If you working with 8.5.2, today is the scheduled release date for SPR #LMIL88Q62X, which affects SMTP. According to a current technote on the problem, the HotFix will be placed in IBM's Fix Central, today. Apparently, a last minute tweak to 8.5.2 did not undergo full regression testing, and the SMTP error was introduced. The HotFix actually made it in for public distribution yesterday.
Really ? Stodgy Government IT is Trending in GitHub ?
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 6:13p Jack Dausman When I started in Federal consulting (that would be during the previous century) there was a common government mantra: "We work extra hard to be in second place." Innovation and technical currency were not the hallmarks of IT leadership. The primary concern was keeping everything running, 24x7, under slippery congressional budgets. Now, I'm reading that GitHub is on the up take within DC agencies. There is even a dedicated sub-domain to support government involvement (https://government.gith [read] Keywords: consulting
CloudOpen Recognizes Best-of-Breed in Open Source Cloud
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 5:11p Jack Dausman Which cloud open source projects are taking off ? Alexandar Williams writes from Linux.com of the most highly regarded initiatives, with few surprises. Openstack, Docker, Openshift, take honors and Eucalyptus continues to lie fallow in the listing. It was interesting to see that Puppet gathered twice the votes as Chef--that was surprising. These gear-head popularity votes should be measured against specific technical needs, and how well they are being adopted in the mainstream. After all, not [read] Keywords: enterprise
No Cost Android Development Course by Google
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 10:21p Jack Dausman Google has announced Android development training, at no cost. Android Fundamentals is an online training course featuring Google Developer Advocates Reto Meier, Dan Galpin, and Katherine Kuan, working with the team at Udacity that’s advanced and technical enough for experienced developers who are new to Android — maybe even new to mobile — but not new to programming. Really ought to be a no-brainer: the entire curriculum is provided. If tutoring is appropriate, there is a small ch [read] Keywords: development
Clearly, Open Source Advocates Should Dress in Sports Jerseys
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 11:09a Jack Dausman The social and technological impact of the Open Source movement for innovation has been staggering. Interestingly, though, several prominent projects are losing their non-profit status. Ruth McCambridge of The NonProfit Quarterly notes that history is repeating itself, and that many journalistic endeavors had been struggling to maintain their non-profit status. Many were repeatedly denied, although there were already a number of us existing as nonprofits, on the basis that their revenue plans w [read] Keywords: foundations
Who's the Prettiest Language of them All ?
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 11:30p Jack Dausman http://spectrum.ieee.org/static/interactive-the-top-programming-languages The venerable and esteemed IEEE Spectrum has an interactive chart for ranking computing languages. The references that they use are Google searches/trends, Twitter, GitHub, Stack Overflow, Reddit, etc. These comparison charts are always valuable, but they also introduce new questions. For instance, why does the IEEE data differ so much from RedMonk's own listing of programming languages ? Sure, the reference sources are [read] Keywords: google
Amazon Is Moving in to the Public Sector
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 12:30a Jack Dausman Kenneth Corbin, writes in CIO that Amazon is continuing to develop its core services for the public sector. To date, AWS has won contracts with more than 800 government agencies, more than 3,000 educational institutions, and more than 10,000 nonprofit organizations. It's the first time the company has broken out a customer count in the nonprofit sector.Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector with AWS, points to a constellation of factors, from government mandates to cost [read] Keywords: community
Sun, Jul 6th 2014 6:38p Jack Dausman http://opensource.com/business/14/7/6-fresh-guides-managing-openstack OpenStack continues to spark a lot of interest as a completely opensource IaaS, which is competing against AWS, Google's Compute Engine, and Microsoft's Azure. Right now, its growth seems to be strongest as a private cloud. That means, it's even more critical to have the design implementation correct, and to include O&M within its true operational cost. OpenSource.com has provided a useful compilation of management i [read] Keywords: google
AWS versus Azure
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30p Jack Dausman Not quite as entertaining as Mad Magazine's Spy-vs-Spy, Bridget Botelho has summarized a useful comparison in the terminology and services that are offered by AWS and Azure. http://searchaws.techtarget.com/news/2240223645/AWS-vs-Azure-face-off-cloud-costs-commitments-and-SLAs [read] Keywords:
'The Expert' is Going Viral
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 5:09a Jack Dausman Humor can be such an excellent means to communicate truth. Lauris Beinerts has based his video on a short story "The Meeting" by Alexey Berezin. The video highlights problem solving dynamics. Instead of, "I would like you, the expert, to understand the problem and propose a solution," we have "I already have the solution and would like you, the expert, to implement it." https://www.youtube.com/user/laurisbeinerts [read] Keywords: application