December 02, 2012

Resources for Android App Development
If you develop Android based application design and development you should refer the Android design guidelines authored by the official Android user experience (UX) team. It provides the basic principles to be followed by developers and specific guidelines related to devices and displays, themes, touch interface, metrics and grids, typography, color, iconography including the rules for writing user interface prompts.

BPM vs. BPMS: How To Think Big and Act Small
Even with the best-of-breed BPMS, most large businesses struggle to identify current processes and model them towards some desired end-state. Users perceive BPMS to be restrictive and the offered participation in the governance as a smoke screen to hide that the ROI is mostly achieved through manpower reductions.

Amazon-Google cloud price war heats up
The cloud pricing wars are heating up, and today it's Google -- again -- putting on the pressure. The search giant, which has been growing its rentable cloud offerings, today said in a blog post that it's lowering cloud pricing by an additional 10 percent on top of the over 20 percent cut it unveiled earlier this week. In case math is a little tough for any of you, that brings the total price reduction to over 30 percent. Not too shabby.

Play YouTube videos in VLC
As the Digital Inspiration blog points out, there are lots of benefits to watching YouTube videos in VLC. For starters, you can skip any ads that might play before videos without needing to use a browser extension. Second, you can change the playback speed of videos, which can help if you're trying to learn something new, like a dance.

NHook - A .NET debugger API for x86
The problem is that I love my comfortable .NET world, so I thought “Hey, what if all of these great tool were available within a nice and friendly .NET API ?” so the this API is my response to this question. Not everything is implemented yet, but that’s the first bits. For now it only support x86 programs.

No matter which way you slice it, RIM is still toast
It looks as if some savvy investors are betting that RIM is going to fight back next year and improve sales from their painful lows in 2011. It wouldn't be that hard, especially with a new product launching. But if anybody is betting on RIM's long-term prospects, they're clearly not looking at the big picture.

Make a Data Confidence Index Part of your BI Architecture
No large, global, heterogeneous, multi-business- and product-line enterprise can ever hope to clean up all of its data - it's always a continuous journey. The key is knowing what data sources feed your BI applications and how confident you are about the accuracy of data coming from each source.

Big Data Is Not the New Oil
One of the places where we'll have to tread most carefully — another place where our data/oil model can be useful — is in the realm of personal data. A great deal of the profit that is being made right now in the data world is being made through the use of human-generated information.

Lawsuit Possible in NASA Laptop Theft
Some members of the group were part of a lawsuit filed against NASA five years ago over what they claimed were overly intrusive background checks the agency was conducting in connection with a mandatory federal smart card credentialing program.

Instacompute – CentOS – MySQL
Check out Sridhar's blog detailing the installation and setting up MySQL on CentOS, which according to him is already installed and is very easy to install again, if you want to do so.

Quotes for the day:

"Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success." -- Napoleon Hill

"The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success." -- Irving Berlin

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