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If you are preparing for TOGAF certification here are links to pages containing free sample practice questions. TOGAF 9 Foundation Level Certification – Question set 1 TOGAF 9 Foundation Level Certification – Question set 2 TOGAF 9 Certified Level Certification – Question on topics not available on the study guide TOGAF 9 Certification Multiple Choice Questions by Chris Eaton iQuiz – Quick Quiz System [Update: TOGAF 9.1 Released – What Does It Mean To You?] Additional reading material Here are some more material to help you understand TOGAF 9: What is TOGAF? Planning a Project – the TOGAF way Defining Requirement - the TOGAF way Architecture Governance – what does it mean in TOGAF? TOGAF 9.1 Release - What does it contain? [Update: Open Group has the training material for part 1 available on their site - here is the link] ... (more)

State of Cloud Adoption

RightScale has recently published a report on State of the Cloud Report. It is the result of a survey of about a thousand people. The report has seven conclusions in the executive summary: Cloud adoption reaches ubiquity Hybrid cloud is the approach of choice Enterprise cloud governance lags adoption The challenge of cloud security is abating Next-generation IT shapes up as Cloud + DevOps + Self-Service IT Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to dominate public cloud adoption The battle among private cloud technologies is shaping up as a clash of cultures I don’t think that there are... (more)

Google intends to remove the most significant obstacle to cloud adoption

If you look at the cloud pricing trend it is obvious that it has not been following Moore’s Law. In my opinion, that is the single most significant obstacle to cloud adoption. It erodes the value proposition over a period of time. On 25th March, 2014 – Google has declared its intention to follow the Moore’s Law in cloud pricing. It has brought down prices by about 25% to 55% for different services. With this announcement Google has changed the game! Obviously, Amazon could not remain quiet. Next day they announced a price reduction of about similar magnitude. Other provides are ... (more)

A Brief History of the Agile Movement

In February this year the agile movement completed 11 years of existence. I am sure you are either using some form of agile methodology or examining the possibility of using them. But, are you aware of how the agile movement happened? Did it happen by chance or was it inevitable? Do you know what influenced the agile manifesto? Who the authors are? What are their backgrounds and what do they do now? How was the name “Agile” selected? The Influencers It is clear from the notes published by Jon Kern that four methodologies had significant influence on the manifesto – they are: Scru... (more)

Cross-Platform Mobile Game Development – a Tool Comparison

Mobile game development has a world of its own. You will come across different set of programming languages which you would not have encountered elsewhere – Lua, Live Code, Unreal Script, Boo etc. Some of these tools are a derivative or an extension of what is available on other gaming platform while others have been explicitly developed for mobile. At least one of these platform may seize to become a game development platform and become an enterprise cross-platform mobile application development solution. As I have mentioned earlier (here it is), there are five approaches to cro... (more)