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With or Without Net Neutrality, Business Can Deliver Fast Internet | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 20:45
The Net Neutrality fight has been all over the news this year with the latest installment on Net Neutrality coming in from T-Mobile. Private and public companies alike are tuned into to this continual saga to see how the eventual outcome will affect business and ultimately their online lives. But whether the FCC’s recent ruling on Net Neutrality stands the test of time or not, there is a new technology that will provide customers fast, reliable Internet services at much lower costs than private business lines.

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[session] The Industrial Case for IoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:30
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from disparate devices and applying data analytics ultimately, business logic to that data. Properly implemented, IoT can effectively deliver these business outcomes.

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How Technology Transformed a 21-Year-Old Car Museum

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:25
The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles just created an interactive iOS app for visitors and completed a $90 million renovation project.
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MIT's 168-Core Chip Could Bring AI to Smartphones, IoT Devices

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:20
At the ISSCC show last week, MIT researchers unveiled a chip they say will give mobile and embedded devices deep-learning capabilities.
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Updated Bing Mobile Apps Sniff Out Bargains

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:15
Microsoft's Bing apps for Android and iOS offer price-comparison tools and help users find the cheapest gas prices. Also, Bing predicts a Super Bowl winner.
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IT’s Little Secret: Too Little End-User Experience Data Use By @GKaiser | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:45
Many of us are grappling with the modern demands of digital business: developing new mobile apps, evaluating security in the face of IoT, moving to hybrid clouds, testing approaches to defining networks through software. It’s all part of the hard trend toward service-oriented IT, with a primary goal of delivering a premium end user experience (EUE) to all your users – internal, partners, and customers – with the speed, quality and agility the business demands. How do you meet these elevated expectations? As modern data centers evolve rapidly to meet these agility demands, network and application architectures are becoming increasingly complex, complicating efforts to understand service quality from infrastructure and application monitoring alone. Virtualization can obscure critical performance visibility at the same time complex service dependencies challenge even the best performance analysts and the most effective war rooms. While this may read like a recipe for disaster, within are secrets to success.

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[slides] Winning Federal Cloud Business Through FedRAMP By @AbelSussman | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:15
The Federal Government’s “Cloud First” policy mandates that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a mandatory government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Advantages for business include being able to market to many federal agencies after a single FedRAMP review following the government’s “approve once, and use often” approach.

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How to Create a High Performing API: A New Perspective for 2016 | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:45
Performance is the elusive butterfly of API development. Everybody is intrigued with its beauty, yet few know how to capture it. In the old days, the approach of many shops to ensure a performant API was to create some code and then pass it over to the wall to QA to do load testing. Later some integration testing took place. As long as the API worked and it was met some marginal performance benchmarks, things were good. This worked well when a public, HTTP based API, consumed by a wide variety of distributed devices was more the exception than the rule. However, today APIs are a big deal and they are everywhere, so much so that companies are posting very big infographics prominently in the front page of the New York Times to create even more awareness about the technology to the general public.

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Hybrid Cloud Versus Hybrid IT: What’s the Hype? By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:15
Once again, the boardroom is in a bitter battle over what edict its members will now levy on their hapless IT organization. On one hand, hybrid cloud is all the rage. Adopting this option promises all the cost savings of public cloud with the security and comfort of private cloud. This environment would not only check the box for meeting the cloud computing mandate, but also position the organization as innovative and industry-leading. Why wouldn’t a forward-leaning management team go all in with cloud?

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How Are Cloud-Based Solutions Benefiting Procurement Organizations? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:00
I sat down with Michael Rösch, COO of POOL4TOOL, to chat about cloud computing. With a lot of buzz about the impact of the cloud on business, it was a chance to get a perspective, as well as a few hints and tips, from someone who has been at the coalface of procurement cloud services for the past 15 years. Michael has been at POOL4TOOL since 2000, becoming COO in 2012, and has worked on projects with German giants like Behr, Hansgrohe, Heidelberger Printing Presses, Carl Zeiss and ThyssenKrupp Presta in that time.

