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Automated provisioning of oVirt VMs via WHMCS – The plugin to boost your business!

Automated provisioning of oVirt VMs via WHMCS – The plugin to boost your business!

Automated provisioning of VMs (Virtual Machines) has become the necessity of the hour for web hosts who provide virtualization solutions, to improve the speed and efficiency of order processing.

oVirt is a popular virtualization platform that comes with a management interface of its own. The oVirt engine admin web interface in it provides system administrators with a GUI to easily create and edit VPS. (more…)

Building custom software solutions – How we integrated WHMCS and oVirt API for a web hosting provider

Building custom software solutions – How we integrated WHMCS and oVirt API for a web hosting provider

Many web hosting companies use a single interface such as WHMCS to manage support, billing, account, domain management, etc.

Our Dedicated Server Engineers support several web hosts that use WHMCS to manage accounts. Some of these companies use oVirt to sell VPS services.

These customers found it difficult to provision, monitor and manage customer VMs through WHMCS. This post is about how we resolved that requirement. (more…)

Measuring and continually improving tester performance : A quick guide

Software testing is not about hunting bugs but delivering great software. However, a vast majority of project managers still consider bug count as the most important measure of a tester’s effectiveness. In my career, I’ve come across a host of metrics which can be used to measure the effectiveness of a tester in delivering the perfect software.

A well designed tester’s Key Performance Indicators should show performance in terms of goals for different functional areas, overall performance as a team, and customer’s feedbacks. Here I am presenting a few of the KPIs we follow in our team, which resulted in an improvement in customer satisfaction index. (more…)

Software Testing Service from Bobcares

Bobcares, has released its new “Software Testing Services” section. This section offers customers website/web application testing services. To know more about the pricing and free trial offers, go through the section now!

Bobcares had been offering testing services to it’s existing software development customers for years now. Today, Bobcares is offering its services to anyone in need of testing services. Bobcares specializes in testing the following website/web applications:

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Specialized Magento Development Services from Bobcares

Magento, the multi-featured eCommerce platform, a growing eCommerce solution that supports big and small businesses alike; Gives the site owners a greater scope to serve their customers better.

With Bobcares Magento Development Services, you can showcase your products and services as you wish. Almost all your ideas on specific design sets for your on-line store can be implemented with Magento. Being an open source software, new plugins and extensions can be easily developed and integrated to your website as and when you require. Magento stands out from its competitors due to its rich features, that supports healthy growth of your business. (more…)

Apache Thrift

Using Facebook all the time nowadays? Have you ever wondered how this user friendly yet innovative site has been made ? Do they use Java, C++ or Python for coding purpose?

The answer is – “Thrift”, now called “Apache Thrift”. (more…)

The quick and light alchemy – Codeigniter and Kohana

Kohana is the PHP5 framework started as a fork of Codeigniter. When Codeigniter first appeared, it delighted the developers with its elegant user guide and simple and straightforward usage patterns. Codeigniter has only one limitation – that it doesn’t leverage the features of PHP5; creators of Codeigniter won’t regard this as a limitation because, it was meant to support both PHP4 and PHP5:)
Most of the clients who were forced to retain their old PHP4 server without upgrading to PHP5, but wanted to follow an organized structure for their projects welcomed Codeigniter. (more…)

Release Management of Infrastructure/Service

To roll out an IT service or business application into production, companies customize standard application packages, or go ahead and develop the entire application inhouse. In either case, applications go through a rigorous release management cycle, before it is put in to production. This is pretty much similar to the process applied to production systems, that need to be patched or updated.

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Security Testing of Web Applications (III/III)

Last week I spoke about SQL injection attacks used to try and gain access to the Administrative Interface on an application sever. This week I will be talking about three other methods used to try and do the same.

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Security Testing of Web Applications (II/III)

Last week I spoke about Session hijacking and methods to secure Authentication details. This week I will be talking about the various types of attacks that are used to try and gain access to the Administrative Interface on the target application server.

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