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Oracle Big Data SQL Connects Various Data Sets for Analysis

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:32
This can run a single SQL query on Oracle's own 12C database at the same time as in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.
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Google is Hiring Hackers for Project Zero

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:15
The company is looking for developers and security experts who can spot vulnerabilities in popular software.
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Apple, IBM Partner on Enterprise Mobility

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:05
The two heavyweights are working together on mobile development and hardware sales to enterprise customers.
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IT Leaders Make Do With Modest Budget Increases

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:00
Developers and architects remain the only positions to place consistently in the top five most difficult positions to fill in the first half of 2014.
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O'Reilly Media Named “Media Sponsor” of Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that O'Reilly Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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Psst – the Cloud Is Easy

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:00
What inspired this piece is “Complicating the Cloud,” a recent, insightful article by industry guru Jeff Kaplan. Kaplan makes a number of trenchant points, many of them coalescing around the idea that the vendor community has a vested interest in complexity. That meshes with my belief that it really is easy to get into the cloud -- if the decision makers don't allow the vendors to make it difficult. Here's what Kaplan has to say: "I have to admit that the cloud industry is doing a great job of making it increasingly difficult for... corporate decision makers to feel confident about making the move," he writes. "The initial success of the cloud movement has created a series of problems. First, there's the proliferation of players... some of whom rebrand or ‘cloud-wash' legacy systems for this new market... [They want to] join the ‘cloud rush,' [by] adding more solutions to their portfolios..." And these tendencies, as he sees them, have made migration to the cloud needlessly convoluted.

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Electronic Prescriptions Surge in Most States

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:30
The growth of e-prescribing has corresponded with a thirteen-fold increase in the growth of new and renewal prescriptions sent electronically.
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Smartphones, Tablets Lead Consumer Electronics Market Growth

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:00
Unit sales of tablets are projected to reach 80.4 million this year, a four percent increase from 77.4 million in 2013, the CEA report found.
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Intel Grows PC, Data Center Businesses, but Mobile Falls

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:15
Intel executives expect the momentum in the PC market to continue through at least the rest of the year.
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Real Meaning of Nadella's Wordy Memo Was Lurking Between the Lines

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:19
NEWS ANALYSIS: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's 3,000-word memo to employes could have used a sharp-eyed editor. But the meaning came through. Big changes are coming.
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Researchers Explore Passwords' Perils and Proper Use

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:15
NEWS ANALYSIS: Although researchers find that password manager technology is at risk of exploitation, that doesn't mean that passwords should be abolished.
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IBM, Apple Join Hands as Unlikely Enterprise Partners

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:09
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple also has been trying to move into the enterprise for a long time, a place IBM has owned for more than 60 years.
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Microsoft Banks On Wind to Power Chicago Data Center

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:45
Windy City, indeed. A new wind farm deal will provide "more than enough" clean, renewable energy to Microsoft's cloud data center in the region.
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Daily Tech Briefing: July 15, 2014

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:40
Samsung Galaxy apps nudge out Google App Store; Apple addresses China's CCTV security allegations; Raspberry Pi Model B+ mini-computer comes with more USB ports; and more.
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Aorato Uncovers Critical Microsoft Active Directory Vulnerability

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:59
Microsoft claims the issue is well-known and has already provided information on how to limit the risk.
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Working on the Java Tutorial, Second Edition

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:57
In 2011 Wiley (Wrox) published my book “Java Programming. 24-Hour Trainer“. To be honest, I don’t like the title because it misleads people as if this book promises that the reader can learn Java within 24 hours. But creators of this series (many titles were published under this umbrella) meant to say that this book was like your personal instructor; 24 hours a day. Whatever. It’s not my call. But earlier this year I got a call from the publisher stating that they’re happy with the book sale numbers and want me to update the book and release the second edition reflecting the latest changes in the Java Language. I agreed because with the latest release Java became more interesting than ever. The magnitude of changes to the Java 8 language and APIs can be compared with Java 5 that was released back in 2004. It’s exciting to program in Java again.

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Microsoft, Box Offer Unlimited Storage for Office 365 Users

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:43
Common business customers now will get unlimited cloud storage for the price of subscribing to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud service.
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Microsoft's Year-Old CityNext Lines Up New Partners

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:30
One year into the company's connected cities initiative, Microsoft has lined up hundreds of partners to help modernize the world's growing metropolises.
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Google Search Alerts Mobile Users to Badly Coded Sites

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:00
Mobile users will get messages from Google explaining why Websites don't easily appear on their devices. Google hopes businesses will fix their code.
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Novartis Looks to 'Transform Eye Care' With Google's Smart Lenses

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:53
The work by the drug company will build on Google's experimental contact lenses that use sensors to help monitor glucose levels for diabetes patients.
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