June 6, 2013

Metadata Hit the Big Time

This morning’s breaking news on CNN: Under a legal PATRIOT Act court order, Verizon has been providing American citizens’ phone call information to the National Security Agency. The information in question: “originating and terminating telephone numbers as well as the location, time and duration of the calls,” but not the

Heroku brings JavaScript in your Postgres

The same JavaScript engine that powers the web today is now available in the Heroku database.This is one more step in evolving a data platform to meet all of developers data needs. With a key/value store inside Postgres users gain agility in working with their schema. This agility was further

Why Do End Users Hate Agile Software Development

Many developers see a lot of advantages to agile software development methodologies, but end users might be tougher to convince. Esther Schindler writes in ITworld that their objections usually fall into one of several categories: Users want budget predictability. Users want technology predictability. You say iterative, they say disorganized and