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Optimize Your Cloud By @SoftLayer at @CloudExpo | @IBMcloud [#Cloud #IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 18:00
Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, discussed how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your online presence.

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Anatomy of an 'Internet of Things' Venture @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 16:00
An anatomy of startup ventures for the Internet of Things market. Like GE describes in their white paper Pushing the Boundaries of Mind and Machine, this is basically a process of innovating through more intelligent machines to reinvent workflow models. For a useful overview as to what constitutes an ‘IoT startup’, check out one example for some key characteristics: Hutgrip. Hutgrip is a SaaS solution that replaces VPNs with the Cloud and real time analytics, with the headline points being: Clear description of the business benefit the new technology will bring – Smarter automation of big cost processes will drive huge savings for many firms. Very nicely presented too.

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Poll Results: Kafka Version Distribution By @Sematext | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 15:00
The results for Apache Kafka version distribution poll are in. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote! The distribution pie chart is below, but we could summarize it as follows: It’s great to see Kafka users being so quick to migrate to the latest version of Kafka! We’re extra happy to see such quick 0.8.2 adoption because we put a lot of effort into improving Kafka metric, as well as making all 100+ Kafka metrics available via SPM Kafka 0.8.2 monitoring a few weeks ago, right after Kafka 0.8.2 was released.

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APM Technology Needs to Provide More Joy By @Nastel | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 14:00
So, I've been at my new role for about a month now and I'd like to share with you some observations that I've made with respect to the APM marketplace. In my conversations with many of the leading APM providers, I've seen some improvements in product integration, scale and in some cases, usability, since my earlier foray into this market several years ago. There is some new thinking about the need to support a broader range of users and environments. And in a few cases, some new pricing approaches are being introduced that no longer incorporate disincentives for wanting to use more of the product.

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APM Magic Quadrant By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:30
It is not an unusual situation for an Analyst to move into a end user or a vendor role, especially if the analyst came from an operational background originally. I and John Rakowski (Forrester) come from end user practitioner roles before an analyst firm, if anything we are rounding out our experiences and knowledge. We’ve seen several analysts move from Gartner, several I knew well Chris Wolf and Mark Margevicius who are at VMware and Aneel Lakhani at SignalFuse. Several have recently left Forrester as indicated in this article. Everyone knows the APM industry and IT software in general is incestuious, we’re all going to work together again. There are loads of great technology companies out there, and many more ideas to be explored and created.

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Software-Defined Storage & Hybrid Cloud By @CloudianStorage | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:30
Software Defined Storage provides many benefits for customers including agility, flexibility, faster adoption of new technology and cost effectiveness. However, for IT organizations it can be challenging and complex to build your Enterprise Grade Storage from software. In his session at Cloud Expo, Paul Turner, CMO at Cloudian, looked at the new Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) market and how it is changing the storage world. Now Software Defined Storage companies can build Enterprise grade rack-ready appliances using commodity servers and still provide all the benefits of Software Defined Storage. You too can have Enterprise Grade at 1C per GB per month.

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Red Hat Governance For DevOps | @RedHatNews @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 01:45
Red Hat has launched the Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice, a new global team of experts that will assist companies with more quickly on-ramping to the cloud. They will do this by providing solutions and services such as validated designs with reference architectures and agile methodology consulting, training, and support. The Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice is born out of the integration of technology and engineering expertise gained through the company’s 2014 acquisitions of leading Ceph storage system provider, Inktank, and cloud computing services provider, eNovance. Both companies provided the highly specialized skills, solution sets, methodologies and product expertise required to launch a truly forward-looking cloud practice capable of helping companies manage the complexities associated with the cloud.

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Continuous Delivery, Real-Time Test Analysis By @XebiaLabs | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 01:00
You have to plan your Continuous Delivery pipeline with quality in mind from the outset. The only way to effectively do that is to design tests before development really begins, to continually collect metrics, and to build a test automation architecture integrated into your Continuous Delivery pipeline. The test automation architecture defines the setup of test tools and tests throughout the pipeline and should support flexibility and adaptability to help you meet your business objectives. This test automation architecture should facilitate easy selection of just the right tests to be performed to match the flow of your software through your pipeline as it gets closer to release. From unit tests and code level security, through functional and component testing, to integration and performance testing. The further the software progresses along the pipeline, the greater the number of dependencies on other systems, data, and infrastructure components – and, the more difficult it is to harmonize these variables. Making sane selections of tests to run at each moment in the pipeline becomes more and more important in order to focus on the area of interest.

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Why Database as a Service Is Like a Stack of Pancakes | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 20:00
Life may be like a box of chocolates , but Database as a Service is like a stack of pancakes. Let us count the ways… Variety is the spice of life - The last time I looked at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) menu, there were 16 different kinds of pancakes to choose from. OpenStack Trove doesn't yet support quite that many databases, but between NoSQL and traditional relational databases, it already supports nine different database engines with more coming all the time.

