing all you need to get started. The AIR beta is limited to just the runtime (no SDK) and is provided only to test existing content.
|Enter the Adobe AIR App Challenge, Sponsored by Sony | Adobe Developer Connection
As part of their expanded, long-standing relationship to deliver great content experiences for “Sony Tablet” devices, Adobe and Sony have announced the Adobe AIR App Challenge, Sponsored by Sony to drive the creation of innovative Android applications for the two models of tablet devices by offering developers a chance to win up to US$130,000, premium promotion on Sony Tablet, prerelease access to Sony Tablet prototypes and the latest version of Adobe AIR, conference passes and paid travel t…
API Lessons Learned and the new Merchant API
|APIv2: Woulda, coulda, shoulda | Foursquare Engineering Blog
As we sunset foursquare APIv1 and announce some amazing new milestones for APIv2, now seemed like as good a time as any to reflect on some of the decisions we made in APIv2 and see how they’re holding up.
JDK 7, Lucene, JBoss OH MY!
|JBoss Application Server 7… Download NOW! – JBoss Community
The core developers for JBoss Application Server 7 hosted several webinars to demonstrate what’s new and amazing about JBoss AS7. The webinars origninally aired on June 29th and ran through July 1st but don’t worry, you can still view them. Presenters included; Jason Greene, Pete Muir & Dan Allen, Brian Stansberrry, Bela Ban & Paul Ferraro.
|Lucene’s near-real-time search is fast! | Javalobby
Like this piece? Share it with your friends: Michael loves building software; he’s been building search engines for more than a decade, and has been working on Lucene as a committer, PMC member and Apache member, for the past few years. He’s co-author of the recently published Lucene in Action, 2nd edition.
|Installing OpenJDK 7 on OS X | Javalobby
Last week, I scanned an article and saw there was a Java 7 Webinar. At first, I thought Java 7 was released, but soon after realized it was a Developer Preview. Unfortunately, the download page doesn’t have support for OS X.
|5 Tips to Reduce Unit Test Defect Rates | Agile Zone
Like this piece? Share it with your friends: Five quick points about unit tests that will reduce your defect rates. If you just did the above you would be doing very well indeed. Why would you schedule your test runs on an hourly schedule? Always hook unit tests into the commit.
ScreenScape secures a cool 6 mil.
|Hartco Announces Investment in ScreenScape | ScreenScape Networks
Press Release Details Thumbnail Logo: Hartco Inc. (TSX: HCI) today announced a $6 million investment in ScreenScape Networks Inc. Hartco Announces Investment in ScreenScape Hartco Inc. (TSX: HCI) to invest $6 million in ScreenScape Networks Inc. MONTREAL, QUEBEC and CHARLOTTETOWN, PE, July 13, 2011 — Hartco Inc.
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