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For the last few months, security breaches have been on the rise (or let’s just say have been receiving more news coverage). We have seen countless stories of large, popular websites being compromised by unknown, or later identified, hackers. The quest, it seems, is to determine how ea...
This tutorial series walks you through the simple steps of building an HTML5 WebSocket app, demonstrating the power of the publish/subscribe development pattern directly in JavaScript. Our sample is almost as simple as a Chat app, the “Hello World” app of the WebSocket world, but is a ...
The Squid proxy server is one of the most famous proxy servers in the world. This software is a ‘must have’ in every network administrator’s tool bag. Squid is being used for web content caching, web access control, as a reverse proxy – anywhere the goal is productivity and easy ...
Previously I took a look at incorporating Local and Scheduled Notifications into a Windows 8 application, and with this post I’ll move on to the first of what I consider ‘external notification’ mechanisms – periodic notifications. Bookmark-worthy References for Periodic Notifi...
While most R packages on CRAN are designed to be used by an R user directly, a few packages are designed to be used by other package developers. (And some packages are so useful that they're regularly used by both camps.) When a package author publishes a package to CRAN, she must list...
Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to review my previous post on Local Notifications as it sets the foundation nicely for taking the next step to scheduling notifications to occur at some point in the future – when the application itself may or may not be actually running. Bookmark-wor...
How many times have you heard it said that social media can help your company? All you have to do is learn a few simple tricks about tweeting and likes and soon enough you’ll be living large. Better yet, just pay Mr. or Ms. Confidence a small fortune to do it for you. After all, they ...
In this article I’ll introduce the concept of Streaming MapReduce processing using GridGain and Scala. The choice of Scala is simply due to the fact that it provides for very concise notation and GridGain provides…
Yes, even the ones over there, in that there cloud, can be yours. No one argues that networks have not exploded in terms of speeds and feeds in the past decade. What with more consumers (and cows), more companies going “online”, and more content it’d be hard to argue that there’s les...
When incorporating images into your toast and tile notifications, there are three options for hosting those images: within the application package itself, using an ms-appx:/// URI, within local application storage, using an ms-appdata:///local URI, or on the web using an HTTP...
In the last post, I discussed the structure of a notification template and the mechanics for providing the various bit of information in that template. As you know, many of the notification templates can include one or more images, and that brings up a host of configuration options tha...
We, the agile practitioner, had known it all along. Teams where all members participate equally, collaborate with each other and self-organize produces better software! Authors of the agile manifesto had experientially learned this. Now researchers from MIT and CMU have experimentally ...
In my previous blog post, I provided a high level overview of notifications in Window 8, breaking the functionality down in terms of the user experience (tiles, toast, and badges) and delivery mechanisms (local, scheduled, periodic, and push). This post will look at the common programm...
If you look over at TechCrunch today, they have an interesting article on how the largest carrier in Russia is fighting with Apple to get a reasonably priced iPhone for their market. Current smartphone penetration in Russia is only estimated at 15%; however, that number is expected to...
SDN and devops share some common themes. Both focus heavily on the notion of programmability in network devices as a means to achieve specific goals. For SDN it’s flexibility and rapid adaptation to changes in the network. For devops, it’s more a focus on the ability to treat “infrastr...
Rick Klau points [g+] to a feature of Google Docs spreadsheets I didn’t know about (although I’m far from a spreadsheet maven): It can automatically include a table from any HTML document accessible on the Web. It turns out it can also include the contents of lists. It’s not the most i...
In a new report published by Appcelerator/IDC yesterday titled 2Q 2012 Mobile Report (download here), iOS appears to have conquered the enterprise mobility market. Here is an excerpt from the report, "iOS has opened a dramatic 16% lead over Android in the mobile enterprise apps space....
The Enterprise software industry has grown up around the standard three tier-architecture for web applications, which pioneered circa 1995. This architecture is ideal for web browsers, which have become the universal client of the Enterprise. With the introduction of Enterprise mobile...
I was recently doing a SharePoint migration project and one of the tasks I was trying to do was copy SharePoint designer workflows (plus history) to a new SharePoint server.  We weren’t doing a database attach in this case because we were significantly restructuring the site. ...
