March 20, 2013

NoSQL Options for Developers

More and more enterprise developers are looking for NoSQL datastores to help them manage their big data. But because the field is so new, many developers aren’t aware of their options. Dr. Dobb’s offers an overview of some of the biggest names in NoSQL, including the following: Cassandra–developed by Facebook

Atlassian Unveils Git Client for Windows

Development tool vendor Atlassian has announced a new Windows client for Git and Mercurial distributed version control systems (DVCS) that it calls SourceTree. SourceTree also integrates with several Git hosting services, including Atlassian’s BitBucket, which competes with GitHub. “With the explosive growth of Git amongst developer populations, enterprises are increasingly

DHS to Adopt Cloud, Agile Technologies

In order to improve its IT operations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is adopting agile software development methodologies and moving to a cloud computing environment. Margaret Graves, DHS deputy CIO, revealed the new plans in answer to questions from U.S. Rep Ron Barber (D-Ariz.). According to Graves, DHS

Google Releases Realtime API

Developers who have enjoyed the real-time collaboration features on Google Drive will now find it easier to add similar capabilities to their own apps. The company has released the Google Drive Realtime API, which, in Google’s words, “handles network communication, storage, presence, conflict resolution, and other collaborative details so you

Microsoft Updates Azure’s Mobile Development and Hadoop Capabilities

Microsoft is improving its Azure cloud computing platform in two key areas of interest to developers. First, it’s making it easier to deploy and manage Hadoop Clusters on Azure. Enterprises can try out the new Hadoop features by signing up for a preview of HDInsight service for Windows Azure. Second,