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Video Surveillance: Configuring the Server

DevX: Latest Java Articles - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 16:09
Learn how to read the video stream you set up in the first part of this tutorial and accept it at the remote location.
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Why DevOps Needs a Friend

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 13:00
Application Performance Management (APM) has been bred with all the right elements to give us the insights we need to see the health of our applications. Similar to your most trusted watch dog, it alerts us to anomalies when events occur, providing awareness to the environment that only they can observe. As enterprises embrace the DevOps philosophy, and the coalescence of the Development and Operations continues, I foresee the conditions ripening to foster innovative methods of making application performance better and code deployments smoother. To me, the argument that system monitoring is just a “nice to have” and not really a core requirement for operational readiness dissipates quickly when a critical application goes down with no warning.

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Parasoft to Exhibit at DevOps Summit

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:45
SYS-CON Events announced today that Parasoft will exhibit at SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations define and deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating Development Testing, API testing, and service virtualization, Parasoft reduces the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software. Parasoft's enterprise and embedded development solutions are the industry's most comprehensive – including static analysis, unit testing with requirements traceability, functional and load testing, dev/test environment management, and more. The majority of Fortune 500 companies rely on Parasoft in order to produce top-quality software consistently and efficiently.

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Paul Garcia: My Five Favorite NetBeans IDE Features

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 17:34
An article series focusing on NetBeans users and their five favorite NetBeans IDE features. Paul Garcia, a student and senior MEAN stack developer in New York.
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5 Features You Will Love About NetBeans - A Java IDE

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 17:34
Steve Nellon from Mindfire Solutions, a Java web development outfit, writes about features in NetBeans IDE that developers around the world use and love.
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Toll Gates, Pot Holes, Grid Lock – Roadblocks to DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:00
In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Vasu Sankhavaram, Chief Strategist of DevOps and Cross Portfolio Architecture Alignment at HP Software, will discuss strategic and tactical challenges for DevOps adoption – how to get buy-in for and implement DevOps. Vasu Sankhavaram is Chief Strategist of DevOps and Cross Portfolio Architecture Alignment within HP Software. He has been working in the area of DevOps and Continuous Delivery since 2009.

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Misconceptions Around App Testing in the Private Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:00
The private cloud is misunderstood. At this stage, vendors can be forgiven for not having a firm idea of what the private cloud is and how it can uniquely improve their processes. Too many service providers have branded legacy technologies as "cloud-based," warping buyers' expectations about what a private cloud actually is and should do. In some cases, what developers and testers get with these cloud-washed solutions are nothing more than heavily virtualized environments that offer little or none of the scalability, automation, self-service, and on-demand provisioning associated with cloud computing at-large. As a result, organizations may think of the private cloud as simply a slight update to their internal IT systems, a fresh coat of paint on the same aging infrastructure that they have been looking to leave behind as new dynamic applications become more central to their businesses. They want a cloud platform that can enable more agile software lifecycles, with streamlined testing and abundant resources for developers, but these misconceptions may lead them to conclude that the public cloud is the only way to achieve these goals and facilitate quicker time-to-market, as well as higher programmer productivity.

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MangoApps to Exhibit at Cloud Expo New York

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps, the unified collaboration company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. MangoApps provides private all-in-one social collaboration networks allowing workers to securely collaborate from anywhere in the world and from any device. Social, mobile, and easy to use. MangoApps has been named a "Market Leader" by Ovum Research and a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner. 10,000+ business customers worldwide.

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How to Integrate e-Signatures into Your Cloud Applications

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00
Electronic signatures are an important component of any web application. They make it possible to keep business processes online even when a signature is required on a contract, form or application. If you are interested in learning how to quickly integrate e-signatures into your cloud applications, this session is for you. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Mauro Franco, Senior Sales Engineer at Silanis Technology, will demonstrate how to use e-SignLive’s REST API and SDKs to enable end-to-end electronic business processes.

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Fanning the Flames of Agile

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 15:00
Knowledge creation is a major source of value creation. And great companies –and their employees – know that continuous learning is a key to generating knowledge, and thus value. The agile mindset, particularly in development, is gaining popularity, with credit to a suite of powerful ideas and practices commonly known as the agile methodology – defined by Wikipedia as “software development methods based on iterative and incremental development.” In February 2001, a group of 17 software developers wrote the Agile Manifesto, the Magna Carta of the agile movement. At just 68 words, it was elegant, but at that point just words on paper. Early attempts to apply it came by adapting existing techniques such as lean manufacturing (adapted from Toyota’s methodologies), Crystal, Scrum and XP (Extreme Programming). Admittedly, we were still learning. Buying into “agile” signaled your ideals were more lofty than grounded. Agile supporters were revolutionary, but agile was not.

