So, the [VeraCode 2017 DevSecOps Global Skills Survey](https://info.veracode.com/analyst-report-devsecops-global-skill-survey.html) recently found that software developers are not receiving the training they need to be successful as DevOps. Some of the numbers that caught my attention included 70 percent stating they don't think the 'security education' they have got is adequate for the requirements of the position they currently hold, and 40 percent of hiring managers reporting that the hardest employees to find are the all-purpose DevOps gurus with security testing expertise. Aside from the obvious vested interests of the companies behind such surveys, what does the DaniWeb developer community make of this? …

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My Private Messages counter (at top of page) wasn't showing any new messages when I logged on just now, nor did the 'you have a new PM wanna read it' box pop up. However, I did have a bunch of unread new PMs sitting in my inbox (email notifications told me).

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Dani When I tried to share the '[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/software-development/mobile-development/news/352419"]Does Android really beat the iPhone on, erm, everything[/URL]' news story using the Facebook share button, it came up with 'no title' and a generic 'www.daniweb.com' url, no images etc. In other words, looks like something has broken this. Worked fine when I shared from Facebook itself, rather than via DaniWeb.

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So who's going to be there then? I'm looking forward to meeting you all F2F, just be gentle with me and promise not to mention signature spam or the new site design :)

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Let us know which language you are coding in and we can move this to the correct forum.

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With the investigation into the death of Michael Jackson still ongoing, and claims over the paternity of Paris Jackson hitting the headlines with the involvement of the chap who rose to fame as Oliver in the film way back when and then plummeted to obscurity, you might think that it would be pretty hard for a technology outfit to get on the Jackson media bandwagon right now. But full marks have to go to web promotion business uSocial for trying anyway. A press release dropped in my lap this morning which claims that uSocial, which amongst other things [URL="http://usocial.net/twitter_marketing"]promises to …

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With Inauguration Day finally upon us, mobile phone operators across the US are preparing for what could be a bigger test of capacity than the traditional biggest strain on the mobile network, New Year's Eve. Hopefully the months of hard work, involving adding capacity and prepping networks to cope with the upsurge of voice, text and MMS traffic, will pay off and you will not find your self without coverage later on. Obviously, the Washington DC area is expected to take the brunt of the surge, so if you happen to be there here is some industry advice: Send a …

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My youngest daughter got a Nintendo DS for xmas, complete with a bunch of cutesy games which seem to involve patting animals of various kinds. It is, of course, pink. Which has kind of summed up the DS, a handheld games console for the family which is all cuddly and inoffensive. All that is about to change as the DS goes X-rated. Yes, it is true, while mum has her brain training games, and the kids can save a Lego universe or an endangered animal, dad has pretty much been left behind. Until now. With the [URL="http://www.bbfc.co.uk/website/Classified.nsf/0/BAEA7A0AEE438867802575390040EAD8?OpenDocument"]news[/URL] that Grand Theft …

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According to the latest figures to be released, it would seem that as far as gamers in the UK are concerned Nintendo is the bees knees grabbing nearly half the market. The [URL="http://www.elspa.com/"]ELSPA[/URL] numbers show that the [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22425/532/"]Wii[/URL] managed to increase game software sales by 112 percent over the previous year to hit a total of 20.1 million sold. Only just behind was the DS with some 19.1 million games. Add it all up and you get, if my math is correct, 39.2 million Nintendo games sold in the UK during 2008. Not bad, considering the total number of games …

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If you ever wondered just what it takes to look for aliens, then prepare to get informed. Sure, you might imagine it doesn't take much more than hooking up a load of computers to form a gigantic zombie network which, for a change, does not use spare CPU cycles to send spam. Indeed, the [URL="http://setiathome.berkeley.edu"]SETI@home project[/URL] has been doing this for years by listening to space and scanning what it hears for signs of alien life. This past year, the SETI@home team has been working hard on the Astropulse application which searches the collected data for high power pulses. Many …

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The quick answer is no, at least according to well respected security guru and Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, Mikko Hypponen. The slightly longer answer is that dealing with organised crime on the Internet is not as easy as you might imagine, and bringing cyber criminals to justice can be a huge challenge. The lack of online borders coupled with the lack of local resources make tackling international Internet crime is hugely frustrating for all concerned. Apart from the criminals it would seem. F-Secure quote examples as varied as that of Jeremy Jaynes, a well known US-based spammer whose conviction …

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If you were offended by that headline, or perhaps felt intimidated by it, then you are not alone. In fact, a new study published by the Journal of School Health has revealed that cyber-bullying is so common amongst teenagers who use the Internet a lot (so that's most teenagers then) that it suggests an astonishing 72 percent have fallen victim to just such an incident during the last year alone. And that's just the percentage of teens who both took part on this survey and reported the cyber-bullying incident in the first place. The true figure could be much, much …

