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  • GitHub Codespaces Can Now Be Templated to Improve Performance

    GitHub has introduced prebuilt Codespaces to reduce the time it takes to spin up a full development environment for large, complex projects.

  • QCon Plus: Summary of the Non-Technical Skills for Technical Folks Track

    Qcon Plus ran in November 2020. Once of the tracks focused on Non-Technical Skills for Technical Folks. Hosted by Randy Shoup of eBay, the track concentrated on some of the important people skills needed for effective communication and collaboration in and outside teams.

  • GitHub Introduces Codespaces, Discussions, and Extends Security Features

    At GitHub Satellite 2020, GitHub announced two new collaboration features: Codespaces, which provide a complete, ready-to-use dev environment within GitHub, and Discussions, aimed to enable the creation of knowledge bases in a threaded Q&A format. Additionally, vulnerability scanning is now integrated within GitHub's main interface, and secret scanning is extended to private repositories, too.

  • Pandemic Shines Security Spotlight on Zoom Collaboration Risks

    COVID-19 self-isolation has resulted in Zoom growing from 10m to 200m daily users. This has highlighted issues with Zoom's data privacy, security practices and meeting configurations. Bruce Schneier and other security commentators have provided insights into these issues. While governments and major companies have banned it, Zoom started a 90-day security hardening stint with former Facebook CSO.

  • Visual Studio Live Share Allows Collaborative Development

    The new Visual Studio Live Share extension was demoed at Microsoft Build, and is now available for public preview. Live Share provides real-time, bi-directional collaboration between developers, each on their respective computers, without the need to share repos or set up a development environment. The extension is available for VS2017 and VS Code, including on Mac and Linux installs.

  • Improve DevOps Cultures with Information Consolidation

    The Appsecute platform aims to improve collaboration and increase productivity through consolidating information associated to an applications lifecycle. The software as a service platform accepts messages directly from people and from integrated technology platforms, then it aggregates those events online for viewing by everyone within an organization.

  • Open Office Layout is Bad for Brain !

    Open office layout is usually considered the default layout for Agile teams. Cubicle farms are boring and a thing of the past. Open office is known to improve communication, collaboration and build stronger teams. Is it all as good as it sounds?

  • US Scrum Gathering 2010 Kicks Off With a Day of "Deep Dives"

    The 2010 US Scrum Gathering kicked off Monday in Orlando with a buzzworthy day of "deep dive" learning, collaboration, and healthy debate.

  • Agile Team Spaces: Do's and Don'ts

    Many of us, who are new to Agile, would believe that putting an Agile team together in a room gets the job done. A few of us would actually pay attention to what makes a room a team room which can enhance productivity and motivation. Many Agile teams have already shared their perspective on what would make an ideal team room. Here are a few recent ones.

  • IBM Rational and InfoQ eBook: Scaling Agile with C/ALM

    IBM Rational and InfoQ preent an eBook, Scaling Agile with C/ALM, "dedicated to all of the functional and dysfunctional organizations that are eager to break down the organizational and cultural silos, and become a finely tuned software delivery machine." The eBook explores the barriers to team integration and scaling and then shows, in detail, how to overcome these obstacles.

  • Gizmox Releases Visual WebGui 6.4 Preview Version

    Gizmox announces the release of a free preview version of its Visual WebGui, version 6.4, product. VWG promises a point-and-click tool for RIA development (DHTML or Silverlight) that requires no HTML, CSS, or XAML coding; and that can be integrated with Photoshop, Expression Blend, and Flash CS.

  • MindTouch 2009 Includes Publishing from MS Desktop Applications

    MindTouch announces the ability to publish content from any Microsoft Desktop application to its collaborative industrial wiki. New user functionality includes: one-click publishing from any MS application and in-place editing of Microsoft Office. The new functionality is delivered as, Aurelia Reporter, Desktop Connector, and MS Word and MS Outlook connectors.

  • Workspaces for Effective Agility

    Author and Agile consultant, Mike Cohn recently wrote a blog entry summarizing a chapter in his new book Succeeding With Agile talking about the ideal Agile workspace. He points to things that need to be visible in the space an Agile team works in to help them be more effective.

  • Github Gist: Versioning For Pasted Code

    Demoed at RubyFringe, Github introduced a new service called Gist. While similar to popular paste services, it adds a twist: pasted snippets can be accessed like git repositories, which can be updated from the web interface.

  • SPARQL Update to Complete RESTful SOA Scenario

    The Linking Open Data Community Project has accomplished a global RESTful SOA giving access to over two billion interlinked statements (RDF triples) from some 50 distributed providers with one serious limitation: this stunning network provides read access only. The upcoming SPARQL Update language is going to overcome this.