The Transportation Security Administration has failed to comply with a year-old U.S. Court of Appeals order to hold public hearings to decide on body scanner rules and regulations. More here. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking technology that can spot criminals and terror...
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This little book is great when you don't feel like toting around the full version of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell. It is chapters 2,3, and 4 of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell.I take it along on trips where I can put it in my pocket. It is perfect for shopping trips with my wife. It gives me something to...
This book is great. It's no nonsense approach to covering the C# 5.0 language is like a breath of fresh air. It is clean, to the point, and thorough. It makes finding a topic, and learning it, or getting a refresher, a very fast process.This new version includes new information on the ...
Introduction One of the important promises of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is that service clients, frequently front-ends, can aggregate data from multiple sources independently from the back-end technology. So far so good, however what if the front-end is a user interface and t...
blue devopsIt’s easy to get caught up in the view that devops is all about automation. That’s because right now, most of the value of devops and repeatable processes is focused on deployment of applications within virtual or cloud computing environments and dealing with that volatility...
Apple’s new mapping technology that is set to debut with the release iOS 6 this fall may be making its way to Mac computers in the near future as well, Technically Personal reported. Developer Cody Cooper found an XML file with a reference to disable shading on a set of Intel based gra...
The backbone of our upcoming submission to the Canadian Government on how they can best manage their $400m VC industry booster, is a deep expertise in Enterprise Cloud Computing. We will be able to describe a high-growth fund because we’re able to define where the high-growth ind...
In honor of the summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, let’s take a look at one of the most celebrated heroes in history—Batman. (Okay, granted, he’s not real. But that doesn’t mean he can’t help us understand some best practices regarding application uptime and availability, right?...
As we have mentioned on our blog few weeks ago. Apache is still the most popular webserver in the world. Monitis is already helpful in monitoring Apache performance (e.g. you can check how to get metrics provided by Apache status module or speed of served static content), but in this a...
Stockholm, Sweden, June 28, 2012 --(PR.com)-- SkyREPORT’s interface builder, announced earlier this year, now handles additional file formats, including XML, increasing the ability of developers and users to develop and prototype a wide range of interfaces without the need for c...
Its always great when customers want to build their own applications on top of your data and platform. A few weeks back one of our customers in Europe decided to build their own mobile application, so they could monitor the performance of their mission-critical business transactions fr...
Introduction There is huge amount of documentation about CouchDB on the web. This article is not a complete guide to CouchDB.  It’s just a very brief description of CouchDB with examples which could be useful if you decide to try cluster building. A little about CouchDB: Basically, Cou...
13 June 2012 - London, England Triometric, the leading provider of application intelligence software today announced the availability of a new inventory availability management capability as part of its Version 6 release. The solution, powered by live XML based search data, alerts onl...
If I were to measure the success of a federated identity system, I would consider the following factors: End user experience (UX); How easy it is for a relying party to participate (frictionless); How well it meets security requirements.   I get easily frustrated when subjected to bad ...
We're definitely in the age of Big Data: today, there are many more sources of data readily available to us to analyze than there were even a couple of years ago. But what about extracting useful information from novel data streams that are often noisy and minutely transactional ... ay...
The monitoring is easy thanks to our Monitis Monitor Manager (M3), which is a framework to easily create and gather data for custom types of system and application monitors. We’ have much covered how it works with different platforms and solutions previously and today we would li...
With the rise of social media there’s been an explosion of special interest media web sites on the web. From athletics to board games to funny animal behaviors, you can bet there’s a group of people somewhere on the web talking about it. Social media sites allow us to interact, share e...
I stumbled across  this great blog post from Robin Vasan on the API-fication of software, where his essential claim is that the next generation of software will be solutions constructed from lightweight, RESTful services offered by market disruptors. This type … Continue reading ...
Legal systems company Zylpha (www.zylpha.com) has launched a cloud-based legal panel automation system specifically for local authorities. The authorities use the panel system to manage the distribution of legal cases to specialist panels of barristers representing them. Zylpha's new P...