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June, 2011

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June 27, 2011  10:35 AM

In the land of software testing, static analysis reigns king

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Software testing

This is a guest post by Rutul Dave of Coverity, a company that builds tools and technology to equip developers with resources, techniques and practices to help maximise the integrity of software.

I recently started a discussion on the 'Static Analysis' LinkedIn forum on the topic...

June 27, 2011  8:50 AM

Software Architecture: is it an art or is it a science?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
architect, Software architecture

This weekend I have been looking for a new house, enjoying the British summertime rainy monsoon season and looking at the real nature of software architecture.

So what is software architecture?

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) defines software...


June 24, 2011  1:44 PM

Questions for cloud “experts”, what would you ask the panel?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics

I'm doing a cloud data integration and analysis lunch/panel-discussion next month at Gordon Ramsay's Claridges in front of a small group of industry experts. This means that right now, I'm doing some planning in terms of gathering discussion points.

Note to self: remember not to ask...


June 23, 2011  9:04 AM

Perforce: make me one (version control system) with everything

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, Perforce, Source code

Not content with building an (arguably) established name for itself in the software version control market, Perforce now wants to take over the world and see its revision control systems used in every aspect of human life. I'm kidding obviously -- but the company is expanding its outreach. Let me...


June 22, 2011  11:01 AM

Poor patch practice presents professional performance problems

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
patch, Testing

If you've spent more than a decade covering software application development news, then the old "survey says" xyz% of software projects are likely to fail, come in over budget and/or be late is not a story worth telling any more. If however, you hear this story told from a patch and software...


June 21, 2011  8:19 AM

Serena’s ALM Nirvana: happy programmers & quantifiable business return

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ALM, Application Lifecycle Management, PM, Process Management, Serena

Serena Software is known for its 'orchestrated' application lifecycle management (ALM) and process management (PM) products. The company has emerged from a brief hiatus over the last few years during which it reinvented (Serena would probably prefer "refined") its technology proposition.

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June 20, 2011  8:22 AM

Data Dungeons & Unstructured Data Dragons

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Data processing, Text analytics

Technical evangelist Courtney Claussen at Sybase IQ has this week posted a blog titled "Text Analytics - Slaying the Unstructured Data Dragon".

Claussen describes the etymology...


June 17, 2011  8:07 AM

Microsoft aims Kinect at healthcare & science ‘motion sensing’ apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Kinect, Microsoft, SDK

The beta release of Microsoft's Kinect Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available as a free download for noncommercial applications.

Microsoft says it hopes that the Kinect motion sensing input device will now garner interest from academic researchers with an interest in:

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June 16, 2011  8:05 AM

Virtualisation: A Manager’s Guide

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Books, IT managers, Networking, Virtualisation

There are a lot of technical books published every year. I was even approached to write one once, but it was not to be. The pay is comparatively low, so does that mean that software programming guides from the likes of O'Reilly Media, APRESS and Wiley are always written by purists who really know...


June 15, 2011  10:15 AM

Right ingredients, no quantities = a recipe for chaos…

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
language, syntax

In this guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network, Keith Hughes, senior consultant at SQS Software Quality Systems writes on methods to help with the code errors posts.

Some programming languages will automatically initialise variables for you. If you are unfamiliar...


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