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As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations.  Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility.  As they do so, IT professionals are also embracing the reality of Serverless architectures, which are critical to developing and operating real-time applications and services. Serverless is particularly important as enterprises of all sizes develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. Serverless and Kubernetes are great examples of continuous, rapid pace of change in enterprise IT. They also raise a number of critic... (more)

Automated Software Inspection

The design of the Java language has done much to overcome the limitations of C and C++. However, testing and debugging continue to account for much of the cost of developing Java applications. Once you've deployed a Java application, it's even more difficult and costly to fix software faults. Unfortunately, most conventional test methodologies assess only about 60% of the code in any Java application. And as applications become larger and more complex, even less code is covered by conventional test methodologies. So the challenge facing Java developers remains: How do you effectively debug applications before you deploy them? New automated inspection techniques are becoming available from independent QA providers that make it practical to inspect and evaluate source code before you test. In fact, inspection at various stages of development can isolate critical, cras... (more)

The Next Chapter in the Virtualization Story Begins

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoting at the event. His theme will be "An Open Cloud Ecosystem - the Gathering Storm." Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo was also Platinum Plus Sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Expo held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City Cloud Computing Journal: How would you define the difference between Private clouds and Public Clouds, and why is the distinction so important in the context of Cloud Computing? Pete Malcolm: Actually, I think people get rather too hun... (more)

Best Practices for JDBC Programming

As a consultant, developer and database administrator, I've often been asked to provide coding guidelines and tuning assistance for Java code that utilizes JDBC. Over time, I've been introduced to or developed standard coding practices that make JDBC code faster and less error-prone, and easier to read, understand and use. This article documents some of the more important "best practices" for using JDBC libraries to perform database access. As most of my clients are using Oracle database technologies, I've included several practices that are Oracle-specific. For the purposes of this article the goals of best practices for JDBC programming are maintainability, portability and performance. Maintainability refers to the ease with which developers can understand, debug and modify JDBC code that they didn't write. Portability refers to the ease with which JDBC code can ... (more)

Tim Berners-Lee on Java

Here is what he said: Java is sweeping across the world so that if you go to your boss and say, "I'll think I'll write it in Java," then your boss will be very impressed and she won't tell you, "Don't be silly; we don't program like that here." Tim Berners-Lee, keynote at JavaOne, 1996   ... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Firefox Lessons for the Java Community

A long time ago Internet Explorer had a competitor. However over the past few years, it has been IE all the way. Netscape's share dropped sharply and although Opera is a very good browser it never became a serious IE competitor. Mozilla Firefox hopes to compete with the IE giant and win! The Firefox browser is growing at a rapid pace and is consistently pulling market share from IE The community support for Firefox is exceptional. Obscure sites are flashing Spread Firefox banners and blogs across sections have only good things to say about Firefox. To know how you can support Firefox, check SpreadFireFox.com On noticing this widespread Firefox support across the open source community, my initial reaction was "Ok. Almost everybody who loves open source hates Microsoft and so Firefox is just serving as a medium to get back at Microsoft. Supporting Firefox just seems to ... (more)

QUALCOMM e Openwave annunciano un accordo per un miglioramento generale degli apparecchi 3G WCDMA (UMTS)

CANNES, Francia, February 15 /PRNewswire/ -- - La soluzione permetterà ad apparecchi all'avanguardia di arrivare prima sul mercato QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), società pioniera e leader mondiale nel Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) per la tecnologia senza fili digitale, e Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), fornitore principale di prodotti software e servizi per il settore delle comunicazioni, hanno annunciato in data odierna che QUALCOMM e Openwave hanno raggiunto un accordo che promuoverà ulteriormente il rapido progresso degli apparecchi 3G WCDMA (UMTS). Secondo questo accordo, QUALCOMM e Openwave collaboreranno affinché il browser mobile e il software messaggi Openwave selezionino i chipset del QUALCOMM Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)), permettendo una soluzione telefonica che utilizzi le capacità della suite Launchpad(TM) di QUALCOMM. Il soft... (more)

Red Hat Named "Platinum Sponsor" of Virtualization Conference & Expo

Red Hat is a  trusted open source provider.  Red Hat offers enterprise customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures on the quality and innovation of open source. Combining open source operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management, and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training, and consulting services worldwide to help enterprises take full advantage of the value of open source technology. For more information, please visit www.redhat.com/                   Red Hat CTO Delivers Virtualization Keynote Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON's  Virtualization Conferenc... (more)

