August 29, 2016

A Flurry of DevOps, Agile Software Development Announcements

Several vendors recently made announcements related to DevOps and Agile software development, and eWeek put together a quick rundown: Shippable launched an updated version of its continuous deployment software that includes release management, multi-cloud support, a declarative pipeline language and a unified view across all application pipelines. Unisys has signed

Rackspace Goes Private

Struggling cloud computing provider Rackspace has been purchased by Apollo Global Management LLC, a private equity firm. The deal, worth approximately $4.3 billion, will take the company private to give it time to transition to a services business. “This transaction will provide Rackspace with more flexibility to manage the business

When to use CType, TryCast, DirectCast, CBool, etc.

When you need to cast some type to another type in VB, you should favor the “classical” functions CBool, CByte, CInt, CLng, CDec, CSng, CDbl, CDate, CStr and the “new” kids on the block (CSByte, CShort, CUShort, CUInt, CULng, CChar, and CObj) as they were designed exactly for it. If