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

NetBeans Highlights - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 06:28
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 - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 06:28
This screencast demonstrates installation and usage of Oracle Java ME SDK 8.0 Plugins in NetBeans IDE on the Windows operating system.
Categories: Java, Open Source

How to Sponsor @ThingsExpo | #BigData #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 03:30
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. 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. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

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Categories: Java, Media

Are Design Patterns Really Useful?

DevX: Latest Java Articles - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 19:22
The touted benefits of design patterns are that they allow proliferation of best practices and allow for efficient communication between engineers, but how does that play out in practice?
Categories: Java

Pokémon Go: A Developer’s Perspective | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:45
Every app developer dreams of the kind of success that Pokémon Go is enjoying right now. A month ago, it was just a rumor. Just 24 hours after it was released, it was the number one top grossing app, even though it was free to download and play. Within a single week, Pokémon Go servers were slammed with traffic from 21 million players while they tried to fix production errors. Today it has 3X more Android downloads than Tinder, nearly as many daily active users as Twitter and users spend twice as much time in the app as they do in the phenomenal Snapchat. Even Facebook can’t hold up against the Pokémon onslaught. By any mobile app performance metrics you want to use, Pokémon Go has been a smashing success. It’s also at the center of a media firestorm.

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Feature-Rich DEMS Available from @DoubleHorn | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Security #FedRAMP

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 21:30
DoubleHorn is now offering its feature-rich and cost effective Evidence Management System for Law enforcement agencies interested in developing body-worn camera programs across Texas. DoubleHorn's Evidence Management System (DEMS) is a unified system suitable for capturing any digital evidence (videos, images and files) and physical evidence end-to-end. It is a fully secure, scalable, cost-effective and compliant solution for law enforcement authorities to managing any type digital evidence. The diverse features of DEMS include collection and storage of physical and digital evidence, chain of custody, managing convenience copies, collection and analysis of metadata, and reporting. DEMS also offers cloud storage options that fit all the major security and compliance requirements including CJIS, FedRAMP, FISMA, HIPAA, FIPS, ITAR, FERPA, etc.

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All About the Metrics: Network Metrics | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Cloud #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 21:00
The modern IT network encounters a lot of twists and turns on its way to high performance and user satisfaction. The humble network, which for a long time was fairly straightforward, is now a complicated infrastructure component that requires careful management and monitoring. Private and public network topologies are much more diverse these days, so that app delivery takes many twists and turns through paths, protocols and configurations along various networks, whether LAN, WAN or cloud.

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Breqwatr Introduces Hyper-Converged Cloud Appliance | @CloudExpo @Breqwatr #IaaS #Cloud #OpenStack

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 21:00
Breqwatr has announced the general availability of its Breqwatr Cloud Appliance 2.0. This turnkey, hyper-converged cloud appliance offers scale-out infrastructure, cloud management tools and a uniquely designed user interface that empowers its clients to deploy and consume Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) without the complexity and time typically associated with alternative private cloud solutions.

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Categories: Java, Media

How Not to Build a Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps #OpenStack

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 19:15
Thomas Bitman of Gartner wrote a blog post last year about why OpenStack projects fail. In that article, he outlined three particular metrics which together cause 60% of OpenStack projects to fall short of expectations: Wrong people (31% of failures): a successful cloud needs commitment both from the operations team as well as from "anchor" tenants. Wrong processes (19% of failures): a successful cloud automates across silos in the software development lifecycle, not just within silos.

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Python: Beyond Just Web Apps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 15:00
Python has long been a go-to language for developers creating cutting-edge web applications. However, Python’s advantages of power, versatility, flexibility and ease of programming have made it a favorite language in a multitude of applications, industries, and niches. Examples of Python being used outside the world of Web apps include: The development of an ERP/CRM named ERP5, developed by Nexedi for use in government agencies, the apparel industry, and other warehouse-based businesses.

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Node.js Takes the Blame | @CloudExpo #IoT #DevOps #Microservices

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 14:15
No matter how well-built your applications are, countless issues can cause performance problems, putting the platforms they are running on under scrutiny. If you've moved to Node.js to power your applications, you may be at risk of these issues calling your choice into question. How do you identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risk to take the focus off troubleshooting the technology and back where it belongs, on innovation? There is no doubt that Node.js is one of today's leading platforms of choice for microservices and gluing tiers, connecting the heavy lifting business logic with modern offerings like single page applications. Intuit and PayPal showed how the Node initiative of a small team of "company outlaws" can grow into a whole organization and transform how things are done.

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Datos IO Extends RecoverX to Meet New Backup and Recovery Needs on AWS | @CloudExpo @Datos_IO #AWS #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 12:15
Datos IO has announced its membership within Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Partner Network (APN). As a new Standard Partner with AWS, Datos IO will enable enterprises to protect their next-generation SaaS applications or applications (such as Internet of Things (IoT), Analytics, eCommerce, and others) hosted on IaaS and PaaS architectures natively deployed on AWS against data corruption, disasters and human errors.

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IDEs Are Moving to the Cloud | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 11:45
During the early days of my career, I used a variety of development environments, including the most popular Turbo C along with FoxPro, PowerBuilder, and Delphi before finally settling down with Microsoft Visual Studio. The first line of code that I have ever written was in QBasic running on Microsoft DOS. The editor had useful features like adding the line numbers and automatically converting the statements to uppercase. Hitting F5 would run the program instantly without having to switch to the command prompt.

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Digital - Design Thinking = Status Quo | @ThingsExpo #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 07:15
Every time I call up any customer support and hear the familiar 'all our representatives are busy dealing with other customers,' that my call is very important to them and from the more technologically advanced ones that I am 'fourth in the queue and my approximate wait time is 23 minutes,' I wonder why can't they simply call me back when they are free? They already have my contact number. Some of them actually play some music while I wait - which is still better than those who actually take that opportunity to inform me about their new products.

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Windstream Expands Partnership with Cologix | @CloudExpo @Windstream #Cloud #DataCenter

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 01:00
Windstream has recently completed construction of a new colocation point of presence (PoP) in Dallas, Texas, and plans to complete construction of a new colocation PoP in Columbus, Ohio, in October – both in facilities operated by Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and data center company. This adds to Windstream’s already-established presence in the Cologix Minneapolis and Jacksonville data centers, and aligns with Windstream’s continued aggressive Data Center Interconnect (DCI) efforts, adding carrier neutral data centers to its network and giving its wholesale and enterprise customers more options to access cloud resources.

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The Hidden Benefit of B2B Integration | #B2B #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 22:30
No modern enterprise stands alone; each is dependent upon a network of trading partners to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace. But in most cases, the lack of business to business (B2B) integration is holding back efforts to evolve into a true digital business. A high-performing supply chain is essentially a dynamic digital network, and every link in the supply chain is vital for business. But, remarkably, “over 50 percent of the information exchanged among business partners is still done so manually — not automatically — via email, phone calls and faxes.”1 Many enterprises are stymied by silos of data, complex linear processes and disparate application landscapes. Moreover, each enterprise is reliant on its own unique set of applications, further exacerbating the struggle to exchange key information with partners.

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Proven Protection Against Cloud Horror Stories | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #BigData

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 17:00
Cloud computing is now entering adolescent. With all the early adopters now swimming in the cloud pool with that “I told you so” smug, fast followers are just barely beating the early majority. The gold rush to cloud is also driving the IT herd to get cloud computing training. Training vendors from multi-billion dollar behemoths to little Mom and Pop shops are ready to cash in with fast and easy, vendor-specific certifications for just about any cloud service provider.

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