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Is COBOL defunct? Are single language projects a thing of the past? Based on a study of more than 8,000 business projects, find out what trends and changes are occurring within programming languages and code reuse, and how those trends affect project sizes.

One of the biggest fallacies surrounding big data is that it will always lead to valuable information. Big data can not only be a big waste of time, but it can also be a big detriment to your organization. Read more to see if you are making these big data mistakes.

According to Greek myth, Cassandra's curse was that she could predict the future but no one would believe her prophecies. Sometimes the same can be said for project proposals. You can give the best assessment possible, but that doesn't mean the client will heed your words. Read on for encouragement.

A smart meter records consumption of electric energy and communicates that information daily to the utility company for monitoring and billing. Given the architecture, about half of the device maintenance effort is testing. Though the process is unique, the same basic testing imperatives apply.

Online social identity is almost a necessity these days, and companies are reaping the benefits of using social media to connect with customers. Rajini Padmanaban highlights John Legere, TMobile CEO, and his success with using social media to connect first-hand with users.

Once a testable requirement or acceptance criteria has been “created,” there is a tendency to assume that the task can be considered completed. Since that may or may not be true, it is better to continue to pay attention to testability. Here are four ways to maintain testable requirements.

The Linux Foundation announced a new open source platform for drones—the Dronecode Project for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Possible deployments range from environmental and agriculture research, wildlife conservation, search and rescue, and movie and TV production.

Paco Hope, principal consultant for Cigital, presented the last keynote of STARWEST 2014: “Softwarts: Security Testing for Muggles.” He exposed some testing fallacies, gave four principles for security testing, and detailed some charms every good testing wizard should have in his spell book.

There are many possible signs that indicate it could be time to look for a new job. One of the major reasons is that you’re stuck in your current position with no opportunity to advance, or it could be that you lack passion or don't quite fit the culture. But read this story before you jump ship.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson doesn't treat paid time off quite the same as most bosses. Salaried employees who work at Virgin's main offices in New York, London, Geneva, and Sydney can take a vacation whenever they want, for however long they want. Is this as beneficial as it sounds?