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SYS-CON Media announced that Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow, has launched a new ad campaign in Cloud Computing Journal. The ad campaign, a webcast titled 'Is Your Data Center Ready for the Application Economy?', focuses on the ...
Last week I was able to catch up with Chris Tranter, Technical Lead at Hallmark UK. Hallmark’s engineering team runs on tight deadlines, and like all popular websites, places a huge importance on customer experience. As you can imagine, their site has abnormal and inconsistent load ti...
We’ve had Cassandra in production for about two and a half years. Unlike some companies that are using Cassandra to support their “big data” efforts, our data set is relatively small — in the order of 10s of GB at any given moment. Since we’re using it to usher events through our pipel...
I saw more discussion on big data at CES 2015 this week, compared to previous years. Everyone talked about data as the central core of everything. The IoT (Internet of Things), NFC (near Field Communication) and M2M (Machine to Machine) communication are enabling pieces for many indust...
HashiCorp, a San Francisco-based start-up founded in 2012, has recently released its first commercial product, called Atlas. HashiCorp is known by many people as the creator of a number of open-source tools that assist in developing, deploying, and maintaining applications. One major c...
(article written for the Scality blog) It has been six years since I wrote my first object storage blog, even though I didn’t mention object storage in that specific article. I had my head in the clouds as our early cloud startup was being acquired by Sun Microsystem when someone asked...
In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep appl...
This case study assumes you want to build a private cloud on top of an existing virtualized datacenter composed of multiple hosts running vSphere and managed by one or several instances of vCenter. It is understood that you do not want to abandon your investment in VMware by retooling ...
I've been super honoured 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 some of the lessons we've lear...
As we look at enterprises adopting DevOps (yes, enterprises are adopting DevOps, in droves), the question regarding outsourcing always comes up. Many (read: most) enterprises have at least some of their application delivery or IT operations outsourced to an external vendor. This may be...
It is no doubt that the latest and greatest technologies get your juices flowing. Researching the details, comparing the benchmarks, imagining the differences you could make within your organization if you could just put the right technology solutions in the right place. If only budget...
Shellshock, appropriately and of course punnily named, is ravaging the Internet right now. Active exploits continue to grow in number and in complexity. While there are multiple avenues through which this vulnerability can be exploited, the most active one at the moment appears to be ...
One of the most common questions we get asked by customers is: “What’s the best way to log my data?” My answer is always: "log using JSON format wherever possible.” The next question we often get asked – (but not as much)… Yeah JSON, …Hmmm, what is JSON again? So JSON is: S...
This tutorial is primarily for the students in my 420-517 Software Development Project course at Dawson College. It explains how to set up a workspace in Eclipse for this course. These instructions are important because Eclipse stores workspace specific settings in the workspace itself...
Our users tell us all the time: The AppDynamics platform is amazing right out of the box. But everybody has something special they want to do, whether it’s to add some functionality, set up a unique monitoring scenario, whatever. That’s what makes AppDynamics’ emphasis on open architec...
This article originally posted on SOA Software blog by Ryan Bagnulo.  Register to attend the web lecture on this topic at 1 PM ET on August 26, 2014. Wireframes for user interface design are still a good idea when communicating requirements to others, however lately I would rather crea...
Probably the most popular question during Java technical interviews is “What’s the difference between abstract classes and interfaces”. In my own three year old book I’ve offered the following answer: “An abstract class may contain code in method bodies, which is not allowed in an in...
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Auto-Provisioning a New Active Directory Domain Controller in the Azure Cloud using the new VM Agent custom script extension via the Azure Management Portal.  Since then, several people in the community have asked about also automating the steps for ...
Logs have been around for a while, not quite as long as the wheel, but not far off. Here at Logentries, we have the mantra of evolve don’t revolve (as in don’t sit around spinning your wheels getting nowhere). We are taking this concept and looking to evolve the way you work with and ...
Excel is the number cruncher par excellence. From just a spreadsheet that replaced lotus1-2-3 it turned into a behemoth. The various add-ons to EXCEL has enormously enhanced the product to what it is today. An Excel based unique product exceL4apps brings them together. Here i...
