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Podcast: IBM's Sandy Carter Gets Social

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:30
"Companies that don't leverage social will e extinct before long," noted Sandy Carter, IBM's General Manager of Ecosystem Development and Social Media Evangelist. Sandy recently spoke to me about social media, the cloud, and all that it entails for Big Blue. She outlined an ecosystem of traditional partners and "influencers," a diverse group that includes customers, academia, agencies, as well as technology partners. "The cloud has really changed the game," she said. 'It's really opened the door for these new types of partners." Listen to what else she had to say in our exclusive podcast: http://tinyurl.com/k5blgva Contact Me on Twitter

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Just Hibernate

O'Reilly News: Java - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:38

If you’re looking for a short, sweet, and simple introduction (or reintroduction) to Hibernate, this is the book you want. Through clear real-world examples, you’ll learn Hibernate and object-relational mapping from the ground up, starting with the basics. Then you’ll dive into the framework’s moving parts to understand how they work in action.

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NetBeans Community Approves NetBeans IDE 8.0 for Release

NetBeans Highlights - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:40
We are pleased to announce the results of the NetBeans IDE 8.0 Community Acceptance Survey that ended March 11th: 93% of 133 respondents agree that NetBeans IDE 8.0 Release Candidate is stable enough to be shipped! A few respondents pointed out several serious issues. We evaluated them all not to overlook some important problem. We have noticed an increased satisfaction with Java Editor (+6%) since NetBeans IDE 7.4 and 0% dissatisfaction with Java SE 8 support, JavaScript Editor and C/C++ support. Check it out yourselves! Overall, this is a good news for the NetBeans IDE 8.0 from the community, and we thank all who provided this valuable feedback!
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In-Memory Database vs. In-Memory Data Grid

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 20:00
I'll explain the difference between two major categories in in-memory computing: In-Memory Database and In-Memory Data Grid. A few months ago, I spoke at the conference where I explained the difference between caching and an in-memory data grid. Today, having realized that many people are also looking to better understand the difference between two major categories in in-memory computing: In-Memory Database and In-Memory Data Grid, I am sharing the succinct version of my thinking on this topic - thanks to a recent analyst call that helped to put everything in place

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Getting Started with Apache Spark

DevX: Latest Java Articles - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 16:55
Learn more about Apache Spark and the various aspects of this framework.
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An API Strategy Is a Business Strategy

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:45
It used to be that only application developers knew what APIs were, but things have changed to the point where there are entire conferences dedicated to APIs, websites track them, and people can make a living from doing API reviews. CEOs tout their own APIs in keynote speeches, and CMOs allocate budget to API development. The fact is, however, that what an API is and does hasn't changed. Functionally, APIs were created to expose data to, and across, applications. Originally based on SOAP/XML endpoints, they evolved into Web-based services that enabled ecommerce, data and communication transactions. Before long, it became clear that there isn't much one can do online unless it involved an API.

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Create IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator-compatible images for Windows

Creating images you can deploy through IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator requires knowledge of the operating system, the hypervisor on which the images are going to be deployed, and the corresponding hypervisor manager. Learn how to easily and smoothly prepare a SmartCloud Orchestrator-compatible image for Windows.
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Using Tools to Create Mobile Apps Quickly

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:00
Perfecto Mobile is using a variety of cloud-based testing tools to help its developers rapidly create the best mobile apps for both enterprises and commercial deployment. We have surely entered a golden age of mobile apps development, not just for app stores wares, but across all kinds of enterprise and productivity applications. The notion of mobile-first has altered the development landscape so much that the very notion of software development writ large will never be the same.

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CodeFutures’ Cory Isaacson to Preview His Newest Book at Cloud Expo

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:45
Isaacson will give a brief preview of his upcoming book and answer questions regarding why we have been looking at databases all wrong. Cory Isaacson is the CEO and CTO of CodeFutures, a provider of agile Big Data technologies. He has been actively involved in leading information technologies for more than 20 years. He has focused on efficiently addressing development and deployment challenges of emerging technologies such as SOA, virtualization and commoditization of resources to support real-world business applications. Cory’s expertise with high performance transactional applications has helped leading IT organizations respond to business needs for higher volumes while still managing cost pressures. Most recently, Cory has been an active evangelist on the need for using concurrent processing and scalable database techniques in order to improve application performance on multi-core architectures. Cory is responsible for the corporate strategy at CodeFutures.

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OpenStack and the Industry Shift with Open Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:00
As open technologies continue to make a bigger splash in the industry, the growth with OpenStack is showing the shift toward a new way to manage and consume IT resources. In the public and private cloud ecosystems, OpenStack has an opportunity to bring existing organizations into a standardized platform, plus many new customers are making moves to embrace OpenStack and open platforms in their IT portfolio. What does OpenStack mean to today's companies, systems integrators, and to administrators? In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Eric Wright, Systems Architect at Pluralsight, to discuss how making the move toward OpenStack and increasing knowledge and feature usage in OpenStack is going to be a key factor in the success in adopting this exciting platform.

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Redefining the Enterprise OS: A Red Hat Virtual Event

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 22:00
Hear from Red Hat leaders and industry experts on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 11am and see how Red Hat Enterprise Linux continues to deliver unmatched customer value, increased efficiency, and true strategic advantage for global customers across every industry. Attendees will learn more about how Red Hat Enterprise Linux has: Transformed the IT industry. Redefined the server operating system. Enabled unparalleled choice for customers. Created the foundation for cloud computing. The event is open and complimentary for all Red Hat customers, partners, contributors, and any open source enthusiasts.

