Article archive for 2007 – Page 2

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The White House email controversy: the final questions

This is it. This is our final article on the White House email controversy (barring any new news from Washington, of course). It seems only fitting then, that we began our series with the question "Where have all the emails gone?" and we end this series with the questions that, in the main, remain to be answered.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

SCM version control, auditing, and reporting

How does SCM work? In this helpful article, Kathy T. Evans-Davis writes about the language of version control and the basic concepts of how it all works. Interesting stuff if you’re involved at all in development projects — and most of you are.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

SCM best practices that work

What happens when you build computer software? In one word: change. In this second article in a series on Software Configuration Management (SCM), Kathy T. Evans-Davis provides an amazing amount of value in a short article, describing best practices that work. If you read any article this year, read this one.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Take hold of your development project with SCM

What happens when you build computer software? In one word: change. In this first article in a series on Software Configuration Management (SCM), Kathy T. Evans-Davis defines SCM, describes how and why its used, and discuss some rules and guidelines that work to produce the best products during the software development process.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The White House email controversy: our formal recommendations

In this critical article, we provide our final analysis of our investigation into White House email. We make a series of six important recommendations. This is the article you need to read if you want this problem to be fixed.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The White House email controversy: understanding the root causes

We started this investigation asking the same question Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Henry Waxman asked: where have all the emails gone? However, after five months of very in-depth research, we’ve come to the conclusion that the missing email messages are the least of our concerns. In this critical article, we provide our analysis of the priorities that need to be considered. We look at the root causes for the problems with White House email and lay the groundwork for what will be our final recommendations.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

An SOA approach to implement standard source code control systems with a Lotus Notes development environment

In this fascinating article, Teamstudio chief architect Craig Schuman helps us understand how SOA can fit into a Notes environment, helps us understand the changes coming with Notes 8 and composite applications, and helps us gain a real understanding for how this all fits into a development process.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The To Dos that wouldn’t go away

Our favorite Contributing Editor had an interesting problem. One of her users couldn’t delete Notes To Dos. Seems simple, right? Well, it turns out the answer was, indeed, simple. Finding the answer wasn’t so much.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

The White House email controversy: prepare to be freaked out

As Editor-in-Chief David Gewirtz dug deeper into how the White House manages email, knowing what he does about how email works, the tiny little hairs on the back of his neck started to stand up. As he started to think about the implications from the perspective of our country’s security, he realized this was no longer simply about some missing email messages. Unchecked, some really, really bad things could happen. Prepare to be freaked out.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

The White House email controversy: a historical perspective

It may seem that our story of the controversy over White House email is unique to the George W. Bush White House. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, controversy over how the White House uses email dates back almost as far as email’s very existence. In this fascinating (and slightly disturbing) article, we take you through White House email and the White House’s attempts to hide email records for the past 25 years.

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