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Protecode: Software License Management is Like Any Other Quality Management Process

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Someone rightly observed: "All code is guilty, until proven innocent." Ask the members of any software development team, and they will agree that tracking...

FOSS is __FUN__: FOSS Meets the MBA

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How does FOSS development get along with business graduates who know little about the process? The FOSS methodology recognises that software development is a process...

Joy of Programming: Fail Fast!

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When a problem occurs in the software, it should fail immediately, in an easily noticeable way. This "fail fast" behaviour is desirable, and we'll...

Digital Magazine Store Magzter Uses Open Source to Slash Costs

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A mobile digital magazine newsstand goes the open source way to cut its initial investments, and allow publishers to share digital editions of their...

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 4

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Lisp has been hailed as the world's most powerful programming language. But only the top percentile of programmers use it, because of its cryptic...

FOSS is __FUN__: A Testing Time

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The other day, I had an opportunity to see how software development takes place in the "industry" -- in other words, the proprietary world....

Tracking the DNA of Your Android Code

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In my previous article, we explored a process that developer teams can follow to manage the source code for software-related product development, using the...

Joy of Programming: SNAFU — Situation Normal, All Fouled Up!

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The stories of software development projects in crisis are amazingly familiar to all experienced programmers and managers. In this column, we'll look at some...

Do You Know the Trick to Track Your Code’s DNA?

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You can now manage the source code for software-related product development in your organisation, using the Black Duck Suite, which among other capabilities, generates...

‘Microsoft’s Working Towards Establishing a Long-term Community Connection’

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"Microsoft is open to openness," says Vijay Rajagopalan, principal architect in Microsoft's interoperability team. The LINUX For You team caught up with him to...