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Create a coupon-finding app by combining Yelp, Google Maps, Twitter, and Klout services

Use Bluemix, MongoDB, and external services provided by Yelp, Google, Twitter, and Klout to build an app that finds highly rated businesses.
Categories: Java

Internet of Things and Cyber-Sabotage By @JamesCarlini | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:45
When the Tsunami of system failures paralyzes your organization from a coordinated cyber-attack, it’s too late for the CEO to think your organization can “get through this event.” It’s too late. Too many top executives and futurists are giddy about what the future holds with the “Internet of Things” and the growth of technology-based applications cutting across many, if not all, industries. Few are talking about reinforcing corporate systems as well as hardening facilities and mission critical applications to withstand cyber-sabotage and EMP attacks because few, if any, are even qualified to assess that area of their enterprise.

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Categories: Java, Media

Connecting Cloud and the Data Center By @MarkleyBoston | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:00
Companies in all industries have been moving some aspects of their operations away from traditional IT and data center functions to the cloud – but usually not everything. Doing so can be somewhat scary, for a myriad of reasons, especially if a company’s cloud strategy isn’t locked up, secure and ironed out ahead of time. More often than not, companies are finding their way to the hybrid cloud – commonly defined as the combination of an on-premise cloud or IT operation and a public cloud service.

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Categories: Java, Media

Internet of Things - @ThingsExpo Named World's Most Influential Media Brand [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:45
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the M2M space. This really allows some room for influential individuals to create more high value interactions amongst community members."

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Categories: Java, Media

Is a ‘Federated’ European Cloud More Democratic? By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:15
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published the results of a survey conducted at the beginning of 2014, on ICT usage in enterprises with a special focus on the use of cloud computing services in the EU Member States. Eurostat’s “finding” centered on the “fact” that cloud computing services have been used (in 2014) by only one out of every five (19%) enterprises in the EU28.

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Categories: Java, Media

Internet of Things and #WebRTC By @ComHearEarPuff | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 19:45
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Alan Kraemer, CTO of ComHear, introduced the concept of a small speaker unit placed in front of the conference participant that can create a full three dimensional sound field with user interaction supporting free placement of individual conference participants anywhere within that field. This is integrated with WebRTC to create a seamless interactive video or teleconference experience that, from an acoustic standpoint, closely resembles the experience of a live meeting in a conference room. In addition, he also demonstrated individual dynamically assigned rooms that support sidebars and subconferences.

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Categories: Java, Media

The Impact of Big Data on Higher Education By @GilAllouche | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:45
There are numerous applications for big data in the education sector from admissions to monitoring cheating.

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Categories: Java, Media

Team Cohesion Is the Beginning of #DevOps Collaboration By @Rex_Morrow

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:45
Most of the articles I read on DevOps culture aim to address change at the organizational level, which of course is the ultimate goal. But Bertrand’s take on culture has a more homegrown feel to it, more of a bottom’s up approach towards transforming culture, that, as I think about it, should also be included in the general discussion. Essentially, Bertrand's implied logic is that by first creating a culture of trust and collaboration at the team level the team can then champion cultural transformation on a broader scale. This triggered my memory about some studies I've seen on the adoption of DevOps, where some of the questions asked how the movement started within the organization. If I remember correctly, there was a good split between implementations initiated by management (top down) and those that started as a homegrown movement from one team or other internal champion (bottom up). The difference came in the speed of transformation, wherein the additional resources and organizational commitment demonstrated through a management-led implementation effected change and led to results sooner. But both approaches netted similar results in terms of benefits to the organization and the business.

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Categories: Java, Media

Microservices and PaaS By @bcferrycoder | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:30
In the first four parts of this series I presented an introduction to microservices along with a handful of emerging microservices patterns, and a discussion of some of the downsides and challenges to using microservices. The most recent installment of this series looked at ten ways that PaaS facilitates microservices development and adoption. In this post I’ll cover some words of wisdom, advice intended for individuals, teams, and organizations considering a move to microservices. I've gleaned this advice from the various articles and meetups mentioned above, from dozens of discussions with architects and developers at a handful of organizations who are moving forward with microservices, as well as from my experience building a couple microservices-based systems before microservices was a thing.

