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Scott Palmer: My Five Favorite NetBeans IDE Features

NetBeans Highlights - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:24
An article series focusing on NetBeans users and their five favorite NetBeans IDE features. Scott Palmer, an Application Architect at Digital Rapids Corp.
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All New! Online User Guide for NetBeans IDE

NetBeans Highlights - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:24
A comprehensive documentation of everything you need to know about using the NetBeans IDE to develop applications.
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Getting Started with Creating a Cordova Application

NetBeans Highlights - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:24
This tutorial demonstrates how to install the software necessary to install and develop an application with Cordova.
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Pets vs. Cattle: How to Think About HW in a Web-scale IT World

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 19:00
If you want to bring the new kind of elastic cloud infrastructure revolutionized by leading public clouds or web-scale companies like FB, Google and Twitter, you have to change your thinking about a few key things: hardware, failure and scalability. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Randy Bias, Founder & CEO of Cloudscaling, will outline the key design principles and challenges involved with building these new kinds of clouds. Randy Bias is Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudscaling. His provocative views on the cloud computing disruption have made him one of the industry’s most influential voices. He has inspired organizations to embrace cloud to transform business processes and position for success in a new world where computing resources are ubiquitous, inexpensive, instantly scalable, and highly available.

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Why Intelligent VM Routing Is Critical to Your Private Cloud’s Success

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:00
Virtualized and private cloud infrastructures are all about sharing resources – compute, storage and network. Optimizing these environments comes down to the ability to properly balance capacity supply and application demand. In practical terms, this means allocating the right amount of resources and putting workloads in the right places. These decisions are critical to ensuring performance, compliance and cost control. Yet most organizations are using antiquated methods such as home-grown spreadsheets and best guesses to determine which infrastructure to host workloads on and how much capacity to allocate. Not only do these approaches hinder operational agility, but as hosting decisions become more and more complex, they are downright dangerous. The typical strategy employed to stave off risk is to over-provision infrastructure, and the thinking behind this is that having an excess of capacity on hand will ensure that enough resource is available to avoid any performance problems. This is not only expensive, but it actually doesn’t prevent key operational issues and many of the performance and compliance issues that are caused by incorrectly combining workloads.

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Who Needs a Strategic Roadmap Anyway?

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:00
It used to be called a business plan. But management-speak and a few decades of PC-fueled innovation changed that simplistic approach. Bill Gates famously entitled his first book The Road Ahead and although this didn’t officially help coin or endorse the phrase “roadmap,” it didn’t do it any harm either. Today we define a strategic technology roadmap as: … a plan and schedule designed to describe, project and plot an organization’s identifiable (and anticipated) business needs in relation to technology available today and those emerging technology platforms, devices and use cases that are still-nascent but emerging enough to be considered worthy of inclusion in the current planning phase.

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Big Data: Cloud's Killer App

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 16:00
In recent years, we have seen a reduction in marketing hype and a transition to more tangible requirements for cloud adoption. We are still very early in the adoption lifecycle, but the barriers to main stream enterprise are slowly coming down. A contributors to crashing through the wall of enterprise decision making is Big Data. More and more industries are finding out that what was the realm of Google and Facebook and be applied to many traditional business models. Whether it be the Intelligent machines and Industrial Internet promoted by GE, or a desire to understand customers after years of building online customer relationship models. This rise in demand is recognized by all the major analytics companies, but they are quickly being caught by a tsunami interest in commodity big data.

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Supporting Decision Making: The BI Sweet Spot

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 16:00
Technology is integrated into the DNA of business and of society itself. Some of the most recent entrants are cloud computing, Big Data, and mobile. By putting these technologies together, we arrive at an intersection that creates a "sweet spot" where innovation can be enhanced within your organization. In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Michael Gendron, professor of Information Systems at CCSU, will put those pieces together and give you tools to move your organization toward that sweet spot. He will provide an overview for each of the key components and an explanation of how these components support the BI Sweet Spot. The best practices discussed in this presentation represent the first-of-its-kind work in BI research that considers the inter-relationships and the combined effect of mobile, cloud and Big Data.

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DevOps and Sigma Shifts: Business Transformation Goes Gr̶eek

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:15
It’s time to play a game of connect the dots by diving into DevOps and how the big picture is really about people and processes and transformation through technology. While it’s awesome fun treating infrastructure as code, there’s a method to our madness that has the potential for greater IT and business transformation if we’re able to look at the big picture: process improvement. In her session at 2nd DevOps Summit, F5 Networks’s Lori MacVittie will dive into how you quantify improvements wrought by your all-night infrastructure hackathons and turn them into measurable proof of the awesome power of DevOps.

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Making the Internet of Things Real for Business

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:00
The physical world holds the key to unlocking unseen business opportunities that expand revenue, optimize operations and delight customers and users. What if you could turn normally hidden bits of information in your business’ physical assets into valuable insights that fuel growth and drive intelligent, automated action? By leveraging the Internet of Things, you can realize previously inaccessible value, but for many companies, understanding how to do this is a complete mystery.

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Frederick’s of Hollywood: Making a Holistic Move to the Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:00
A trendsetter in intimate women’s apparel, Frederick’s of Hollywood, needed a cloud strategy that merged stability, security and PCI compliance needs with the ability to scale up during retail busy season. In her session at 14th Cloud Expo, Malorie Lanthier, VP of Information Technology at Frederick’s of Hollywood, will discuss how migrating to the cloud enhanced the scalability, resiliency and flexibility of Frederick’s of Hollywood’s IT infrastructure while elevating the ability to address company-wide business objectives. She’ll also share her cloud evaluation process, successful practices used to make the wholesale move to the cloud and advice for organizations looking to develop and execute a holistic cloud plan quickly and effectively.

