Thursday, October 27, 2011

jAPS 2.0 Entando Released "GisContent": the new jAPS 2.0 Entando community plugin to manage geographic information

GisContent a new community plugin for the open source web platform jAPS 2.0 Entando has just been released and it is now available to download The new plugin has been developed by CRS4, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, R&D partner of jAPS 2.0 Entando.

GisContent enables geographic information management: it makes possible to couple any type of content in the CMS database with a geographic reference and display it on maps. 


Monday, October 24, 2011

A New Way to Visualize Big Data | CIO Blogs

Big data is an ocean of data flowing around us. It comes from social media, e-commerce, financial exchanges, supply chains, streaming video, twitter and the clickstream of two billion (soon to be four billion) people surfing the web and talking to each other at any given moment.

Social Sentiment Plugin Analyzes Twitter, Facebook in Real Time

From CmsWire:
Have you ever wanted to analyze the sentiment of your Twitter or Facebook content without having to employe some clunky, expensive application or widget? Look no further than ViralHeat’s new plugin for Chrome.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Pentaho tutorial

Working on the Entando/Pentaho integration I found this  etl-tools tutorials pages with a  lot of  real-life examples

InfoQ: Test automation and Continuous Delivery

InfoQ: Test automation and Continuous Delivery:
Software testing and verification needs a careful and diligent process of impersonating an end user, trying various usages and input scenarios, comparing and asserting expected behaviors. Directly, the words "careful and diligent" invoke the idea of letting a computer program do the job. Automating certain programmable aspects of your test suite thus can help software delivery massively...

Observer pattern

The essence of the Observer Pattern is to "Define a one-to-many dependency between objects so that when one object changes state, all its dependents are notified and updated automatically." GoF. Observer pattern is a subset of publish/subscribe pattern which allows a number of observer objects to see an event.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

How REST replaced SOAP on the Web: What it means to you

Its been slowly creeping up on us, creating exciting new possibilities for our applications; APIs are changing the face of the Web. Since 2005 Programmable Web have been tracking SOAP and REST APIs available to the public.  In 2005 they tracked 105 APIs, the prominent ones being from Amazon, Google, SalesForce and eBay... 
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Mass SQL Injection Attack Hits 1 Million Sites - Dark Reading

A mass-injection attack similar to the highly publicized LizaMoon attacks this past spring has infected more than 1 million ASP.NET Web pages, Armorize researchers said today. According to database security experts, the SQL injection technique used in this attack depends on the same sloppy misconfiguration of website servers and back-end databases that led to LizaMoon's infiltration.

iPad driving massive growth for iOS in enterprise (survey) | ZDNet

Despite speculation that iPad 2 sales have been a letdown for Apple, the device is driving growth for iOS in general in the enterprise world.

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Google Analytics Blog: Introducing Flow Visualization: visualizing visitor flow

Google Analytics Blog: Introducing Flow Visualization: visualizing visitor flow:
At Web 2.0 Summit, Susan Wojcicki & Phil Mui unveiled the release of “Flow Visualization” in Google Analytics, a tool that allows you to analyze site insights graphically, and instantly understand how visitors flow across pages on your site. Starting this week, “Visitors Flow” and “Goal Flow” will be rolling out to all accounts. Other types of visualizers will be coming to Google Analytics in the coming few months, but in the meantime, here’s what you can expect from this initial release.
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The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency - Local government - Department for Communities and Local Government

The Code is concerned with enshrining the principles of transparency by asking councils to follow three key principles when publishing data they hold:
  • responding to public demand
  • releasing data in open formats available for re-use
  • releasing data in a timely way.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

4 Tips to Help Define Your Social Media ROI

If there were a way to know how many Facebook fans or Twitter followers were needed to convert a sale, social media wouldn’t be such a hard sell to companies. Yet, as we know, social media is much more than Twitter and Facebook, and your return on investment is much more than dollars earned.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Business Intelligence in the heads of people: The right tool for the right job - Part 1

Business Intelligence in the heads of people: The right tool for the right job - Part 1:
You have questions. How do you get your answers? The methods and the tools used to help get those answers to business questions will vary per organization. For those without established BI solutions; using desktop database query and spreadsheet tools are...all too common. And...If there is a BI tool in place...
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Introduction to Cloud Foundry - YouTube

Introduction to Cloud Foundry - YouTube:
An introduction to Cloud Foundry open Platform as a Service
* What is Cloud Foundry "open PaaS" and why Multi-Cloud is critical
* The Cloud Foundry eco-system - frameworks, services and clouds
* Live demo:, Micro Cloud Foundry, Spring Roo, STS, Ruby, Node.js, MySQL, Postgres, Redis

Presenter: Dekel Tankel, VMware
Recorded on Oct 5, 2011

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Monday, October 17, 2011

10 Smart Enterprise Uses For Twitter

From  The BrainYard - InformationWeek I suggest to have a lokk t this slide show

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How to initiate kids (or anyone) in coding | Emma Mulqueeny

How to initiate kids (or anyone) in coding | Emma Mulqueeny

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Google has acquired Twitter statistics startup SocialGrapple

Google has acquired Twitter statistics startup SocialGrapple, a move suggesting the search titan is looking to boost its Google+ analytics tracking abilities.

16 Pixels: For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake - Smashing Magazine | Smashing Magazine

16 Pixels: For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake
Smashing Magazine 

The 4 Prerequisites of Business Intelligence - Insurance & Technology

What steps must insurance companies take to move beyond point solutions to enterprisewide business intelligence that drives informed, data-driven decision making at all levels of the organization?
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The future of open data? | News |

The future of open data?
Jonathan Gray gives a sneak preview of what will happen at the Open Government Data Camp 2011, the world's biggest open data event to date, which will take place in Warsaw on 20-21st October The future of open data?