Chris Sayles

Shhh… Meet the no-cost IBM secret

There’s something really gratifying about stumbling upon a secret; something about conquering the unknown and unlocking “upgrades” and “hacks” that benefit you both in the here and now and in the long run. These secrets are 100% worth sharing. That being said, there’s a secret I’d like to share with you. Something that I want […]

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Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence: Prevention

You know the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? It’s a famous after-the-fact phrase, meaning it is a phrase you often hear used by folks outside the situation, looking in and saying “I told you so.” But nonetheless, no matter who is using it and when, it is often very […]

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7 things IBM’s IDE provides for developer empowerment

IBM’s Developer for z Systems has long been the quality standard for graphical, Eclipse-based mainframe development. In an environment where the competition is fierce, IBM stays at the forefront by creating cutting-edge feature functions that can boost the efficacy of your development practices and tasks. With that in mind, let’s dive in to seven features […]

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Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence: Value

The API economy is a hot topic. This pioneering shift in the market is creating whole new channels of engagement in the IT marketplace. In case the term “API economy” is new to you (it was to everyone at one point, don’t feel bad), here’s a quick definition: “In the API economy, application programming interfaces […]

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What were you doing five years ago? IBM zUnit knows

IBM z Unit has been busy for the last five years, but let’s take a look back and compare. Five years ago, Game of Thrones season one had just aired, Kim Kardashian blew through her first marriage (which lasted 72 days!), Charlie Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men and IBM made IDz’s […]

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Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence: Appraise

If you’ve never been to New York City, I highly recommend you go. The sights, the sounds, the food — it’s really something to behold. And while you’re experiencing those sights and sounds, you will inevitably get lost. Depending on who you ask for directions, you may get the right information or you may not. […]

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Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence: Empower

Have you ever heard someone say, “I wish I had less documentation around this issue”? How about, “I wish the information available was more vague”? If that sounds as ridiculous to you reading it as it does to me writing it, you probably also wonder why development and test teams operate so blindly. When you […]

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IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence series: Unlock

Every system has its flaws. There are skeletons in every server and applications that only the wisest of development wizards knows the history and inner workings of. Coincidence? Think again. Outdated development practices and application lifecycle management techniques are leading IT teams into an era where it’s becoming harder to find original subject matter experts […]

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