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Managing Consumer Identities in the Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:00
Cloud environments have created situations that allow users, customers, consumers, and employees to access Public, Intranet, and Extranet applications from different locations, devices, and as different personas. The focus of all the Internet and enterprise front-end applications today is to enhance the user experience. In addition, with advances in mobility and BYOD, the line between public and private becomes a deep shade of gray. At the same time, organizations are leveraging SaaS applications, such as Google Apps and DropBox, for their internal business communication and collaboration. This opens up challenges in providing a universal identity for the user, while at the same time retaining the flexibility to segregate access depending on the scenario. While cloud computing environments may offer different levels of abstraction to its users, federated identity management does not leverage these abstractions; each user must set up her identity management solution. This situation is further aggravated by the fact that no identity federation solution is able to integrate all abstraction layers (i.e., IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS). The overwhelming challenge is to manage the user’s identity effectively and in a compliant manner while retaining the richness of the user experience.

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Ambernet Technologies to Exhibit at Cloud Expo New York

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ambernet Technologies, the innovative “Cloud Management Center” 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. Ambernet Technologies is a leading global provider of cloud management software (CloudTruOps) and IT professional services to the enterprise, service provider and government markets. CloudTruOps is the industry’s first infrastructure-independent and service-aware software solution that provides a fully transactional single pane of glass for cloud service provisioning & orchestration, governance, policy, security, performance, self-service storefront, and billing/chargeback for multiple clouds. Ambernet's IT professional services provide consulting services, solutions, and support. Ambernet is a global company with headquarters in Dallas, Texas and regional offices in Toronto, Canada, and Bangalore, India.

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Off-Site Analytics: A Study of Attribution with Big Data

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 14:30
Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture, IBM Coremetrics, and most of today's state of the art Web Analytics products can only tell you the last or first touch of your customers. In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Joel Horwitz, Product Strategist and Experienced Analytics Professional at Alpine, will use advanced analytics attribution analysis and clickstream data collected from toolbars and web browsers to discover more touchpoints in the customer journey. He'll show example use cases with Hive, Hadoop, and Alpine to illustrate how this analysis was completed in less than two weeks’ time.

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Survey: Is NetBeans IDE 8.0 Ready for Release?

NetBeans Highlights - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 20:55
If you have already downloaded and tested the latest Release Candidate build, we would like to know what you think about it. Take the NetBeans IDE 8.0 Community Acceptance Survey and tell us about your experience! The survey will be opened until March 11th. Thank you in advance for participating in the survey! Jiri Kovalsky NetBeans Community Manager
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Build a data mining app using Java, Weka, and the BLU Acceleration service

BLU Acceleration provides data warehousing and analytics as a service on Codename: BlueMix. Developers can develop and deploy a heavy-duty analytic application using blazing-fast IBM BLU database technology offered in the cloud. Learn how to develop a data mining application using the Weka statistical analysis tool and leveraging the IBM BLU columnar database.
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How Are You Architecting for the Cloud – Science, Art or by Accident?

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 19:00
When was the last time you had a technology conversation that did not include the word ‘cloud’ in it? Gartner predicts that by 2016 the bulk of IT spend will be for the cloud. Gartner also believes that ‘nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017.’ Cloud technology continues to evolve at breakneck speeds and business wants to move to the cloud equally as fast. This presents significant challenges for technologists who need ensure the business doesn’t go crashing into a brick wall while moving at these speeds.

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Cloud Pulse: Wherever You Go, There You Are

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:45
There are people who take life slowly, accept it on its terms, meditate, read about meditation, and internalize books like "Wherever You Go, There You Are," a bestseller by a guy with a hyphenated name. I'm more of a Malcolm Gladwell fan -- Outliers or his newest book “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." Maybe I'm just naturally the type that will spend 10,000 hours practicing, sharpening, mastering, thinking about the advantages a startup has over leaders in the market, getting back in the game. I've been in enterprise software for 30 years and the cloud since its formation. A long time ago, I faced the fact that I don't have the basketball gene (although I do coach several boys' sports teams) and I'm pretty sure meditating will not increase my productivity as a start-up CEO. I could be wrong on the meditating part.

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Open Source IoT at Eclipse: Frameworks & Tools for IoT Developers

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:15
The Eclipse IoT community is growing community of open source projects focused on providing the building blocks for the IoT industry. The goal of the community is to provide open source implementations of important IoT standards, frameworks that implement key services for IoT applications and tools to make it easier for developers to create IoT applications. If IoT is going to achieve success and interoperability then the industry will need these basic building blocks. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ian Skerrett, Director of Marketing at the Eclipse Foundation, will introduce the Eclipse IoT open source community. He will provide a detailed introduction to the 12 different open source projects already at Eclipse, including support for IoT standards such as MQT, CoAP, One M2M and Lightweight M2M. He will also discuss how companies and individuals can use the Eclipse open source building blocks to build IoT applications.

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What Are the Top Security Concerns When Moving to the Cloud?

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:00
Cloud computing brings a myriad of benefits for any enterprise, but it is also a cause for concern in a world where, according to InformationWeek, cyber criminals are now targeting "any company where they can find data to resell, disrupt or exploit." Moving your company's sensitive data into the hands of third-party cloud providers expands and complicates the risk landscape in which you operate every day. In order to understand what concerns should be given emphasis in your cloud security strategy, you need to understand what you can't afford to lose and what can protect you.

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