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Welcome to the Information Age! Right from the Industrial Revolution, man has made immense progress in science and technology which gave rise to a whole new explosion of goods and services. This has given rise to globalization and the opening of new markets and the rapid growth in econ...
Ever since the dawn of the Internet, people have struggled with how to get one computer to talk to another. Early business systems had no provision for such interactions. They were entirely closed— worlds unto themselves. As enterprises set up early networks, the question of how to ...
Microservices are the result of decomposing applications. That may sound a lot like SOA, but SOA was based on an object-oriented (noun) premise; that is, services were built around an object - like a customer - with all the necessary operations (functions) that go along with it. SOA wa...
The Solr Redis Plugin is an extension for Solr that provides a query parser that uses data stored in Redis. It is open-sourced on Github by Sematext. This tool is basically a QParserPlugin that establishes a connection to Redis and takes data stored in SET, ZRANGE and other Redis data ...
Performing this task will resolve a problem that occurs when using NetBeans to configure a JDBC Connection Pool and JDBC Resource for GlassFish. The default installation of NetBeans and GlassFish results in the naming of the JDBC configuration file as sun-resources.xml when it should b...
Applications are as integral to F5 technologies as they are to your business. An old adage holds that an individual can be judged by the company he keeps. If that holds true for organizations, then F5 would do well to be judged by the vast array of individual contributors, partners,...
Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to enable connected ecosystems of engagement. Enterprise informa...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is giving rise to a whole new set of protocols for API access. Until recently, it was taken for granted that JSON is all-conquering and predominant. In my view, the popularly of JSON for APIs is as much to do with the widespread usage of dynamic languages o...
Until recently, API clients were assumed to usually be mobile devices. In fact, if you see a diagram on a Powerpoint slide of an API being called, it is usually a mobile app which is doing the calling. Now, we're moving on to the "Internet of Things" (IoT). IoT raises interesting requi...
Until recently, when I would talk about "APIs", I would qualify it by saying "Web APIs", in order to distinguish from the older meaning of APIs as more the tightly-coupled APIs used in Java, C/C++, or even Visual Basic. If you just said "APIs", until recently, some people may think you...
This is a massive cookbook with tons of recipes. It covers a ton of material and it covers it in depth. Although this book is more of a reference than a cover to cover read, every time I use it to look something up I find myself getting sucked in and reading several topics, and sometim...
Evans Data recently released its Data & Advanced Analytics Survey 2013 which focuses on "tools, methodologies, and concerns related to efficiently storing, handling, and analyzing large datasets and databases from a wide range of sources." Glancing through the sample pages reveals this...
In this technology-driven world, information is as easy to obtain as the click of a mouse…only if the content can be accessed through its digital availability, that is. With this in mind, it is important to realize how heavily content impacts every aspect of a business—from a potential...
Today’s end users demand highly satisfying and interactive web experiences, such as automatically populated search suggestions and dynamic menus. To make applications more engaging, technologies like AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) have emerged. AJAX works by dynamically display...
Introducing new products faster, reducing costs and increasing productivity continue to be top priorities for companies around the world and many of them are looking to Cloud computing to help meet these goals. Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation provides a unified platform across co...
Telerik, an end-to-end provider of development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, has announced the latest evolution of Telerik DevCraft, the ultimate toolset for professional .NET developers. With this release, Telerik sets the standard for .NET m...
Technical Debt is worth nothing if no pragmatic action is taken into code, in order to control and tackle it. To ilustrate the Scertify's capability to automatically correct code defects that increase this unintended debt, we performed code refactoring on OpenKM, an Free/Libre document...
A third of IT professionals, when asked about the status of their IT cross-collaboration efforts1 (you know, networking and server virtualization groups working together) indicate that sure, it's a high priority, but a lack of tools makes it difficult to share information and collabora...
EMC has $5.65 billion in cash in the bank and Bloomberg says it wants to buy security software houses with it to fuel growth. COO Joe Goulden told the wire service last month that security is the biggest area for potential acquisitions since the company already had “all the key par...
You don’t often hear the words ‘Government’ and ‘Innovation’ together, however while the USA`s Cloud First initiative certainly kick-started more Cloud adoption, really the important part of this development has been the emergence of the public sector as a...
Progress Software Corporation on Monday introduced the new Progress DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET 4.0, the latest version of its suite of ADO.NET (ActiveX Data Objects for .NET) data providers that completely eliminates the need for database client libraries with a 100 percent managed...
