IDC has published the “2014 Worldwide Software Developer and ICT-Skilled Worker Estimates” document, a study estimating the number of professional software developers, hobbyist developers and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-skilled workers in the world at the start of 2014. The 90 countries covered in the study represent 97% of the world’s GDP.
Latest Rackspace developments include .NET SDK, PowerClient – a PowerShell-based management tool – and PHP mobile back-end.
Alan Sharp-Paul, co-founder of ScriptRock, recently highlighted the need to intelligently integrate DevOps and ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) within enterprises. He argues that forcing in DevOps where ITIL reigns is a risky proposition. The role of ITIL and its co-existence with DevOps has been commented on by Patrick Debois and other authors.
Netflix has just open-sourced its much talked about “Chaos Monkey” software which intentionally takes servers offline as a way to test the resiliency of a cloud environment. This is another in a long line of internally developed tools that Netflix has chosen to freely share with the technical community.
Red Hat has released a new version of the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (version 4.3) and a new version of JBoss Operations Network (2.1). The new SOA Platform allows for the remote monitoring and management of open source SOA deployments while the new integrated management platform aims to improve cooperative support.
Red Hat launched JBoss Operations Network (JON) 2.0, an integrated middleware management platform that aims to simply application development, testing, deployment and monitoring. It includes a new agent with command-line interface with remote agent configuration, extensible APIs for interoperability and true SSL encryption and authentication for bi-directional server-agent communications.