US Senate Pushes EC on Oracle-Sun Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer The United States Senate waded into the Oracle-Sun imbroglio Tuesday. Fifty-nine senators from both sides of the aisle led by one-time presidential hopeful John Kerry (D-Mass) and perennial presidential pretender Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) signed a letter to the European Commission asking it to wrap up its investigation of the Oracle-Sun merger as soon as possible pleading Sun's precarious financial position and its inability to continue to employ thousands of people endlessly under current conditions. The senators - there are only a hundred of them - tried reasoning proportion with the EC saying, "It is our understanding the Commission is concerned about competition in the database software market. However, we have been informed by Sun Microsystems that their subsidiary, which competes in this specific market, generates only €17 million in... (more)

Ensequence Co-sponsors Blu-ray Disc Authoring Contest with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Panasonic

PORTLAND, Ore., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensequence(R), the interactive video company, today announced that it has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE), Panasonic and Sun Microsystems to offer the Java community an opportunity to use the Ensequence on-Q(R) Create suite to develop interactivity for Blu-ray Disc titles. The 60-day contest begins at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco. Ensequence is offering Java developers trial licenses of the on-Q Create suite for the duration of the contest. The contest is open to contestants worldwide. Prizes include a Panasonic plasma TV, a Panasonic Blu-ray Disc player and Twentieth Century Fox Blu-ray Disc releases. "Blu-ray Disc holds huge promise for revolutionizing the way viewers watch high definition movies and television content at home," said Dalen Harrison, Ensequence CEO. "The BD-J specifica... (more)

Learning Tree Introduces New Course Focusing on eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) For Financial Reporting

Learning Tree International (NASDAQ NGM: LTRE) has announced the introduction of a new course entitled Implementing XBRL in Your Organization: A Hands-On Introduction. Over three days, an expert instructor will lead attendees through practical exercises designed to provide hands-on experience using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). Learning Tree will begin presenting Implementing XBRL in Your Organization: A Hands-On Introduction at its Education Centers in the U.S. beginning October 2009. The current schedule includes: New York, NY – October 7-9, 2009 Washington, DC (Rockville, MD) – November 11-13, 2009 Chicago, IL (Schaumburg) – November 18-20, 2009 Washington, DC (Reston, VA) – December 16-18, 2009 For further information and the latest course dates and locations, call 1-800-THE-TREE (1-800-843-8733) or visit http://www.learningtree.com Attendees wil... (more)

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Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex to learn. This is because Kubernetes is more of a toolset than a ready solution. Hence it’s essential to know when and how to apply the appropriate Kubernetes constructs.
xMatters helps enterprises prevent, manage and resolve IT incidents. xMatters industry-leading Service Availability platform prevents IT issues from becoming big business problems. Large enterprises, small workgroups, and innovative DevOps teams rely on its proactive issue resolution service to maintain operational visibility and control in today's highly-fragmented IT environment. xMatters provides toolchain integrations to hundreds of IT management, security and DevOps tools. xMatters is the primary Service Availability platform trusted by leading global companies and innovative challengers including BMC Software, Credit Suisse, Danske Bank, DXC technology, Experian, Intuit, NVIDIA, Sony Network Interactive, ViaSat and Vodafone. xMatters is headquartered in San Ramon, California and has offices worldwide.
Technology has changed tremendously in the last 20 years. From onion architectures to APIs to microservices to cloud and containers, the technology artifacts shipped by teams has changed. And that's not all - roles have changed too. Functional silos have been replaced by cross-functional teams, the skill sets people need to have has been redefined and the tools and approaches for how software is developed and delivered has transformed. When we move from highly defined rigid roles and systems to more fluid ones, we gain agility at the cost of control. But where do we want to keep control? How do we take advantage of all these new changes without losing the ability to efficiently develop and ship great software? And how should program and project managers adapt?
This month @nodexl announced that ServerlessSUMMIT & DevOpsSUMMIT own the world's top three most influential Kubernetes domains which are more influential than LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Medium, Infoworld and Microsoft combined. NodeXL is a template for Microsoft® Excel® (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016) on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10) that lets you enter a network edge list into a workbook, click a button, see a network graph, and get a detailed summary report, all in the familiar environment of the Excel® spreadsheet application. A collection of network maps and reports created with NodeXL can be seen in the NodeXL Graph Gallery, an archive of data sets uploaded by the NodeXL user community.
To enable their developers, ensure SLAs and increase IT efficiency, Enterprise IT is moving towards a unified, centralized approach for managing their hybrid infrastructure. As if the journey to the cloud - private and public - was not difficult enough, the need to support modern technologies such as Containers and Serverless applications further complicates matters. This talk covers key patterns and lessons learned from large organizations for architecting your hybrid cloud in a way that: Supports self-service, "public cloud" experience for your developers that's consistent across any infrastructure. Gives Ops peace of mind with automated management of DR, scaling, provisioning, deployments, etc.