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ActiveState Named “Silver Sponsor” of DevOps Summit

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that ActiveState, providers of Stackato, the platform for the agile enterprise, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. ActiveState believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The Company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges through our experience with enterprises, people and technology. ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState's end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications written in Java, Perl, Python, Node.js, PHP, Tcl and other dynamic languages. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens and Lockheed Martin trust ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance and reduce time to market.

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Making Big Data Cost Effective in a Bare Metal Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:45
The cloud provides an easy onramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions, particularly the latest technologies that favor scale-out architectures. In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer Technologies, will discuss how transitioning from initial deployment to a large-scale, highly performant operation without breaking the bank may not be easy.

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Top Seven Website Performance Indicators to Monitor

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:45
Poorly performing websites, like Twitter’s recent fiasco with Ellen’s selfie, are a constant source of irritation for users. At first you think it’s your computer, or maybe someone on your block is downloading the entire “Game of Thrones” series. But, when nothing changes after refreshing the page once or twice, you give up, mutter under your breath, and move on. Whatever the reason for a website crashing or slowing down, it’s bad for business and for your online reputation. According to a survey conducted by Consumer Affairs, a dissatisfied customer will tell between 9-15 people about their experience. And, if your website can’t load fast enough (in 400 milliseconds), then most of your customers will search for another website.

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Top Six Ruby on Rails Deployment Methods in AWS: Pros & Cons

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:00
Setting up a deployment process on the cloud means a variety of choices. Most likely you’re prepared to make some tradeoffs. But getting a view across these potential tradeoffs can be difficult. Here are six popular deployments and advice for making the best choice for your organization’s needs. Let’s assume you want a deployment for a small startup with fewer than 20 developers, each needing to host a web app that’s gaining traction and for which rapid growth is expected. Its requirements are as follows: Autoscaling support to handle expected surges in demand Maximizing developer efficiency by automating tedious tasks and improving dev flow Encouraging mature processes for building a stable foundation as the codebase grows Maintaining flexibility and agility to handle hotfixes of a relatively immature codebase Counting on a few sources to fail, because any of them can cause deployment failure – imagine GitHub failing or a required plugin becoming unavailable

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Real-Time Big Data: An Agile Approach

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:00
You use an agile process; your goal is to make your organization more agile. What about your data infrastructure? The truth is, today’s databases are anything but agile – they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep pace with application demands. Performance suffers as a result, and it takes far longer than it should to deliver on new features and capabilities needed to make your organization competitive. As your application and business needs change, data repositories and structures get outmoded rapidly, resulting in increased work for application developers and slow performance for end users. Further, as data sizes grow into the Big Data realm, this problem is exacerbated and becomes even more difficult to address. A seemingly simple schema change can take hours (or more) to perform, and as requirements evolve the disconnect between existing data structures and actual needs diverge.

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The Benefits of Cloud-Based Endpoint Security

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:45
The cloud computing revolution is well underway and there are lots of benefits to be realized. According to Awesome Cloud research the industry will be worth more than $150 billion this year, compared to $46 billion just six years ago. Mirroring the general trend for SaaS solutions, cloud-based IT security systems can be an ideal fit for smaller businesses, freeing them from internal IT overhead, cutting complexity, and providing scalability. Here are five reasons that switching to a cloud-based endpoint security system makes sense for your business.

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Common Gotchas: Cloud Security Problems to Avoid

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:45
Cloud computing security can be a conundrum. The point of using the public cloud is to outsource certain infrastructure and application needs to third party providers, after all. How can you secure your data once it leaves your perimeter and your control? As puzzling as it may seem, there is hope. Luckily for organizations looking to adopt the cloud, securing sensitive information outside the corporate perimeter isn’t as daunting (or as impossible) as it may appear. Technologies exist to enable cloud computing security strong enough for companies to remain in compliance while taking full advantage of the flexibility, agility, and economies of scale of the cloud. Avoid these common pitfalls for a secure cloud experience.

