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@ThingsExpo | ASEAN Diversity & the Internet of Things (#IoT)

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:00
I'll be heading to Southeast Asia immediately following our upcoming @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara. I'll rekindle some previous business relationships I had when I lived in the region in 2009-2012. I'll also investigate new ways to bring the messages of socio-economic growth through Cloud Computing, Big Data/Analytics, and the Internet of Things. Our team focus for the next two months is on producing the best event ever in Santa Clara. We're well on the way. (It's easy to keep up with the latest developments.) From Talk to Action But as I read about a job opening with ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asion Nations), a job for which I'm spectacularly unqualified in many respects, I'm reminded of the uniqueness of this region and its potential. ASEAN has been criticized in the past as merely a “talk shop,” a place in which many government functionaries huff and puff but at which little is accomplished. I prefer to be more optimistic. The organization is surprisingly far along a path of liberalizing trade, EU and NAFTA style, and talks explicitly of regional peace and perhaps a unified currency some day. The challenge is very difficult. The organization was almost shunned by Western leaders as it grappled with how to handle the military dictatorship of Myanmar, former Burma. Yet today the country has loosened things a bit, foreign businesspeople, NGOs, and tourists are getting in, and the economic potential of a nation of 50 million people with a glorious past is closer to being realized than it has been in decades. Complexity as a Virtue The ASEAN nations comprise a highly complex fabric of languages and cultures that make the entirety of Europe seem rather simple and drab by comparison. Try to get a grip on, say, Thai, Vietnamese, and Tagalog at the same time and you'll get the idea. If you're a religious sort, you'll encounter myriad varieties of Abrahamism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, with some local syncretism thrown in for extra spice. There are also more than 600 million people here, twice the population of the United States. So I'm looking forward to spending some more time there. The region is jut up against the two giants of glowering China and ambitious India, with Hong Kong and Taiwan also in the neighborhood. The northern Asian economic engines of Japan and South Korea are reached in reasonable flights; even Australia and New Zealand are not unduly accessible and in the same region of time zones. Take Heed So here's my buried lead to this story: the ASEAN Secretariat, headquartered in Jakarta, should take notice of what we're accomplishing with @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo and the research we're doing at the Tau Institute. The technology and solutions more than 7,500 visitors will see in Santa Clara in November are ripe for adoption throughout the world. We live in a time of near-instant communications and wildfire-like global adoption of new technology, when the governments of nations are willing to embrace it. Singapore is, of course, the most developed, and remain heads-and-shoulders above its fellow members. The place can still astonish the Western visitor, even those aware of its starting economic development over the past few decades. Singapore is now among the world leaders in deploying IoT technology to continue to improve itself. Yet Singapore is also a city-state and doesn't have to grapple with the needs of the tens of millions of people populating most other ASEAN nations. Who is Most Dynamic? So our research digs beneath the surface to find who is doing the best on a relative basis, ie, who is doing the most with the economic resources that have? This research has shown that (perhaps ironically) Communist Vietnam leads the ASEAN region in its rate of adoption relative to its income level; Vietnam is the most dynamic of the ASEAN regions, edging out Singapore. They are followed in our rankings by Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. The region's largest nationa, Indonesia, now a member of the G20 and Jim O'Neil's new MINT (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey) designation, trails most of its ASEAN siblings. I'd be glad to explain why. We have copious amounts of other data on this region, with different measurements for long-term rates of change, immediate rates of change, challenges facing each nation on a per-person basis, challenges facing each nation on a total population basis, and much more. I'm looking forward to spreading the word about our shows and research after the long flight to this highly dynamic, hugely interesting part of the world.

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Bsquare To Show Best #IoT Approach At @ThingsExpo [@EmbeddedExperts]

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:45
Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the “Internet of Things” (IoT), enables businesses to use real-time data from all sorts of things including machines, devices and sensors to make better decisions, improve customer service, and lower the risk in the creation of new revenue opportunities. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Dave Wagstaff, Vice President and Chief Architect at BSQUARE Corporation, will discuss the real benefits to focus on, how to understand the requirements of a successful solution, the flow of data, and how to best approach deploying an IoT solution that will drive results.

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@ThingsExpo | Monetizing the "Internet of Things" by @AriaSystemsInc [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:45
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.

