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The Agile Manifesto happens to be a unique piece of document. I cannot find any equivalent document in whole of software engineering history. Why only software engineering, I cannot think of any equivalent in any field of engineering. Think of how it was developed. In February, 2001, ...
If you enjoyed In 5 Minutes or Less: BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager, this is a much deeper dive into the BIG-IP AFM solution. I introduce BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) and have Josh Mendosa, Product Management Engineer, show a demo of BIG-IP AFM available with BIG-IP v11.3....
A lot has been written about the difference between REST APIs and SOAP Web Services. The technical differences are well known at this stage. SOAP is heavyweight, while REST is light and mobile-friendly. However, there is another key difference which is often overlooked: It is easy to ...
First things first, all data is more or less structured. That being said, there is… Structured Data Semi-Structured Data Unstructured Data I tend to think of it as: data, composite or simple, with or without content. In that context, email is structured composite data (from, to, ...
Sometimes what should be understood, or that is common sense or that you think everybody should know needs to be stated. After all, there could be somebody who does not know what some assume as common sense or what others know for various reasons. At times, there is simply the need to ...
Reactionary defenses cost an unreal amount of money for consumers, businesses, governments (both state and local), federal and military. You would think with all of this time and money spent on the various products billed as “protecting” you from cyber threats & intrusions, your enviro...
Yes … if you have a co-located cross-functional team … and … there is no pressure or compulsion to shift part of the work offshore. Yes … if you do not feel any necessity or face any difficulty in scaling the team. In all other cases offshore-agile may not be such a bad idea. If you...
If you take the literary meaning of the words off-shore and distributed then it would appear that off-shore is indeed a special case of distributed. But, if go by the de facto understanding then off-shoring is definitely not a special case of distributed software development. Off-shor...
*&%#* The system is running slow again! Now what? Is there a space hog application sucking up all my resources? Did we just crash? No, must not say that word...must not say that word... ...still running, just sloooowly. I wonder if anything new has been installed… Nice if they told m...
Before buying more storage space it's a good idea to make sure your existing space isn't filled with redundant or old data - or hundreds of downloaded cat videos. Disk capacity is increasing and while prices continue to drop, those savings are offset by demands for new capacity to sto...
Back in Part 10 of our “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud” series, my good friend Bob Hunt wrote up an excellent step-by-step  for creating a virtual network in Windows Azure. His article and guide was so good, in fact, that I am going to attempt to do the very same task – to creat...
If you are looking to get into .NET development, this book is a great place to start. This book will teach you all you need to know about C# development. It will provide C# beginners with a complete foundation on which to build other .NET skills like WPF, Windows 8 App Store, XAML, ASP...
By RyanKamauff IQ Solutions, a full-service firm, specializing in communications and health information technology, built a content repository for SAMHSA’s Public Engagement Platform (PEP) on MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database for its XML documents. PEP provides the publ...
Thanks for viewing StorageIO content and top 2012 viewed posts By Greg Schulz 2012 was a busy year (it was our 7th year in business) along with plenty of activity on StorageIOblog.com as well as on the various syndicate and other sites that pickup our content f...
Storage hypervisors were a 2012 popular buzzword bingo topic with plenty of industry adoption and some customer deployment. Separating the hype around storage hypervisors reveals conversations around storage virtualization and virtual storage. Storage virtualization along with virtual...
Last week Imation, the company that is known for making CDs, DVDs, magnetic tape and in the past floppy disk (diskettes) bought Nexsan, a company known for the SATA and SAS storage products. Imation is also (or should be) owns the TDK and Memorex names (remember is it real or is it ...
This is a massive cookbook with tons of recipes. It covers a ton of material and it covers it in depth. Although this book is more of a reference than a cover to cover read, every time I use it to look something up I find myself getting sucked in and reading several chapters.The author...
By Doug Laney This article originally appeared on the Gartner Blog Network in January 2012 and is reprinted here with permission from Gartner and its author Doug Laney.  In the late 1990s, while a META Group analyst (Note: META is now part of Gartner), it was becoming evident that our ...
One of the common misconceptions about OAuth is that it provides identity federation by itself. Although supporting OAuth with federated identities is a valid pattern and is essential to many API providers, it does require the combination of OAuth with an additional federated authentic...
This is one of those posts that I have promised to write but I totally forgot about.  What I want to talk about today is passing parameters to SharePoint 2013 Client Web Parts.  These parameters are equivalent to the properties on traditional web parts.  The process is r...
