Happened from 2015-08-30 to 2015-09-06

Yes, backups are still required for Mac cloud users

By Erik Eckel on 2015-08-31

Do Mac businesses that embrace cloud services still need to worry about backing up their Mac laptops and desktops? Erik Eckel says yes, for many reasons.

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Tests de aceptación con Fitnesse

By Miguel Ángel García on 2015-08-31

acceptance tests

En un post anterior escribí sobre cómo escribir tests de aceptación con el framework Robot. En esta ocasión voy a escribir sobre otro framework con el mismo fin: Fitnesse.

Fitnesse es bastante diferente de Robot. Para empezar, porque no es sólo un framework, sino también un wiki... Podríamos decir que es una plataforma de testing.

Además, permite realizar los fixtures en casi cualquier lenguaje. En esta ocasión veremos sólo Java.

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An update on CSV download scripts

By Google Webmaster Central (noreply@blogger.com) on 2015-08-31

API, search console, search queries

With the new Search Analytics API, it's now time to gradually say goodbye to the old CSV download scripts for information on queries & rankings. We'll be turning off access to these downloads on October 20, 2015.

These download scripts have helped various sites & tools to get information on queries, impressions, clicks, and rankings over the years. However, they didn't use the new Search Analytics data, and relied on the deprecated Client Login API.

Farewell, CSV downloads, you've served us (and many webmasters!) well, but it's time to move on. We're already seeing lots of usage with the new API. Are you already doing something neat with the API? Let us know in the comments!

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Django Girls: Now with More Transparency!

By sitarskaola on 2015-09-01

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Ever since we started Django Girls, making it open source was a top priority; our repository has never been private. Today, we still believe that open source is the way to go more than ever. But over the past year, we’ve learned that maintaining and growing a big project like Django Girls is damn hard! The bigger we grew, the slower we started to move.

To allow us to continue growing quickly, we recruited a Support Team to help us divide the workload while still maintaining the ability to make decisions rapidly and get things done. What we didn’t do was communicate about how we made that decision, and that was a mistake.


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Mobile-friendly web pages using app banners

By Google Webmaster Central (noreply@blogger.com) on 2015-09-01

mobile, mobile-friendly

When it comes to search on mobile devices, users should get the most relevant answers, no matter if the answer lives in an app or a web page. We’ve recently made it easier for users to find and discover apps and mobile-friendly web pages. However, sometimes a user may tap on a search result on a mobile device and see an app install interstitial that hides a significant amount of content and prompts the user to install an app. Our analysis shows that it is not a good search experience and can be frustrating for users because they are expecting to see the content of the web page.

Starting today, we’ll be updating the Mobile-Friendly Test to indicate that sites should avoid showing app install interstitials that hide a significant amount of content on the transition from the search result page. The Mobile Usability report in Search Console will show webmasters the number of pages across their site that have this issue.

After November 1, mobile web pages that show an app install interstitial that hides a significant amount of content on the transition from the search result page will no longer be considered mobile-friendly. This does not affect other types of interstitials. As an alternative to app install interstitials, browsers provide ways to promote an app that are more user-friendly.

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Das war die Laracon EU 2015

On 2015-09-01

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Notes from Socrates 2015

By Carlos Ble on 2015-09-01

Agile, Retrospectivas, Software Development

The 5th Socrates Conference in Germany has been my first continental Socrates Conference (I've been to UK twice plus another one in the Canaries). What a mind blowing unconference! I got even more value from Socrates than I expected! this has been the biggest in size ever with almost 190 people. There were so many […]

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Sun Tzu-as-a-Service: How to protect the hybrid cloud

By Conner Forrest on 2015-09-02

The hybrid cloud brings unique security challenges to the enterprise. Ancient military strategist Sun Tzu has wisdom that can help businesses learn how to protect themselves.

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Traditional versus Cloud Native Web Applications

By tonybourke on 2015-09-02


Here’s a quick whiteboard session of the differences between traditional and cloud native web applications.

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Why you should give a talk

By yamila on 2015-09-02

Open source, motivation, my modus, open source, pyladies, python

I sent this email to my dearest @Pyladies_Es and they liked it. I hope you like it also :) The original version is in spanish, and at the end, you’ll find a translation :D ¿Por qué os tenéis que animar … Continue reading

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Integrating Plastic SCM with Google Cloud Messaging

By Sergio L. (noreply@blogger.com) on 2015-09-03

google cloud messaging, integrations

Google Cloud Messaging is, for those of you who don't know it, a free service that allows developers to send real time push notifications across different platforms, like Android, iOS, and Google Chrome. It is reliable, easy to implement both client and server sides, and it's fast.

So, while I was implementing GCM in a pet project of mine, it came to my mind that it could be useful for someone to have in their handheld device, or in their browser, real-time updates about what is happening in their team through their favorite DVC software.

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Resolving Git conflicts with the magic rerere command

On 2015-09-04

Git is huge! You can learn something new about it every day. Did you know that there is a barely known command called rerere. Let's take a look and learn something new to deal with merge conflicts.

Rerere what

Last week I had the chance to attend the Laracon EU conference in Amsterdam. It was an amazing event and I learned a lot . Especially this one talk about advanced Git tricks by Lorna Jane was really great. That was when I first heard about this barely known command.

Rerere stands for "reuse recorded resolution". If this Git feature is turned on, it does two things. First it will record how you deal with conflicts. Secondly, if there is the exact same conflict, Git will resolve it for you. Just like that!

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Visualizing Indego bike share usage patterns in Philadelphia (Part 2)

By Randy Olson on 2015-09-05

data visualization, bike share, Indego, Philadelphia

A couple months ago, I made an initial foray into understanding the usage patterns of Indego, Philadelphia’s new bike share system. This month, I thought it’d be a fun exercise to revisit that data set to see if I couldRead more ›

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Coste basal del software vs capacidad infinita

By Eduardo Ferro Aldama (noreply@blogger.com) on 2015-09-06

agilidad, Desarrollo, Rayadas, Vida De informático

En mi opinión, el coste de desarrollo por cada grupo de funcionalidades se puede dividir de la siguiente forma:

  • Coste inicial de desarrollo
  • Coste de existencia (coste basal):
    • Coste de existencia / complejidad añadida
    • Coste de existencia para otras funcionalidades

Coste inicial de desarrollo

Este es el coste/gasto en el que incurre el equipo durante el desarrollo inicial de la funcionalidad. Incluye desde que el equipo comienza a trabajar en la funcionalidad o grupo de funcionalidades hasta que el cliente la tiene disponible y comienza a usarla. Por supuesto este proceso debería incluir múltiples puestas en producción para ir obteniendo feedback y realizando los ajustes necesarios...

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