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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has added new official repositories for language stacks to the Docker Hub, including C/C++, Java, Python or Ruby.
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.
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 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.
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.
Hazelcast announce their new 3.3.1 release, with JCache support, preview their technology roadmap and discuss their run for the JCP Executive Committee.
At CppCon 2014, Herb Sutter gave a talk presenting the essential idioms of modern C++ programming. Here is a short summary.
Hunk is a relatively new product from Splunk for exploring and visualizing Hadoop and other NoSQL data stores. New in this release is support for Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce.
At the opening keynote for Splunk .conf2014 we heard about GE Capital’s developer culture, Red Hat’s internal IT focus, and Coca-Cola’s “Data Lake” theory of information management.