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Ever looked at something, done a double-take, looked again and yes, that is what you saw but your brain told you it could not be? That is exactly what just happened to me when I read the NASA press release which informed me, in no uncertain terms, that it was snowing on Mars. As if that wasn't confusing enough, NASA even has [URL="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/main/index.html"]the data to prove it[/URL]. So what's going on, exactly? Good question, and the answer according to NASA boffins is that the Phoenix Mars Lander has "detected snow falling from Martian clouds" a statement which, I have to …

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According to a survey by [URL="http://www.BroadbandChoices.co.uk"]BroadbandChoices.co.uk[/URL], most parents in the UK are not actively monitoring what their kids are up to when using the Internet. In fact, while 40 percent of kids between the ages of 11 and 16 use Facebook and MySpace, 45 percent make new friends in chatrooms and 48 percent regularly download stuff online. Yet 84 percent of parents say they prefer to rely upon 'verbal agreements' to ensure that their children are able to surf safely. The fact that parents do not apparently know what their kids are downloading could be problematical in the UK as …

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File under strange but true: an IBM developed supercomputer based on the same processor technology that powers the Sony PlayStation 3 has just been officially ratified as the fastest computer on the planet. According to the [URL="http://www.top500.org/"]Top 500 supercomputing rankings[/URL], published today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany, the IBM RoadRunner scoops the top spot. Not only that, but with a benchmarking of 1.026 petaflops it clocks in at more than twice the speed of the previous number one which has held the title since 2004. A petaflop, in case you need reminding, is one thousand trillion calculations …

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According to the Guardian newspaper, the much publicised reports circulating online and in the global print media that Sir Paul McCartney has struck a deal to put the Beatles back catalogue up for download on iTunes this year is simply not true. The story is that Sir Paul has agreed a £200 million ($400 million) payday for the tracks, which would cover his divorce settlement to Heather Mills nicely. But the Guardian [URL="http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/03/07/beatles_songs_to_go_online_not_so_says_apple_corps.html"]reports[/URL] that Apple Corps, which retains publishing rights to the music, says no date has been set and quotes a spokesperson as claiming “The story isn't correct. I …

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One of the biggest takeovers that the corporate world has ever seen could be on the cards now that Microsoft has confirmed an acquisition bid for Yahoo! According to various reports online it had already made what moves towards what it says were negotiations for a 'friendly takeover' late last night but this was flatly rejected by Yahoo! Mind you, $44.6 billion doesn't sound too unfriendly to me it has to be said, and that's what I understand Microsoft is offering in terms of cash and share options for the business. The offer values Yahoo! at around $31 per share, …

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There was a kind of cult of C-list celebrity surrounding Adam Lyons a few years back, but only amongst teenage boys who asked him for help with cheat codes on the UK [URL="http://www.skyone.co.uk"]Sky One[/URL] TV video gamers show [URL="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428117/"]Gamezville[/URL]. Back then he was known simply as the Games Guru, but since leaving the show he has been [URL="http://www.attractionexplained.com/"]setting himself up as an expert player[/URL] of a different kind. I was rather bemused to get a press release detailing how Adam had turned his attention from cracking the hardest games to finding the cheat codes for picking up women. Apparently, by …

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Boffins from the [URL="http://www.ucsd.edu/"]University of California, San Diego[/URL] have succeeded in developing new algorithms to map the Internet. While mapping any network topology can be complex and demanding, mapping the Internet takes the task to a whole new level. Yet Priya Mahadevan and Amin Vahdat think they have accomplished it with the [URL="http://sysnet.ucsd.edu/%7Epmahadevan/topo_research/topo.html"]Orbis[/URL] project which produces maps known as digital dandelions. Quite apart from being pretty to look at, admittedly in a rather geeky kind of a way, these digital dandelions have a serious use. No matter what the size of the network, understanding the topology is a crucial component …

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[URL="http://www.legality.biz"]Legality[/URL] prides itself as being the first virtual law firm in the UK, having set up in business some five years ago now. So it seems fitting that it should be providing advice to those businesses looking to set up shop in the daddy of virtual worlds, Second Life. Now I appreciate that this is still something of a shady area when it comes to law, no matter where you are on the planet. After all, there have already been reports of law enforcement agencies in Europe investigating such apparently absurd situations as an avatar being raped by another avatar, …

