How to Become a Better Leader? News from the Ruby on Rails Security and Google

Ruby on Rails Security Update available

First off, what is it? Well, for those of you who may not know, Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that has been around since 2003. It was first developed by David Heinemeier Hansson and has since gone on to be used in thousands of web applications such as Basecamp, Twitter, and Github. Ruby on Rails has released their newest versions of their software. These iterations, versionRails 3.2.18, 4.0.5 and 4.1.1, are available for download from their website as of May 6, 2014. The reason for this update is a vulnerability that is found in CVE-2014-0130 which is a directory traversal vulnerability that affects all previous versions of Ruby on Rails. Read more…

How to Become a Better Leader

In the world of tech and non-tech managerial roles, if you want a seat at the big table or you have aspirations of greatness, then certain leadership skills are necessary to take you to the next level. But how can you actualize leadership and define what makes a great leader? We spoke with authors, industry and IT career experts to find out what you can do to build your leadership skills to world-class. Read more…

Google Picks Up Cloud Monitoring Service Stackdriver

Google has snapped up the startup, Stackdriver, that offers a service for developers to monitor apps and services on the cloud. Stackdriver is joining the company’s cloud platform team, Google said Wednesday, without providing the financial details of the transaction. The teams will be working to integrate Stackdriver’s functionality so that Google Cloud Platform customers can take advantage of the monitoring capabilities, which allow customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, and operations, Tom Kershaw, a Google product manager wrote in a blog post. Raed more…

 

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