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Agile is Giving Testers More Influence

by Ben Linders Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 28, 2015

There is an evolution going on in testing. It used to be that testing was about confirming to the specification. Testers were often brought in too late and had too little influence, but that is changing now as Cirilio Wortel explained in his talk on the evolution of software testing.

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Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics

by Jérôme Serrano  Followers on  Mar 25, 2015

Microsoft increased its foothold in the data science community last winter by acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major provider of software and services based on the open-source R project for computational statistics. The deal is expected to bring R capabilities to the Microsoft suite of products and facilitate the adoption of R-based solutions in the enterprise environment.

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DataFu Enters Incubation Status at Apache

by Charles Menguy Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 04, 2014

LinkedIn’s DataFu project, a collection of libraries for Hadoop, has now officially entered the incubation status at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) since the first week of January.

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IT Projects: 400% Over-Budget and only 25% of Benefits Realized

by Vikas Hazrati Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 31, 2011 13

An alarming study by Flyvbjerg and Budzier published in the Harvard Business Review has made everyone stand-up and take notice. The coherent advice being that IT projects are much more riskier than we think.

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jStat: A Lightweight Statistical JavaScript Library

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 18, 2011

jStat is a JavaScript library providing developers with statistical functions and the ability to plot graphics from within the browser. jStat can be used for statistical operations on all browsers without any external dependencies, and it requires jQuery and the flot plug-in for plotting data. jStat is a partial port of R - an open source statistical language and environment-.

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Clojure Roundup: Distribution with Crane, Mathematics with Incanter, Builds with Leiningen 1.0

by Werner Schuster Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 13, 2009

FlightCaster recently open sourced Crane, a tool for distributing and remotely controlling Clojure instances, currently specialized for EC2. Incanter is a Clojure library and tool that makes R-like statistical computations easy with Clojure. Also: the build and dependency management tool Leiningen 1.0 is now available.

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Metrics for Ruby With Caliper

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 05, 2009

Caliper calculates various metrics – for example code duplication and complexity – for your Ruby code; all you need is a public Git repository.

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What Software are Other Geeks Using?

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 29, 2009 4

Wakoopa, a new start-up based in Amsterdam, Holland, has created a new social network aimed at discovering and sharing what applications people are using. While its user base is relatively small and geek oriented, the network provides useful insight on software usage with a social twist.

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'State of Agile' Survey Open for Participation

by Chris Sims  Followers on  Jul 02, 2008

VersionOne, a maker of agile project management tools, has announced that the third annual 'State of Agile Development' survey is open for participation. The online survey is intended to gauge the value of agile development practices in the field. Results will be announced on August 4th, at the Agile 2008 conference in Toronto.

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Agile Practices with the Highest Return on Investment

by Vikas Hazrati Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 19, 2008 2

Return on Investment is a critical factor for decision making pertaining to following a particular software development practice. The post summarizes the ROI benefits of Agile and the inexpensive practices which lead to highest return on investment.

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Results of Agile Adoption Survey 2008

by Vikas Hazrati Follow 0 Followers on  May 22, 2008

In February 2008, Dr. Dobb's conducted a survey on Agile adoption and the success rate of Agile software development. The survey revealed some interesting results on various parameters, including: adoption, scalability, iteration length, and team location.

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Stories of Scrum Adoption in China

by Jacky Li Follow 0 Followers , Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 18, 2008 3

This recent inquiry, by InfoQ China editor Jacky Li, looked at five very different cases of Scrum adoption in China, which got different results. He asked: Why did you use Scrum? How did you adopt it? What problems did you encounter, and why did it succeed or fail? Despite the small sample size, it's an interesting comparison, pointing out that improvement doesn't ensure success.

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Does TDD Really Ensure Quality?

by Ben Hughes Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 25, 2008 14

Analysis of a recent study by the National Research Council of Canada's Institute of Technology into Test Driven Development turned up some interesting observations regarding the value that this approach adds, including whether, in fact, it adds any more value to the quality process than testing after development.

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Gender Gap Continues to Increase in IT: Gartner

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 14, 2006 10

A recent Gartner report on the gender gap in IT states that although many feel that women are "innately better suited than men" to navigate the new global economy, they are not choosing to enter IT - and some are leaving. Gartner predicts that by 2012, 40% of women in the IT workforce will leave traditional IT career paths.

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Network Computing Reader Poll: Drop the Buzzwords, Deliver the Goods

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 28, 2006 4

Over 700 IT managers responded to the 2007 Network Computing Readers' Survey, many of whom reported frustration with the internal strife and snake-oil salesmanship of technology vendors. Respondents recommended that vendors stop "promising capabilities that aren't there", and "address actual business problems, rather than chasing buzzwords."

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