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An Apple Buyout of Sony Is a Bad Idea: 10 Reasons Why

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 16:45
Rumors have circulated for years suggesting Apple was interested in acquiring Sony. Here's why Apple is better off not making such an acquisition.
Categories: Media

In Defense of Mobile Platforms

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 16:45
Over the last six months I met with a wide range of customers and prospects in order to understand how they understand enterprise mobility, and especially to learn whether they see it as a business opportunity or just another piece of technology. It's no secret that the past few years have seen a debate between two paradigms: whether to write specific code for different devices, or to take a wider approach. The rapid advances in mobile technology have led to a world where there is no single accepted approach, but history looks to be repeating itself from the desktop world, and I believe that application development platforms are the way forward.

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Categories: Java, Media

ERP and Billing Systems that Stall Innovation and Growth | Part 1

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 16:00
The world of enterprise applications, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and billing, can seem boring to people who are more interested in what is going on at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter, or the latest iPhone or Android application. In the late 1990s when ERP systems first came on the scene, there was plenty of drama and hype. The vendor marketing bravado and cut-throat competition, failed multi-million dollar projects, implementations spanning years and massive cost overruns are still fresh in the minds of many. Who can forget the legendary “moon” on the high seas between SAP’s Hasso Plattner and Larry Ellison’s Oracle boat? The infamous rivalry and competition between Oracle and SAP continues into this century with a battleground that now spans ERP and also databases. Meanwhile, in the late 2000s, certain venture capitalists (VCs) could not get enough of social media startups focused on consumers or cloud companies focused on Internet merchants. Many of the best minds of the generation were worried about how to make people click ads.

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Categories: Java, Media

Python Tools for Visual Studio Gets an Update

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:29
The beta release is available under an open source license.
Categories: Media

Dell Software Releases AppAssure 5.4 Data Backup Platform

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:00
AppAssure 5.4 features a slew upgrades designed to improve replication, optimize performance and reporting, and broaden platform support.
Categories: Media

Wearable Device Market to Top 19 Million Units in 2014

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:30
The wearables market took a huge step forward over the past year and shipment volumes will exceed 19 million units in 2014, according to IDC.
Categories: Media

DDOS Mitigation Service and Layered Security

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:15
Chief Security Officers (CSO), CIOs and IT Directors are all concerned with providing a secure environment from which their business can innovate and customers can safely consume without the fear of Distributed Denial of Service attacks. To be successful in today's hyper-connected world, the enterprise needs to leverage the capabilities of the web and be ready to innovate without fear of DDoS attacks, concerns about application security and other threats. Organizations face great risk from increasingly frequent and sophisticated attempts to render web properties unavailable, and steal intellectual property or personally identifiable information. Layered security best practices extend security beyond the data center, delivering DDoS protection and maintaining site performance in the face of fast-changing threats.

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Categories: Java, Media

Gamification Can Reap Digital Business Benefits

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:00
Gamification has tremendous potential, but right now most organizations aren't getting it right, a Gartner report found.
Categories: Media

Increase Test Efficiency with Parametrization

Intland Blog - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:50
In advanced Test Management solutions, parametrized testing supports the re-use of test cases and the importing or defining of test parameters for test runs with many different parameters. Parameters are attributes with different values that describe the live environment. Without
Categories: Vendor

eWEEK Launches New Research Center Document Archive

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:15
The eWEEK Research Center is a new repository of gated assets, categorized as either client-sponsored or editorially produced content.
Categories: Media

Create a business intelligence and analytics service in Ruby with BLU Acceleration on BlueMix

IBM - DB2 and Informix Articles - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 05:00
The BLU Acceleration Service available in IBM Codename: BlueMix provides a powerful, easy-to-use, and agile platform for business intelligence and analytics. It is an enterprise-class managed service that is powered by the in-memory optimized, column-organized BLU Acceleration data warehouse technology. This article demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate the BLU Acceleration service into your application so that you can focus on your application.
Categories: Database

Microsoft Updates Python Tools for Visual Studio

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:50
Microsoft has delivered an update to its Python Tools for Visual Studio that brings support for new web frameworks and more.
Categories: Media

BlackBerry Experience Event Focuses on Real Customer Needs

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:30
BlackBerry is listening to customers, getting closer to them than ever, and is primed for cross-platform support, executives said at a New York event.
Categories: Media

Pivotal Launches Spring Boot 1.0

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:05
The rapid application development framework speeds the development of Java-based Web applications.
Categories: Media

EU Privacy Watchdogs Approve Microsoft Azure

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:59
Microsoft's enterprise cloud computing service is the first to obtain blanket approval from European regulators.
Categories: Media

BUMI to Exhibit at Cloud Expo New York

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:45
SYS-CON Events announced today that BUMI, a premium managed service provider specializing in data backup and recovery, 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. Manhattan-based BUMI (Backup My Info!) is a premium managed service provider specializing in data backup and recovery. Founded in 2002, the company’s Here, There and Everywhere data backup and recovery solutions are utilized by more than 500 businesses. BUMI clients include professional service organizations such as banking, financial, insurance, accounting, hedge funds and law firms. The company is known for its relentless passion for customer service and support, and has won numerous awards, including Customer Service Provider of the Year and 10 Best Companies to Work For.

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Categories: Java, Media

SourceForge response to Heartbleed

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:35

Hello,

A vulnerability is something susceptible to attack (regardless of whether attack actually occurs using that weakness), and a compromise is something that has been successfully attacked.

Sites and services across the internet have been impacted by a recent vulnerability in OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0160, known as “Heartbleed”. More information on this vulnerability may be found at http://heartbleed.com

Upon disclosure of this vulnerability, SourceForge’s operations team expeditiously reviewed all of our services and confirmed that the only vulnerable service was SourceForge’s Subversion over HTTPS on Allura (svn.code.sourceforge.net).

We are aware of no compromise of our systems. On Tuesday, vulnerable systems were updated to new versions of OpenSSL, and the related SSL certificates were revoked and re-issued with new private keys.

A mailing will be sent to those users who accessed the vulnerable service (svn.code.sourceforge.net) during the window of vulnerability. While we are aware of no compromise of data resulting from this vulnerability, to further reduce risk we are asking certain users to change their SourceForge password.

To change your SourceForge password:

  1. Go to https://sourceforge.net/account/
  2. Login with your username and current password
  3. Click the “Change Password” link on the resulting page
  4. Enter your current and new password in to the form and submit

Passwords may also be reset using the account recovery facility at https://sourceforge.net/account/registration/recover.php

If you do not already make use of a secure password manager, such as KeePass, Password Safe, Mac OS X Keyring, LastPass, etc. you may wish to begin using such a tool, which makes it easy to manage unique and long passwords for every site you access.

Questions and concerns may be directed to the SourceForge.net support team at sfnet_ops@slashdotmedia.com

Thank you,

SourceForge.net Support

Categories: Open Source

Without Simplicity, There Is no Agility

Scrum Expert - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:15
Rich Hickey has stated “The simpler solution is going to kick your butt”, Russ Miles would go further, “The simpler solution is already kicking your butt; no one is more agile than the teams developing with simplicity in mind”. But what makes a complex solution and why is its complexity such a confining force on your ability to be agile and respond to market needs? In this talk Russ Miles, principal consultant at Simplicity Itself, will share the hard lessons learned while designing a real world application that, through applying practical ...
Categories: Agile

HP, Dell Lead Soft Market for PCs

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:15
However, in the first quarter of 2014, HP achieved its fastest shipment growth of the last two years, according to Gartner.
Categories: Media