JAVA Developer's Journal

As enterprises embrace the DevOps philosophy, and the coalescence of the Development and Operations continues, I foresee the conditions ripening to foster innovative methods of making application performance better and code deployments smoother.  To me, the argument that system m... (more)
Is Your Log Data Presentation Worthy? This article originally posted on the Logentries Blog. You're in a quarterly meeting where everyone is armed with slide decks; some good, some mind numbingly bad. It's your turn, and you have a concise five-slide deck comprised of targeted, w... (more)
Omnichannel Digital Transformation for Everyone With the explosion of consumer technology options, digital transformation has upended retail more so than any other industry. From the retailer’s perspective, every device, every app, every digital interaction is an opportunity to ... (more)
Getting a Grip on Identity Management in a Changing IT World Any modern business has been dealing with identity and access management (IAM) from day one. But now, with more critical elements of business extending beyond the enterprise, access control complexity has been ramping ... (more)
It Takes a Village: The Rise of Crowd-Powered IT Services When was the last time you went to your favorite office superstore to buy a piece of packaged software? Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud storage have completely changed the consumer computing market. Other than Micro... (more)
The phenomena of Big Data continues to grow as companies of all sizes start to realize the potential ROI that comes from the correct use of massive amounts of data. MIT found that firms who can leverage Big Data can achieve 5-6 percent greater productivity and profitability than ... (more)
From a software development perspective IoT is about programming "things," about connecting them with each other or integrating them with existing applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo New York, Yakov Fain, co-founder of Farata Systems and SuranceBay, showed how small IoT-... (more)
Case Study: The Big Benefits of Thinking Small It had always been a dream to start a company with my childhood best friend, Rian Gauvreau, but we hadn't been able to truly find a business model that worked for us. In 2007, cloud computing was just beginning to make waves, and wh... (more)
If Cloud Is Not Your Thing, Perhaps You Prefer Cloudy Concepts As I continue to engage customers around cloud and DevOps, I am amazed at the percentage of customers where there is pushback against cloud computing. Even more interesting are the reasons and roles responsible for den... (more)
Four Ways Cloud Has Influenced Application Troubleshooting The rise of cloud computing has ushered in an era of unprecedented productivity for developers over the past several years. For those who have embraced this new world order, gone are the days of long lead times for hardw... (more)
How to Implement JSON Formatting of IIS for Analytics and Troubleshooting Previously, we wrote about setting up a Windows environment to log JSON formatted logs using our Windows Agent or our DataHub.  Now we'll tackle IIS. IIS, like Windows, has a unique log format that makes it... (more)
Case Study: Moving from On-Premise to Cloud In this article, we take web applications developed for on-premise and move to the cloud. We first prepare the applications, then we prepare the cloud and finally we deploy our apps to the cloud. Preparing the Apps For this exercise, we... (more)
Four Ways to Ensure Continuous Delivery Helps, Not Hurts Customer demands aren't the only thing pushing development and operations teams into more frequent software releases. It is also need for quicker feedback on product quality, the desire to reduce bottlenecks in operations ... (more)
Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the "Internet of Things" (IoT), enables businesses to use real-time data from all sorts of things including machines, devices and sensors to make better decisions, improve ... (more)
How Mobile and Cloud Are Transforming Industry in a Human-Centric Way Change is constant, and over the last decade the nexus of two trends in particular has transformed the enterprise. Mobile technology and cloud software are fundamentally changing the way we interact internally w... (more)
Infor has announced a new feature Infor CloudSuite™ Aerospace & Defense (A&D) to aid compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The ITAR function will serve as a complementary function for new or existing Infor CloudSuite A&D customers, to facilitate compli... (more)
Call Me Never (Ignite Talk) I've been super honored to give an ignite talk during DevOps Days Vancouver 2014. Ignite talks are intense, as the slides mercilessly fly-by every 15 seconds, and this for 5 minutes sharp (yes, that's just 20 slides!). In this talk, I tried to present ... (more)
AppNeta: Taking Node.js from Real-Time to the Big Time Up to this point in time, cloud-base Application Performance Management (APM) vendor AppNeta has focused on the “big five” application development environments: Java, .NET, php, Python, and Ruby. Recently they added Node.js ... (more)
Five Considerations for Driving IT Innovation in the Mid-Market Recent studies have shown that over two thirds of CIOs have difficulty balancing the time and resources needed in order to drive both business innovation and operational excellence. IT services teams in mid-sized or... (more)
With Levi’s Stadium as a backdrop, I share a bit about the Internet of Things and the strain it will place on the Domain Name System (DNS) along with a preview of my DNS of Things session at CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Reporting from Silicon Vall... (more)
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