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Cloud computing is about more than just managing virtual machines, it is about the entire virtual environment
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Project portfolio management best practices in the SOA landscape

Project portfolio management best practices in the SOA landscape | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
Following project portfolio management best practices can help organizations balance new projects with established systems.
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"Gartner did a study at Turner Broadcasting when the organization first adopted Agile program management. In the beginning, the developers felt like they had more work to do in filling out all of the time logs. But in the end, the amount of overtime decreased extensively. "They were no longer forced on death marches and they ended up liking [the] experience more in the long run," Duggan said."

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What is Kanban?

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Stop starting and start finishing!

It sounds like common sense right? Well, if you’re like most developers you have been conditioned into associated your value by what you have started. Kanban reminds you to stop starting and start finishing!

Kanban has 9 things you need to know. They are broken down into four basic principles (how you need to think) and five for properties (what you need to do).

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Tea-time with Testers - FREE Software Testing Magazine | learn | guide | contribute | share

Tea-time with Testers - FREE Software Testing Magazine | learn | guide | contribute | share | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
Tea-time with Testers is one of the popular Software Testing Magazines and is dedicated to all disciplines in the field of Software Testing. Articles,Reviews,Software Testing Help, Trainings and much more. Try it , It is FREE .
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"As the wave of change sweeps business, testing field and community of testers like never before, Tea-time with Testers has ensured that its readers have all the necessary upgrades to challenge tomorrow."

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Can Xbox One Be a Trojan Horse to Lure Developers? - Re/code

Can Xbox One Be a Trojan Horse to Lure Developers? - Re/code | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
Can Xbox One Be a Trojan Horse to Lure Developers?
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“Those particular developers may be in their basements playing Xbox after they're done coding,” says Stephen Elop, the Nokia executive and soon-to-be-chief of Microsoft's devices unit.
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The Morning Download: Automating Software Development Is Tied to Business ... - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Morning Download: Automating Software Development Is Tied to Business ... - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
The Morning Download: Automating Software Development Is Tied to Business ...
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What are Games Developers looking for in the Cloud?

Mandy Waite, Developer Advocate, Cloud.
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The 5 Personas Of Cloud Computing

Even the most dedicated data centre die-hards are coming round to the idea of using the cloud, while the most enthusiastic cloud users are still cautious abo...

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The Secret Bi / Big Data Playbook - Agile Data Warehousing

Agile Data Warehousing, an independent media site dedicated to all things Agile Data
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"It is also important that executives realize moving forward that the top employees/performers are going to want to work with companies that have a “data culture.” Top performers are driven by results and thus having data that will help them make better decisions and then measure the outcome of said decisions makes these companies attractive."

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White Paper: Skytap Automation Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio TFS | Skytap

White Paper: Skytap Automation Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio TFS | Skytap | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
Our newest white paper outlines how the Skytap Automation Pack for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server provides the integration between VS-TFS and Skytap Cloud.
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"The Automation Pack leverages the capabilities of Skytap Cloud and allows the creation of TFS-ready test environments in Skytap Cloud using Microsoft Test Manager."

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Spamhaus is battling a 300 billion bits-per-second DDoS described as the ‘biggest attack in history’

Spamhaus is battling a 300 billion bits-per-second DDoS described as the ‘biggest attack in history’ | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
Anti-spam organization Spamhaus has been hit by a number of large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, bringing down its own website temporarily and causing widespread ...
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"Anti-spam organization Spamhaus has been hit by a number of large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, bringing down its own website temporarily and causing widespread disruption across the Internet.

 

The BBC is reporting it as the ‘biggest cyber-attack in history,’ with The New York Times describing it as ‘one of the largest computer attacks on the Internet.’

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Can Big Data Be Poisoned by Botnets?

Can Big Data Be Poisoned by Botnets? | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
The Chameleon botnet is generating billions of ad impressions in a click-fraud scheme. It's a red flag for companies making business decisions based on analysis of Web data.
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"Botnets have plagued data center operators for years as a source of spam and DDoS attacks. This latest twist has implications for data analysis. Garbage in, garbage out--remember? The first thing programmers have to learn is how to keep the garbage out of their data and their results. Chameleon shows garbage is getting a lot sneakier about getting into data that looks perfectly good."

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How search can solve big data problems

How search can solve big data problems | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
LucidWorks CTO Grant Ingersoll made his case at Structure:Data on Thursday for why companies tackling big problems related to large sets of data should give search another look.
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“Search should be a critical part of your architecture,” he told attendees. It is a system building block for any large problem you’re trying to solve that requires a ranked set of results. And it doesn’t have to be just text search, it can be for any type of search, he said."

