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A great book of practical advice. The two things I like least about being a software architect is doing documentation and exercising social soft skills. On a lot of projects there comes a time when there is nothing I want to do more than explain to a business user why they are wrong. ...
This article will focus on Software Inventory Control Systems (SICS). Recently, I was asked by Bill Rogers (NH DoIT Commissioner) and Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Director) to take a look at SICS, investigate them and provide a recommendation. When I started this research I knew nothing abo...
Great software companies come from creating and bringing to market (with a great “go to market” strategy) quality software that solves one or more significant problems for an appropriately chosen target audience – and does so measurably better than alternative solutions. How does suc...
Use Cases are far too valuable to be relegated to the Project Manager niche. They're essential to understanding how software is used by the customer, and are an invaluable communication tool which helps the entire organization better understand the needs of the customer. For those no...
CiRBA Inc., on Monday announced CiRBA DCI – Control, Version 7.0 of its analytics software, which provides a revolutionary new way of visualizing and managing environments, giving infrastructure managers unprecedented control over virtual and cloud infrastructure. Andrew Hillier, CiR...
Product Line Engineering Resource Kit is a kit of reusable assets made for use with SPARX EA on Software Product Line projects. I recently decided to update the Product Line Engineering Assets I reuse from project to project. In the past I reused a baseline project that contained a fo...
All in all this is a very high quality book packed with very valuable information any architect at an level of experience will benefit from. Hi highly recommend this book!!!! If you want to learn to use UML as a communication tool on your software development projects, this is the bo...
A really nice overview of the current state of modern software development processes. This book is a really nice overview of the current state of modern software development processes. There isn't a better collection of information on SDLC in one place that I have seen. It gives a gr...
I never thought I would ever describe a technical book that I have reviewed as delightful but that is exactly how felt when I read the book SQL Antipatterns by Bill Karwin. The book’s subtitle ‘Avoiding the Pitfalls of Database Programming’ really summarizes the goal of the book in a n...
Hierarchical structures have an inherent ability for significant data value increases beyond the data collected. This will be shown to exist in hierarchical structures and even more powerfully in their natural hierarchical processing capabilities. These will demonstrate flexible and e...
Going on 14 years now, I’ve made my living working directly or indirectly with software requirements. Early on, I researched, documented, communicated, and managed requirements for a startup developing a “green fields” software system targeted specifically for the full-service hotel in...
The author of this book starts off by answering the question, "Why do we need another C# book?". I was asking myself that very question as I turned to the introduction. He says "In short, what sets this book apart from many others is its in-depth coverage of how things work." As far a...
It is not common to see a book like this come out in today’s technical book market, or for that matter in any era of the technical book market. Today most books are rushed to market, and publishers seem desperate for authors, because there is some real junk being published. But I am no...
This article will focus on the upgrade process from AllFusion Harvest Change Manager R7.1 to CA Software Change Manager (SCM) R12.0.2. I am writing this article because I recently went through this process and felt it would be beneficial to share this experience with other users in the...
WANdisco, the makers of Enterprise Subversion, has announced a new initiative to overhaul the Subversion open source Software Change Management (SCM) project with what it calls a "maverick approach" next generation version control with improved developer 'branching' and 'merging' contr...
Citrix Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Netviewer, a privately held European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor in collaboration and IT services. Netviewer will become part of the Citrix online services division, Citrix Online, and the acquisition will enabl...
For years, everything has been moving to computers. But it hasn’t always been easy. Many things about computers are highly technical, densely interrelated and generally frustrating. For businesses, it takes a lot of money to dive deeply into technology. Companies spend a material perc...
This article will focus on the PowerBuilder Build Process using E. Crane Computing product PowerGen with CA Software Change Manager (SCM) R12.0.2. I am writing this article because we recently upgraded to SCM R12 and it was a good time to visit our PowerBuilder build process and see wh...
A great agile team is a highly disciplined team. Embracing new levels of discipline consistently across teams is tough without guidance and continual feedback. Wouldn’t it be great to have an experienced Agile Development Coach entrenched into every single one of your project teams? Th...
Radware's VADI (Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure Strategy), launched Monday, is an industry-first architecture that transforms computing resources, ADC and virtualization services into an integrated application delivery virtualization infrastructure delivering full agility a...
