Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage with OwnCloud


ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view & sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all your devices and enables basic editing right on the web. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn’t need special permissions and is quick. ownCloud is extendable via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins.

It’s free and open source.

Read how to set up it here.



Cargo-Culting in JavaScript


Cargo-Culting is the art of copy and pasting code from a source (book, website, CD_ROM etc) into code you are writing, without first understanding what it does.

Here you can find 7 tips for writing JavaScript that real people can understand.

768-bit Key was refactored and Google builds bigger crypto keys to make site forgeries harder (2048-bit key)


No one has cracked a 1024-bit key yet, but Google isn’t taking any chances.

Google is upgrading the digital certificates used to secure its Gmail, Calendar, and Web search services. Beginning on August 1, the company will start upgrading the RSA keys used to encrypt Web traffic and authenticate to 2048-bits, twice as many as are used now.

Productivity tools, Planning and Tracking Projects


By using Visual Studio ALM, you can manage customer needs more effectively. You can create a high-level plan that breaks your project down into potentially shippable increments, and you can create detailed plans to execute shorter iterations in which you develop those increments.

  • PowerPoint Storyboarding
  • Product backlog
  • Sprint backlog and team capacity
  • Task board and burndown chart
  • Request Feedback and Microsoft Feedback Client
  • many more….

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Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Overview


The Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) is an adaptable approach for successfully delivering technology solutions faster, with fewer people and less risk, while enabling higher quality results.

At the core of the Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF) are principles and mindsets that represent years of experience. Although they are common sense concepts, it can be challenging to understand and implement them correctly.

The following MSF principles and concepts guide a project team toward delivering a quality solution. Distilled into concepts that hold true across the various MSF models, processes, and disciplines, these principles and mindsets are the foundation of MSF. Although they are common sense concepts, it can be challenging to understand and implement them correctly.

At the core of MSF are nine foundational principles, read ’em here.

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