October 7, 2016

Salesforce Launches Continuous Delivery Platform

Cloud computing heavyweight Salesforce.com has launched two new services for developers. First, Salesforce DX is the company’s new continuous delivery platform that integrates with its Force.com and Heroku cloud development services. “Salesforce DX is really important because so many Force.com customers want to adopt CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous deployment) practices, but

OpenStack Newton Release Improves Scalability, Container Orchestration

OpenStack has released Newton, the 14th version of its open source cloud computing platform. The update adds greater scalability and resiliency, as well as better support for container orchestration tools like Kubernetes, Mesos and Swarm. “The OpenStack community is focused on making clouds work better for users,” said Jonathan Bryce,

Determine What Permissions the User Has on the System

You can find out what Permissions the current user has with the Security and Security.Permissions namespaces as in the following example which determines whether or not the user has certain permissions on the computer: using System;using System.Collections.Generic;using System.Text;using System.Drawing;using System.Drawing.Printing;using System.Security;using System.Security.Permissions;namespace ListPermissions{class Program{static void Main(string[] args){UserPerm(new FileIOPermission(PermissionState.Unrestricted));UserPerm(new EnvironmentPermission(EnvironmentPermissionAccess.Read, “USERNAME”));UserPerm(new

Building Your Company with Agile Methods and Atlas

Agile practices grew out of challenges in software development and have been extended to many related activities such as database design, modeling and product management. Many budding startup companies embraced agile practices. The nimble and feedback-based approach works superbly for a couple of guys burning the midnight oil in a