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DevOps Summit Power Panel | Is DevOps Really Changing How IT Is Working?

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 17:00
While there are many ways to define DevOps, the goal of the concept is to be able to deliver IT solutions faster, leveraging several technology tools to add value for business. Cloud companies have demonstrated how they can manage massive pools of IT infrastructure, giving the developer a very flexible resource pool that they can leverage and IT is eager to do the same. In this Power Panel at 2nd DevOps Summit moderated by Cloud Expo Tech Chair Larry Carvalho, Bernard Golden, VP, Strategy at ActiveState; Andi Mann, VP of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies; John Willis, VP of Customer Enablement at Stateless Networks; Randy Bias, Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudscaling; and Vasu Sankhavaram, Chief Strategist of DevOps and Cross Portfolio Architecture Alignment within HP Software, will discuss this movement that is delivering frictionless IT to the enterprise.

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NAB: Using APM in App Development to Improve Transaction Response Time

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 16:00
Users are becoming increasingly impatient with new apps that don’t work. Often, you get one shot to get it right. But, new applications are being rolled out all the time and being accessed from all sorts of devices. Operations need to provide developers with real-world production data to help them identify performance issues before applications go into production. This Application Lifecycle Optimization (or DevOps) is key for businesses to reduce the risk of faulty application rollouts. In their session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Aruna Ravichandran, VP at CA Technologies, and Peter Tsatsaronis, Delivery Manager, NextGen Online Channels at NAB, will discuss how National Australia Bank (NAB) uses Application Performance Management (APM) from CA Technologies to create an exact replica of load and performance data from production to help developers improve new and enhanced application quality. Business transaction context from the real world allows quick testing of critical processes and provides key performance indicators to line of business owners. See how NAB has lowered their transaction response time by 75%, improved developer code efficiency, and even found issues they didn’t know they had, which were all discovered in performance testing, by implementing CA APM.

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E-Signature Integration Workshop

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 16:00
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 webinar is for you. Mauro Franco, Business Analyst, will demonstrate how to use e-SignLive’s REST API and SDKs to enable end-to-end electronic business processes.

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Unlocking Business Value with Cloud Hosted Desktops

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 20:00
As businesses look to unlock greater value out of their existing IT investments, they are increasingly re-evaluating their overall desktop strategy. A greater mobile workforce shifting usage models like BYOD and legacy infrastructure refresh cycles are all acting as catalysts in fueling a shift to a hosted, cloud-based model across the entire IT infrastructure, including the end-user computing side. Increasingly, IT leaders everywhere are seeking high performing, secure, and cost-effective alternatives to traditional desktops – one that minimizes large capital investments and allows them to shift scarce resources into supporting the needs of the business. The groundswell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices, and tighter IT budgets all point to the need to reevaluate desktop strategies. By moving virtual desktops to the cloud, instead of an internally deployed and managed data center, companies can realize all the promised benefits of virtual desktops – centralized management, improved data security and simplified deployment – without the exorbitant cost, limitations or hassles of VDI.

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Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5

O'Reilly News: Java - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 17:39

Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open-source technologies and web standards, even if you only have basic HTML knowledge. With this popular hands-on guide, you’ll tackle dynamic web programming with the help of today’s core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5.

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The Cloud Goes to Washington: Does It Matter Where Your Data Is?

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 15:45
Has Washington finally caught on to the cloud? As a "borderless technology," cloud computing is subject to the laws and regulations of many different countries – some more than others. The American legal and regulatory system has recently been paying more attention to cloud computing, so as a result new laws and regulatory regimes may be on the horizon. In order to make good business decisions, it is important to understand where the legal and regulatory environment is headed and how possible changes might affect cloud computing deployment, adoption, and usage. What is the Supreme Court case The American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo really about and how is it related to cloud computing? What exactly is the FCC doing about Net Neutrality and should the cloud computing industry and enterprises that use cloud be concerned? What new measures are law makers taking to address privacy and security concerns in the cloud? What other cloud-related issues are the executive and legislative branch concerned about?

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Tau Institute to Exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo NY & Silicon Valley

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tau Institute, the leader in global ICT/IoT research, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 2nd International @ThingsExpo,which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Tau Institute is devoted to providing unique insights into the ICT environments and dynamics of the nations of the world, with the goal of helping to improve these infrastructures and the societies in which they function.

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The Agile Enterprise Private Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 15:00
Business differentiation depends upon the efficient development, deployment and management of new applications. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Ruslan Synytsky, CTO of Jelastic, will describe and demonstrate how an enterprise can utilize a private cloud to deliver a scalable, highly available and self-managed platform for DevOps, architects and developers, while retaining control of the IT infrastructure.

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Happiness Is… a Handhold on Hadoop

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
As we know, the subject of Big Data and the ‘space race’ to produce software application development functions that will enable us to extract insight and (therefore) value from the Big Data mountain remains one of the most discussed issues in information technology today. Increasingly prevalent and popular, if not quite as ‘predominant’ as some would have us believe, in this arena is Apache Hadoop. This software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models.

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