As part of its commitment to interoperability standards, Axway, business-to-business (B2B) and managed file transfer (MFT) solutions, have successfully completed Drummond Certification for AS2-1Q12 interoperability testing. Additionally, Axway B2Bi successfully completed the new SHA-2 ...
If you are interested in Acceptance Test-Driven Development, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), Specification by Example, Agile Acceptance Testing, or Story Testing this is a great place to start. The book is broken down into three parts. The first two are end to end case studies show...
Right after the successful release of Liquid XML Studio 2012, a sophisticated xml editor and all-inclusive XML toolkit and IDE, Liquid Technologies are delighted to declare the launch of Service Pack 1, containing a host of extra features along with general functionality and stability ...
Intel is buying $375 million worth of wireless patents from InterDigital after it looked for months there like InterDigital couldn’t give the things away. Behind ARM in mobile, Intel is picking up 1,700 patents and patent applications related to 3G, LTE and the chi-chi 802.11ac Wi-Fi...
Guildford, Surrey – 30 May 2012 – Memset, an award-winning hosting company with private and public cloud infrastructure, has today rolled out its own API for customers to be able to manage their entire cloud portfolio. Memset’s API enables customers to perform many of...
You may have heard this term recently and wondered what it meant. When it comes to security, everyone thinks of Firewalls, Proxies, IPS, IDS, Honeypots, VPN devices, email security and even Web security, but most people don’t think in terms … Continue reading →
One of the most powerful IT case studies I have read recently was the Microsoft one for their own in-house `Salesforce 2.0′ platform, what they call Infopedia. As detailed in the full white paper on this topic of Cloud 2.0, when it is applied to the sales activities of an organiz...
The most enjoyable part of my job at AppDynamics is to witness and evangelize customer success. What’s slightly strange is that for this to happen, an application has to slow down or crash. It’s a bittersweet feeling when End Users, Operations, Developers and many Businesse...
Intel recently announced that by combining the strength of Intel® accelerated processing and McAfee® enterprise-level security we are taking our solutions to the next level and help our customers to extend their applications far beyond the traditional perimeters in a very secure manner...
Microsoft – for reasons that haven’t been plumbed enough to satisfy skeptics – has set up a wholly owned open source subsidiary. Given history that’s an unusual step. It’s called Microsoft Open Technologies and it’ll be run by Jean Paoli, an XML standards expert whose interoperabilit...
Clear Data Builder for Ext JS (CDBExt) is an open source tool that automatically builds Ext JS/Java EE CRUD applications given one or more annotated Java interfaces. The generated JavaScript and Java code enforce best Ext JS and Java EE practices and is deployed on the development vers...
Progress Software Corporation made available the latest version of its JDBC drivers, Progress DataDirect Connect for JDBC 5.0. The standards-based, fully interoperable drivers enable organizations to enhance modern data-driven Java applications by expanding their feature set, performan...
Talend and MapR Technologies announced on Wednesday that Talend Open Studio for Big Data, an open source big data integration solution, has been certified to use with MapR’s Hadoop Distribution, providing users of Hadoop in the enterprise with high performance and scalable integration ...
Webpage performance Web page performance as opposed to website performance is a bit more of an intricate job requiring familiarization with what is actually served on your website and how your web pages are woven together.
When you’re looking to add new tank mates to an existing aquarium ecosystem, one of the concerns you must have is whether a particular breed of fish is amenable to conspecific cohabitants. Many species are not, which means if you put them together in a confined space, they’re going to ...
#F5 does #VDI, and it does it better. There are three core vendors and protocols supporting VDI today. Microsoft with RDP, Citrix with ICA, and VMware with PCoIP. For most organizations a single vendor approach has been necessary, primarily because the costs associated with the suppo...
Here is my 'five-minute XML' series where by I give you scheduled byte size guides. Today's issue is good for those people that happen to be starting out with XML. In "XML Schema - Overview" (5 Minute XML #7), I reported the need for a schema definition language. I defined principle ...
Almost every business leader will say that people are their most important asset, but few do anything about it. If you are going to take this principle seriously, then human capital planning is crucial. The Human Capital Plan is an important tool that organizations use to drive focused...
Before looking for a managed file transfer solution, it is important to determine how data is currently being transferred from your organization. You should find out what users and applications are performing the data transfers, where the source of the data resides, how sensitive the d...