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In today's rapidly changing IT world, database experts who wish to remain relevant must keep up-to-date on all kinds of technology - both database-related and other. DBAs should understand new data-related technologies but also other newer technologies that interact with database systems. Don't ignore industry and technology trends simply because you cannot immediately think of a database-related impact. Many non-database-related "things" eventually find their way into DBMS software and database applications. An example for that is Agile methodologies, such as DevOps and Continuous Delivery which until recently were not thought of as part of the database eco-system. Here is my list of the top 18 news and opinion sites that DBAs, database developers, SysAdmin, and other database pros should check on a regular basis: Database Journal - Billing itself as the knowledge... (more)

Visual WebGui Issues Code Challenge to Experienced Developers

VisualWebGui RIA Developer Journal on Ulitzer Developers can register for the Code Challenge on-line from anywhere in the world. In the first code challenge of its kind, Visual WebGui is offering a $10,000 and giving away prizes valued at thousands of dollars in their call to developers to be the first to submit a Webmail application written by another framework with fewer lines of code. According to CEO Navot Peled, “Developers understand the importance of being productive in a challenging economy environment by writing minimal lines of code. It is significant on design time bu... (more)

Typemock Joins Red Hat Innovate in Israel

Typemock, a provider and pioneer of unit testing solutions, has announced it has been selected to participate in Red Hat Innovate, a new initiative launched by Red Hat in Israel.  The initiative is designed to assist software development start-up companies based in Israel to leverage the power of open source communities.  Red Hat Innovate offers numerous benefits, including joint marketing activities and access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system and JBoss Enterprise Middleware for development. Typemock Isolator++ for Linux helps developers reduce bugs in their code dur... (more)

Financial Sector Shows Highest Demand for DevOps for Database Solutions

DBmaestro (www.DBmaestro.com), a provider of DevOps for Database solutions, has announced analysis of new companies adopting DevOps for Database with DBmaestro. Over the past year, financial sector companies had the highest increased demand for Database Enforced Change Management (DECM) tools. Over 40 percent of new DBmaestro customers originated from this industry. Within the financial sector, 60 percent of DBmasetro's new clients are banks and insurance companies which find themselves more exposed to risk. In addition, DevOps for Database is becoming widespread in other markets.... (more)

Visual WebGui to Reveal Cloud Application Platform

Azure Cloud on Ulitzer Gizmox, the developer of  Visual WebGui, today announced that it will reveal  its  application platform atop Windows Azure and its development framework,  VWG platforms offers a push-button .NET desktop legacy application migration path to Windows Azure. With VWG enterprises will be able to migrate to Windows Azure, by reusing their existing Windows software code on Windows Azure without re-write or re-engineering. The process is as simple as copying and pasting the Windows code into VWG, selecting Windows Azure run in VWG SDK, and run. "With our unique u... (more)