Backup and Restore process of Amazon RDS DB instance

Backup process of Amazon RDS Database instance Make a backup using DB Snapshot using AWS management console (This is a manual process for taking one DB Snapshot) DB Snapshots are user-initiated and enable to back up DB instance in a known state as frequently as you wish, and then restore to that specific state at […]

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Backup and Restore process of Amazon EC2 instance

Backup process of EC2 instance Make a backup snapshot using the AWS console (This is a manual process for taking one snapshot) This is a simple backup procedure for taking one snapshot and storing it in EBS (Elastic Block Store). A snapshot is a copy of a disk volume. A snapshot is not a complete […]

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Using the Build Flow Plugin in Jenkins

With large complex software applications, builds can often be split into different steps and tasks creating a series of jobs for our build pipeline.   On my current project we are utilizing Jenkins to implement Continuous Integration/Continuous Deliver (CI/CD) and between the jobs for compilation, smoke tests, acceptance tests and deployment across environments in several […]

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A Brief Introduction to the R Programming Language

The R programming language is an open-source, interactive language that was designed for manipulating datasets, creating visualizations, and performing statistical analyses.  It is based on the S language, which was originally developed at Bell Laboratories.  R is a full-featured language (it supports conditionals, loops, functions, I/O, etc.) and its functionality can be easily extended by […]

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Making Windows Server 2008 R2 Look And Feel Like Windows 7

Amazon EC2 supports creating Windows Server instances in the cloud; however, it does not currently support creating instances of the desktop versions of Windows, such as Windows 7.  Although using a server edition is acceptable for most uses of EC2, a desktop version of Windows may be preferable if end users will be interacting with […]

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Effective Requirements Gathering on Agile Projects

Today, a growing number of software development professionals are familiar with the agile development methodology, and are capable of executing a project given a backlog of well-defined stories. The problem we often encounter with new customers is the question of how to translate their business vision into an actionable development plan. The chasm between strategic […]

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Security Testing in an Agile World: An Interview with Jeff Payne

Summary: Jeffrey Payne sat down with Noel Wurst to discuss a range of topics, including advice for teams that are attempting agile for the first time, the importance of clear communication between teams, and the ways that security testing has changed alongside modern technology. Complete Article: Agile Connection May 2 2013 article – Security Testing in […]

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Coveros CEO Jeff Payne presents tutorial on Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions

Coveros CEO Jeff Payne is presenting a half-day tutorial on Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions at ADCWest / BSCWest in Las Vegas June 4, 2013 Agile initiatives always begin with the best of intentions—accelerate delivery, better meet customer needs, or improve software quality. Unfortunately, some agile projects do not deliver on these […]

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Coveros CEO Jeff Payne on Fundamentals of Agile Certification at ADC/BSC

Coveros CEO Jeff Payne is presenting Fundamentals of Agile Certification at the Agile Development Conference West / Better Software Conference West in Las Vegas June 2-3, 2013 Conference Attendees can expect to: Explore agile software development methodologies and approaches Understand differences between agile and traditional methodologies Learn how agile practices and principles improve the software […]

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