Intellectual property concerns, transparency and the continuing development of a new version of the Java Specification Participation Agreement were among the topics at the recent meeting of the Java Community Process Executive Committee.
While it supports some basic Forms Based Authentication operations, SharePoint lacks many of the features necessary to properly use FBA. Projects such as the SharePoint 2013 FBA Pack by Chris Coulson fill in the gaps.
Agile coaches David Mole and Sandy Mamoli recently presented a talk to Wellington's Agile Meetup group on their successful experience with team self-formation and a big-bang migration to a Spotify-esque Squad Model at Trade Me, one of New Zealand's largest online brands. We catch up with them to understand their motivations and experiences in this endeavour.
According to Gartner’s Yefim V. Natis, VP & Fellow, a new enterprise architectural style is rising these days: Software-Defined Architecture (SDA).
PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta comes with the much-anticipated "binary JSON" type, JSONB. This new storage format for document data is higher-performance and comes with indexing, functions and operators for manipulating JSON data.
Splunk, a company specializing in searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated data, has announced the release of Hunk 6.1. Hunk provides an analytics platform for big data. The new release also provides streaming resource libraries to connect Hunk to any NoSQL data store, such as Apache Cassandra, MongoDB, and Neo4j.
The White House recently published a report on Big Data and Privacy.Privacy advocates openly applauded the findings of the report. Privacy around Big Data is an issue that governments and the European Union are just starting to deal with..
Registration is now open for QCon San Francisco 2014 (Nov 3-7). The 8th annual event - taking place at The Hyatt Regency San Francisco - will feature over 100 speakers, 15 tracks, and many opportunities for networking. Register before Jun 21st and save $800.
Going into its 3rd year, QCon New York is designed exclusively for senior enterprise software development professionals: technical team leads, architects, software engineers, and project managers. If you've thought of attending, there is still a chance to go to one of the best conferences for our craft. QCon is now less than 4 weeks away! Why still register now? See Seven Key Reasons to Attend.
Concurrent will release Cascading 3.0 in early summer to allow certain applications to run on multiple Big Data frameworks including MapReduce, Tez, Spark, Storm and others. Additionally, Driven, the new commercial product from Concurrent, provides powerful enterprise data application management for Big Data applications.
Hortonworks announced the release of Hive 0.13 which marks the completion of the Stinger initiative. The new release also includes performance improvements as well as some new SQL features. Hive is an open source SQL Engine written on top of Hadoop that lets users query big data warehouses by writing SQL queries instead of MapReduce jobs.
Andrew Craddock will give a talk at the Agile Governance conference May 13 in Amsterdam about properly governed Agile projects. InfoQ did an interview with him about what agile governance is and why you need to embed governance practices into your agile development process.
Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz has written an article following on from other discussions around the term Microservices and whether and how it relates to SOA. According to Arnon, this could be a slippery slope towards the Nonoservices anti-pattern, especially as some people define a Microservice in terms of lines of code.
Larger organization often have the desire to use Scrum beyond the team level. This news explores some examples of what organizations do to adopt an agile way of working across the enterprise by scaling Scrum.
Agile software development or Scrum is not enough to make your enterprise truly deliver on the Agile promises, says Dave van Herpen. He suggests that IT service management should apply agile and lean practices combined with DevOps to improve collaboration throughout the entire enterprise.