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[session] Talk to Your Microservice Via a Chat Bot, Not UI By @Yegor256 | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - 8 hours 55 min ago
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be much more convenient, both for a user and web service developer.

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Microsoft's Underwater Datacenter Is Cool as Cool Can Be | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - 9 hours 55 min ago
Microsoft pulls a fast one! Good showing Microsoft. Project Natick is Microsoft's R&D feasibility project to explore, manufacture and operate a underwater. Hey, you don't look for cooling water, if you can take the salt out. How is latency improved? drop the datacenter at the nearest ocean or lake. Energy efficiency is no brainer considering the environment the datacenter is in. Bring in 3D manufacturing and you can have a datacenter manufactured and deployed in no time at all, no need for expensive land acquisition, licenses, certificates etc.

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[session] What Is the Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing? By @JHurwitz | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:45
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., will put cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the business. The session will detail what it takes to build a cognitive application and the types of solutions that are the best fit for this data-driven approach.

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Why Appsec Vulnerabilities Are Dismissed as 'Theoretical' or 'False' By @CodeCurmudgeon | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:15
In a previous post on theoretical Appsec vulnerabilities, I covered how "it's theoretical" is misused by those who are trying to avoid fixing a security vulnerability or taking responsibility for it-for example, the Lenovo Superfish breach, Heartbleed, and airline wifi attacks. The idea that a vulnerability is merely theoretical is not only ignorant but dangerous. Software exploits occur because bad actors operate by finding unexpected loopholes in a software system. Think of it this way - if you left your door unlocked is it a security issue? Or perhaps "If an unlocked door is never entered, is it really unlocked" if you're a philosopher. One could contend that the risk is theoretical, but most of us would say that such a statement is ridiculous. (Props to those who live in an area where door security isn't required.)

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What’s Exciting About Java 9 and APM By @AakritP | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:00
In today’s modern computing age, constant enhancements in software innovations are driving us closer to an era of software revolution. Perhaps in the distant future, that may be how the 21st century is remembered best. Among the popular software languages out there, however, Java continues to have the largest industry footprint, running applications around the globe producing combined annual revenue in trillions. That’s why keeping up on the JDK is a high priority. Despite having a massive API to improve programming productivity, Java has also grown due to its high performance yet scalable JVM runtime, building among the fastest computing modern applications. As Java’s footprint expands, JDK innovations continue to impact billions of lines of code. As AppDynamics continues to grow, our focus towards supporting Java is only furthered by our customer use & industry adoption of the JVM.

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Fixing Slow: The Digital Paradigm Shift By @TheEbizWizard | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:45
If we look at slow, traditional IT and jump to the conclusion that just because we found its issues intractable before, that necessarily means we will again, then it’s time for a rethink. As a matter of fact, the world of IT has changed over the last ten years or so. We’ve been experiencing unprecedented innovation across the board – innovation in technology as well as in how people organize and accomplish tasks. Let’s take a look at three differences between today’s modern, digital context for enterprise IT as compared to conventional wisdom – wisdom that may have applied only a handful of years ago.

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Tune into the Cloud: The Circle By @GregorPetri | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:00
Time for a blog about personal privacy, before we all have forgotten about the concept. The Circle is both the title of an 2009 album by Bon Jovi as a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers. A novel relevant for a cloud blog because it describes a future in which one company (the Circle) largely controls the nexus of information, social, mobile and cloud. The use of a novel as medium for the communication of ideas regarding business or politics is not new. Think of examples as “The Goal” (about manufacturing management), “The Phoenix Project” (about IT Management), “Animal Farm” (about politics) and of course “1984” (about society). The Circle remind us of 1984, although in The Circle citizens opt-in voluntarily to life under an all seeing and omnipresent authority. An authority which, incidentally, is not a government, but a commercial social media and cloud services outfit.

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Finding the Right Little Data | @CloudExpo #BigData #ML #InternetOfThings

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:00
Over the years, one of my favorite pastimes has been working on the family genealogy. I first started work on it in the early 1990s. At that time, records were not digitized and research involved going to libraries, newspapers, and various local, state, and federal archives. There one would have to sift through reams of old records, documents and microfiche. If you were lucky, someone had created printed indices of the information contained in those documents. These indices, when they existed, were based on manual transcription of the data, and prone to the data quality. This is inherent in transcribing information from what frequently were old handwritten documents. The challenge was then trying to find those nuggets of information that would relate and connect to individuals you were trying to locate in your research.

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2016 the Year of Granularity | @CloudExpo #Cloud #IoT #ML #BigData

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:00
A recent business conversation led to the establishment of the fact that the datacenter business is becoming much more cutthroat than ever. Price wars, advanced offerings, upsells and what not are the usual tactics that have been used, but now competing forces are pressuring data center providers to go beyond the usual and utilize something new. Data center businesses are now relying more and more on leveraging strategic footprints, global presence and larger capabilities to educate and work with customers at a local level. In the United States alone, there are an estimated 3 million data centers. With data center services more abundant than grocery stores, how will the model sustain itself and what will determine the winners from the losers? My answer to that news is granularity.

