Dear Technology Colleagues at Derivatives Exchanges, I’m sure you do not need me to inform you that the investment community is becoming more aware of the importance of dependable software operating our exchanges. Yet many of your competitors have fallen victim to the reputational damage caused by software glitches. Many of us, as technology professionals and as individual investors, are shocked to see the escalating pace of major software outages reported by the exchanges and major market makers.
The argument surrounding Twitter’s usefulness will more than likely rage on for years with no clear winner. But one thing’s for sure, it’s a great place to find news — if you know the right people to follow. That’s why we’re starting a monthly blog post series to highlight some of the influential “twitterers” that we enjoy following, sharing with you some great resources to help find new, techy, and interesting news. Scroll down to our Top Ten for February and fill your stream with techy tweeters. And don’t forget to follow @OnQuality for more updates!
Are you load testing? Great. Are you counting on load testing to protect your organization from a catastrophic system failure? Well, that’s not so great. I bet if you surveyed enterprise application development teams around the world and asked them how they would ensure the elasticity and scalability of an enterprise application, they’d answer (in unison, I’d imagine): load testing. Do it early and often. Well, that was the world view at NASDAQ before the Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) IPO — perhaps the highest profile IPO of the past five years. And we saw how well that worked out for them. NASDAQ has reserved some $40 million to repay its clients … Read More
We’re a society that is always looking for the “next big thing.” Just check out the TV listings. We tune in to find out who will be the “Next Top Model,” “Next Food Network Star,” “Next Design Star” and “Next Iron Chef.” Technology is also quite interested in “The Next Big Thing” as witnessed by the 19.9 million results you get when you Google “Next Big Thing in Technology.” But while most of the TV “Next” searches focus on the individual, most of the “next big things” discussed in Tech have been on a trend level. Today, though, CAST and Dr. Dobb’s, the most respected development-focused brand for software development … Read More
I love my job! I’ve always been an avid writer, even as a kid. So when it came to career choices my decision to enter a profession that demanded writing skills seemed like a natural fit. I started out as a newspaper reporter, following in my father’s footsteps, but as the jobs and money there began drying up in the mid-1990’s I took my interest in Technology and made the jump to writing for high tech companies and have been happy doing this job ever since. For many years, I served as something of a “ghost writer,” writing press releases on behalf of my employers or articles for magazines, journals, … Read More
After many years of close collaboration and significant industrialization investments led initially in France, Capgemini Group has completed a worldwide investment in automation from CAST. The agreement will enable Capgemini to extend extended CAST technology, which has been in use at Capgemini’s Application Intelligence Center since 2006, on a global basis. This will ensure the highest software quality standards in application development and maintenance across all its clients worldwide and enable Capgemini to accelerate the introduction of new application risk assessment offers based on advanced structural software analytics from CAST. Being among the first application services providers in the world to implement automated structural quality oversight in all application development and delivery, … Read More
I confess – I’m an “Urban Myths” junkie. That doesn’t mean I believe in every Urban Myth that comes across my email inbox; much to the contrary, in fact, I’m a born skeptic. I snicker at the widespread beliefs and openly wonder how someone could believe that Bill Gates would send them a check for forwarding an email or that Mr. Rogers was a Marine sniper or that some currently popular entertainer was born a different gender. This is why I have Snopes.com on Internet speed dial and I DVR the television show “Mythbusters”. I guess not only am I a born skeptic, I appreciate knowing when myths and legends … Read More