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Month: January 2012

Integrating Meld with Git under Linux

Integrating Meld with Git under Linux

Have you ever used Git? Git has quickly grown to become one of today's most popular source code management solutions for software engineering projects large, small, professional and personal. Developed by Linus Torvalds, Git is classified as a “distributed version...

Five Reasons to Outsource Compute Farm and Server Management

Five Reasons to Outsource Compute Farm and Server Management

The paradigm of computing resource configurations have changed several times of the last 40 years. From mainframes to mini computers, through desktops and file servers to server farms, software as a service and the cloud. Any company that uses server farms or...

DIACAP and Gold Disk: What about Windows 7?

DIACAP and Gold Disk: What about Windows 7?

This post is in response to David’s excellent post about Gold Disk. I recently performed some DIACAP Compliance testing using Gold Disk on one of our products, which was built on Windows XP Embedded.  That process is fairly straightforward, even though Gold Disk is...

4 Reasons to Use Static Analysis on Your Codebase

4 Reasons to Use Static Analysis on Your Codebase

All of us who work in software development want the products that we release to be high quality, and also low cost to maintain in the field. This is no big revelation; it’s common knowledge, and it’s common sense. It’s not clear that there is any silver bullet in...

FlexPOD for Infrastructure as a Service

FlexPOD for Infrastructure as a Service

The other day, I went to a presentation of FlexPOD and was impressed.   FlexPOD is a collaboration of efforts from Cisco, VMWare, and NetApp.   What it offers is a highly flexible framework to grow IT datacenters they are calling Infrastructure as a service (IIAS). If...

How Code Reviews Reduce SDLC Costs

How Code Reviews Reduce SDLC Costs

Bugs can be introduced anywhere in the software development lifecycle, from the early stages (requirements gathering etc) right up to the final shipping of the project. The most expensive types of bugs to fix are those introduced earliest and fixed latest. For...

How to Restore Data Using Bacula

How to Restore Data Using Bacula

Imagine (if you dare) the worst case scenario with your company's data. Double disk drive failure, all data lost. You need to recover that data as fast as possible due to deadlines. You've been diligent about your backups using Bacula, but now they are going to be put...