Nov/Dec 2013

2013 MultiValue Industry End-of-Year Recap

The year 2013 continued to provide us with changing technologies and changing market demands. But the economic landscape seemed to improve somewhat. The demand for mobile access to data continued to increase. We asked some of our MultiValue partners to share with us some of their accomplishments from this last year and what to look for in the next.

Q&A: Rocket Software’s Purchase of TigerLogic’s D3

On October 16th, 2013, TigerLogic Corp announced the sale of its MultiValue-based databases software to Rocket Software. The purchase of the MultiValue product line from Tigerlogic Corp generated a series of questions in the community. We had a Q&A with Susie Siegesmund (Vice President and General Manager at Rocket Software) about the purchase that International Spectrum wanted to share with the MultiValue Community.

Business Tech: The Offensive

We all know what it feels like when we are the target of untrue statements, misrepresentations, uninformed opinions, back-stabbing politics, and attacks on our competence. If you don’t, you’ve been lucky. Get out of IT and into a safer career, something like jungle warfare mercenary. For those of us for whom it is too late, the author offers some advice on dealing with the devils.

Automated Testing Part 5: Dependencies

The previous article looked at techniques for refactoring legacy code to expose individual functional pieces for unit testing. Although unit tests for individual routines is fairly straightforward, putting them all together and testing the whole can be challenging. The fifth article in this series examines some of the problems and techniques for handling these issues.