How often have you touched a non-touch screen and momentarily wondered why it is not responding? … I have done it quite a few times. Have you heard the story of the kid who touched the TV screen and expected it to respond? … At least 3 people have told me a story like that....
During SPC12, Preview 2 of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 came out.  You can get it using the Web Platform Installer.  This made a few improvements in how we build Client Web Parts (App Parts).  Earlier this year, I provided a step-by-step on...
Is the hype about MDM over? According to a recent study by the 451 Group research firm: Fewer than 15 percent of enterprises have deployed an MDM tool beyond Microsoft Exchange’s native capabilities. Most organizations feel that encryption and password requirements, coupled with the...
If James Watt had also invented the Deisel Engine … If Rudolf Diesel had also invented Electric Engine … If Guglielmo Marconi had also invented Telephony … If Alexander Graham Bell had also invented Mobile Phones … If Thomas Alva Edison had also invented the Fluorescent Lamp … If ...
Long a leader in storage technology, IBM last summer gave us a peek at some of the advances they’re making in storage. Today, IBM has created a high-speed storage system than can scan over 10 billion files in just under 45 minutes. The previous system from IBM scanned just 1 billion fi...
I’m not sure how I came into possession of a copy of The Indexer, a publication by the Society of Indexers, but I thoroughly enjoyed it despite not being a professional indexer. Or, more exactly, because I’m not a professional indexer. It brings me joy to watch experts operate at level...
As with Nathan's book WPF 4 Unleashed this book is a pure pleasure to read. It is in full color, the content is laid out in an easy to read style, the author's writing style makes it easy to read, and the content is all valuable. There is no fluff like you find in a lot of the books wr...
The is.R blog has been on a roll in December with their Advent CalendaR feature: daily tips about R to unwrap each day leading up to Christmas. If you haven't been following it, start with today's post and scroll down. Sadly there isn't a tag to collect all these great posts together, ...
If you know me then you know I’ve been doing a lot of work with apps lately (SP2 – link, twitter).  I started developing primarily with an on-premises virtual machine running SharePoint 2013, but I have recently switched to using SharePoint Online (Office 365) more. Free Offic...
Richard Spragg examines an alternative view to one of his previous blogs, and accepts that he may just have been wrong. There are times in life when you have to put your hands up to being in the minority, especially when you're in the business of putting your opinions out there in th...
Brookline, MA, December 19, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Service providers can now provision and manage Grandstream’s VoIP phones using Friendly Technologies’ TR-069 device and customer experience management solutions. Grandstream Networks, a leading manufacturer of IP video and voi...
In two previous installments, I talked at a high level about the uses of FPGAs, risk mitigation, and the potential benefits. Today I’d like to delve into the benefits that the industry in general, and F5 in particular, gain from using FPGAs, and why it matters to IT. If you’re a regula...
Let’s face it.  In SharePoint 2010, creating ribbon custom actions was not a very pleasant experience.  You had to know the inner workings of the XML and the black-magic behind selecting the right Id in the CommandUIDefinition.  We had community tools like CKSDEV to help...
I have been engaged in a lot of research and writing of late on business transformation made possible by the advent of the real-time enterprise, Big Data, mobile strategies and field services. I could have added social and cloud as well, but you have to stop somewhere. I find these s...
The Vordel API Server ships with many samples, and one of them is a sample policy which scans XML content for threats. It includes a Threatening Content check as one of the filters used. You can see it
Application architecture has never really been easy, but the introduction of virtualization may make it even less easy – unless you plan ahead Most applications today maintain at least two if not three or more "tiers" within their architecture. Web (presentation), application server (...
A recent study by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon describes a threat scenario that allows attackers to exploit cloud-based resources for malicious purposes like cracking passwords or launching denial-of-service attacks. The study has gotten a...
In December 2006 I blogged on the topic of Explaining SOA to the Business Audience. It started out “I note resurgent interest in LegoTM blocks as a metaphor for explaining to the business audience the value of SOA. My advice is don’t treat the business audience as dummies!” The blog go...
*VS2012 allows designing and building UIs with Blend VS2012 RTM has Blend which can be used to build Windows 8 App using: 1. HTML  project type for JavaScript 2. XAML project type supporting code development using C#, VB or C++ VB provides more project options with Blend to crea...
*VS2012 allows designing and building UIs with Blend VS2012 RTM has Blend which can be used to build Windows 8 App using: 1. HTML  project type for JavaScript 2. XAML project ty