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Every now and then, as a journalist, a press release lands upon my virtual desk that stands out because it relates to ‘a good thing’ and one of them arrived today. In fact, it relates to a number of good things: [B]Good Thing Number One[/B] It raises awareness of what it is like to live in a world when you are both deaf and blind, and by so doing encourage people to help those for whom deafblindness is more than a computer simulation. Deafblindness is a combination of both sight and hearing difficulties. Some of these people are completely deaf …

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The International Association of Virtual Reality Technologies (IAVRT) is planning an alternative Internet, the [URL="http://www.iavrt.org/neuronet.html"]Neuronet[/URL], designed to meet the needs of Virtual Reality applications. Which begs the dual questions of what those needs might be and what does Virtual Reality actually mean these days? Indeed, I spent quite a time poking around the IAVRT website and am not that much the wiser as to how the Neuronet will actually work in reality. Sure there are plenty of pie in the sky claims and hopeful visions of an immersive VR networked future, but IAVRT would appear to be lacking in the …

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Finnish mobile phone giants [URL="http://www.nokia.com"]Nokia [/URL]are claiming to have organized the biggest 2006 New Year’s Eve celebration in the world, with more than 2 million people in 5 locations joined by 150 million television and Internet viewers. Fittingly enough, Nokia was delivering on its promise to connect the world through five spectacular events that combined to make this the most technologically advanced New Year yet. Five capital cities, which could also be said to be party capitals of the world, played their part in the celebrations: Hong Kong, Mumbai, Berlin, Rio and New York in that order. Things kicked off …

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According to an in-depth study by the [URL="http://www.socialfuturesobservatory.co.uk"]Social Futures Observatory[/URL], anti-bank feeling is running so high in the UK that 74% of Brits would consider borrowing or lending money through a social lending community in preference to their high street bank. In the ultimate case of old concept finds new medium, the process of person-to-person money lending is as old as the hills but traditionally has been restricted to very small, localized and close-knit private social groups. The Internet, and particularly the social networking side of Web 2.0 services, is facilitating a sea change in how people form circles of …

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So, anyone else on DaniWeb going to be at the Osmosis TechFest in Bangalore, India on the 14th December? Indeed, anyone here from that area? Not sure where I am going to be staying as of yet, or how much spare time I will have (PR's tend to organise lots of one-to-one meetings and schedule your time down to the last slice of toast at breakfast) but pointers to 'must see' places for the first time visitor would be cool.

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You know when you are invited to the [URL="http://www.stjohns.co.uk/"]St John’s Innovation Centre[/URL], part of the Cambridge Enterprise Hub in the UK that supports early-stage knowledge-based businesses and research institutes, that you are going to be in for an interesting day. When it is a press day with a focus on ‘Smart Technology’ and the keynote is being given by none other than [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Hauser"]Dr Hermann Hauser[/URL], the man behind [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Computers"]Acorn Computers[/URL] and [URL="http://www.arm.com/"]ARM [/URL]all those years ago and now, as co-founder of [URL="http://www.amadeuscapital.com/index.html"]Amadeus Capital Partners[/URL], involved with numerous world beating emerging technologies such as plastic electronics, the level of ‘interesting’ is …

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AOL has announced its [URL="http://developers.aimphoneline.com/"]AIM Phoneline Developer Initiative[/URL] that will allow voice application developers and device manufacturers to create new tools to extend the functionality of the still relatively new AIM Phoneline service. Examples of the new APIs for call personalization (or ringtones as mere non-marketing mortals might say), untethered devices (that will be cordless handsets then) and incoming call management (caller ID and the like) will be on show at booth 449 at the Fall 2006 VON conference, running from September 11th - 14th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. A move that makes good sense if AOL …

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AOL has announced its [URL="http://developers.aimphoneline.com/"]AIM Phoneline Developer Initiative[/URL] that will allow voice application developers and device manufacturers to create new tools to extend the functionality of the still relatively new AIM Phoneline service. Examples of the new APIs for call personalization (or ringtones as mere non-marketing mortals might say), untethered devices (that will be cordless handsets then) and incoming call management (caller ID and the like) will be on show at booth 449 at the Fall 2006 VON conference, running from September 11th - 14th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. A move that makes good sense if AOL …

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Thursday 24th August could be a date for your diary if you happen to be in the market for compilers and development tools for the high-performance computing arena. Especially that which nods towards parallelization and optimization functionality in order to squeeze multi-core processors to the max. The [URL="http://www.pgroup.com/"]Portland Group[/URL] have named Thursday as the release date for its new version 6.2 PGI workstation compilers for C/C++ and Fortran, as well as development tool sets. By providing a uniform optimizing and parallel C/C++ and Fortran application development environment across both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, on either AMD or Intel multi-core processors, …

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