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'How I Wrote My First Useful Node Project' By @MarkoBonaci | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:15
Stage setting: Camera is positioned above the treetop of one of three tall poplars. It looks down on the terrace of a pub. It’s evening, but there’s still enough light to see that the terrace is sparsely populated. Camera slowly moves down towards a specific table in the corner… As the camera moves down, an old, crummy typewriter font appears on the screen, typing with distinct sound. It spells:

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[video] DevOps Best Practices with @MHExcalibur | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:15
"We specialize in testing. DevOps is all about continuous delivery and accelerating the delivery pipeline and there is no continuous delivery without testing," noted Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.

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[video] Proactive Cloud Security with @StephenCoty | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:15
"Alert Logic is a managed security service provider that basically deploys technologies, but we support those technologies with the people and process behind it," stated Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.

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[slides] We Need a Holistic Network Infrastructure By @Dhiraj_Sehgal | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:00
We Need a Holistic Network Infrastructure: Why Controllers Are Not Cutting It For years, we've relied too heavily on individual network functions or simplistic cloud controllers. However, they are no longer enough for today's modern cloud data center. Businesses need a comprehensive platform architecture in order to deliver a complete networking suite for IoT environment based on OpenStack. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dhiraj Sehgal from PLUMgrid discussed what a holistic networking solution should really entail, and how to build a complete platform that is scalable, secure, agile and automated. Dhiraj Sehgal works in Product and Solution Marketing at PLUMgrid. His focus has been customers, technologies and products and how they interact with each other. He has wealth of experience in data center technologies ranging from compute and networking to storage.

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Unlock $11 Trillion IoT Value By @EsmeSwartz | @ThingsExpo #API #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:00
Last week’s #IoTuesday Twitter chat focused on the impact of the API economy on Internet of Things (IoT) as it transforms from Connected Devices to Connected Marketplaces. And IoT in turn creates the API economy. We had great participation from respected industry visionaries who share a view that APIs and API management, standards and interoperability play a critical role in the creation of IoT marketplaces. These days, there is not an industry or a consumer that is not familiar with the concept of IoT, whether from their view of the clichéd smart fridge to the impact of the Industrial Internet. It doesn’t matter what your business does or which industry you are serving. It also does not matter if you are a startup or an established enterprise with years of experience and a customer base in the 100s or 1000s. You should be asking yourself.

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Machine Learning - Azure vs AWS By @SrinivasanSunda | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:30
Machine Learning, which is a process to predict future patterns and incidents based on the models created out of past data, is definitely the most important part of the success of the Internet of Things in the enterprise and consumer space. The main reason is that without machine learning the entire backbone of the Internet of Things - event acquisition, event processing , event storage and event reporting - is merely a live display of events happening elsewhere and will not provide any value to its consumers. Think of a smart monitor in an oil well that monitors various climatic conditions and other factors that can cause a failure; unless the monitor is able to predict of a failure and corrects itself the usage of such solution is quite limited.

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[slides] Powering a Cloud Economy By @Solgenia_Corp | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:00
The Cloud industry has moved from being more than just being able to provide infrastructure and management services on the Cloud. Enter a new era of Cloud computing where monetization’s services through the Cloud are an essential piece of strategy to feed your organizations bottom-line, your revenue and Profitability. In their session at 16th Cloud Expo, Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgenia, and Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at Solgenia, discussed how to easily offer services such as Big Data Analytics, Enterprise Document management, Business Management and more through innovative options of monetizing the Cloud on a Consumption model. They also discussed how to manage quick provisioning, metering and billing of any service on the cloud through Solgenia’s latest offering, Powua.

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Managing IT in a Hybrid Cloud World By @DanKoloski | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:45
Enterprises and IT organizations around the world are excited about the agility promises of hybrid cloud computing, but they remain concerned about the potential for ungoverned sprawl and its attendant downstream effects such as hidden costs, increased performance risks, and potential security and compliance problems. The good news is that properly planned and architected hybrid clouds don’t require organizations to trade agility for governance. Let’s explore some of the factors that can ensure success with a hybrid cloud environment.

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Migrating to Cloud-Based Managed Services? By @OrlandoBayter | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:00
In 2013, Scandinavian research group SINTEF announced that 90 percent of all data ever created was generated during the two previous years. That time frame continues shrink as the rate of data creation increases exponentially. Mobile devices, computers, gaming systems and even your car all produce terabytes and terabytes of data. Under these conditions, every business needs to think seriously about their cloud options. There’s simply too much data for a company to effectively manage on outdated systems alone. We are quickly moving into the Post-PC era. While computers will remain the primary interface for employees, the data, computations, storage, and processing will occur externally in the cloud. Enterprise software from five years ago can’t handle the surge of data and solutions are quickly moving to the cloud to store, manage, compute and backup vital information at lightning-fast speeds while avoiding the heavy costs and headaches of owning and managing complex commodity hardware.

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How to Smooth the Software Delivery Process By @RobinBloor | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 19:00
The path of an application from software development to bullet-proof operational deployment has rarely been a smooth one. This is true whether we're talking new applications or maintenance releases of established applications. There's no deep mystery to why this is. The fact is that the software development environment has always been a "moving target."

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[slides] What, Why & How of IaaS & PaaS By @YungChou | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:00
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transition into and take advantages of these emerging service models.