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IoT Devices and Apps for Industry and Consumers

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:30
Recently Google acquired the home automation company Nest. Nest is a company that sells IoT (Internet of Things) enabled devices that allow homeowners to control the temperature of their homes through their smartphones, plus it sends notifications if it detects dangerous levels of smoke or carbon monoxide. This company is a great example of how IoT is expanding beyond its industrial roots. Why would Google get involved in home automation systems? Because their real goal is to collect, analyze and utilize data to provide more personalized online and mobile experiences. Cognizant calls this strategy "Code Halos" strategies. Nest will provide Google with a much deeper understanding of consumers' "patterns of life."

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Infrastructure at Scale: Best Practices in Scaling Cloud Architectures

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:00
Cloud scalability and performance should be at the heart of every successful Internet venture. The infrastructure needs to be resilient, flexible, and fast – it’s best not to get caught thinking about architecture until the middle of an emergency, when it's too late. In his interactive, no-holds-barred session at 14th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, will dive into how to design and build-out the right cloud infrastructure.

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New Security Models for the IoT

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:00
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, will review hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of the book "Securing the Virtual Environment: How to Defend the Enterprise Against Attack," published in May 2012 by Wiley.

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Create an Apache Hadoop MapReduce Job Using Spring

DevX: Latest Java Articles - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:39
Follow this simple six step process to create a MapReduce job in Apache Hadoop using Spring.
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Java in a Nutshell

O'Reilly News: Java - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:29

The sixth edition of Java in a Nutshell helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java 7 and 8, but it’s also a learning path for new developers. With examples rewritten to take full advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this fully updated book brings you up to date and gets you ready to develop Java applications for the future.

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A Case for Managing Data Differently

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:00
Many cloud hosting providers have achieved ticket-of-entry credibility in the data warehousing industry by building simple colocation centers. A first-tier database as a service (DBaaS) contender, however, is set apart by a value-added service approach that is strategic, consultative and responsive. A first-tier provider also offers state-of-theart technology, like Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and commits to a product roadmap that expands their customers’ capabilities. Blending conscientious service, strategic insight and highly reliable technology is the way to earn customer confidence. This paper outlines principal considerations and evaluation tactics for technology professionals contemplating a migration of their databases to a cloud platform. Primary decision factors can be characterized as the “four S” considerations:

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Java.next: Concurrency in Clojure

Clojure has the most radical approach to concurrency of all the Java.next languages. This installment delves into some of the many facets of concurrency in Clojure, including the epochal time model and software transactional memory.
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Financial Management on NetBeans for Eritrean Government

NetBeans Highlights - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:07
Salhadin Yousuf Mahmoud discusses how paper-based financial systems in Eritrea are being replaced by software systems created with NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform.
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Robert Liguori: My Five Favorite NetBeans IDE Features

NetBeans Highlights - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:07
An article series focusing on NetBeans users and their five favorite NetBeans IDE features. Robert Liguori, author of the Java 8 Pocket Guide and certification guides on Java and NetBeans IDE.
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NetBeans IDE 8.0 Arrives

NetBeans Highlights - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:07
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New NetBeans IDE 8.0 with Support for Java 8 Officially Released!

NetBeans Highlights - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:07
NetBeans IDE 8.0 delivers full support for the latest Java 8 technologies--Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8. The IDE also provides a range of new enhancements for Maven and Java EE with PrimeFaces; new tools for HTML5, in particular for AngularJS; and improvements to PHP and C/C++ support. Download NetBeans IDE 8.0 Release Highlights: Java 8 technology support Java EE code generators for PrimeFaces New tools and performance enhancements for Maven New tools for coding AngularJS Tomcat 8.0 and TomEE support Support for PHP 5.5 Enhancements for Subversion, Git and Mercurial NetBeans IDE 8.0 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese. More Information Complete list of features in NetBeans IDE 8.0 Video: What's New in NetBeans IDE 8.0 New Screencasts and Tutorials Oracle Press Release
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Oracle Announces New NetBeans IDE Release with Comprehensive Support for Java 8

NetBeans Highlights - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:07
With the rich features and extensive range of tools, templates and samples provided in NetBeans IDE 8.0, developers have access to first-class and comprehensive support for the newest Java technologies and enhancements.
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