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Would You Make a Good Performance Tester? By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:00
There are two types of kids in this world: the ones who spend hours meticulously building towers out of Legos, and the ones who delight in seeing how quickly they can make it all come crashing down. Which one were you? If you answered the latter, you’d probably make a good performance tester. Performance testers revel in finding flaws in perfectly written code. They're big kids who love to see things crash and explode. Fortunately for the rest of us, however, they use their powers for good. Without performance testers, we wouldn't be able to strengthen our code and plan ahead for failures. This natural curiosity about what makes things work - or not work - is vital.

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Categories: Java, Media

Internet of Things Success By @XivelyIOT | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:00
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, demonstrated how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.

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Software-Defined Operations By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 08:15
We explore how retailer Columbia Sportswear has made great strides in improving their business results through modernized IT, and where they expect to go next with their software-defined strategy. To learn more about the new wave of IT, we sat down with Suzan Pickett, Manager of Global Infrastructure Services at Columbia Sportswear in Portland, Oregon; Tim Melvin, Director of Global Technology Infrastructure at Columbia, and Carlos Tronco, Lead Systems Engineer at Columbia Sportswear. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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NOC, NOC… Who’s There? By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 07:30

In part one of this series, our COO tackles the history and purpose of the NOC. A NOC, for those who don’t know, stands for Network Operations Center and, quite simply, is how large organizations with complex systems monitor them. Early versions of the NOC came about in the early 1960’s when there was a need for humans to actively take part in noticing, and fixing, complex errors. An early NOC was opened by AT&T in New York to display switch and route information, in…
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Locking Down Data with @Vormetric’s Derek @Tumulak | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 05:15
"Vormetric is a data security company. We secure information at rest and our customers are some of the largest organizations in the world. The threats that are coming around today are either from state-sponsored activities and organized crime, and the intent is to steal information," explained Derek Tumulak, Vice President of Product Management at Vormetric, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Huawei, DataCore Join Forces for Hyper-Converged System

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 01:24
The server/storage systems may use preinstalled Microsoft or VMware hypervisors and be optimized to support Hyper-V workloads in addition to VMware projects.
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EU Lawmaker Wants Closer Scrutiny of Google's Business Practices

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 01:13
The leaked Federal Trade Commission report is a confirmation that the European Union's fears are not misplaced, a member of European Parliament said.
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WSM's DevOps Specialty Practice | @DevOpsSummit @WSMIntl [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 00:00
WSM International is launching a DevOps services division that offers assessment, consulting and implementation to large enterprises and organizations with complex infrastructures. This is the first independent services company to create a dedicated practice to help organizations looking to transition to the DevOps model. The concept of DevOps is to blend information technology (IT) software development with operations to optimize the computing infrastructure according to the specific needs of the organization. According to a recent press release (www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2999017) from Gartner, "By 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25 percent of Global 2000 organizations."

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Categories: Java, Media

Redefining the Data Center By @Automic | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 00:00
Infrastructure service cloud technology is proving as popular as flowers in the Spring. Recent research reveals that the Global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Market will post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42.9% from 2015-2019. Indeed, many believe the shift induced by IaaS is so seismic it can be compared to the introduction of an independent power grid, which led to the detachment of power production from its location of use and replaced co-located power generators with central power plants.

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Using Application Monitoring Data By @Dynatrace | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:45
Dynatrace collects a wealth of monitoring data on applications and one of the great aspects is that it also provides interfaces allowing external applications to use this information. An example we’ve just recently seen in a blog post showed how you can use Dynatrace data to monitor your entire application landscape across a server farm. However, potential usage scenarios are not limited to simplify the monitoring of existing applications, and one of our technology partners, the Performance Management Group (PMG) of fortiss GmbH, has developed a solution that uses Dynatrace data to build performance models.

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Embracing SaaS with @Bitium CEO @ScottKriz | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:30
"We help companies that are using a lot of Software as a Service. We help companies manage and gain visibility into what people are using inside the company and decide to secure them or use standards to lock down or to embrace the adoption of SaaS inside the company," explained Scott Kriz, Co-founder and CEO of Bitium, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Qualys Expands Its SSL/TLS Security Scanning Service

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:30
Qualys enhanced its SSL/TLS scanning technology with a new API and an open-source tool to enable organizations to validate their security.
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Microsoft Translator Now 'Speaks' 50 Languages

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:25
The addition of three languages—Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian—helps Microsoft's translation technology reach a major milestone.
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Sonus WebRTC Solution for Cloud @SonusNet | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #WebRTC]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:00
Sonus Networks introduced the Sonus WebRTC Services Solution, a virtualized Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) offer, purpose-built for the Cloud. The WebRTC Services Solution provides signaling from WebRTC-to-WebRTC applications and interworking from WebRTC-to-Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), delivering advanced real-time communications capabilities on mobile applications and on websites, which are accessible via a browser.

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Frost & Sullivan Award Goes to @BroadSoftNews | @ThingsExpo [#WebRTC]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:45
BroadSoft on Tuesday announced that it is a recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award in the Hosted/Cloud Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony market for Latin America. According to Frost & Sullivan market research, the Latin America (LATAM) hosted/cloud Internet Protocol (IP) telephony market, including integrated unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) applications, is currently experiencing a rapid growth trajectory and is expected to exhibit a tenfold rise in annual revenues in the 2013-2020 period. With more than 600 cloud deployments internationally, BroadSoft was recognized as a pioneer in delivering hosted communications solutions in LATAM and across the globe, and as being strongly positioned to enable LATAM service providers to capitalize on this market opportunity.

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BI Provider Birst Banks $65 Million in VC Investment

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:44
Birst will use the new funding to strengthen its international presence, drive sales and marketing and invest in improved products, CEO Jay Larson said.
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Daily Video: Microsoft Applies Tech to Preserve Ethnic Languages

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:20
This eWEEK daily video focuses on Microsoft's effort to use its translation technology to help people around the world preserve and continue to speak their ethnic languages.
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Moving to Recurring Revenue Models @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:15
Implementing a recurring revenue business model guarantees stable, predictable income and a high customer lifetime value (CLV). It’s no surprise, then, that nearly half of U.S. businesses have either adopted or are planning to adopt recurring revenue models. Recurring revenue is a disruptive trend that empowers companies to grow revenue, gain the competitive advantage, and increase market share across all industries, from healthcare to entertainment to retail. Some estimates place the total market value of the opportunity for recurring revenue business at $500 billion or more.

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IBM Invests in Modernizing Medicine for Watson

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:00
IBM's investment in cloud-based medical systems provider Modernizing Medicine is aimed at accelerating Watson adoption in health care.
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Application Analytics By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit [#APM #DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:00
In my last blog post, I made a case for the powerful combo of APM and Analytics that you shouldn’t miss out on. Today, I’m going to explain what I mean by that with an example on how you can build better apps and write better code leveraging this powerful combination. There is a common misperception that the only way a developer can write better code is by running profilers and by painstakingly collecting every call graph of their application to learn how its code is actually behaving. Cutting edge developers have started using application performance management (APM) to understand code performance and identify bottlenecks. The problem with both these approaches is that this often results into testing just the happy-path of your code. Negative or failure testing will catch exception scenarios but that is rarely coupled with stress testing scenarios. Rarely do testers test combine the two (negative and stress) to uncover scenarios that develop over time with cumulative or sequential failures.

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