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Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that BigDataVendors has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 6th International Big Data Expo, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 8th International Big Data Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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GWT 2.7 Finalized!

Google Web Toolkit Blog - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:55
Thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped test GWT 2.7 RC1. We are happy to announce that GWT 2.7 is now final. 

See release notes for a summary of changes. 

You can download this release from here. We also have a new GPE that includes Super Dev Mode support, get it from here.

- GWT and GPE Teams
Categories: Java, Open Source, Vendor

How Mobile and Cloud Are Transforming Industry in a Human-Centric Way

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 22:45
Change is constant, and over the last decade the nexus of two trends in particular has transformed the enterprise. Mobile technology and cloud software are fundamentally changing the way we interact internally within businesses, and externally with partners and customers. Never before have workers enjoyed such freedom and flexibility. The days of being tied to a desk, manning a landline, are gone. Distributed teams can collaborate easily via virtual workplaces. Mobile technology provides access to the business world from any location and the cloud delivers the necessary data and software.

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Internet of Things NY Keynote Proposals Now Open | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:45
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

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Categories: Java, Media

Five Considerations for Driving IT Innovation in the Mid-Market [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:30
Recent studies have shown that over two thirds of CIOs have difficulty balancing the time and resources needed in order to drive both business innovation and operational excellence. IT services teams in mid-sized organizations have so much to do that it’s difficult to prioritize. Maintaining existing operational effectiveness takes a significant portion of the available resources. Add to that new IT projects and upgrades and it becomes even more difficult to participate in business innovation efforts. Once you add the support of new technologies such as cloud services, mobile device management and BYOD, as well as ever-present security threats, it quickly becomes clear why it’s so hard to find any balance between operational excellence and innovation.

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GWT.create 2015 is around the corner...

Google Web Toolkit Blog - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:12
The 2015 GWT.create conference is happening on January 22-23 in Mountain View, California and on January 27-28 in Munich, Germany.
Many Googlers will be attending this year at the Mountain View venue, including the GWT team and people from teams using GWT within Google.
This year’s sessions will include coverage of new functionality in upcoming versions of GWT, including Java 8 support and better interoperability with Javascript and Web Components. We will also talk about how Inbox by Gmail was built, using GWT and j2objc together to run the same code on the web and mobile devices.
We hope to see you there!
You can register at:  http://gwtcreate.com/register/
Categories: Java, Open Source, Vendor

Internet of Things and New App Economy By @Centrify | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:30
In 2007, there were virtually no mobile apps. Last year alone, over 100 billion apps were downloaded, generating $26 billion in sales. App stores operated by Apple and Google now offer more than a million apps each and people every day depend on apps like Facebook, Google Maps and Uber. The app economy is here. And – with the coming tide of wearable devices giving rise to a new generation of applications and the Internet of Things taking off – it’s going to get big. Fast. There are app developers right now who are working on ways to connect your TV to your fridge, so you know what drinks are available without tearing yourself away from “Orange Is the New Black.”

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Categories: Java, Media

When Digital Marketing Becomes Part of Business Transformation [#BigData]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 18:15
We talk on this channel a lot about digital transformation, but how far does its scope extend? Just in case you had grown tired and world weary of the whole ‘digital transformation’ terms in the first place (Ed - surely not?), let us reinvigorate it by defining what we mean. The move to digital transformation today involves and in fact necessitates a broad level re-engineering of many of a firm’s main operation blocks such that they become digitally enabled and aligned for technologies.

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‘Pay-As-You-Go Model’ Presentation Slides By @VerizonAnne | @CloudExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud platform globally. Previous to Verizon, Anne spent over 10 years with Cisco. There she was focused on growing Cisco's global data center and cloud revenue, and boosting market awareness and affinity for Cisco data center solutions within the Enterprise and Commercial market segments.

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‘Agile #BigData’ Presentation Slides By @CoryIsaacson | @BigDataExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 22:00
There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immediate and actionable interpretation of events as they happen. Another aspect concerns how to deliver data in a meaningful way, one that really delivers on what end-users need to maintain a competitive position in fast-changing markets. What is needed is an agile approach to Big Data, one that affords architects and developers the freedom to rapidly support a wide variety of changing business requirements and needs - without a full "reset" of the Big Data infrastructure and toolset.

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It’s 11 PM – Do You Know Where Your Data Is? By @EFeatherston [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 21:00
I was recently on a business trip out to Wausau, WI. The purpose was to conduct a training session on web application development for a new batch of associates at our onshore development center. When I picked up my rental car at the airport, I was very happy to discover it had built in Bluetooth integration for my phone. I have this feature on both cars at home. I love the convenience of having the car become an accessory for my mobile device. I immediately bound my phone with the car’s Bluetooth. Then something unusual happened. My phone prompted me with a question: ‘Chevy/Malibu would like access to your contacts list, click OK to grant request.’ My first reaction was no, and canceled the request. Each time I started the car, it would persistently ask the question. My curiosity got the better of me, and I finally relinquished and said OK to see what happened next.

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Five Evolving Docker Technologies By @PhilWhln | @DevOps Summit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 20:00
Since the announcement of Docker approximately 18 months ago there has been an explosion of new technology in this space. Although the list is becoming very long, here I will outline five evolving Docker-related technologies that are driving the direction that cloud technology is going. 1. Kubernetes At Dockercon this summer Google's VP of Infrastructure, Eric Brewer, announced Kubernetes, which provides a way to orchestrate a collection of Docker containers across a cluster of machines. It is essentially a scheduler, which means it handles running your containers and ensuring uptime, even in the event of losing machines.

