In an insightful session here at the Gartner BPM Summit in Las Vegas, analyst Andy Kyte discussed the need for application rationalization and how BPM can play a role in such an effort. In this post I will highlight the points that jumped out to me, and I will also look at them in the… Read More
Creating a Simple Hello World Android Project – CodeProject.
Soon after Edward Snowden released a cache of top-secret documents detailing the far-ranging data collection activities of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) in the summer of 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) approached the secure email provider Lavabit with a demand to turn over the encryption keys to its communications. Their target was,… Read More
“When people don’t see stuff on Google, they think no one can find it. That’s not true.”That’s according to John Matherly, creator of Shodan, the scariest search engine on the Internet. Unlike Google (GOOG, Fortune 500), which crawls the Web looking for websites, Shodan navigates the Internet’s back channels. It’s a kind of “dark” Google,… Read More
Judging from the Congressional Hearing involving some of the major component vendors behind Healthcare.gov, Congress and the White House need some assistance in understanding how a major website development project works. Yelling at component vendors is useless but makes for good drama on local news at 6 o’clock. What is needed is a team experienced… Read More
Why Virtualize SharePoint? Increasingly, organizations want to virtualize modern multi-tiered applications like SharePoint, to better meet their business and collaboration needs. According to a report from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Lab, among organizations already using virtualization in some way, approximately 53 percent are moving toward implementing virtualization technology for more complex and advanced systems.1… Read More
Challenging CSS Best Practices By Thierry Koblentz When it comes to CSS, I believe that the sacred principle of “separation of concerns” (SoC) has lead us to accept bloat, obsolescence, redundancy, poor caching and more. Now, I’m convinced that the only way to improve how we author style sheets is by moving away from… Read More
Advantages of the “As a user, I want” user story template In my user stories book and in all my training and conference sessions on user stories I advocate writing user stories in the form of: “As a <type of user>, I want <some goal> so that <some reason>.” While I consider the so-that clause… Read More
Every website requires some kind of real-time monitoring to stay abreast of changes to the production behavior of web applications at runtime. We all need to see how our websites hold up by simulating a customer clicking through our site pages and launching various transactions or complex requests. We also need to see how our… Read More
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