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Blackberry 10 OS is unveiled this week at Blackberry World.    In many ways Blackberry 10 is probably the last chance for Blackberry to gain back the market share and be a formidable competition to other Smartphones.    If the announcements at the conference are any indication, Blackberry is going all out this time to make their next generation of OS as the best smartphone platform. Some of the interesting features of BB10 mentioned in the key note: UI Overhaul – More modern user interface based on Panels (similar to WP7) and the flow interface that switching between applications smooth and seamless.   At last, BB user interface is on par with the competition. Intelligent Keyboard – Finally BB is betting on touch interface.  BB is trying to bring its legendary physical keyboard expertise to touch interfaces.    Keyboard with gesture support and intelligent prediction... (more)

Post Agile - State of Software Development

There is a significant change in how software is developed over the last decade. Agile had been the buzzword over the last decade and probably is most significant of changes in software development to date. Now that the hype around Agile has been subsided, it is worth an effort to understand what it is like post agile. Often we see Agile with a narrow perspective, limiting it to a few programming practices and nothing more. We also fail to notice the indirect influence and the larger impact of Agile over the last decade. State of post Agile Software Development will have to be seen... (more)

Microservices Orchestration | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Docker #Microservices]

Microservices Orchestration Design Patterns With the advent of micro-services, the application design paradigm has undergone a major shift. The days of developing monolithic applications are over. We are bringing in the principles (read SOA) hereto the preserve of applications or system integration space into the application development world. General steps for solution architecture are – Break down/decompose the application into functional areas. These functional area’s provide us the with the bounded context Within the functional bounded context, design/define your micro servic... (more)

Digital Transformation's Impact on Value Chain | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

New forces are impacting the entire value chain of an enterprise. Availability of large amounts of digital data, automation of the production processes, inter-connectivity of the supply chains, and digitization of the customer experience is re-organizing entire industries leading to the transformation of business models. Let’s look at the some of the critical pieces of the value chain and see the impact of the new technologies. Manufacturing – For any enterprise that is manufacturing or sourcing raw materials/parts/products, global sourcing has become the norm. Inter-connectivi... (more)

Big Data Trends in 2012

Big Data has caught the fancy of each and everyone. Consumer and enterprise world is looking to adopt the Big Data. Analysts are talking about it, proclaiming it to the next big thing! Below is my take on how the Big Data market space will evolve in 2012 and years to come. Data Analytics Service – We will start seeing SaaS vendors that will start offering data analytics as a service (e.g., 1010data). These vendors will be able to pull in your unstructured data and provide you standardized reports and data services. This is very similar to the Web analytics (like Omniture) but ac... (more)