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@XivelyIoT To Present At @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley (#IoT)

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:00
In his session at the upcoming Internet of @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara, California, Chad Jones, Vice President, Product Strategy of LogMeIn's Xively IoT Platform, will show you how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.

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@Solgenia_Corp To Present At @CloudExpo Silicon Valley

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:45
The consumption economy is here and so are cloud applications and solutions that offer more than subscription and flat fee models and at the same time are available on a pure consumption model, which not only reduces IT spend but also lowers infrastructure costs, and offers ease of use and availability. In their session at 15th Cloud Expo, Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgenia, and Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at Solgenia, will discuss this shifting dynamic with an example of a top European Telco provider. Find out how they are leveraging the power of acloud-based consumption model services to offer more value to the mass market and enable a new revenue model that embraces the true meaning of the Third Industrial Revolution.

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@Octoblu To Present At @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley (#IoT)

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:45
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...

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JVM concurrency: Asynchronous event handling in Scala

Scala Future and Promise classes give you powerful ways to handle asynchronous processing, including nonblocking ways to organize and sequence events. The async / await constructs, implemented as a macro, make it even easier to write nonblocking event handling in Scala. This tutorial shows you the basic Future and Promise techniques in action, then demonstrates how async / await can convert what looks like simple blocking code to nonblocking execution.
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Unified, Comprehensive and Easy-to-Use IT Systems Monitoring

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:00
This one-hour webinar will cover the core benefits and features of up.time, including how up.time proactively monitors, alerts and reports on the performance, availability, and capacity of all physical servers, virtual machines, network devices, applications, and services. We’ll take you through the up.time Dashboards, show you how alerting and action profiles work, and dive into up.time’s deep reporting capabilities, including SLA reports. In the end, you’ll know how up.time works and what up.time can do for your company.

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Google To Debut #IoT Beacon at @ThingsExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:30
Be Among the First 100 to Attend & Receive a Smart Beacon. The Physical Web is an open web project within the Chrome team at Google. Scott Jenson leads a team that is working to leverage the scalability and openness of the web to talk to smart devices. The Physical Web uses bluetooth low energy beacons to broadcast an URL wirelessly using an open protocol. Nearby devices can find all URLs in the room, rank them and let the user pick one from a list. Each device is, in effect, a gateway to a web page. This unlocks entirely new use cases so devices can offer tiny bits of information or simple interactivity. Imagine smart posters, bus stops, dog ID collars, vending machines, or interactive kiosks, all universally accessible without installing additional apps. The beacons serve as type of "maker kit" so anyone can prototype this new interaction style. Scott will demonstrate the beacons during his session, and hand out sample working beacons to the first 100 in attendance. A Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) session will immediately follow. Delegates will have the opportunity to interact with Scott Jenson directly. These beacons are an early concept prototype meant to help refine the open standard. This protocol can only succeed if it is open and used by everyone. In the Q&A, Scott will discuss how these are best used, areas that need more exploration, and where this technology is headed.

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@DevOpsSummit 2015 New York "Call for Papers" [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:45
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is correlated with 20% faster time-to-market, 22% improvement in quality, and 18% reduction in dev and ops costs, according to research firm Vanson-Bourne. It is changing the way IT works, how businesses interact with customers, and how organizations are buying, building, and delivering software.

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Yakov Fain's (@yfain) Blood Pressure At @ThingsExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:15
In June I was presenting at the ThingsExpo conference  at the Javits Center in New York City. During my talk I was demonstrating how to integrate consumer devices into a business workflow. In particular, I was doing live measuring of my own blood pressure to show how to integrate consumer devices into a business workflow. Internet […]

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AngularJS Services

O'Reilly News: Java - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:32

This book provides you with the skills and best practices needed to create AngularJS services. It starts with the fundamentals of what services are and their role in a typical AngularJS application. You will walk through the development of a real-world application using services across the various application layers and then move on to create services that provide cross-cutting concerns such as messaging, logging, and authentication.

Next, the book covers services that provide data access showing you how to interact with external cloud-based data services and how to cache data on the client to reduce network latency. The book then shows you how to write services that leverage other cloud-based services to create mashups and include functionality in your application without writing a lot of code.

