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There are service dashboards that track larger APIs, such as those for Google, Amazon, and Dropbox. But Zapier, a startup that integrates APIs and online services, is sharing its status board for nearly 200 online services, with millions of API requests performed a month—a big help for developers.
There’s a movement in the agile community called “no estimates”—where people are challenging the value and validity of estimating the work required to develop software. Scott Sehlhorst looks at the different perspectives of those who challenge estimation.
Bugs that peek out during a window of vulnerability can make us think we’ve been outsmarted, but testers have a powerful tool in their sleuthing bag that can surface such issues: state modeling. Bonnie Bailey describes how to ask the right questions and observe language to find state transitions.
Companies seem to agree that cloud computing is the way things are going, but they are using different strategies to get there. Amazon is the largest cloud service, with Google's new announcements giving the giant a run for its money. But a SAP model (that may or may not be a cloud) is emerging.
This story, sponsored by CollabNet, outlines why leading organizations have moved measurement and reporting to the forefront of their engineering and release processes. It provides an overview about best practices for reporting infrastructure choices, as exemplified by CollabNet TeamForge.
We all have mannerisms: things we say or do that are harmless but that might annoy others. These could be physical mannerisms such as cracking your knuckles, adjusting your glasses, or twisting your hair, or vocal mannerisms, such as "like," "um," or "uh." How can you avoid these silly affectations?
It's not surprising that airports are feeling at home in the cloud. With cloud computing's ability to provide fast access to data across multiple platforms while meeting business needs by reducing costs, airports are beginning the shift in order to benefit their customers and their budgets.
In the days before social networking was widely prevalent, connecting with end users wasn’t a very feasible and easy process. Rajini Padmanaban looks at what it means to be connected and engaged with end users given the prevalence of social media.
After a temporary pause in operations, China is allegedly hacking the same companies and government agencies that the country was singled out for three months earlier. What’s surprising is that the hackers are using the same software they previously used, albeit with a few minor code adjustments.
When the government suddenly passes regulations that impact the development of a product, an organization's investments could suddenly turn to waste. Venkatesh Krishnamurthy explains how to deal with the waste as well as some methods to better handle inventories.