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Software Defined Networking in Multi-System Operators [#SDN]

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 22:30
With the capability to reduce both CapEx and OpEx, it’s easy to see why the SDN-NFV trend has taken hold in the hosting and mobile industry. Early use cases include network virtualization from cloud service providers and enterprise data centers, bandwidth calendaring and network tapping. While this early traction is promising and receiving great praise in the public eye, some of the most promising deployments are being seen in the cable multi-system-operator (MSO) industry. While these use cases aren’t garnering as much attention, they are equally interesting and have the potential to be very powerful. There are several examples that demonstrate different applications offered by MSOs modernized by SDN, such as TV Video on Demand (VoD), voice, and data, which can be delivered in both native environments and on top of these MSO applications, in different network locations.

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@CloudExpo | Opinion: @RedHatNews Acquisition Addresses Mobility

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:45
I guess mobility is important. Red Hat management must think so, too, given the announcement today that the company has acquired the Irish mobility company FeedHenry. The deal was reported to be around US$82 million (or precisely, Euro63.5 million). It's on the scale of HP's very recent Eucalyptus acquisition. The two deals have nothing to do with one another but do show renewed interest by large technology players in strengthening positions in key areas. In HP's case, nothing less than the entire future of enterprise cloud is at stake. With Red Hat, it's to shore up a potential hole in its enterprise strategy, to address a scary rise within its customer base of BYOD (ie personal smartphone) use. “FeedHenry will help us enable customers to take advantage of the capabilities of mobile with the security, scalability, and reliability of Red Hat enterprise software,” according to Red Hat SVP Craig Muzilla. “The mobile application platform is one of the fastest growing segments of the enterprise software market, Enterprise software customers are looking for easier and more efficient ways for their developers to build mobile applications that extend and enhance traditional enterprise applications.” FeedHenry had received $9 millionn in Series A funding a few years ago, and had secured some big clients in Ireland, such as AerLingus and O2. What does it do, one might ask? Its primary mission seems to be centralized policy management control and back-end enterprise integration. In other words, the in-built security and integration that enterprise IT originally loved about Blackberry has been missing with the iPhone and Android devices. FeedHenry aimed to fill that gap. Now Red Hat can fill that gap for its customers. That seems to me to be the core issue here. By the way, Red Hat is prominently featured on our upcoming @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo events, to be held November 4-6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Chris Gray will talk about IoT and the enterprise, James Kirkland will address real-world IoT use in the transportation business, Gordon Haff will address manufacturing, and there should be more coming from Red Hat on the final program. The @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo program can now be found in the left-hand column of the event homepage.

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Categories: Java, Media

AngularJS: Up and Running

O'Reilly News: Java - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:28

If want to get started with AngularJS, either as a side project, an additional tool, or for your main work, this practical guide teaches you how to use this meta-framework step-by-step, from the basics to advanced concepts. By the end of the book, you’ll understand how to develop a large, maintainable, and performant application with AngularJS.

Categories: Java

@ThingsExpo | Reality Computing, Capturing Reality and Code Halos [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:30
I write and study often on the subject of digital transformation - the digital transformation of industries, markets, products, business models, etc. In brief, digital transformation is about the impact that collected and analyzed data can have when used to enhance business processes and workflows. If Amazon knows your preferences for particular books and films based upon captured data, then they can apply analytics to predict related books and films that you may like. This improves sales. This is a simple example, but let me tell you what I learned yesterday in sunny and warm San Francisco about more complex applications.

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Programming with Member References in NetBeans 8

NetBeans Highlights - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:53
Lambdas are quite well known in the context of Java 8, but what about method references? Learn about them here and about how NetBeans can help you be productive with them.
Categories: Java, Open Source

NetBeans IDE 8.0.1 Now Available for Download

NetBeans Highlights - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:53
The NetBeans Team has released NetBeans IDE 8.0.1, with significant enhancements to features relating to HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Programming with Lambdas in NetBeans 8

NetBeans Highlights - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:53
NetBeans 8 provides tools to simplify the process of using lambdas in new Java code and for migrating existing Java code to make use of lambdas. Find out more in this new article.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service

NetBeans Highlights - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:53
Save time and effort deploying applications. Learn to set up Oracle Java Cloud Service, then install and use the Oracle Cloud plugin in the NetBeans IDE.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Build a Rich Client Platform To-Do Application in NetBeans IDE

