JAVA Developer's Journal

DevOps - The Symptom of an Agile Organization DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to reduce the time-to-market for new applications. It also promises to improve change management, allowing teams to deploy changes to their applications quickly an... (more)
The Data Chef: A Complementary Skill Set for the Future of Data Analysis With the arrival of the Big Data revolution, a data professional is expected to master a broad spectrum of complex domains including data processing, mathematics, programming languages, machine learning tech... (more)
Setting Standards for IoT Can Capitalize on Future Growth by Melvin Greer Managing Director Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) appears to be unquestioned. Advances in wearables and sensors are strategic to tech companies, telecoms ... (more)
You hear the terms “subscription economy” and “subscription commerce” all the time. And with good reason. Subscription-based monetization is transforming business as we know it. But what about usage? Where’s the “consumption economy”? Turns out, it’s all around us. When most peo... (more)
JavaScript has emerged in the past couple years as the de facto expression of next generation web technologies, and a critical component of HTML5 technologies – along with CSS and JQuery. JavaScript is really ubiquitous – it’s literally showing up everywhere! There are many other... (more)
Manufacturing comprises 17 to 18% of the global economy, and is set to rack up about $13.5 trillion in revenues this year. China assumed leadership in the sector a few years ago and will account for about $2.5 trillion this year; manufacturing revenues in the US will approach $2 ... (more)
Insights for IT Transforming into the Cloud Enabler Business as usual for IT is evolving into a "Make or Buy" decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? In his general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Pa... (more)
Best Practices Blueprint for Growing and Large Scale Continuous Testing at the Speed of DevOps The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Pr... (more)
Guiding Principles for Building a Performance Engineering-Driven Delivery Model While recently attending a Dynatrace User Group in Hartford, I had the opportunity to sit in on a great presentation from a leading US insurance company as they explained their three-year APM journey... (more)
Evaluating Private PaaS: Your Checklist for Finding the Right One In comparison to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has experienced a slower rate of adoption. However, PaaS is coming into its own as evidenced by incr... (more)
The Technology Hype Lifecycle: Google Glass Edition Recent announcements from Google about the future of Glass naturally ignited an explosion of commentary in the tech media. For those of us in the Glass at Work world, the news that Glass has "graduated" from Google[x] into a true... (more)
By Sam Lewis If you have a Network Operations Center (or NOC, as the kids call it), you have a skilled set of eyes monitoring your system and alerting your engineers when things go wrong. (If you have something like a NOC, such as a first tier team that processes tickets, we’re ... (more)
SYS-CON Media announced today that Plutora's DevOps blog on @DevOpsSummit exceeded 20,000 story reads. DevOps Journal, published by @DevOpsSummit is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps... (more)
When it comes to building applications, one database definitely does not fit all. Traditional SQL databases are great for storing highly structured, normalized data and performing analytics and reporting. NoSQL has attracted developers with its awesome flexibility, and JSON-cent... (more)
By Bryce Ambraziunas In part one of this series, our COO tackles the history and purpose of the NOC. A NOC, for those who don’t know, stands for Network Operations Center and, quite simply, is how large organizations with complex systems monitor them. Early versions of the NOC ... (more)
Rapid Troubleshooting of Gradually Degrading Apps with Application Analytics by Maneesh Joshi In my last blog post, I made a case for the powerful combo of APM and Analytics that you shouldn’t miss out on. Today, I’m going to explain what I mean by that with an example on how you ... (more)
Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry. Resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long ti... (more)
Cloud is not a commodity. And no matter what you call it, computing doesn't come out of the sky. It comes from physical hardware inside brick and mortar facilities connected by hundreds of miles of networking cable. And no two clouds are built the same way. SoftLayer gives you ... (more)
WCaaS - [Who Cares?] as a Service In the midst of the widespread popularity and adoption of cloud computing, it seems like everything is being offered "as a Service" these days: Infrastructure? Check. Platform? You bet. Software? Absolutely. Toaster? It's only a matter of time.... (more)
Everything You Wanted to Know About Infrastructure as Code Getting started is often the hardest part of any project, and converting your data center into a Git Repository is no different. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Christopher Gallo, Developer Advocate for SoftLayer, an ... (more)
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