Saturday, 10 May 2014

Martin Fowler, SOA without an ESB in case you missed this one

In this presentation, recorded at QCon London 2008, ThoughtWorks' Chief Scientist Martin Fowler and Global Head of Architecture Jim Webber share their views of the typical corporate ESB, which in their view has grown too fat for its own good. Martin and Jim suggest the Web's architecture as a possible and more light-weight alternative, in line with their

Is TDD dead? Hangout with Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, David Heinemeier Hansson

Kent Beck, David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) and I will be doing a series of video hangouts to discuss TDD, and the trade-offs around testing and architecture.

"TDD as One True Way" versus "TDD as devil-spawned tempter" is not a productive contrast. Most of us have similar goals for development: confidence, impact, challenge, belonging. Test-driven development is one path toward these goals, but there are many other paths. This conversation in six parts explores tradeoffs in development, places TDD in those tradeoffs, and gives you perspective with which you can decide for yourself how you want to program.

Martin Fowler
Kent Beck
David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH)

Java - Oracle Google and you thought it was over...

and you thought it was over...

Oracle Corp today won a key legal battle over Google when the U.S. appeals court decided that Oracle could copyright certain part of the Java programming, used by Google to design Android.

Oracle originally sued Google in 2010, claiming that they had improperly used Java in Android. Because of that they are seeking around $1 billion in damages on the copyright claims.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Apple to buy Beats from Dr Dre

Yes, that's right... Mr. Dre, Mr. N.W.A, Mr. AK... Coming straight outta Compton, y'all better make way... Apple will combine Beats with Mobile Me to create the product we're all thinking: "Beats Me

Why Apple would pay $3.2 billion for Beats: 90 Seconds on The Verge

Thursday, 8 May 2014

7 habits of a dysfunctional CIO

No doubt you'll recognise some of these wherever you work

1. Not Communicating Business, Not Communicating Across, Not Communicating Enough

Even today Business Leaders struggle to make sense of their IT Costs and Operations. A good CIO knows this fact. Dumbing down the technology jargons, He ensures IT Costs, Benefits and Risks are always communicated as way of stories which business leaders can relate to. A good CIO ensures frequent and open communication at all levels of the organization. He constantly strives to connect with end users, peers and executive board members to advocate the good work done by his team.

2. Depending Solely on Vendors for Innovation

3. Always Thinking Big Transformation
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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Nintendo and Xbox future is uncertain?

Nintendo reports annual loss as Wii U stalls
The video game veteran finishes its financial year with net losses of $229m, but has plans to rejuvenate the troubled Wii U console

The Xbox brand has been an unforgettable adventure for Microsoft, and also a heavy investment. Millions of dollars have been pumped into the brand since its inception over a decade ago. Some of that has seen return, particularly in the case of Xbox Live subscriptions, but it's also required an incredible amount of effort for, in many cases, little payoff.

While speaking to Fox News, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates showed a surprising amount of support for the long-discussed Xbox breaking off from Microsoft. As long as newly instated CEO Sayta Nadella think it's a good business decision, Gates is "absolutely for it".

LG add text chat to let fridge owners see what food is inside

A new LG text chat service allows fridge owners to see what food is inside as well as controlling other home appliances from the company. The app can only be used to do this in South Korea, but LG said it planned to extend it to the US and other markets at a later date. Samsung has already released air conditioners, fridges and washers that work with its rival Smart Home service. Would you like some toast? Does Anyone Want Any Toast? - Red Dwarf - BBC

HP will invest $1 billion in cloud computing

Enterprise technology giants have aligned behind OpenStack, an open source cloud computing platform, and Hewlett-Packard is just the latest to hop on the bandwagon to integrate the software across its product line. The big question is when these vendor efforts will filter through data centers and hybrid cloud deployments. OpenStack, an effort first championed by Rackspace and NASA, has made great strides, but production deployments on a large scale have been hard to find. There are many pilots in the field. HP and its Helion cloud lineup aim to change that equation. HP will invest $1 billion in cloud computing and drop OpenStack in 20 data centers over the next 18 months.

Agile - Intro to Kanban in Under 5 Minutes

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New to Agile? Learn Scrum in under 10 minutes

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What is Agile Scrum? Learn Scrum in under 10 minutes. This video is an introduction to the Scrum software development methodology. By the end of this fast-paced video, you'll practically be a scrum master. You'll know about burn down charts, team roles, product backlogs, sprints, daily scrums and more. You'll also be ready to start implementing Scrum in your own team.

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