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[video] Managed IT Services with Paul Mazzucco | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:15
"Our biggest growth area has been the security services, the managed services - the things that differentiate us in the market that there is no client that's too small and there's no client that's too big," explained Paul Mazzucco, Chief Security Officer at TierPoint, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.

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Mobility, Sensors, Robotic Process Automation By @KRBenedict | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:15
If you have spent any time working on IT projects you would have heard the comment, "The system is only as good as the data." It's an accurate and necessary statement, as it describes a prerequisite for many technological innovations. Many system designs fail in the face of reality. Reality is often a cloaked term for implementing a digital solution in a physical world without a sufficient understanding of how the physical world operates. This is one problem where sensors can really help.

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Mobile Commerce, Speed, Operational Tempos: Part 3 By @KRBenedict | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:00
Today enterprises are facing a massive challenge that will require new strategies and investment. In fact, 80 percent of survey participants reported that increasing demand for mobile apps is forcing IT departments to rethink and change how they have designed IT environments. Rethinking and changing IT environments requires investment and budget, and 83 percent believe the demand for mobile applications will force enterprises to make major investments in their IT environments to better support real-time interactions with mobile apps and to remain competitive.

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The State of DevOps By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Containers

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:00
Puppet Labs has published their annual State of DevOps report and it is loaded with interesting information as always. Last year’s report brought home the point that DevOps was becoming widely accepted in the enterprise. This year’s report further validates that point and provides us with some interesting insights from surveying a wide variety of companies in different phases of their DevOps journey.

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Unlike Ashley Madison, How to Avoid Baring It All By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:30
Today’s case of Ashley Madison getting hacked and literally being kept at ransom is a classic case of something not very new, but something we need to take a look at with a fresh set of eyes. It’s not all the trouble all their customers will get into that I’m talking about, but the mere corporate nightmare of having your entire customer data leaked. Today it’s one organization, who know is who is next tomorrow. Want to know how to avoid getting caught with your pants down? Read on.

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Are Microservices ‘SOA Done Right’? By @TheEbizWizard | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:45
What we really mean to ask is whether microservices architecture is SOA done right. But then, of course, we’d have to figure out what microservices architecture was. And if you think defining SOA is difficult, pinning down microservices architecture is unquestionably frying pan into fire time. Given my years at ZapThink, fighting to help architects understand what Service-Oriented Architecture really was and how to get it right, it’s no surprise that many people ask me this question.

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[video] Cloud Enabled Solutions with @PatAdamiak | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:30
"We do data integration for B2B also application to application, and we do data management and enable Big Data," explained Pat Adamiak, Vice President, Product Marketing at Liaison Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.

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Dojo Recap – Week Ending July 24, 2015

The Dojo Toolkit - Announcements - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 21:36

Last week we made a few fixes in the Dojo 1.x codebase, and further progress towards Dojo 2. Let us know if you would like to get involved!

Last week in Dojo 1.x

Last week we fixed the following issues in Dojo 1.x:

Dijit Util Up next in Dojo 1.x

We are starting to put together a release plan for 1.11, and updated point releases for earlier versions of Dojo. The main things we are considering for 1.11 are as follows:

  • New flat theme
  • Update build profiles to include new themes repo
  • Update theme tester to include new flat theme
  • Update versions of Closure Compiler and Rhino
  • Look through all critical open issues and pull requests
Last week in Dojo 2

Our current focus is on the packages in Dojo 2 platform. Last week we made progress completing initial alpha versions of several key features and packages:

Core dstore loader i18n This week’s Dojo 2 efforts

Our efforts to complete Dojo 2 are ongoing every week. Here we’ve identified a few of our aspirations for the upcoming week. If you’re interested in helping out in these areas, or other parts of Dojo 2, just let us know, either in the comments or on IRC.

Core DOM
  • Address bugs, if any are reported
  • README updates
Routing Loader Crypto i18n dstore parser
  • Refine and update proposal
Weekly IRC meeting

As usual, our weekly IRC meeting is on irc.freenode.net #dojo-meeting at 9am Pacific time on Tuesday.

Last week we discussed
  • Various open challenges
  • Dojo 1.11 flat theme efforts

View the Dojo weekly meeting logs

This week’s agenda
  • 1.11 release plan
  • Discuss open 2.x challenges
Thanks!

As stated last week, the Dojo 2 loader, core, and dom are near an alpha state! Progress is being made on routing, crypto, i18, dstore, class delcaration and parser. Each week we are making progress towards the Dojo 2 platform alpha release. Please let us know if you plan to work on any features, or would like to get involved, so we can collaborate.

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Aligning SaaS Customer Acquisition By @ChaoticFlow | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 14:00
SaaS businesses can be overwhelmingly complex. If the multi-tenant, cloud-based technology isn’t enough, there’s the recurring revenue model which creates all kinds of challenges from accounting to sales compensation to funding. Then, there’s the marketing. Getting noticed on the Internet gets harder every year and almost every SaaS product category has a crowded field of competitors. And of course there is mobile, which should come first right? In my own SaaS experience, be it scaling a sales and marketing team, consulting for SaaS startups or bootstrapping my agile marketing SaaS, Markodojo, I find myself returning to a common theme that always cuts through the complexity: SaaS customer alignment.

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