You will also learn how to create business logic objects, rules engines, and finite state machines, which can be used to provide business logic for your application.

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AngularJS Essentials

O'Reilly News: Java - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:31

This book is a practical guide filled with real-world examples that will help you discover the best practices of the AngularJS framework, covering its most important concepts such as directives, expressions, filters, and modules and guiding you through the steps of building your very own web application.

You will start by learning how to create reusable components with directives, experiencing an expressive way of developing software. Then we will move on to cover data handling, and you will learn how to use the various features of the AngularJS framework to accomplish any challenge related to presenting, transforming, and validating data on a user's interface.

After that, we will explore the secrets of the dependency injection mechanism available in AngularJS, bringing reuse and testability to your application by decoupling the layers. The book will also cover the best practices of using the framework and how to automate the test and the project's workflow.

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Java EE and HTML5 Enterprise Application Development - Author Interview with John Brock

NetBeans Highlights - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:02
John Brock (Oracle) discusses his recent book about enterprise development with Java EE, HTML5 and NetBeans IDE; co-authored with Arun Gupta (Red Hat) and Geertjan Wielenga (Oracle).
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NetBeans Podcast 70 - Community Satisfaction

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:36
Senior Group Manager Ashwin Rao discusses how NetBeans's satisfaction surveys benefit the community. Ken Fogel of the popular "NetBeans in the Classroom" series explains why NetBeans is an ideal teaching tool.
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@DevOpsSummit | Pillars of Modern Enterprise Using Open Source [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:15
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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Unpredictable #Cloud Traffic Can Cast a Shadow on a Metro Network

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:45
User obsession with digital information shows no signs of abating. As users create, share, and consume content, network traffic volume goes up, growing an average of 30 to 50 percent annually.[1] The increased adoption of cloud technology has made round-the-clock access to content easy. However, connecting users to content is not just about volume. Bandwidth is driven by applications, which have changed how, when, and where bandwidth is created, used, generated, and originated, making it far less predictable and much harder to manage. The following eight examples show how unpredictable traffic impacts the metro network.

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@CloudExpo | @SovSystems and @Virtustream Partner

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:45
Sovereign and Virtustream partnered to deliver Sovereign’s SAP® BusinessObjects driven Analytics and Business Intelligence solutions on Virtustream's xStream™ cloud management platform (CMP). This alliance will drive operational efficiencies and competitive advantage for Sovereign’s enterprise clients who will now receive the benefits of a cloud based solution including increased efficiency and enhanced security and performance. Through this partnership, Sovereign can deploy the infrastructure required to support Analytics and Big Data projects to their customers, reducing the time IT must spend analyzing and implementing a myriad of complex hardware and infrastructure solutions typical in a traditional deployment model. “Business leaders need access to analyze data as simply and efficiently as they access email and that requires a shift in traditional IT driven Business Intelligence projects,” said Mike Wasserman, General Manager of Sovereign System’s Government and Analytics Division. “Virtustream removes many of the complexities that typically consume IT staff and frees that time to focus on Business Requirements and enabling end users access to critical data.”

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@ThingsExpo | GIS & #IoT Sensors Deliver Innovations for Utilities

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:45
I love sensors. In my opinion we write too little about the role sensors play in the whole Internet of Things discussion. Sensors are what measure things in the physical world and converts the information to digital. This process is a key component of digital transformation which enables algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning to be implemented to help us more effectively manage our environments. They are our eyes, ears, nose, etc., in remote places capturing activities, events and behaviors that help us eliminate blind spots and that give us situational awareness.

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@CloudExpo | Embrace #DBaaS to Speed Up Mobile App Development

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:00
As enterprises work to rapidly embrace the mobile revolution, both for their workforce and to engage more deeply with their customers, the pressure is on for IT to support the tools needed by their application developers. Mobile application developers are working with a massive variety of technologies and platforms, but one trend that stands out is the rapid adoption of NoSQL database engines and the use of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platforms and services to run them. Gartner has predicted that by 2017, 20% of enterprises will have their own internal mobile app store, meaning that enterprises are deploying both commercial and custom applications to their workforce at increasing speeds. There’s no denying the massive growth in mobile applications within the enterprise.

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