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10th International Cloud Expo, held on June 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. We invite you to enjoy our photo album of the show - we'll be adding new images all week. ... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: The Future of Software Tools

In a recent press interview I was asked what I thought were some of the important trends for the future of software tools. It's an interesting question, with many facets, so I was not sure how to respond. After some thought, here are the five areas I chose to highlight from my context of design and construction tool strategy. These are areas that have been occupying much of my thinking and discussions lately with customers, IBM Research, and the Rational teams. These are changing the kinds of software tools we are delivering, and the features the tools support. 1. Connecting business with IT: Business-driven development. The importance of understanding the business context for IT investment has never been more obvious than it is today. More organizations are recognizing the role of IT as a determining factor in the efficiency of their operations, and a bottleneck in ... (more)

Who's Missing From SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?

Related Links: The i-Technology Right Stuff: Searching for the Twenty Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung i-Technology Heroes Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World No sooner had we begun our reader-driven quest for the top twenty software people in the world than we find, thanks to energetic and insightful reader input, that it would definitely be advantageous if we now extend the field from forty...to over a hundred. Here we bring you a sneak peek at the sixty that we'll be adding now to the poll, with thanks to everyone who has proferred additional suggestions. Even 100 won't do this subject justice, for sure, but it will be interesting to see how the i-Technology community decides to rank them, when voting on this expanded group begins in February. The 60 Additions Gene Amdahl: Implementer in the 60s of a milestone in computer techno... (more)

The Shape of i-Technology To Come: Predictions for 2006

According to SYS-CON Media's worldwide network of software development activists, evangelists and executives - including the creator of Ruby on Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson  - 2006 promises to be a vintage year for software development... Take Microsoft, for example: A new client OS is on the way, Microsoft Vista, due late in 2006, giving rise to the obvious question: will the new cool 3D user interface be enough to move user to upgrade? We’ll see. Maybe the new built-in security, performance features, and integrated search will be enough to convince users – after all, why go to the Web if built-in web-enabled services and integrated information search allow the Web to come to you? Or consider the world of PDA Devices. Everyone is looking for the next killer Palm or BlackBerry.  But are they looking in the right direction for the next killer PDA? What... (more)

Jeremy Geelan's Social Computing Blog: "Defining Web 2.0...And Then Acting On It"

Mark Knopfler once said, "I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that." Anyone with that kind of gift for succinctness ought to be let loose on defining "Web 2.0"! Until though the genius behind Dire Straits catches up with this Social Computing Blog, we must look elsewhere for a working definition, and where better to look that the inspirational "Web 2.0 Manifesto" released last month by Troy Angrignon with Nick Kellet, Gary Ralston, Ean Jackson, & Matthew Fessenden?  Here is Angrignon's stab at a definition, and I must say I like it: "Web 2.0 is a group of economically, socially, and technologically driven changes in attitudes, tools, and applications that are allowing the Web to bec... (more)

RE: XML Schema: "Best used with the ______ tool"

In the example I mentioned > in my previous email, even if the XSLT/XQuery processor can > figure out at the query compile time (based on the schema > information) that the 'people' element can only contain the > 'person' element and skip the element name check (I don't > know if there are any production implementations that do > this), you will presumably still need a map lookup to get to > the "age" attribute. > I don't think this can be anywhere close to a single direct > memory access in case of data binding. I think you'll find it's close enough. As far as Saxon is concerned, I put further optimization of this kind of thing (for example, allocating required attributes to fixed positions and accessing them by direct offset) on the back burner some years ago because profiling showed that the serial search for an attribute simply wasn't showing up on the radar. It... (more)

Oracle to Present on Java in the Cloud at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! GlassFish, the Reference Implementation of Java EE 6, can easily run on multiple cloud infrastructures. Learn how to create a simple Java EE 6 sample application and deploy them on GlassFish v3 running locally and then deploy it using Amazon, RightScale, Joyent, and Elastra cloud infrastructures. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Arun Gupta, Java EE and GlassFish evangelist at Oracle, will provide a brief introduction to Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3. In addition he will talk about what Java EE currently offers for the cloud and the future directions in Java EE 7 in relation to cloud. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Arun Gupta is a Java EE and GlassFish evangelist working at Oracle. He has over 14 years of experience in the software industry working in the Java platform... (more)

Java Unconference in Crete. Day 2.

The second day of the JCrete unconference started as usual – after the breakfast we’ve entered the main room, where Heinz and Dmitry made announcements about four tracks of having the afternoon fun. I picked visiting of a “secret beach”. Then people expressed their interest in attending one of the four technical sessions. This is when the final rooms assignment was made. The session conveners are where standing in the corners of the room, the topics were announced topic and people where gathering in the corner of their choice. Interestingly enough the main room has the same number of the corners as the number of tracks. The final actual room/session assignment was done when people are gathered at a particular corner. “It seems that we have the largest crowd in this corner – they’ll get the main room.” Is this simple or what? The KISS principle in action! The first ... (more)

Sun Microsystems' Worldwide Education Research Conference (WWERC): IT Skills Development

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Top educators, technologists and luminaries from around the world will convene to join Sun executives to discuss their vision and the unique contributions that are shaping the future of education in the participation age. Please join us to learn about the key technology issues behind opening access and opportunity that are affecting education today. Hear how Sun is making it possible for students to rise above the digital divide and develop the IT skills they need to succeed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Where: Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Who and When: Keynote Speakers Tuesday, March 7 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Kim Jones, Vice President of Global Education and Research, Sun 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Joel I. Klein, ... (more)

HarQen Introduces Hypervoice at Oracle OpenWorld

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2012 ORACLE OPENWORLD /PRNewswire/ -- HarQen, creator of Symposia, has introduced Hypervoice, a new paradigm for organizing, performing and navigating voice conversations.  Symposia's Hypervoice capabilities have been integrated with Oracle Social Network via Oracle Sales and Marketing Cloud Service to help drive efficient and effective sales conversations. By transforming voice into a native Web object, Hypervoice breaks recorded voice down into smaller bits of audio that can be searched, shared and secured independently. Just as hypertext took text from linear to dynamic, Hypervoice takes voice from real-time, linear conversations to dynamic, asynchronous communications. "Hypervoice links what we say to what we do," said Martin Geddes, a noted telecom expert, futurist and editor of Hypervoice.org, "creating a unified activity stream of eve... (more)

Digital Right to Repair Coalition (DRTR) Asserts Equipment Owners’ Rights Under Attack by Oracle

The non-profit Digital Right to Repair Coalition believes Oracle is violating the rights of equipment owners to hire agents to repair any of their purchased equipment. “If we understand the recent complaint filed against TPMs (Third-Party Maintainers), it appears Oracle is trying to prevent all forms of agent agreements, even when those agreements adhere to Oracle policy,” states Gay Gordon-Byrne, Executive Director. “DRTR believes agency is a long-standing tradition for equipment repair – without which equipment owners of all types of equipment, not just digital items, would be unable to keep their equipment in service.” “Further,” continues Gordon-Byrne, “within this same complaint, Oracle appears to be trying to frighten customers, alleging that TPMs are engaging in some form of Copyright Infringement. Without the details laying out which copyrights were violate... (more)

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