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Arduino – A Cry from the D6 in DCU

What is Arduino, well it’s an open source project which focuses on building micro-controller boards.  The idea behind the project is to make physical computing more accessible.  Best way to think of this is a very small computing device that allows you to create small programs that interact with the physical environment around them.  For example environment sensors.   These micro controllers are made up of a small CPU, some RAM and flash memory.  
Typically you will create the program on another computer (PC) running either Windows, Linux or MAC OS.
Ardunio has its own programming language which is a dialect of C++
Typically the host computer on which you compile the code will interface with the Ardunio via a USB cable.
To find out more check out
Watch a video on building an Ardunio which is connected to a Nokia display 

Continuous Deployment the Octopus Way

Intelligent, analytics-driven API performance monitoring

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Setup EMC ScaleIO Test Lab on Windows Host with VirtualBox + CentOS

The following is a step by step on how to create a 3 node Vagrant ScaleIO Cluster using

Microsoft Windows as the host operating systemOracle VirtualBox as the HypervisorCentOS 6.5 i386 as the Guest Operating SystemStep 1: Create a working folder structure for the test LAB on your hard drive e.g. 

Step 2: Download install Oracle VirtualBox.

Step 3: Download and install Vagrant.

Step 4: Jonas Rosland has created a 3 node startup LAB configuration which you can use to fast track deployment.   The quickest and easiest way to download this configuration is to git clone to the folder created above.   So open a command shell
      cd C:\emc\scaleio\vagrant-scaleio
      git clone

Step 5: Next you will need to download the relevant RPM packages for CentOS to support a ScaleIO installation from EMC.  You will need an EMC account for this so register at   Once registered download the fol…

Simplify, Automate and Speed-up REST API Testing

vREST is an automated REST API Testing Tool.

The vREST extension  records filtered HTTP requests and their responses in vREST application. This extension works as part of the hosted application vREST ( - An Online tool for Automated Testing, Mocking, Automated Recording and Specification of REST / RESTful / HTTP APIs).

 It is a very simple extension, which records the HTTP requests of web application under test and also records their parameters, headers, responses and it will automatically store them as test cases in vREST. It can be configured to filter out HTTP requests according to content type and URL pattern while recording.

Features include:
A simple and intuitive tool to quickly validate your REST APIs.Deliver zero defect web applications with very less effort in API testing.Works in hosted mode ( skilled resources required to validate your web application.Quickly generate documentation for your API specifications.De-couple your frontend develo…

Easier Data Analytics with

Keen IO is a platform that takes the headache out of capturing, storing and making sense of large amounts of event-based data