Topic: cm & alm
In this roundup of software-related news that matters to you, read about hackers who are attempting to disrupt GitHub and how a software glitch may have been responsible for delaying emergency help during the summer crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777.
By now, everyone in the world knows that the rollout of HealthCare.gov was a disaster, and we also know that information technology (IT) has taken a beating. In this story, Joe Townsend explains what is being done to fix this mess.
Chances are you have overheard developers in your office talk about APIs, but you might have just shrugged it off as more boring tech talk or a vague Star Trek reference. What you might not know is that APIs are a technology architecture that is transforming the IT economy.
Mobile phones have evolved from being the result of great business to becoming the starting point for joining a great business. According to reports, more than half of job seekers are using mobile devices in their job searches. Read more to discover how mobile can enhance the recruiting process.
Joe Farah writes that there’s a lot more to the cost of configuration management than licenses for version control and problem tracking, and all those open source CM tools out there may be a lot more costly than you might have thought.
Joe Townsend probes the news and finds several stories detailing the US government's problems with configuration management. According to Joe, the defense industry and government agencies should be able to improve if they follow their own standards and directives.
Blaming changing requirements for a project's downfall is about as misguided as it gets. When you start accepting that change is in coming and you start preparing for it by using iterative development, you'll see that dreading or fighting change is the only way to ensure failure.
Branching and merging are necessary, but they can be minimized to reduce the overhead. In this story, Joe Farah shares several helpful branching and merging tips as well as his simple philosophy of creating a new branch when you need to support the old one.
Much like configuration management, you won’t hear Brian Williams talking about DevOps on the evening news or see Matt Lauer interviewing a DevOps expert on the couch of The Today Show. However, recently in IT-related news on the wire, DevOps is a huge story.
It’s normal to not hear about configuration management (CM) during the evening news or read about our profession in your local newspaper. However, that doesn’t mean things are not progressing in our field, as this news roundup will detail.