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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Quest for the perfect mic: Mystery shopping for musicretailer.com
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Quest for the perfect mic: Mystery shopping for musicretailer.com

When buying a mic, there’s the question of how the frequency response works for a particular voice and application, of course; there are also, however, other considerations, namely ruggedness, handling noise, pickup pattern, dynamic versus condenser, live versus studio, feedback sensitivity or rejection, wireless versus wired, looks and gain. Continue reading

Are #developers the sweet spot for #IoT?
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Are #developers the sweet spot for #IoT?

If a flurry of startup activity is any indication, the Internet of Things is upon us. And yes, there are real-world big-money IoT projects out there gaining traction—though they may be outnumbered by hobbyist Arduino mods and IFTTT-connected light switches. However, if you haven’t gotten on board yet, you haven’t missed much. Platform manufacturers are … Continue reading