I’d love to take a poll (feel free to share your opinion in the comments
section below) on whether software should be considered a living organism in
the purist biological sense. Sure, software is made up of code instead of
cells, and it may have trouble finding a home in the classic taxonomic rank
of biology, but it’s difficult to find any other discrepancies between
software, especially at the enterprise level, and other complex organisms.
One area that enterprise software achieves its deserved classification as a
living organism is in its incredible ability to evolve over a relatively
short time here on earth. While the evolution of other living creations
occurs at the cellular level, completely invisible to the naked
eye—enterprises hoping to survive another day are evolving at a rapid pace
and are undergoing massive transformations.
In May of 2013, ZDNet’s Char... (more)
The Ethics of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing seems to still be one of the reigning buzzwords in high-tech
these days. Everything is either "in the cloud", "powered by the cloud", or
some variation on the theme. I remember when hosted email was just that:
hosted email. Today, such offerings are considered cloud offerings even
though they have not changed in any substantive way since being first offered
well over 15 years ago.
This is to take nothing away from the significant technology shift cloud
computing represents. Without question, virtualization, storage services,
and ev... (more)
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Guest Post: Beyond Big Data and Benioff’s “AI Spring” to the Dawn of
Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Predictive Analytics — we hear
these terms every day from companies such as Cloudera, Trifacta and Dato
(formerly GraphLab) that are securing many millions in financing. I believe
that 2015 will be the year when the conversation moves from Big Data to the
Dataware stack. Over the past twelve months we have seen a lot of companies... (more)
By Noel Wurst
Hats off to Parasoft’s Mark Lambert and our own Jason English for their
recent webinar, “New Year's Resolution: Trim Your Waste to Accelerate SDLC
Velocity.” Holiday-themed online content can often be found for a dime a
dozen and sadly, the cuteness of a clever title often exceeds the quality of
the media itself.
But Jason and Mark put together an awesome presentation that compares the
importance of trimming our software development waste to the need to trim our
waist after the all-to-common gorging that many tend to participate in to
celebrate the end of another ... (more)
A Love Letter from Cloud Dev/Test Labs to Service Virtualization
by Jason English
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here's a little love letter from "the
Cloud" that originally appeared in our partner Parasoft's perspective guide
to Service Virtualization. But we think it's especially appropriate now.
Enjoy! - N.W., Ed.
Hey, I know it’s been a while since we started being “a thing.” When we
met, everyone said you were just mocking, and that I wasn’t real enough to
make a living, with my head in the clouds. Yet, here we are, a few years
Service Virtualization, ... (more)