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DevOps Can Learn from Enterprise By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 19:00
Many of the well-known examples of DevOps success we read in blogs on the Internet paint an idyllic picture of DevOps productivity. A team was facing a stodgy, slow-moving operations department, teams weren’t delivering software on time. Those teams moved to DevOps, became proactive about infrastructure and deployment automation, and an overnight transition to productivity ensues. People are promoted, projects are successful, and developers and system administrators dance hand-in-hand in a finale that has everyone applauding. DevOps is magic, and sometimes this is the reality for smaller projects and startups.

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10 Key Release Management Metrics By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 18:00
These are some the Key Release Management Metrics our clients use to continually tune their release management process. 1. Number of Changes pending future system releases (Backlog) 2. Number of Successful Changes within a Release 3. Number of Failed Changes in a Release (Percentage of Failed Changes) 4. Number of Outages Caused by a Release 5. Number of Incidents Caused by a Release

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From Gaming to Car Rentals By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 17:00
As a life-long gamer, I spend an inordinate amount of my time thinking about the vast sums of wealth the gaming industry has squeezed out of me over the last 25+ years. There are two main ways that game companies squeeze some extra profit from their customers in addition to selling games at retail. The first model, the “freemium” model, is well understood by anyone who likes cell phone games. Candy Crush has made millions, $2 at a time.

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Troubleshooting Infographic By @Stackify | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 16:00
Application troubleshooting survey reveals integrated tools lead to significant response time improvements Thirty-seven percent of developers rely on user notifications to identify issues, yet integrated tools reduce customer impact by 62%. See the Infographic below or download the complete report here.

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Template Caching in Angular By @Logentries | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 16:00
Log data provides the most granular view into what is happening across your systems, applications, and end users. Logs can show you where the issues are in real-time, and provide a historical trending view over time. Logs give you the whole picture. When we build a JS application, we usually start thinking about optimizing the http request, compression and, sometimes, "uglifying" the JS files.

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What It Feels Like to Take Control of Your Files | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 15:00
Over the last several weeks, we’ve examined the risks of using the public cloud in the enterprise workplace. From unauthorized file access to regulatory noncompliance, the potential scenarios vary from dire to more dire – and it’s up to decision makers to take control of their organization’s enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS) procedures. But what does it feel like to have that control? If you’re currently trying to figure out how and where users are keeping their files, regaining control may sound like a faraway fantasy.

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Am I Still a Java Developer? By @YFain | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 14:46
This morning I got the following email from a Java developer: “It seems you are doing less Java and more web development every year.” This got me thinking, and I decided to write this blog. Am I still a Java developer after 17 years of using this language? I certainly am. But in today’s world using just one programming language is almost impossible unless you’re willing to limit yourself to the server-side development. I’m not saying this is bad – it’s a huge field for never ending self-education and research. Even from the career perspective becoming an expert in a specific Java field can put bread and butter on your table for years to come. For example, Java experts specializing in performance tuning can charge several times more than a typical Java developer. Some people become experts in security or concurrent programming, which allows them to eat an omelet with truffles for breakfast daily.

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Project Management Work Analysis

DevX: Latest Java Articles - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 15:52
Explore how to best break down a project's objectives into smaller and more manageable tasks to be assigned to various team members.
Categories: Java

How to Support Agility By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:30
The challenge facing today’s project management professionals is supporting a more agile approach to software releases while managing orderly governance and production controls that are necessary. Project managers have become air traffic controllers landing more projects more frequently on more runways, and as the skies become more crowded it’s important to understand both the trends and some strategies for managing the increasingly agile enterprise.

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Free Load Balancer for DevOps From @KEMPtech | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 22:15
The free version of KEMP Technologies' LoadMaster™ application load balancer is now available for unlimited use, making it easy for IT developers and open source technology users to benefit from all the features of a full commercial-grade product at no cost. It can be downloaded at FreeLoadBalancer.com. Load balancing, security and traffic optimization are all key enablers for application performance and functionality. Without these, application services will not perform as expected or have the required resilience. During testing and development, open source and free components, including load balancers, are often used for a frictionless experience free of sales and procurement processes or the red tape that comes along with support and services contracts. However, many of these solutions have limitations that make it impossible to truly replicate the interactions that will happen in a full production infrastructure once the development team creates the iterative link for the service or application to operations in the typical DevOps model.

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CA to Present "Women in DevOps" at @DevOpsSummit New York | @StefanaMuller @CAinc [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:00
It’s been proven time and time again that in tech, diversity drives greater innovation, better team productivity and greater profits and market share. So what can we do in our DevOps teams to embrace diversity and help transform the culture of development and operations into a true “DevOps” team? In her session at DevOps Summit, Stefana Muller, Director, Product Management – Continuous Delivery at CA Technologies, will answer that question citing examples, showing how to create opportunities for diverse candidates and taking feedback from the audience on their experiences with encouraging diversity in technology roles.

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