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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)

Adaptivity “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of Cloud Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT transformation company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Adaptivity's CEO Tony Bishop (http://tonybishop.ulitzer.com) will be offering major thought leadership on Day Two of the 3-day event in a Morning Keynote. Read Exclusive Cloud Computing Journal Q&A with Tony Bishop here. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. The three-day event will attract more than 5,000 delegates from 48 co... (more)

Commentary: Sun’s Oracle Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer With only the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ custom to follow, the Oracle/Sun marriage (or dare I say Sun/Oracle) is now finally complete. After months of legal wrangling which has caused nothing but embarrassment and dwindled Sun’s stature within the market sphere, reports also came out that half of Sun's 27,000 staff will be made redundant. Thus initial indications are clear that Oracle, known for its past agnosticism to open source has an eye for the merger being based on maximizing profit. In the meantime Sun’s competitors are probably smiling wryly as the delay of the merger played into their immediate interests but what threats and challenges does this partnership now pose to the once great open source vendor which did so much for developing the tech and e-commerce industry. One thing which Oracle will most probably do is addres... (more)

Java in the News

McNealy to IBM: "Go Open Source with DB2 and Then You Can Tell Me What To Do with My Assets" "We've been around the block many times on open interfaces, open systems implementation, compatibility. Nobody has more experience on community development....[To IBM] Go open source with DB2 and then you can tell me what to do with my assets." Scott McNealy, speaking at FOSE 2004 conference, March 24, 2004 Sun: "Java technology is the juice for game developers" "Java technology is the juice for game developers to take their exploits to the next level - blazing graphics and phenomenal effects mean more challenging and exciting games. It means faster time to market, cross-platform portability, fewer bugs to contend with, and the promise to leap into networked games built for Java-technology enabled devices of all sizes." Chris Melissinos, chief gaming officer for Sun Microsys... (more)

The i-Technology Right Stuff

Related Links: Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?" Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical order. Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not (yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve, December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!   In alphabetical order the nominees are:   Tim Berner... (more)

Integrating AJAX with the JMX Notification Framework

AJAX and JMX are at opposite ends of the Systems Management stack. However, the emerging ubiquity of the AJAX model for rich browser clients has obscured the benefits the model provides in the architectural space for enhancing support patterns within the problem resolution pipeline. This article elaborates on an architectural benefit of AJAX that lets the management state be 'broadcast' to a browser-enabled user base without waiting for a page refresh. This architecture is an extension of a general pattern for logging JMX events and properties to a server-side log file; this variation logs or 'broadcasts' management information to the (AJAX-enabled) user base. Emphasis is placed on the AJAX request/response model and the painting of management data to the page, together with the beautiful JMX notification framework, all neatly integrated in the middle with an instrum... (more)

The Maven Build Process

A build tool helps developers compile, package, and deploy a component as part of a project's development lifecycle. Most of the time an enterprise needs a well-defined build process that can: 1)  Define a process that can be adopted by various teams (developers, build engineers) to build software consistently and easily. 2)  Manage reusable components generated from the projects. This article aims to establish such a build process architecture based on Maven and Artifactory tools. Maven Features Maven is a build tool and a software project management tool from Apache that helps monitor and control software projects. Most enterprises have standardized on the Ant build, which is reliable, easily configurable, and efficient in meeting most project build needs. Maven is more than a build tool and a few of its features are listed in Table 1 on comparison with Ant. The key ... (more)

Should Developers Care About Cloud Computing?

It seems like just about every cloud computing discussion with a development audience results in the same question being asked: “Why does this matter to me?” As cloud computing first appears to be primarily an operational-centric paradigm, it is easy to understand the reason this is asked. This question can be answered in a variety of ways. Some may say that cloud computing doesn’t affect the developer in any way, while others will say developers need to totally revamp their skill set to cope with the new landscape proffered by cloud computing. The truth, as always, is somewhere in the middle. Though the industry is still in a bit of disagreement on exactly how to define cloud computing, it doesn’t seem there is a lot of disagreement with the idea of a three-layer cloud. At the top is the Application Services layer, followed by the Platform Services layer, and then ... (more)

Oracle’s Secret Plan for Sun

If Oracle hasn't been exactly forthcoming with its reportedly three-year plan for Sun, it's because it's still trying to figure out exactly what it is. Like what it's really going to do about the Sparc chip, for instance. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who's orchestrating things even if co-president Chuck Phillips is nominally in charge of integration from the Oracle side, is reportedly determined to exploit the cloud phenomenon and turn Oracle-Sun into a cloud-based company by making sure he's got Oracle's whole software stack on network-based appliances built by Sun. He's also reportedly quite taken with Sun's container-based Modular Datacenter, expecting to do better with it than Sun has. Oh, by the way, Sun shareholders get to make their mark on the ballot asking them if they want to sell the joint to Oracle on July 16. Ah-ah, no ballot box stuffing now. ... (more)

Unveiling the java.lang.Out OfMemoryError

When we encounter a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError, we often find that Java heap dumps, along with other artifacts, are generated by the Java Virtual Machine. If you feel like jumping right into a Java heap dump when you get a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError, don't worry, it's a normal thought. You may be able to discover something serendipitously, but it's not always the best idea to analyze Java heap dumps, depending on the situation you are facing. We first need to investigate the root cause of the java.lang.OutOfMemoryError. Only after the root cause is identified can we decide whether or not to analyze Java heap dumps. What is a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError? Why in the world does it occur? Let's find out. What Is a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError? A java.lang.OutOfMemoryError is a subclass of java.lang.VirtualMachineError that is thrown when the Java Virtual Machine is broken or... (more)

ToutApp Becomes a Gold-Level Member of Oracle PartnerNetwork; Ports Their Successful AppExchange Offering to Oracle Cloud Marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 24, 2013) - News Facts ToutApp, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based sales communications software and Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that the company's Real-Time Email/Presentation Tracking & Predictive Analytics solution for sales teams is now available in the new Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a global marketplace where partners can publish applications and customers can browse through and discover new solutions that extend Oracle Cloud SaaS applications to address their business needs.   By leveraging native integrations with the Oracle Cloud SaaS applications, ToutApp will be able to help sales teams close more deals faster by streamlining how salespeople communicate over email, phone and presentations. ToutApp provides sales teams with dynamic email templ... (more)

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Blockchain has shifted from hype to reality across many industries including Financial Services, Supply Chain, Retail, Healthcare and Government. While traditional tech and crypto organizations are generally male dominated, women have embraced blockchain technology from its inception. This is no more evident than at companies where women occupy many of the blockchain roles and leadership positions. Join this panel to hear three women in blockchain share their experience and their POV on the future of blockchain.
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?
After years of investments and acquisitions, CloudBlue was created with the goal of building the world's only hyperscale digital platform with an increasingly infinite ecosystem and proven go-to-market services. The result? An unmatched platform that helps customers streamline cloud operations, save time and money, and revolutionize their businesses overnight. Today, the platform operates in more than 45 countries and powers more than 200 of the world's largest cloud marketplaces, managing more than 27 million enterprise cloud subscriptions valued at more than $1 billion in revenue.
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected path for IoT innovators to scale globally, and the smartest path to cross-device synergy in an instrumented, connected world.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes.