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Continuous testing helps bridge the gap between developing quickly and maintaining high quality products. But to implement continuous testing, CTOs must take a strategic approach to building a testing infrastructure and toolset that empowers their team to move fast. Download our gui...
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The speed of product development has increased massively in the past 10 years. At the same time our formal secure development and SDL methodologies have fallen behind. This forces product developers to choose between rapid release times and security. In his session at DevOps Summit, M...
Setting up a deployment process on the cloud means a variety of choices. Most likely you’re prepared to make some tradeoffs. But getting a view across these potential tradeoffs can be difficult. Here are six popular deployments and advice for making the best choice for your organizatio...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
Here at AppNeta, we get to see a lot about how people build their web applications. From simple PHP scripts to heavily service-oriented Java clouds to monolithic Django apps, everybody’s product is architected a little differently. We’re still out to trace everything, and today I want ...
Things are moving fast for the Ruby language instrumentation in TraceView. We already support tracing of memcache-client, memcached, dalli, mongo, moped, mongoid, mongomapper, cassandra, ActiveRecord (postgres, mysql, mysql2) plus more. Most recently we added support for Rack and Resqu...
A few weeks back webserver request queueing came under heightened scrutiny as rapgenius blasted Heroku for not using as much autotune as promised in their “intelligent load balancing”. If you somehow missed the write-up (or response), check it out for its great simulations of load bala...
SaaS-based application performance monitoring start-up New Relic, which has already raised $34.5 million in venture capital, has gotten a whopping $80 million in mezzanine financing to move into native mobile applications, open an office in Europe, add staff and prepare to IPO. The h...
At the Amazon Web Services Re:Invent conference Tuesday Red Hat rolled out OpenShift Enterprise, the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) designed to be installed on-premise in customer data centers or on private, public or hybrid clouds that it announced in May. Since it launched the thing ...
Oracle has made a strategic minority investment in Engine Yard, the Platform-as-a-Service company with the cloud development platform that supports the Ruby, PHP and Node.js development languages. The exact sum, position and valuation went unmentioned. Engine Yard will continue to ...
Virtustream wants to move mission-critical legacy apps to the cloud where they’ll be 60% cheaper to run on-demand especially since they won’t have to be rewritten. So it’s put out xStream 2.0, an update, which is supposed to move both web-scale applications and legacy applications to...
GridGain Systems has upgraded its namesake Java-based open source middleware platform for real-time Big Data processing. Unlike complex, decade-old SQL, ERP or Hadoop ETL systems that use dead data for batch offline processing, the new GridGain 4.0 will process live data so businesse...
Heroku, Salesforce.com’s bought-in Rack-/Ruby-on-Rails-based Platform-as-a-Service, has hired Ruby creator Yukihiro Matsumoto as its chief Ruby architect expecting he’ll make the language friendlier. Heroki couldn’t help point out that Ruby runs many of the world’s most popular brand...
Salesforce.com created the legitimate SaaS market on its own. Along with VMWare, it is also perceived as one of the leaders in the dawning era of Cloud Computing. So when Salesforce does something, I think it behooves all of the industry to pay attention. Note: This is not a Sale...
Salesforce.com said Wednesday morning that it’s buying Heroku, the Ruby and Ruby on Rails application platform-as-a-service house, for $212 million cash net of what the privately owned 30-man cloud player has on hand plus roughly $27 million in stock and another $10 million in cash for...
RightScale, the cloud manager, has moved into development and test with a cloud management solution that software development and testing teams can use to provision and use cloud computing resources. The new RightScale Development & Test Solution Pack supports four development langua...
The role of cloud management solutions in the enterprise world is becoming increasingly important. With the interest and adoption of cloud in the enterprise steadily rising, solutions that help an organization to effectively harness, orchestrate, and govern their use of the cloud are f...
Ruby on Rails is a rapid application development platform that in just a few short years has come to be the default choice for open-source developers creating public web and departmental applications. Although Twitter is the highest profile user, there are thousands of developers using...
Global small businesses can use local business listings on the Internet as a yellow page alternative and to be more easily located by mobile local consumers. Internet based Local business listings are free through the major search engines and display in search results, as well as on m...
A goal is a desired outcome to be achieved by the resolve to fulfill a resolution to define and commit to a process that will result in success. When the resolution is the process of trust, support and caring, there is no place for fear, anger and guilt.
Continuous Integration topic launched today on Ulitzer. Continuous integration describes a set of software engineering practices that speed up the delivery of software by decreasing integration times. Ulitzer is a "new media" social journalism platform that revolutionizes how we create...
Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Intel® processor-based servers helps your customers reduce TCO, while providing a better foundation for growth. This white paper provides a guide to planning and conducting a strategic and successful transition.
JetBrains have announced the general availability of RubyMine 2.0, a powerful IDE for Ruby and Rails development. RubyMine's second major release this year delivers many additions and improvements and is a free upgrade for all existing users, according to the "year of free updates" lic...
Engine Yard, the Ruby-on-Rails automation and management start-up, has raised $19 million in third-round financing, pushing it total funding over $37 million. Investors included Amazon, DAG Ventures, Bay Partners, Presidio Ventures (which is really Sumitomo), Benchmark Capital and New ...
Facts are dry. Facts are without the context of the how, why and what. Facts that fly in the face of what prospects believe or “know” won’t get you any traction in your marketing. Even if they’re brilliant. Unless you use them as evidence behind a compelling story. Your prospects won't...
To recap, my original definition of a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is as a method for partitioning a public computing utility such as EC2 into quarantined virtual infrastructure. A VPC may encapsulate multiple local and remote resources to appear as a single homogeneous computing enviro...
In my recent blog post – Get more out of functional web testing: How to correlate test reports with server side log information? – I discussed the problem that testing results are usually not linked to the log and diagnostics information captured by the application under test. The blog...
As more and more data become available as a matter of course, the examples set by organisations such as MySociety become increasingly attainable for us all. Other than ensuring that it is ‘open,’ do we need to be asking for more from those making data available? And once it’s there, wi...
This article describes a method to use a perl debugger on trigger scripts without advanced interprocess debugging tools. Using a perl debugger with a V4.x server side trigger launched by the server is very difficult and encounters two known obstacles: The server will fire the tri...
Rackspace Hosting Thursday open sourced the specifications for its Cloud Servers and Cloud Files APIs under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution license. It says it worked with developers in an open community to create the specifications and they can now copy, implement and modify t...
Sebastopol, CA – Performance is critical to the success of any web site, and yet today’s web applications push browsers to their limits with increasing amounts of rich content and heavy use of Ajax. In his newest book, Even Faster Web Sites, (O’Reilly, US $34.99), Ste...
Engine Yard is preparing for Ruby growth in the next 12 months and beyond with its latest offerings: Engine Yard Cloud and Flex. Engine Yard Cloud is a services platform that leverages 100 man-years of experience deploying, managing and scaling some of the world's largest Rail sites an...
Engine Yard, the Ruby-on-Rails doyen, is supposed to announce its Engine Yard Cloud platform today along with Flex, a cloud service plan for production-level Rails applications. The company says its Engine Yard Cloud leverages hundreds of man-years of experience in deploying, managi...
IT managers can look to an unlikely source for career inspiration: the late Walter Cronkite. The guiding principles that made Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America" can help impact your career in the world of high tech. The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? ...
A search and online advertising deal between Yahoo and Microsoft is imminent - unless of course it's blown off course again, according to Yahoo know-it-all All Things Digital, the Dow Jones blog. Under the circumstances blogger Kara Swisher isn't guaranteeing a deal will happen thou...
“What would you think if I told you that you can develop a web application at least ten times faster with Rails than you can with a typical Java framework?” Oops! Ten times faster! Well, after these comments I decided to learn Ruby on Rails. I need to know the true key of the productiv...
Google's now year-old App Engine infrastructure, previously limited to running only programs written in a particular species of Python, a less-than-mainstream tongue but an internal Google favorite, is learning to accept programs written in Java. With the move, Google is reaching out t...
Joel Spolsky doesn't need my help in defending himself. But since he's my favorite blogger and a person I highly respect, I feel obligated to speak up. Mr. Curt Monash has written an article implying that Joel overestimates his importance while not achieving that much since he was able...
JumpBox has announced the release of 38 Open Source applications to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. The release enables server application deployment, configuration, and management almost completely independent of any user hardware. JumpBox offers small to mid-sized org...