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I’ve tinkered with Git in the past, mainly to familiarise myself with its capabilities and its command line. Recently I needed to do some development work for a client and I knew I...
So, my new role involves more than my usual amount of environment management. Typically I manage environments consisting of a few servers for integration testing. Once things are handed over from development my...
We are all familiar with the basic tenets of configuration management; identification, change control, status accounting, and audit. Some would add other disciplines such as build engineering, release management, and a variety of...
Why Mark? experience is the key
With over 25 years experience helping organisations large and small to improve the way they develop and manage their IT systems I am well placed to help you too.
What can Mark do? learn about my services
Working on a contract or consulting basis, I can help with investigations, assessments, remedial planning, and execution of improvement programmes.
I am an active supporter of open source and creative commons products. I fund the ITSLM web site, an open community project to develop creative commons licensed documentation and support for the core disciplines on this site. A part of this effort is the Open Source ALM project that describes open source options for providing application lifecycle management functions.
I have also started the Omneity project, an ambitious open source development project to develop a suite of tools to support the integration and analysis of development information from across the core disciplines on this site.
Around webWhat caught my eye recently
In recent days the Internet science community has got its collective nickers in a mighty twist. The disciples of the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (AAH) have dared to hold an international congress in London and the, oh so irresponsible, press has wasted precious print and cyber space reporting on this frivolity....
msm1267 writes "Oracle's long security nightmare with Java just gets worse. A post to Full Disclosure this morning from a security researcher indicated that two new sandbox bypass vulnerabilities have been discovered and reported to Oracle, along with working exploit code. Oracle released Java 7u11 last Sunday and said it...
There's been plenty of debate recently over "open access" to research and the morality of locking it up behind a paywall. Some have been arguing that Aaron Swartz's apparent plan to release JSTOR research papers (a plan that was never confirmed anywhere that I've seen other than random speculation)...