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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)

The DevOps Jigsaw | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Agile #Microservices

According to the results of a new global study, commissioned by CA Technologies, 72% of organizations have implemented some aspect of DevOps but when the study took a closer look at the numbers, only 20% of DevOps users have put all the parts in place to reap the full benefits of DevOps. Unlike many IT-related concepts, DevOps doesn't revolve around a specific type of technology, and it can't be classed as a methodology either. Indeed, DevOps generally requires blending a number of different technologies, skill-sets, tools and methods. A useful way to think of DevOps is as a phil... (more)

New Research Reveals Data Issues Represent the Biggest Challenge to DevOps Initiatives | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

The results of a new survey conducted by Delphix Corp., (a DBmaestro partner) together with Gleanster Research show that DevOps is becoming more and more popular, but there is a major disagreement on what DevOps means. This is despite 75% of respondents saying that DevOps is either strongly or somewhat defined. So what are these widely divergent definitions of DevOps? 84% of participants picked the generally defined description that DevOps is developers and system administrators working together to ease the transition between development and production. 69% believe it is using i... (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 Releases Isolator V7.4.3

Typemock, (http://www.typemock.com/) the leading provider and pioneer of easy unit testing solutions, has announced the launch of Typemock Isolator V7.4.3 for .NET. The new Typemock Isolator V7.4.3 takes developer productivity even further, speeding up programming processes and eliminating development down-time due to redundant debugging and QA. Uninterrupted development flow is at the heart of this version release. With FastFix, the relevant test is "pinned" for debugging, while the status of all tests is visible as well - no need to switch between files and views. This eradica... (more)