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VersionOne aims to align agile in latest release

VersionOne recently announced its 2014 Fall Release designed to simplify scaling agile by aligning agile and traditional project teams. “A key to successful enterprise-level agile is breaking down information silos within organizations in order to accelerate decision-making and improve business and IT alignment,” said Robert Holler, CEO of VersionOne. “Our latest release takes a significant …

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Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: Material Design Icons Developers and app designers have gone so crazy over Material Design, Google decided to open-source the icons itself. These official open-source icons featured in Google’s Material Design specification include SVG versions of all icons in both 24px and 48px flavors, SVG and CSS sprites of all icons, and separate versions of the icons targeted …

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Snowflake offers cloud data warehouse as a service, cheaply

Snowflake has appeared in time for winter. This cloud data warehousing and analytics company revealed its product for the first time this week, coming out after nearly two years of working in stealth mode. Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Software, is a former Microsoft executive who joined Snowflake in June. He said the sweet spot …

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SD Times news digest: Oct. 23, 2014—Google partners with Oxford University and Ebay open sources Kylin

Google partners with Oxford University on artificial intelligence research Google is advancing its artificial intelligence research. The company recently announced DeepMind’s plans to work with two of Oxford’s artificial research teams. The teams will work toward enabling machines to better understand its users. “These exciting partnerships underline how committed Google DeepMind is to supporting the …

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Guest View: What I Learned Deploying a Single App Platform in HTML5

Asset managers and institutional investors all over the world, using different computers and browsers, rely on eVestment’s online data and analytics solutions to capitalize on global investment trends, select and monitor investment managers and enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide. At the beginning of 2012, we acquired two firms with the goal of …

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Twitter announces new mobile developer toolkit, Fabric

Twitter is trying to win over mobile app developers with a new set of tools the company announced today at its first mobile developer conference, Twitter Flight. “We are so delighted to have you with us as we unveil what we believe is the future of mobile app development. A future that is built upon …

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Progress Software to acquire Telerik for $262.5 million

Progress Software has agreed to acquire application development tools provider Telerik for US$262.5 million. Progress Software has a wide portfolio of development, deployment, integration and management applications, such as the OpenEdge, Pacific and Modulus platforms. The addition of Telerik’s developer tool offerings—including the Kendo UI framework and UIs for Web and mobile development—augments the wider …

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SD Times news digest: October 22, 2014—CodinGame’s Platinum Rift coding challenge and IBM & Microsoft’s enterprise cloud partnership

Platinum Rift: CodinGame’s newest challenge CodinGame, a gamification coding platform provider, has announced a new challenge for programmers, giving them the opportunity to have their coding talents noticed by high-profile technology companies. Platinum Rift is a three-week multiplayer artificial intelligence challenge aiming to reveal programming skills through hands-on programming in languages such as Java, C, …

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DevOps Enterprise Summit bashes silos

The DevOps Enterprise Summit, taking place this week in San Francisco, hosted talks from a variety of large businesses describing their trials and tribulations with merging their development and operations teams. The conference, which is sponsored by Electric Cloud, hosted talks from companies like Disney, GE, and Ticketmaster. Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud, said …

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SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2014—Apple’s 64-bit app requirement, the Deeplink Marketplace and The Doctor and the Daleks coding game

Apple’s 64-bit and iOS 8 requirements for new apps Starting Feb. 1, 2015, iOS apps must include 64-bit support, according to Apple. The company introduced 64-bit computing to iPhone and iPad about a year ago, and is now telling developers their apps must include 64-bit support from Feb. 1 onward. “Starting February 1, 2015, new …

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RazorFlow: A faster way to build cross-platform HTML5 dashboards

RazorFlow, a new HTML5 dashboard framework from JavaScript data visualization company FusionCharts, aims to give developers a way to build effective, cross-platform HTML5 dashboards quickly without manual workflows. The RazorFlow API  simplifies responsive HTML5 dashboard creation by allowing developers to choose between a chart or key performance indicator, a vertical or horizontal layout and a …

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Back to Basics: 3 Drivers to Software Goodness

There are many different ways to determine how “good” a piece of software is. A developer might feel efficient code that’s maintainable and extensible is the most important thing. A product manager might be looking for a rich feature set that delivers more than the competition. A tester might be aiming for a bug-free release. …

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BZ Media announces InterDrone for commercial drone industry

What’s that up in the sky? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No…it’s a drone! The development of commercial drones has been gaining momentum. In fact, smart machines such as drones were one of Gartner’s top 10 technology trends organizations can’t afford to ignore in 2015, and InterDrone, the newly announced International Drone Conference and …

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Microsoft announces Azure Marketplace, CoreOS support and Cloudera on Azure

Microsoft announced new features, services and partnerships for its Azure cloud platform at a press event today. The company unveiled a new Azure Marketplace of virtual machines, apps and services for customers to browse and purchase, and for ISVs and startups to help monetize their businesses. It also announced a partnership with Cloudera support for …

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    The Future of Testing: Where do Testers spend their time?

    TechWell, IBM, uTest, and Keynote partnered on a powerful new survey that explores where today’s testers are spending their time, what obstacles they most often encounter, and where they think their attention should be focused. Hear what others are saying about this valuable survey report: • “All of these points are consistent with my experience …

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    Seven ways to reduce waste and accelerate software delivery

    This paper will explore best practices for identifying and eliminating seven types of waste: Waiting, handoffs and task switching, motion, extra processes, extra features, partially completed work and defects. …

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    The Key to Smarter Enterprise Security

    Code signing is at a crossroads. In many enterprises, the traditional approach remains standard procedure: purchase certificate, download and deploy locally. But, many companies are finding it a challenge to manage their code signing certificate deployments. And failures in management can have serious consequences. Learn more about managing code signing certificates effectively in this whitepaper. …

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    Defend Against Injection-Based Attacks

    Security weaknesses today occur most often in software that is accessible from a user’s desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Web-based applications, network-enabled or controlled devices, and widely used mobile software are the applications most targeted. This is followed by infrastructure applications such as operating systems, web servers, and browserbased software including plug-ins and extensions. The cause of these weaknesses …

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    How automatic builds accelerate Agile development

    One of the persons most affected by the introduction of Agile development or Extreme Programming is the Build manager, who can no longer make do with home grown solutions or ad-hoc, disparate point-tools. Download the white paper to learn how to power enterprise software production with build acceleration and automation solutions that solve the most serious bottlenecks in …

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    Strategies for Seasonal Readiness

    Seasonal traffic doesn’t just mean holiday traffic. For some companies, the start of the academic semester or summer holidays might trigger a traffic spike. For some, it may be a monthly or daily deal. Because you know when your seasonal peaks happen, you can plan for them. However, being prepared for seasonal traffic is not …

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