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Who's Grabbing Consumer Data from Publishers? | DataWorks - Advertising Age

Who's Grabbing Consumer Data from Publishers? | DataWorks - Advertising Age | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
all sorts of ad and analytics tags are generated when users visit publishers' websites. this evidon tool shows where the data is traveling on popular sites like cars.com, gap.com and pepsi.com.
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"Tracking tags are bits of code that enable ad serving, site analytics, audience-segmentation, and social sharing tools on websites. In other words, tags are what make the web tick. By the end of last year there were nearly 1,000 different tracking tags floating around the top 500 websites. That was over 50% more than the 645 unique trackers found in the first quarter of 2012."

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4 Signs You're Doing Agile Development Wrong - InformationWeek

4 Signs You're Doing Agile Development Wrong - InformationWeek | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
If you're not getting what you want from Agile, these signs might explain why.
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"Here are four warning signs that you're taking your eye off of the big picture and are at risk of not getting what you need out of "this Agile thing":

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Hadoop 101: The Most Important Terms, Explained

Hadoop 101: The Most Important Terms, Explained | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
To eliminate the confusion and help professionals understand Hadoop once and for all, we enlisted the help of three experts to create this informative guide.
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"Despite this extensive coverage, however, Hadoop remains a gray area for many. Unless you work with Hadoop daily, you may have a vague idea of what it is and what it does, but beyond that, you’re likely in over your head."

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Our First Agile Project : Mindset change, Learning and Yes, we did complete it subsequently

Our First Agile Project : Mindset change, Learning and Yes, we did complete it subsequently | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
The year was 2011 and the month -November.  Agile was still the talking point in my delivery team of 200+ resources and my esteemed client from Europe – being advised by the industry leading consul...
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Web developers less concerned about browser-compatibility, more concerned ... - ITworld.com

Web developers less concerned about browser-compatibility, more concerned ... - ITworld.com | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
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Web developers less concerned about browser-compatibility, more concerned ...
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Microsoft launches Windows App Studio to encourage amateur software devs - GeekWire

Microsoft launches Windows App Studio to encourage amateur software devs - GeekWire | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
Building a universal app for Windows and Windows Phone is now a drag and drop process.
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Devops can take data science to the next level

Devops can take data science to the next level | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
For data scientists, creating a perfect statistical model is all for naught if the compute power required is prohibitive. We need tools to assess the performance impacts of modeling alternatives
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"Devops is a software development method that stressescollaboration and integration between developers and operations professionals. It's not yet in the core vocabulary of business data scientists, but it should be"

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How Big Data Is Playing Recruiter for Specialized Workers

How Big Data Is Playing Recruiter for Specialized Workers | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
In industries where good talent can be hard to find, companies are using algorithms to scour the Web for recruits, and in the process, they are challenging some traditional notions of hiring.
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“Let’s put everything in and let the data speak for itself,” Dr. Ming said of the algorithms she is now building for Gild.


The technology is the product of Gild, the 18-month-old start-up company of which Mr. Bonmassar is a co-founder. His is one of a handful of young businesses aiming to automate the discovery of talented programmers — a group that is in enormous demand. These efforts fall in the category of Big Data, using computers to gather and crunch all kinds of information to perform many tasks, whether recommending books, putting targeted ads onto Web sites or predicting health care outcomes or stock prices.

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Could IT Be Killing Innovation? The Cloud's Missed Opportunity

Could IT Be Killing Innovation? The Cloud's Missed Opportunity | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
How's that for a provocative title? I was prompted after reading highlights from the Cloud Connect conference, where my colleagues Will Forrest and Kara Sprague recently spoke (Invest in technology
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"Incremental investments in productivity don’t drive growth. Companies need to manage those costs and get them as low as possible, and then use the saved money to invest in innovation and disruptive business models."

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Getting Started with Python for Data Scientists - Data Community DC

Getting Started with Python for Data Scientists - Data Community DC | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
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"Python is such an incredible language because it can do practically anything, from high performance scientific computing to web frameworks such as Django or Flask.  Python is heavily used at Google so the language must be doing something right."

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White Paper: Skytap Automation Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio TFS | Skytap

White Paper: Skytap Automation Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio TFS | Skytap | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
Our newest white paper outlines how the Skytap Automation Pack for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server provides the integration between VS-TFS and Skytap Cloud.
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"Dynamic workloads, like software development and testing, often present a range of challenges."

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GigaOM Structure:Data 2013 by GigaOM Network

GigaOM Structure:Data 2013 by GigaOM Network | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it
Watch GigaOM Network's GigaOM Structure:Data 2013 on Livestream.com. GigaOM's Structure:Data is where the best minds in big data convene to explore the latest information on data science, trends and innovations.
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Solving Big Data App Developers' Biggest Pains 

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Focus on what you do best: developing, testing, and delivering, not provisioning.

Focus on what you do best: developing, testing, and delivering, not provisioning. | Dev, Test and DevOps in the Cloud! | Scoop.it

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"SharePoint developers and architects know that time spent on provisioning servers, building virtual machines from scratch, and rewriting applications can be frustrating."

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