Object Linking and Embedding is a Microsoft developed technology for the Windows OS. Most of you must have used it one time or another. OLE Client and OLE Server based technology that was present in most of Microsoft products.The OPC Foundation started by industrial automation vendors ...
Some time ago I blogged that Java Swing should be deprecated and replaced with JavaFX. In this blog I’ll show a piece of JavaFX namely event handlers and binding. I’ve created a simple Sign In window with a GridPane layout (it’s JavaFX equivalent of Swing’s GridBagLayout). I’m not goin...
One of the most powerful features of QuickBase is the ability to share data across applications within a QuickBase account. Many QuickBase application managers may be unaware of these features or may be unaware of how to best gain benefits and avoid some important associated risks, suc...
by Andrie de Vries In my previous post I wrote about how to identify and visualize package dependencies. Within hours, Duncan Murdoch (member of R-core) identified some discrepancies between my list of dependencies and the visualisation. Since then, I fixed the dispecrancies. In this b...
The benefits of automation are well understood: more agile service provisioning, faster time to insight when there are issues, and a reduction in human error as manual interaction is reduced. Much of the premise behind long-term SDN architectural advantages is steeped in the hope that ...
Topics Range from APIs to Digital Transformation GLENS FALLS NY AND FREMONT CA, July 24, 2014 – Intellyx and EITAGlobal today announced that they are jointly […]
Latest release of SQL Server Data Tools(SSDT) is now available here:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/hh297027This update is now available for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013Instead of the above link you can also get it from inside Visual Stuido 2012 via Tools -> Extensions and Updat...
While working on the second edition for my Java 24-hour Trainer book I’m re-writing some of the code samples to use lambda expressions. Today I was re-writing an example for wait/notify for the chapter on multi-threading. Beside illustrating the wait/notify, I used a closure in this ex...
During this seemingly-endless interregnum when we have e-books that suck at letting us take notes, I buy paper books when I’m doing research. I have a complex little application I’ve endlessly developed over the years that lets me type notes into a plain text editor or OPML...
Agility-Driven Approach to Enterprise Architecture Reinvents How Cloud and Big Data Provide Value to Organizations NEW YORK, NY (CLOUDEXPO), June 10, 2014 – Jason Bloomberg’s new […]
Spreadsheets remain an important way for people to share and work with data. Among other providers, Google has provided the ability to create online spreadsheets and other documents. Back in 2009, David Smith posted a blog entry on how to use R, and specifically the XML package to impo...
Chelmsford, MA, June 03, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Contract Logix, LLC, a leading provider of contract management software, is announcing the release of its Application Programming Interface (API) as part of their software version 14 release this month. This addition to the Contract Logix con...
My five months with EnterpriseWeb have run their course, and I’m returning to the world of advisory, analysis, and architecture training with my new company, Intellyx, […]
Brussels event on 9th October 2014 to tackle issues of ICT interoperability for passengers, freight and infrastructureUtrecht, 21 May 2014 - A key workshop on Interoperability within the rail industry is set to take place in Brussels in October this year. Run by Hit Rail, one of the le...
Static data structures have been at the heart of data processing tools since the dawn of computing, but they have always limited the flexibility of the organization leveraging the data. Recently, the rise of flexible formats like JSON have led to schemaless data as an attempt to increa...
I have been posting continuously for the past week or so on the inconsistent behavior of Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Update 2 (and earlier Update 2 RC).The XAML pages were not loading in the IDE while only the Windows Phone 8.1 program could deploy to the emulators. The Depl...
#ACI #SDAS #devops #SDN Because something's got to change - and change radically. According to a recent IDC report, OPEX costs are doubling every eight years. Important to consider is this data is based on historical trends, and doesn't necessarily take into consideration the ...
Like most of the tech world I recently shifted my core focus to be headlined around the Next Big Thing, the “IoT” – Internet of Things. Why? For the same reasons I specialized in Cloud, and before that SaaS and [...]The post IoT @ UoT – How the University of Tor...
In the previous post a solution to this problem was posted. However, the solution only solved the problem for opening projects created in Windows App Studio Beta site. Even then the XAML did not load correctly for Windows 8.1 projects. Here is where the problem was noticed first:http:/...
Extends leadership for installations in multiple computing environments while enabling developer efficiencies and best practicesMaidenhead, UK - May 16, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, to...