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Ceylon 1.1: OSGi, Vert.x, Dynamic Interfaces, Use-site Variance, Promises

by Abel Avram on  Oct 11, 2014

Ceylon 1.1 comes with dynamic interfaces, use-site variance, OSGi and Vert.x deployment, ceylon.promise module, IDE enhancements, compiler performance improvements and others.

Syntax Highlighting and IntelliSense support for CMake

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 10, 2014

Visual Studio’s support for new languages is quite powerful, but few people have the skill and determination to take advantage of it. David Golub, who brought CMake support to Visual Studio, is one such person.

Splunk Conference Recap: The Key to Big Data is Machine Learning

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 10, 2014 2

Splunk’s user conference has drawn to a close. After three days with over 160 sessions ranging from security and operations to business intelligence to even the Internet of Things, the same central theme kept appearing over and over again: the key to Big Data is machine learning.

News from Xamarin Evolve 2014: Android Player, Sketches and C# Profiler

by Abel Avram on  Oct 09, 2014

The Xamarin Evolve 2014 event taking place these days in Atlanta, US, has produced a number of news related to the cross-platform tools Xamarin makes: Android Player – a hardware accelerated Android simulator-, Sketches –a REPL-like environment-, and Profiler –a C# code profiler-.

Introducing Rudolf Henning’s QuickMon

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 09, 2014

Most open source projects on CodePlex are directed towards developers. Rudolf Henning’s QuickMon is different. It is designed to help the network administrators who keep the servers running so that developers can get a good night’s sleep.

Book Series on Managing Remote Teams

by Ben Linders on  Oct 09, 2014

In the book series the art of managing remote teams authors share their experiences and provide advice on establishing and working with remote teams. The books are intended for people who are about to setup an offshore or nearshore team, or people who are already managing a remote team and want to improve.

SweetAlert Provides Alternate Way to Alert Users

by David Iffland on  Oct 09, 2014

SweetAlert is a new modal dialog box library for JavaScript with a focus on style but without any external dependencies. The developer behind it, Tristan Edwards, created it as a way to ease the pain web designers experience when dealing with error messages.

Using Logs to Detect User-Based Threats

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014

A common theme at the Splunk user conference is the idea that the users are the greatest threat. Even in a well-regulated enterprise where no one has more privileges than what’s needed to do their job, a typical user has more than enough ability to steal massive amounts of data or cause widespread problems. Fortscale seeks to address this issue by using the data that you are already collecting.

Proactively Monitor Configuration Changes with Tripwire

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014 1

Most companies still manually track configuration changes using a wiki or spreadsheet. Only the most basic information such as IP addresses are included, as recording everything is just too tedious. Even knowing basic information such as who made the change is difficult and time consuming. Tripwire seeks to eliminate this problem by proactively monitoring configuration changes.

Discover What Malware is Really Doing with FireEye

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014

Traditional signature based anti-virus/malware software is suitable for home users, but not for corporations. As seen repeatedly in the news, targeted attacks against specific companies are becoming more and more common. To combat this threat, advanced threat detection techniques are needed.

Docker Publishes Official Repositories for Language Stacks

by Carlos Sanchez on  Oct 08, 2014

Docker has added new official repositories for language stacks to the Docker Hub, including C/C++, Java, Python or Ruby.

Latest Preview of Visual Studio “14” Exhibits Growing Pains

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 08, 2014

The fourth preview of Visual Studio "14" integrates several new features, including improvements to the debugger, integration of a new high-performance 64-bit JIT compiler, and ASP.NET vNext. Alongside these changes are several rough edges that reinforces the notion this software is still under active development.

SuperSocket: Making Socket Programming in .NET Simpler

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014 3

While HTTP programming in .NET continues to become easier year after year, Microsoft hasn’t been giving much attention to socket-based programs. This where open source projects such as Kerry Jiang’s SuperSocket comes into play.

CloudFlare Universal SSL - Free Web Security for All

by Chris Swan on  Oct 08, 2014 1

CloudFlare have made SSL available to all free subscribers to its content delivery network (CDN) with Universal SSL. The move addresses both cost and complexity issues that have previously confronted web site and application owners wanting to deploy SSL. CloudFlare takes care of issuing a certificate at no cost to the end user, and enabling SSL becomes a selection from a dropdown menu.

Maturity Model for Continuous Performance Improvement

by Savita Pahuja on  Oct 08, 2014

Martin Fowler, described Maturity Model as a tool that helps people assess the current effectiveness of a person or group and supports figuring out what capabilities they need to acquire next in order to improve their performance.

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