NetBeans Highlights - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:53
Practice using NetBeans IDE features that improve code quality and increase developer productivity.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Video: Installing and Using Java ME SDK 8.0 Plugins in NetBeans IDE

NetBeans Highlights - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:53
This screencast demonstrates installation and usage of Oracle Java ME SDK 8.0 Plugins in NetBeans IDE on the Windows operating system.
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From the developerWorks trenches: The best open technologies content in 2014

As developerWorks celebrates its 15th anniversary, the technical landscape has never been more exciting or complex. Myriad products, projects, technologies, and techniques abound. Let us cut through the noise and provide a quick look at what's hot right now.
Categories: Java

@ThingsExpo | Enterprise 'Internet of Things' Patterns and Opportunities (#IoT)

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:45
Whether you're a startup or a 100 year old enterprise, the Internet of Things offers a variety of new capabilities for your business. IoT style solutions can help you get closer your customers, launch new product lines and take over an industry. Some companies are dipping their toes in, but many have already taken the plunge, all while dramatic new capabilities continue to emerge. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Reid Carlberg, Senior Director, Developer Evangelism at salesforce.com, to discuss real-world use cases, patterns and opportunities you can harness today.

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@ThingsExpo | 'Internet of Things' and The Transformation of GE (#IoT)

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:45
General Electric (GE) has been a household name for more than a century, thanks in large part to its role in making households easier to run. Starting with the light bulb invented by its founder, Thomas Edison, GE has been selling devices (“things”) to consumers throughout its 122-year history. Last week, GE announced that it is officially leaving that job to others. While the lighting division will stay, GE will now turn its attention to selling industrial machinery and analytics as a service to other companies. GE’s transformation to focus on building industrial machines such as aircraft engines, locomotives, gas-fired turbines and medical imaging equipment has been underway for quite some time. But for those that grew up with GE, the company’s catchy slogan, “We bring good things to life,” used between 1979 and 2003, is synonymous with what the brand stood for. Who could have imagined in 1979 when its advertising firm first came up with that memorable catchphrase how well the slogan would capture where GE was headed in the era of the industrial Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT)? GE has been systematically moving to secure its place in both of these fields. Wind turbines, locomotives, jet engines and other industrial machines are all examples of products that have successfully transitioned to being sold as a service.

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@ThingsExpo | The Evolution of the 'Internet Of Things' (#IoT)

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:00
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, will discuss the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover how hardware commoditization, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, and the emergence of Big Data and analysis are providing the pull to meet customer expectations of a widely connected, multi-dimensional universe of people, things, and information.

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@DevOpsSummit | Building the Pillars of Modern Enterprise (#DevOps)

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00
The recent trends like cloud computing, social, mobile and Internet of Things are forcing enterprises to modernize in order to compete in the competitive globalized markets. However, enterprises are approaching newer technologies with a more silo-ed way, gaining only sub optimal benefits. The Modern Enterprise model is presented as a newer way to think of enterprise IT, which takes a more holistic approach to embracing modern technologies. This model makes use of Composable Enterprise framework put forward by Jonathan Murray of WMG.

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@Jelastic Introduces 'Platform-as-Infrastructure' for #DevOps at @CloudExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 16:30
Jelastic delivers Platform-as-Infrastructure, the integration of Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, delivering a scalable, manageable and highly available cloud for enterprises, hosting providers and developers. Open source software is powering the most successful public cloud offerings including Amazon and Google. At the same time, other initiatives like OpenStack and CloudFoundry are growing in popularity with a number of vendors actively contributing code. In this Lunchtime Power Panel at 14th Cloud Expo, Greg O'Connor, President & CEO of AppZero, Cory Isaacson, CEO of CodeFutures Corporation, and John Derrick, CEO of Jelastic, discussed the future of open source in cloud computing and how customer adoption will be influenced by open clouds.

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@Drobo Named 'Exhibitor' of @CloudExpo Silicon Valley

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:15
Drobo makes award-winning data storage products for Small and Medium Businesses and Individual Professionals that provide an unprecedented combination of sophisticated data protection and management features, affordable capacity, and ease-of-use. With over 50 industry awards and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide, Drobo has demonstrated success solving the three major storage challenges in one device – data protection, capacity adjustment, and application service-level optimization – through patented BeyondRAID™, Thin Provisioning / Reclamation, and the breakthrough Automated Data-Aware Tiering technology.

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