February 5, 2011

Patni Testing-as-a-Service Allows for Flexibility

Many companies have been looking at cloud-based services for their application testing needs. Now vendor Patni has taken that to the next level with a testing-as-a-service (TaaS) solution that provides access to testing tools in the cloud and makes it easy to scale up or down as needs dictate. [login]

Microsoft and SAP Intro Duet Enterprise

Microsoft and SAP have previously tried to integrate their enterprise software through Duet, but that solution required so many architecture changes that many developers found it too difficult to use. Now the two companies say they have solved those problems and Duet Enterprise should make it easier for developers to

.NET Reflector to Go from Free to Paid

Red Gate Software has announced that it will begin charging a $35 fee for a perpetual license for its.NET Reflector software. Formerly available for free, .NET reflector is a very popular code browser and decompiler that is frequently included in lists of the top tools for .NET developers. [login] The

Seasoned Developers May See a Sweet Deal in Honeycomb

Experienced Java or smartphone developers probably won’t have any problem mastering Google’s new tablet OS, Android 3.0 “Honeycomb.” “If you’re a Java developer, it’s going to take you three to five days to get to the point where you can be dangerous enough to develop apps,” said Android expert Marko

How to Manage Agile IT Teams

According to Jurgen Appelo, author of Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, many agile initiatives don’t succeed due to a lack of effective management. He offers a number of tips for Agile managers, including the following: [login] “Managing agile teams is enhanced by understanding of the science of

Introduction to Amazon Cloud Services

In the first of many articles to come, I would like to cover the Amazon Cloud Services.? This is just to set the basis for future articles and set our understanding of cloud and cloud services.? Amazon launched its Web Services business back in 2006, and is/was on the forefront