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In response to accelerated release cycles, a new set of testing capabilities is now required to deliver quality at speed. This is why there is a shake-up in the testing tools landscape—and a new leader has emerged in the just released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation.

Boston Red Cross
You can donate here if you like.

The International Space App Challenge
An international collaborative effort to solve challenges in space and on Earth, like syncing Nasa’s open source projects, expanding the Arduino-based Ardusat open satellite platform, and creating a poultry management system. It’s more than international, in fact: folks will be working on this in places ranging from the International Space Station to Kentucky to Singapore to McMurdo Station in Antarctica.


Learning CoffeeScript
A beautiful CoffeeScript tutorial site with heavy emphasis on interactivity. Take a look at how any JavaScript will look once you translate to CoffeeScript.

Netflix on Moving to HTML5 Video
Since Silverlight will be deprecated in 2021, Netflix needs an alternative. This post on their tech blog details their proposed move to HTML5.

Scaling at Pinterest
Pinterest architects Yashwanth Nelapati and Marty Weiner consider wrongs turns taken and lessons learned as Pinterest scaled to tens of billions of pageviews, discussing their switch from MongoDB to Redis and Memcache, and choosing Solr over ElasticSearch because ElasticSearch had problems at their scale.


Ninety-year-old uses the Oculus Rift (video)
“Am I still sitting there?” It’s easy to get a little cynical when every gadget is supposedly magical. But sometimes technology really does create some magic.

Recently published 5th annual Software Fail Watch Report identified 606 recorded software fails impacting half of the world’s population (3.7 billion people), $1.7 trillion in assets, and 314 companies. Our advice: Rethink your testing strategies and approach to quality so they’re not finding it in your next release.


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