This Week On developerWorks for August 8, 2013
Uche Ogbuji has published a tutorial on how to use the open source CSS preprocessor, LESS, to write readable and maintainable Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for modern websites. CSS makes the terrible old days of layout tricks with tables and invisible images a dim memory. But CSS is still unfriendly, and several initiatives tried to tame it for developers. One of the best is LESS, which extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations, and functions. LESS is a CSS-like language that compiles seamlessly into CSS either on the client side or through server-side preprocessing.
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Start learning how to effectively manage privileged user security threats with a new quick-read guide about the capabilities of IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager. This article explains the basics of how IBM® Security Privileged Identity Manager centralizes the management of privileged and shared accounts and helps you track and audit the activities of privileged users so you can provide effective security and authentication governance.
Supal Chowdhury and Rohit Sahai have published a tutorial on how to use the IBM® Worklight®’s optimization framework. They show a step by step use case for developing a mobile application using the optimization framework that lets the application developer share code across multiple mobile application environments without sacrificing function or the user experience. They also show the return on investment benefits that come from this approach to mobile application development.
Paul Duvall from Stelligent has published a how to guide for using the open source tool CanaryBoard to create a DevOps dasboard for your IT organization. The dashboard reveals the state of the entire software system under development — from check-in to production — at a glance. This article show you how to install and configure your dashboard and how to use Ruby scripts to programmatically update the dashboard.