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
Database Journal - Billing itself as the knowledge... (more)
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)
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
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)
VisualWebGui RIA Developer Journal on Ulitzer
Developers can register for the Code Challenge on-line from anywhere in the
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, (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