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Smartwatches Are Not All That Smart When It Comes to Security

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 22:49
A new HP report finds that smartwatches have the same security issues as other Internet of things devices.
Categories: Media

Incremental update on project and developer web

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 22:24

This is an update on our prior relaunch of project and developer web service.

SourceForge project web and DB management via the SourceForge site are live as of 7/23.

SourceForge developer web service was restored on 7/22 except for b* users.  b* user developer web is live as of 7/23.

Categories: Open Source

SourceForge Mercurial (Hg) service online

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 21:52

This is a service-specific update to our most recent full update.

SourceForge-hosted Allura-backed Hg repositories have been restored to service as of 7/23. In addition to other checks, a representative sample of data has been tested using ‘hg verify’ and a functional test performed (‘hg clone’, forking, history, snapshot generation, etc.). Please contact the SourceForge Support team (https://sourceforge.net/support/) if you have any questions or concerns regarding your Hg repository.

Please note that Hg repositories not previously migrated to the Allura platform remain offline at this time and will be restored separately. See the above full update for information on restoration of other SCM platforms.

Categories: Open Source

[slides] Workloads and Public Cloud at @CloudExpo By @utollwi | @ProfitBricksUSA #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 21:00
Public Cloud IaaS started its life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in adoption as teams delay their cloud migrations or seek alternatives like the public cloud or await SaaS alternatives for their essential apps. Today's mass market for cloud computing IaaS is made up of non-cloud natives and the industry needs to respond to grow. In his talk, William Toll will break down the reasons for the delays and how existing IT teams can accelerate their plans to migrate to the public cloud - without expensive consultants or big cloud migration projects.

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Categories: Java, Media

Guardians at the Gate: Securing Third-Party Access to Critical Systems | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:15
Access is everything. It is the fundamental pillar that determines whether critical enterprise assets are safe or exposed. Knowing the answers to the questions of who is accessing what, where they are accessing that information from, why they are accessing that information and, finally, what exactly they’re accessing are the basic questions that stand between a breach and brand reputation.

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Categories: Media, RIA

A New Age 'Power Panel' at @ThingsExpo | #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:00
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of profound change in the industry.

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Categories: Media, RIA

IBM Buys DBaaS Provider Compose

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:00
IBM acquires another database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider, Compose, in its play to flesh out its cloud services.
Categories: Media

SourceForge project web file management online

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:49

This is a service-specific update to our most recent full update.

SourceForge project web content may now be managed via web.sourceforge.net (or frs.sourceforge.net) via scp, sftp, and rsync over ssh.  Interactive shell service (ssh) remains offline.  Access to file release data via this interface remains offline (until we restore file upload service).

All SourceForge project web sites except k* projects, and developer web sites except b* users, including custom VHOSTs, were restored to service on 7/22.

On 7/23, a repair was also made to the session store for project web; sessions are now working correctly.

Please contact the SourceForge Support team (https://sourceforge.net/support/) if you have any questions or concerns regarding your project web or database content.

Work continues 24×7 on file upload and SCM service restoration.

Categories: Open Source

[video] Cloud Enabled Solutions with @PatAdamiak | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:30
"We do data integration for B2B also application to application, and we do data management and enable Big Data," explained Pat Adamiak, Vice President, Product Marketing at Liaison Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.

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Categories: Java, Media

10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 on Launch Day July 29

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:25
Consumers and enterprise users will finally be able to get their hands on Windows 10, which has fixed many of Microsoft's mistakes with earlier OSes.
Categories: Media

Haskell Hacking in the Google Zurich Office

Google Open Source Blog - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:46
The Google Open Source Programs Office recently co-sponsored a three-day hackathon for Haskell, an open source functional programming language. Johan Tibell from Google’s Zurich office talks more about the event below.


On the weekend of May 29th, 120 Haskell enthusiasts got together for the 5th installment of ZuriHac, a yearly open source Haskell hackathon held in Zurich, Switzerland. This year we were back where it all started in 2010: the ground floor of the Google Zurich office.

The schedule was packed solid, and we also put together a complete three day experience for the many beginners in attendance. One room was dedicated to beginner talks and staffed by volunteer mentors (thanks all of you!) that made sure everyone had someone to turn to for questions or just some casual chatting about Haskell. Videos from three of those talks are now online: Monads by Example, Beginning Web Programming in Haskell, and Performance.

The main event featured a mind-bending talk about interesting implementations of sorting algorithms by Edward Kmett (slides) and a deep-dive into writing high-performance binary serialization code by Duncan Coutts (slides).

20150529_131051.jpgWe ran out of whiteboards so we had to use flipcharts!


After the intense hacking sessions, we had organized barbeques down by the Zurich lake. We had a very good turnout, taking over a large part of the park.

2015-05-29 18-38-22.JPGSharing a public barbeque with the locals.


All in all it was a very intense and enjoyable weekend, and we’ll try to organize the event again next year. Perhaps we can beat the current 120 attendee record!
By Johan Tibell, YouTube team

(edited 23 July 2015 with a correct link for the Beginning Web Programming in Haskell video. Thanks to our sharp-eyed reader who commented!)
Categories: Open Source

A Quick Look at the Feature-Rich Microsoft Lumia 735 Smartphone

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:08
Microsoft's Lumia 735 is packed with features, including a 4.7-inch HD display, 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, a 6.7-megapixel rear camera and more.
Categories: Media

Apple Watch Quarterly Sales Top 2 Million: Juniper Research

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:00
Apple has so far been vague about official sales figures for the device, which arrived to much media fanfare earlier this year.
Categories: Media

Creating Dashboards for Mobile Devices with Datazen – Part 1

Database Journal News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:53

Arshad Ali demonstrates how to use Datazen to quickly and easily create dashboards and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for mobile devices.

Categories: Database

14 New Companies Join Open Container Initiative

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:36
The OCI also now has a draft charter.
Categories: Media

IBM Launches developerWorks Open

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:33
The company announced a flood of new open source cloud development initiatives.
Categories: Media

Cisco Selling Set-Top Box Unit to Technicolor for $600 Million

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:20
As part of the deal, Cisco and Technicolor will enter into a strategic alliance to develop video offerings for telcos and service providers.
Categories: Media

Cloud Is No Longer Uncharted Territory By @vmTyler | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:00
During my first trip out to the Blue Box office in Seattle this week, I thought about the coast-to-coast flight while relaxing at 40,000 feet. A journey of thousands of miles made completely routinely in about five hours. I remembered one of my favorite computer games as a kid—The Oregon Trail. It tried to capture the experience of leading a wagon train of settlers to the West Coast in 1848. The trip took almost six months and death along the way wasn’t uncommon, as the game frequently reminded you.

It’s amazing how that trip has transformed from perilous to commonplace.The need for safe travel drove massive technology advancements. We’ve seen a similar transformative push in cloud computing. Cloud computing is already having a major impact on IT services. The need for on-demand, self-service offerings from the developers and lines of business has made this a critical area for CIOs to...

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Categories: Media, RIA

Eclipse Newsletter - Exploring Mars

Eclipse News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:48
Explore the top 10 Mars features, learn about Thym, rediscover Jubula, and get up to date on Sirius 3.0.
Categories: Open Source

Modernizing Medicine Acquires EHR Specialist gMed

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:10
Fully scalable through the cloud or using an on-site server, gMed’s products are all Meaningful Use Certified and ICD-10 compliant.
Categories: Media