Agile 2010 Retrospective

During the week of Aug 9-13, I trekked down to Orlando, Florida to join some 1,400 other computer geeks for a week-long conference known as Agile2010. If you were there, you don’t need me to tell you what it was all about; and if you’ve never heard of it, it’s easier for me to point you to the conference website than trying to provide my own feeble explanation. This conference, along with “sister” conferences on the related topics of XP…Read More

Commentary: “Team Releases Tools for Secure Cloud Computing”

I noticed an August 2, 2010 article from the University of Texas at Dallas that should be of interesting to anyone focusing on cloud computing: it describes a collection of recently-released tools to help application developers build more robust and secure cloud applications. The article is titled “Team Releases Tools for Secure Cloud Computing.” The tools basically consist of security features on top of open-source tools that are frequently used to build cloud-computing apps: Apache’s Hadoop distributed file system, Google’s Mapreduce…Read More

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