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Interoute Named “Bronze Sponsor” | @CloudExpo @Interoute #BigData #IoT #ML #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 20:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centers across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities.

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Call for Papers at @DevOpsSummit Open | #DevOps #APM #Containers #Microservices

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:30
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City, and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.

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Bimodal IT and Automating IT Stack | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:00
In the Bimodal model we find two areas of IT - the traditional kind where the main concern is keeping the lights on and the IT focusing on agility and speed, where everything needs to be faster. Today companies are investing in new technologies and processes to emulate their most agile competitors. Gone are the days of waterfall development and releases only every few months. Today's IT and the business it powers demands performance akin to a supercar - everything needs to be faster, every screw is tuned over and over again to gain maximum speed and agility; to edge out competitors. With new technologies and approaches come new software packages, technologies and processes.

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WebSocket Technology | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Microservices

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:15
Providing a full-duplex communication channel over a single TCP connection, WebSocket is the most efficient protocol for real-time responses over the web. If you’re utilizing WebSocket technology, performance testing will boil down to simulating the bi-directional nature of your application. Introduced with HTML5, the WebSocket protocol allows for more interaction between a browser and website, facilitating real-time applications and live content. WebSocket technology creates a persistent connection between the client and server, circumventing the requirement for a client-initiated HTTP request to trigger a server response. Providing a full-duplex communication channel over a single TCP connection, WebSocket is the most efficient protocol for real-time responses over the web.

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[session] Offline-First Apps with PouchDB and Cloudant By @BradleyHolt | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:00
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.

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[slides] Winning Federal Cloud Business Through FedRAMP By @AbelSussman | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:30
The Federal Government’s “Cloud First” policy mandates that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a mandatory government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Advantages for business include being able to market to many federal agencies after a single FedRAMP review following the government’s “approve once, and use often” approach.

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IT’s Little Secret: Too Little End-User Experience Data Use By @GKaiser | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:15
Many of us are grappling with the modern demands of digital business: developing new mobile apps, evaluating security in the face of IoT, moving to hybrid clouds, testing approaches to defining networks through software. It’s all part of the hard trend toward service-oriented IT, with a primary goal of delivering a premium end user experience (EUE) to all your users – internal, partners, and customers – with the speed, quality and agility the business demands. How do you meet these elevated expectations? As modern data centers evolve rapidly to meet these agility demands, network and application architectures are becoming increasingly complex, complicating efforts to understand service quality from infrastructure and application monitoring alone. Virtualization can obscure critical performance visibility at the same time complex service dependencies challenge even the best performance analysts and the most effective war rooms. While this may read like a recipe for disaster, within are secrets to success.

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The Road to SDN Is Paved with Visibility By @JKonstantas | @CloudExpo #SDN #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:30
Network architectures are in the midst of a massive transformation. Not too long ago, traditional network designs began to strain under increased demand for compute and storage. This saw the advent of server and storage virtualization, giving organizations on-demand access to the resources required for supporting service-oriented architectures and machine-to-machine communications. The increased agility and provisioning of virtualization showed the immense flexibility of decoupling key network components from the underlying hardware and catalyzed what is now a movement toward software defined networking or SDN.

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You Are Ready for Continuous Delivery, Take the Leap | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:30
You are standing in the wings of the stage, it’s opening night, the curtain has just been raised, you hear the “James: Knocks on door” sound effects, and all of your hard work merges into a single step as you open the fake stage door. This is how most companies feel before they endeavor to take on Continuous Delivery. It can be a scary thing. All of the white papers, webinars and case studies in the world can only take you as far as that fake stage door. You have to open it and take the leap. But it’s exciting, it’s new, it’s the reason many of us got into the technology industry in the first place: it’s change. Today I want to talk about what you are already doing right now that will make your leap into Continuous Delivery more exciting than it is scary.

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An Introduction to Python Frameworks – Part 1 By @OmedHabib | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:15
Python began life in the late 1980s. It was developed by Guido van Rossum at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, a math and computer science research center in Amsterdam Science Park in the Netherlands. Van Rossum continues to be an influential figure in the development and guidance of Python. In fact, members of the Python community have bestowed upon him the regal title of Benevolent Dictator for Life (BDFL). From those humble beginnings, Python has grown to become one of the most popular server-side languages on the Internet. According to W3Techs, it is used by more high-traffic sites than ColdFusion, PHP, and ASP.NET. More than 98 percent of those sites are running Python 2.0, and just over one percent are using 3.0.

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SDN Microservices | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 19:00
At the heart of the Cloud Native model is a microservices application architecture, and applying this to a telco SDN scenario offers enormous opportunity for product innovation and competitive advantage. For example in the ETSI NFV Ecosystem white paper they describe one of the product markets that SDN might address to be the Home sector. Vendors like Alcatel market SDN-based solutions for the home market, offering Home Gateways – A virtual residential gateway (vRGW) where service providers can streamline service delivery, turn up new and innovative services more efficiently, increase revenue, and lower CAPEX and OPEX for existing and new services, such as per device quality of service (QoS), parental controls, firewall and security/threat protection.

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