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Categories: Java, Media

Web Components in 2015 By @warpech | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:45
Web Components are a collection of emerging web browser standards that are on a path to significantly change the way we develop UIs of web applications – a paradigm shift in web development. With polyfills already available in all modern web browsers, and full native support in Google Chrome, now is the perfect time to learn how you can benefit from using Web Components in your next project. In this article, you will learn about Web Components basics, available frameworks, Custom Elements, as well as challenges and applications associated with this new technology. After reading this article, developers will have enough background information to begin dabbling in Web Components.

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Categories: Java, Media

Future of the 'Internet of Things' with @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 21:00
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Categories: Java, Media

Cloud Computing Drives Quality By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 17:00
This BriefingsDirect innovator case study interview explores how a Texas healthcare provider has adopted cloud computing, and in doing so has both saved money and improved the quality of its many services. Creative Solutions in HealthCare is the largest independent owner and operator of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), which are nursing homes, in the State of Texas. We also operate assisted-living facilities and we provide long-term care solutions, primarily in Texas.

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Categories: Java, Media

AngularJS And More: My Five Favorite NetBeans IDE Features!

NetBeans Highlights - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:34
AngularJS, Maven, Java 8, Java EE, the "out of the box" support, and more! Siva Prasad shares his 5 favorite NetBeans features.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Maven And More: My Five Favorite NetBeans IDE Features!

NetBeans Highlights - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:34
Max Calderoni from VMware shares the top features that have convinced him to use and promote NetBeans IDE to his colleagues!
Categories: Java, Open Source

Best Practices for DevOps Success By @JackieKahle | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 03:00
Achieving DevOps success requires coordination across different IT department workflows, and poses a challenge for many organizations. Success ultimately depends on an IT organization’s ability to integrate technologies and processes at key points along individual departmental life cycles. The goal is to maintain the same levels of control while moving more quickly through the processes.

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Categories: Java, Media

Cloud Computing in 2015: Four Key Areas to Watch By @ODayP [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 19:15
Now that cloud services have become part of IT’s “new normal,” commonly referred to as “hybrid,” it seems obvious that the approaches and tools we use to manage IT would also evolve and mature, though the pace of evolution varies amongst companies, of course. According to a Website Magazine article quoting a Gartner survey, more than 55% of CIOs indicate they would host all critical apps in the cloud by 2020. Cloud services use cases can vary greatly, but often hold common themes around converting traditional applications to SaaS, or adding disaster recovery to your existing datacenter with RaaS.

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Digital Transformation Prognostications for 2015 By @TheEbizWizard [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:45
Today we speak of digital transformation, representing customer-driven technology choices upending traditional business models and associated processes. But perhaps this period is better thought of as the big data revolution, or the age of cloud computing, or maybe the rise of the Internet of Things, or my personal favorite, The Agile Architecture Revolution.

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Future Data Management Strategies & NoSQL By @MapR | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:30
NoSQL databases are highly scalable and capable of solving a wide range of data problems, which make them great for supporting complex, unpredictable, and large volumes of data. While still considered relatively young in the enterprise software market--the current industry adoption is estimated at 20%--deployments can potentially double in 2017. This is reflective of the growth of emerging use cases that require scalable and flexible systems.

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Categories: Java, Media

What Are JavaScript Source Maps? By @Logentries

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:07
It's generally a good practice to minify and combine your assets (JS & CSS) when deploying to production. This process reduces the size of your assets and dramatically improves your website's load time. Source maps create a map from these compressed asset files back to the source files. This map allows you to debug and view the source code of your compressed assets, as if you were actually working with the originals. Take a look at jQuery minified & combined code that was generated from the original. The code practically unreadable and would be difficult to debug. But, as we all know, no matter how thoroughly you test, sometimes bugs fall will through the cracks. This is why it's useful to debug Javascript code in production, and that's when source maps come in handy.

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Categories: Java, Media

The State of the 'Internet of Things' By @MadGreek65 | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:15
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold. Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. An expert in cloud security, he is the author of “Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)” from Wiley Publishing.

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