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Apple to Take Broken iPhones as Trade-In for New Phones

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:20
In the past, Apple only accepted working, undamaged phones for trade-in on new iPhones. That policy is changing.
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EU, U.S. Privacy Shield Deal Greeted With Claims It's Meaningless

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:20
NEWS ANALYSIS: Many see the agreement as a way to keep data flowing smoothly between the two continents while keeping the issue of data transfer privacy away from European courts.
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Google to Start Testing Autonomous Vehicles in Washington

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:15
Kirkland, Wash., will be the next testing ground for Google's fleet of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.
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Announcing @MenAndMice to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:15
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support, the Men & Mice Suite is taking overlay dexterity one step further into the cloud through full support for Microsoft Azure DNS (January 2016) and AWS Amazon Route 53 (from 2014). Major cloud platform support allows Men & Mice Suite users free rein to extend their infrastructure into the cloud if, and when, they need it.

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Announcing @Pythian Named “Bronze Sponsor” of @CloudExpo NY | #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:15
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevOps to advance innovation and increase agility. Specializing in designing, implementing, and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue growth and business success, Pythian's highly skilled technical teams work as an integrated extension of our clients' organizations to deliver continuous transformation and uninterrupted operational excellence.

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Why Application Modularization Matters: Testing By @MassHaste | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:15
A few weeks ago my colleague PJ Hagerty wrote about driving your existing monolithic application toward a more modular design. This time around I'll dive a little bit deeper into its importance and the benefits of application modularization. One of the most important best practices in application development is testing, and more specifically automated and continuous testing. When your application is a monolith with multiple functionalities and responsibilities, automated testing becomes massively unwieldy. To illustrate this issue let's use the following illustration of conceptual (and, admittedly trivial) photo gallery web application.

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[session] Integrating the Continuous Delivery Toolchain By @Mikojava | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:00
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboarding time for new developers, and how to maximize productivity according to some of the leading companies in Silicon Valley whether in the coding, build, integration, testing or deployment phase.

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Utilities: Where Data Flows Like Water at the Speed of Light | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:15
More than a decade ago, the choices were few to address the needs of data gathering and recording. Water and wastewater utilities, for example, had to be able to use a ‘fits all’ unit with set parameters and make their systems adaptable to the technology of the day. Since then, many municipal water systems such as those in Southern Utah, have had to broaden the area from which they gather, use and reclaim water. Most growing areas are even facing the dilemma of higher demands on services while trying to stay within shrinking budgets and manpower cutbacks. This is because in the past, many viewed electronic data gathering as a ‘want’ instead of a ‘need’ until now.

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An Introduction to Python Frameworks – Part 1 By @OmedHabib | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 15:45
Python began life in the late 1980s. It was developed by Guido van Rossum at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, a math and computer science research center in Amsterdam Science Park in the Netherlands. Van Rossum continues to be an influential figure in the development and guidance of Python. In fact, members of the Python community have bestowed upon him the regal title of Benevolent Dictator for Life (BDFL). From those humble beginnings, Python has grown to become one of the most popular server-side languages on the Internet. According to W3Techs, it is used by more high-traffic sites than ColdFusion, PHP, and ASP.NET. More than 98 percent of those sites are running Python 2.0, and just over one percent are using 3.0.

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You Are Ready for Continuous Delivery, Take the Leap | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 15:45
You are standing in the wings of the stage, it’s opening night, the curtain has just been raised, you hear the “James: Knocks on door” sound effects, and all of your hard work merges into a single step as you open the fake stage door. This is how most companies feel before they endeavor to take on Continuous Delivery. It can be a scary thing. All of the white papers, webinars and case studies in the world can only take you as far as that fake stage door. You have to open it and take the leap. But it’s exciting, it’s new, it’s the reason many of us got into the technology industry in the first place: it’s change. Today I want to talk about what you are already doing right now that will make your leap into Continuous Delivery more exciting than it is scary.

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