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Mitch Pronschinske11/09/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/9

An SAP spokesperson confirmed that the company's CEO Leo Apotheker sent a letter to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison less than two weeks after the EU antitrust probe began.  A Wall Street Journal editorial speculates about the letter's intent in relation to a suit...

Mitch Pronschinske11/07/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/7

The project manager of Jython announced he is quitting his job at Sun.  Frank Wierzbicki helped design Jython, the Java implementation of Python, for five years while he worked at Sun.  This departure comes just four months after two JRuby developers left...

Tiago Simões11/06/09
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Convincing Your Boss to Go Agile

I still find this YouTube video (posted exactly 3 years ago) the best way to convince top managers to adopt an agile methodology. What about you? What...

Mitch Pronschinske11/06/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/6

After being criticized for selling Facebook fans and Twitter followers, uSocial says it has started selling YouTube viewers as well.  uSocial says companies can improve audiences by buying a bunch of views rather than getting them organically.  They claim...

Mitch Pronschinske11/05/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/5

The EU could issue a formal objection to the Oracle-Sun deal within the next few days according to a Financial Times report.  Just a few weeks ago, the EU's Competition Commissioner reprimanded Oracle for making no effort to address concerns about owning...

Jack Milunsky11/04/09
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Coping with change on Scrum projects (part I)

Most folks don't like change. I know I don't. But one things certain, adopting an Agile approach to software development requires much change in an organization. Whether it's corporate culture, roles or process, as an organization switching to Agile you're...

Mitch Pronschinske11/04/09
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Mingle 3.0 and Google Wave Join Forces

ThoughtWorks Studios' Adaptive ALM software unveils major updates today at the Enterprise 2.0 conference.

Mitch Pronschinske11/03/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/4

Adobe is lashing out at Apple on its Flash Player page for the iPhone.  When you go to the Flash Player on your iPhone, the text now says "Apple restricts use of technologies required by products like Flash Player.

Mitch Pronschinske11/03/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/3

An open source version of the Linux Skype client has been confirmed and is currently under development.  A Skype blog says that the open sourcing of the UI will speed up development and allow the use of any GUI toolkit.  Skype says this initial open source...

Mitch Pronschinske11/02/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/2

Sun's stock price has fallen to 16% less than Oracle's offer price for the company.  It appears that more investors are concerned that the Sun acquisition could be blocked by the European Commission.  Oracle recently withdrew notification of the acquisition...

Kirk Knoernschild10/31/09
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Question on Module Design

Like last year, in my Agile Architecture - Technologies and Patterns session at SpringOne2GX, I asked the attendees the same three questions surrounding class, package, and module design. This year, I had roughly 80 folks attend the session, and here is the...

Mitch Pronschinske10/30/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/10/31

ICANN, the nonprofit responsible for worldwide domain names and IP addresses, has decided to allow the introduction of non-Latin characters into domain names.  ICANN chairman, Peter Dengate Thrush, says its the biggest technical change to the Internet in...

Mitch Pronschinske10/30/09
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The SOA Manifesto in Review: A Guide For SOA Adoption

The recent drafting of an SOA manifesto raises new questions about the current state of service-oriented architecture and the need for an SOA manifesto.  Why do we need an SOA manifesto at this point in time?  How will this manifesto help companies build...

Mitch Pronschinske10/30/09
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New Bug Tracker - YouTrack 1.0 Release

JetBrains has announced the GA release of its new bug and issue tracking software, YouTrack 1.0.  YouTrack is a web-based, keyboard-centric bug tracker with issue handling focused into only two controls, a search box and a command window.  JetBrains has...

Jurgen Appelo10/30/09
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Why We Delegate: The Darkness Principle

From a complexity perspective, there is a good reason why teams in an organization must be able to make decisions together. This follows logically from the Darkness Principle: Each element in the system is ignorant of the behavior of the system as a whole...