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Big Data Analytics on the Move By @Dana_Gardner [#BigData]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 19:00
Vichara Technologies in Hoboken, New Jersey is expanding its capabilities in big data from origins on Wall Street into other areas, and thereby demonstrating the growing marketplace for advanced big-data analytics services. The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive big data benefits case study interview explores how Vichara Technologies in Hoboken, New Jersey is expanding its capabilities in big data from origins on Wall Street into other areas, and thereby demonstrating the growing marketplace for advanced big-data analytics services. The use of HP Vertica as a big data core component to Vichara has allowed them to extend their easier to use financial modeling and tools, and then apply them to other industries such as insurance and healthcare.

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‘Agile App Deployment’ Presentation Slides By @DavidKlebanov | @CloudExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 17:00
Agility is top of mind for Cloud/Service providers and Enterprises alike. Policy Driven Data Center provides a policy model for application deployment by decoupling application needs from the underlying infrastructure primitives. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, David Klebanov, a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems, discussed how it differentiates from the software-defined top-down control by offering a declarative approach to allow faster and simpler application deployment. David Klebanov is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems. In his work David influences strategic development of the industry leading Data Center switching platforms, which lay foundation for the next generation cloud fabrics. David also takes great pride in speaking at industry events, releasing publications and working on patents.

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‘Using #BigData’ Presentation Slides By @Solgenia_Corp | @BigDataExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 17:00
Working with Big Data is challenging, especially when decision makers depend on market insights and intelligence from your data but don't have quick access to it or find it unusable. In their session at 6th Big Data Expo, Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at Solgenia; Zel Bianco, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Interactive Edge of Solgenia; and Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder at Solgenia, discussed how a revolutionary cloud-based BI along with mobile analytics is already changing the way organizations rely on data for decisions that affect operations as well as strategy. Also learn how combined predictive analytics, data modelling, mobile, and cloud BI are fast changing the key decision-making mechanisms in the enterprise.

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Categories: Java, Media

‘The Next Frontier’ Presentation Slides By @VLivschitz | @DevOpsSummit

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 17:00
Software is eating the world. Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or efficiency of operations. In her Day 2 Keynote DevOps Summit, Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell, discussed how IT organizations can automate just-in-time assembly of application environments - each built for a specific purpose with the right infrastructure, components, service, data and tools - and deliver this automation to developers as a self-service. Victoria's keynote will include remarks by Kira Makagon, EVP of Innovation at RingCentral, and Ratnakar Lavu, EVP of Digital Technology at Kohl's.

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The Requirements for IT’s Third Platform By @MBushong [#SDN #BigData]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 16:00
With the blurring of technology lines, the rise of competitive companies, and a shift in buying models all before us, it would appear we are at the cusp of ushering in the next era in IT—the Third Platform Era. But as with the other transitions, it is not the technology or the vendors that trigger a change in buying patterns. There must be fundamental shifts in buying behavior driven by business objectives. The IT industry at large is in the midst of a massive rewrite of key business applications in response to two technology trends: the proliferation of data (read: Big Data) and the need for additional performance and scale. In many regards, the first begets the second. As data becomes more available—via traditional datacenters, and both public and private cloud environments—applications look to use that data, which means the applications themselves have to go through an evolution to account for the scale and performance required.

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Using Virtual and #Cloud-Based Dev/Test Environments | @CloudExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 16:00
In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and Cloud-Based Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development and testing technologies. The results were pretty amazing―even we were surprised! Among the many benefits the 503 participant companies (50% of which were U.S. based) cited, 53% saw reduced CAPEX (capital expenditures) from the use of virtual and cloud-based labs. Thirty-nine percent said they help eliminate defects prior to production, and 33% said they improve audits and compliance. Of course, the biggest benefit (58%) was on-demand access to environments, which we see as a primary reason why many organizations adopt virtual and/or cloud-based testing, either alone or in combination with on-premise, physical testing.

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Cloud Key Management vs. Hardware-Based Key Managers | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:00
Cloud security is a top concern for any organization migrating to the cloud. The threats are many. For example, the fact your data resides in a shared, multi-tenant environment is a threat that has become a reality with the latest Xen virtualization bug, which allowed a malicious fully virtualized server to read data about other virtualized systems running on the same physical hardware or the hypervisor). Other threats to cloud security include internal employees and even governments. The consensus is that data encryption is a critical first step to migrating to the cloud; but in fact, encryption is the easy part. The real challenge lies with the management of the encryption keys. Allowing your cloud provider to encrypt your data and manage the encryption keys is as secure as parking your car in a public parking space and leaving the car keys in the ignition.

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Presentation Slides ‘#DevOps and #Cloud’ By @AndiMann | @DevOpsSummit

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:15
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together! In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, explored the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, war stories, case studies, and recommendations on how to: Embrace, source, consume, and expose shared services across the SDLC Apply automation lessons from the cloud to deliver 'software-defined everything' Accelerate time from ideation to release for new applications and services Drive service efficiency and scalability while better managing cost and risk Establish more effective feedback loops, from pre-planning to post-production Secure rapid access to cloud infrastructure, platform, and software services Whether you are a startup or an enterprise; using private cloud, public cloud, or no cloud; an Agile n00b or a DevOps pro; struggling with core banking systems, or building a new social/local/mobile app that will change the world (!); this session provides actionable ideas on using cloud and DevOps together to revolutionize your software and service delivery lifecycle.

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