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Setting the Bar for Agile Architecture

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 14:45
The Agile Architecture bar is set. Vendors should know what their products must do. Architects have some insight into the patterns they must follow. And business stakeholders can finally rest assured that at least it’s possible to achieve technology-enabled business agility. True, it’s difficult. Many of the pieces are only just now falling into place. Levels of maturity are low across the board. But we’re on our way.

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The Nature of the Internet of Things

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:00
Mr. George Romas is the Technical Director of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us again today, George. It's been roughly one year since our first meeting when we spoke about building security in, continuous monitoring, and the process that HP undertakes to develop and deliver the right cybersecurity solutions to HP customers. But, one year feels like a decade in the IT space - so much has happened. Today we'd like to discuss with you the topic of IoT (the Internet of Things). We read with great interest your recent blog on this subject. If you don't mind, can you please share with us your primer on IoT?

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Big Data Competency

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:00
In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Tony Shan, a Chief Architect and Big Data consultant, will discuss the drivers, concept, means, and buildout of Big Data competency. He will start with why – the current resource deficit and the imperatives for new skillsets in the Big Data space. Then he will define the concept of Big Data Competency as the core skills required in the implementations of Big Data initiatives. Further, Shan will specify various roles that have different responsibilities in the Big Data project management. The desired skillsets are formulated for all these new and expanded roles. Moreover, we map the roles to the end-to-end Big Data lifecycle model to illustrate the key tasks and deliverables they are accountable for.

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Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 18:00
The cloud opens up new possibilities for businesses to continuously deliver software-driven innovation and enables new ways of collaboration. At 14th Cloud Expo, IBM, SoftLayer, an IBM Company, and Cloudant, an IBM Company, offer numerous sessions that cover many aspects of cloud and Big Data from how to leverage a cloud architecture, make Big Data cost effective, to 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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Field Notes from Expeditions in the Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 17:00
In his General Session at 14th Cloud Expo, Matt Wood, GM of Data Science at Amazon Web Services, will discuss some observations, themes and stories gathered from over eight years of providing cloud computing services to customers. He'll discuss expeditions companies have made to the cloud, along with the business drivers, outcomes and technical requirements of delivering large scale, utility computing for any workload, within any organization. Matt Wood leads scientific and technical computing at Amazon Web Services in Seattle, Washington, where he drives programs around high performance computing, data-intensive science and big data.

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What Is Optimization Anyway?

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 16:00
Good optimization best practice can help a CIO to lower operating costs, increase asset utilization and employee productivity Somewhere back in the mid-nineties we started talking about optimization (or optimisation if you prefer) as if it were some part of the de facto terminology that we use to create and describe the wider IT establishment and the architectural constructs it is composed of.

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[Case Study] API Testing and Service Virtualization Reduce Testing Time 20x

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 16:00
A global asset management company needed to accelerate testing for parallel and Agile development. Learn how service virtualization and API test automation resulted in a 20X reduction in testing time. Ignis Asset Management is a global asset management company, headquartered in London, with over $100 billion (USD) in assets under management. Ignis recently embarked on a large project aimed at outsourcing the back office as well as implementing the architecture and applications required to support the outsourcing model.

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Plug into the Cloud: Your Blueprint to Database as a Service

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 15:00
Enterprise IT is under increasing pressure to deliver better services to the business faster, at lower cost, and with higher quality of service. Now, there’s a new page in the CIO playbook – delivering enterprise Database as a Service. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, David Swanger, Senior Director of Oracle Database Product Marketing at Oracle, will discuss how a Database as a Service (DBaaS) solution delivers on a broad range of requirements including simplified database consolidation and,self-service provisioning. He'll discuss how Oracle’s new multitenant architecture provides a superior enterprise database platform with new levels of flexibility, resiliency, and efficiency.

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Web Service Monitoring 101: Identifying Bad Deployments

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 18:00
Have you ever deployed a change to production and thought “All went well – Systems are operating as expected!” but then you had to deal with users complaining that they keep running into errors? We recently moved some of our systems between two of our data centers – even moving some components to the public cloud. Everything was prepared well, system monitoring was set up and everyone gave the thumbs up to execute the move. Immediately following, our Operations dashboards continued to show green. Soon thereafter I received a complaint from a colleague who reported that he couldn’t use one of the migrated services (our free dynaTrace AJAX Edition) anymore as the authentication web service seemed to fail. The questions we asked ourselves were:

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High Tempo, High Consequences

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:45
We live in a time when seconds – even milliseconds – can have a dramatic economic impact on your company’s future. With technology being the primary conduit for consumer interaction, the user experience is at center stage. User experience will be a deciding factor in separating the future winners from the losers. By building more speed and agility into the application delivery process, DevOps promises great rewards. However, with this promise, also come significant ramifications for failure.

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