Surprising new Windows 10 wearable announced

Apr 26 8:20:44 by

In a surprising move, Microsoft has just revealed a new wearable which will be powered by Windows 10. The TrekStor IoT wearable will be a Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) Core-based B2B commercial-grade device that can connect to the cloud, run apps designed in the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app format, will be using […]

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AWS Unveils New Cloud Development Tools

Apr 20 13:03:00 by

The cloud computing service added 1,000 new development features over the past year.

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Microsoft announces SQL Server 2017, Azure Analysis Services at Data Amp

Apr 19 16:53:04 by

The Microsoft Data Amp event hosted today announced the SQL Server 2017, released the Cognitive Services to developers and included the Azure Analysis Services GA.

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How to Identify an Agile Organization as a Suitable Employer or Client (Part 1)

Mar 31 18:01:11 by

How to identify an Agile organization is — given the market-entry of the late majority to Agile development practices – nowadays more important than ever: no matter how large the paycheck, life is just too short to spend it on unfulfilling projects!  I can support your quest as an Agile practitioner for the next suitable employer or client with this article, covering the three different phases of gathering information on the Agile maturity level of an organization.

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After 10 Years of Writing About Cloud Security, Concerns Haven’t Changed Much

Mar 30 15:55:00 by

Some things haven’t changed much in a decade. The greatest concern among IT professionals in adopting cloud computing remains security of the data.

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IT pros agree: Security is better in the cloud

Mar 31 10:00:00 by

About 42 percent of IT decision-makers and security managers say they are running security applications in the cloud, according to a survey of about 300 IT security pros from Schneider Electric. Almost half of those surveyed said they are likely or extremely likely to move their security operations to the cloud in a few years.In the survey, 57 percent of respondents believe the cloud is secure. The cloud has the most confidence in on-demand security, and that confidence is highest among IT professionals (78 percent). I’ve stated before that cloud security is better than on-premises security, but it’s nice to see external evidence backing that up. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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A Service Mesh for Kubernetes (Part 1): Top-Line Service Metrics

Apr 21 16:01:00 by

What is a service mesh, and how is it used by cloud-native apps—apps designed for the cloud? In this article, we’ll show you how to use linkerd as a service mesh on Kubernetes, and how it can capture and report top-level service metrics such as success rates, request volumes, and latencies without requiring changes to application code. Note: this is Part I of a series of articles about linkerd and cloud-native applications. In upcoming weeks, we’ll cover:

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Give Clean Code the Importance It Deserves

Apr 13 9:01:00 by

What Is Clean Code? This is not a new topic at all, it has been addressed many times in the past but I thought it could be interesting to share my own experience with it. In my case, the experience of crafting software from Uruguay to the US has put to the test many of the things one reads about software development processes and best practices, one of them being the importance of clean coding. The Way of the Code Crafter I had the opportunity to work with many different people in many different projects, and I’ve found that a lot of us (myself included) share a similar behavior at the beginning of our careers. When we go out into the programming world we just want to get a job done as soon as possible. It feels like we all get very anxious at the dawn of our careers. The minute we are told about the first requirement for the product we are building, we are picturing a solution and two seconds later we are on to it. We need to see it working, we connect the bits and pieces with the bare essentials, we hit the ground running, we see it happening in front of us. We did it!

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Cloud skills essential to digital transformation

Mar 31 1:39:05 by

UK organizations consider cloud skills essential to digital transformation, according to a new report by Microsoft. Entitled "Microsoft Cloud Skills Report: Closing the Cloud Skills Chasm", it says 83 percent of UK’s organizations consider cloud skills "important" or "critical" to digital transformation. Those companies with 1000 employees or more consider them "very critical." The report suggests this could be because larger companies are "saddled with a broader tapestry of siloed, legacy systems." Just two percent of respondents had no plans of going more digital. However, finding the right people with the right skills turned out harder than expected. A third of… [Continue Reading]

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Windows 7 still the dominant OS for business, Windows 10 holds only 9% share

Apr 3 15:44:56 by

A new study out by Spiceworks finds that Windows 7 is still the dominant OS for business and that Windows 10 holds only 9% share.

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