Bad Design: the ‘dark patterns’ of unethical, addictive software
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Bad Design: the ‘dark patterns’ of unethical, addictive software

Originally published August 14th, 2017 in SD Times We’ve all fallen prey to them at one time or another: Design techniques such as the bait-and-switch, disguised ads, faraway billing, friend spam and sneaking items into the checkout cart. These “dark patterns” are interfaces are “carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance … Continue reading

Four features on Oracle cloud and developer initiatives in Oracle Magazine
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Four features on Oracle cloud and developer initiatives in Oracle Magazine

I’ve been busy! I wrote thousands upon thousands of words — four feature stories in all — on the Oracle’s second-generation cloud technology and the company’s nascent developer outreach programs for the January/February edition of Oracle Magazine: Cover story: “Open for Developers: There has never been more freedom of choice for developers building on Oracle … Continue reading

12 tips for the New Visual Studio: Prepping for a future beyond Windows
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12 tips for the New Visual Studio: Prepping for a future beyond Windows

Originally published September 28, 2016, SD Times. 12 tips for the new Visual Studio: Prepping for a future beyond Windows By Alexandra Weber Morales Microsoft Visual Studio is the most popular integrated development environment in the world, but the target keeps moving for IDEs. As device, language, platform and application diversity expand ever more rapidly, … Continue reading

Necessity is the mother of the Rugged DevOps movement
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Necessity is the mother of the Rugged DevOps movement

No matter how good your perimeter security is, experts agree: Your system has been breached, whether you know it or not. The costs of security flaws—cybersecurity expert Joe Franscella calls them “The Five Horsemen of the Internet Apocalypse: Scam, Extortion, Embarrassment, Theft and Death”—are enormous. So why don’t we consider security a first-class citizen in DevOps?
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