It says in the Register that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Autodesk’s position that it can stop an eBay trader from trafficking in second-hand copies of its software because they were licensed, not owned, by their original users. The eBay merchant argued the first sale ...
Back in my younger days, I could run a sub seven-minute mile. When I heard about somebody running a five-minute mile, I thought “now that’s really fast.” Today, the world record for the mile run is 3:43:13, set in 1999 by Hicham El Guerrouj from Morocco. In the ’80s, IT projects f...
As software developers, our mission is to deliver positive, technology-based solutions – software that provides both the means and the method for working faster, performing better, achieving more. There is little doubt that the technologies we create provide users with the control and ...
The launch of EZWEBPLAYER.com allows content owners to add web video in a few simple steps. This new software harnesses the power of cloud computing to provide scalable video upload, hosting, and streaming delivery at a low-cost monthly subscription. Moreover, the easy-to-use managemen...
The Supreme Court of the United States finally handed down its long-awaited decision in the Bilski case Monday. That's the one the FOSS movement hoped would throw a monkey wrench into software patents. Well, the FOSS folks are going to be sorely disappointed. The Supremes in their in...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer likes India or even Indonesia way better than China, he told Bloomberg while in Hanoi, because China doesn’t have a handle on piracy or on IP protection in general, which makes it a “less interesting market to us,” he said. “There is no software market to sp...
The IBM i continues to work as the backbone of data processing for thousands of mid-size to large enterprises around the world. The secure architecture and flexibility of the IBM i (formerly branded as AS/400, iSeries and System i) has given it much more longevity than was ever predict...
During this morning’s IAC breakfast, discussing “Transparency, Collaboration and Web 2.0”, a panelist made a very interesting point. While the US Federal Government’s use of Internet social media services and cloud-based information-sharing applications is well underway, albeit at the ...
In light of today’s compressed development cycles, multi-tiered application architectures and complex technologies, many organizations are challenged to get reliable yet scalable enterprise Java applications out the door in a timely manner. Devoting a small amount of energy throughout ...
We spend a lot of time talking to business managers about how their operations run. The perspective that we commonly face is one of "this is how we do it; we are looking for software to do it better." But from a business perspective, that is the wrong approach.
CSR plc., a provider of GPS-powered location platforms, today introduced the SiRFstarIV GSD4e GPS location processor, the newest member of the recently launched SiRFstarIV architecture, an innovation that promises to redefine the meaning of "location awareness" for mobile devices. Buil...
Oracle says it’s going to acquire certain assets of HyperRoll, a developer of financial reporting acceleration software in Mountain View, California. HyperRoll’s software analyzes large quantities of financial data. Its customer base is largely retail and financial accounts. Oracle sai...
PowerBuilder 11.5 was released in the third quarter of 2008 and by early 2009 had made its way into many IT development shops. The draw is a significant set of enhancements that move the development experience closer to the nirvana anticipated in the PowerBuilder 12.0 release. PB 12.0 ...
PC makers aren’t going to be compelled to put that Green Dam Internet filtering software on their boxes in order to sell them in China, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper quoted industry minister Li Yizhong as saying in a turnabout Thursday that the program was always inte...
The mantra heard most often in business these days is "Do More With Less." For many businesses, cutting costs while trying to grow—or even sustain their place in the market—is easier said than done. What could help many businesses is gaining access to some of that $787 Billion in Feder...
SpinVox API was first announced at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona 2009 and leverages SpinVox VMCS, the world’s largest commercial speech platform and the world’s first Cloud speech service, which already has over 30 million users and is growing fast. It provides a fully hosted platfo...
The SD Times 100 recognizes companies, organizations and individuals that "set the agenda" for software managers, developers, and the industry through leadership and innovation. "We took into account each company's leadership, innovation, reputation and the news the company generated i...
In the interest of balance, today I’m waxing on about the awesome opportunities presented by M&As - and some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way to help things go a bit more smoothly. M&As are one of the most powerful opportunities for a Phoenix to rise; stronger, brighter, ready...
“We are pleased to report better than expected revenue and EPS results in Q1,” stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. “Red Hat’s growth is driven in part by our ability to help enterprise customers save money in a challenging IT spending environment. O...
If you don't keep shaking a container of unhomogenized milk, then the thicker, fatty portions of it separate and float to the top. This is liquid cream, which can be ladled off and beaten to produce a stiff foam - whipped cream. Cream is mostly made up of lipids, water and milk prot...