The open source landscape has evolved into a complex maze of licenses and
business models. To make matters more confusing, any simple meaning of the
phrase "open source" has become lost amid a sea of ambiguous and arcane
terminology. As a result, many software developers fail to recognize the
potential benefits of innovative models of software distribution and source
Copyright law entitles programmers, like authors and artists, to exclusive
control over the distribution and sale of their intellectual property, which
includes source code. The value of source code is well recognized, but for
competitive reasons software developers often are reluctant to include source
at a reasonable price, if at all. Holding a diametrically opposite point of
view, the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community contends that source
code generally shoul... (more)
Many years ago I prepared my first PowerPoint slide deck and used it as
visuals in front of a small audience.
Over the last twenty years I made tons of presentations on IT related
subjects. In this blog I’d like to share with you a dozen rules I use while
preparing my slide decks or speak. Please add your comments with more tips to
Tip #1: The font has to be as large as possible – not less than 18pt for
the text and 12 points for code listing. If you can’t fit the entire code
fragment on one slide, split it in two or create two code panels on the same
Tip #2: Do not abuse effects and transitions like spinning, rolling, fading
slides or texts. Using them once in while is fine, but keep the attention of
your audience by the quality content and not by showing them how your slides
dance on the screen.
Tip #3: Don’t use multi-color master slide... (more)
Clear Tookit on Ulitzer
Development of enterprise Flex/Java rich Internet applications benefits from
using automated data integration solutions and productivity tools.
Currently Adobe offers LiveCycle Data Services ES2 (LCDS) and open source
While LCDS is certainly a great piece of software for those who are looking
to support thousands of concurrent users via the most efficient communication
protocols, its high licensing cost makes LCDS unaffordable for the vast
majority of the enterprise applications let alone small businesses and
If you are looking for an alternative solution for integrating Flex and Java
EE layers, consider using GraniteDS, WebOrb, and Clear Toolkit.
The first two products offer their own implementation of the AMF protocol,
and Clear Toolkit uses the AMF libraries that come with BlazeDS . If you are
looking for an open sour... (more)
There are three main types of testing of any application:
Unit testing, where you test small pieces of functionality
Functional and user-acceptance testing where developers, QA engineers and the
end user can ensure that the application does what it’s expected to do
Load (or stress) testing, when you ensure that the server can process
requests of the specified number of users
Rich Internet applications are no different when it comes to testing. While
the load testing software is not cheap, there are affordable solutions for
Flex applications that you need to know about.
Flash Builder 4 integrates nicely with FLexUnit4 and I highly encourage you
not to ignore the unit testing. Just use it.
Your functional testing needs can be completely covered by the open sourced
product FlexMonkey 4, created by Flex professionals from Gorilla Logic.
They also have a FlexMonkium, which is... (more)
This is a checklist of items you need for an all-encompassing personal
branding strategy. Personal branding is the process of marketing and selling
yourself as a brand in order to gain success in business. Personal branding
is a continual process just as knowing yourself is a continual process. As
you grow, so does your brand. The need for personal branding arises from the
fact that globalization has increased competition in the workplace. As the
wheat is separated from the chaff, if you are left standing, you are left
standing with others of good caliber. The playing field is now that much more
challenging since your competition is as good as, or better, than you.
To paraphrase David Samuel, the bloke who got me into personal branding after
I saw him speak a few years ago; he spoke about of why you need personal
branding. His audience was a group from a large teleco... (more)
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having
said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because
they can only give you answers."
Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would
share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application
pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered.
From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed.
What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX?
Eric Miraglia of Yahoo!
1. (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the
iPhone SDK vs using AJAX?
2. How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to
make it faster?
3. When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for
my rich web apps? Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)
The popularity of widgets these days has brought to attention the need for
interoperability, i.e. for widgets developed for one site or platform to be
able to run in other sites and widgets developed by different people to be
able to work with each other.
So much so that I know of at least 3 somewhat competing specifications for
There's the gadget portion of the OpenSocial specs which was adopted from the
Google Gadgets work. Then there's OpenAjax which is more broadly focused on
Ajax interoperability but has a lot of pieces geared towards widget
And finally there's the W3C's Widgets 1.0 Family of Specifications. Based on
a preliminary analysis, the OpenAjax specs appear to be the most
comprehensive for widget interoperability issues but OpenSocial seems to have
gained more adoption.
The W3C work appears to be moving very slowly (no surp... (more)
Today, Adobe made a very interesting announcement - Adobe Flash Platform
Services for Distribution is available to the public. To put it simple,
it’s a new way of distributing, promoting, and measuring the usage of your
applications on the Web.
Let’s say you’ve developed a Flash RIA (i.e. a game, a movie promo, a
stock-market widget) - now you’ll be able to make it available to other
people in a viral fashion over the major social networks. You’ll get an API
that will let you add the “Share” button similar to the way you can share
the video on Youtube. But this button will allow for cross-network
distribution and the user will be presented with a choice of social networks
to distribute it to.
Developers get a new API to add this Share functionality to their
applications. Adobe will also offer sharing these applications between the
mobile devices that support Flash... (more)
Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York !
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9,
2011, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the
world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon
Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong.
Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have
participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other
Cloud-related events put together.
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"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud
computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud
Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- GOOGLE I/O -- Dolphin
Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only
Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin
Garage, which opens the Dolphin Browser API to allow for third-party
development. Dolphin also announced four new Add-ons from Dropbox, Pocket,
Evernote and Wikipedia that show off Dolphin Garage's powerful capabilities.
In addition, Dolphin Garage also supports Web apps based on Adobe's PhoneGap,
which enable faster HTML5 Web app deployment.
Dolphin Garage gives developers access to more than 150 Dolphin internal APIs
including various browser user interface interactions, while also providing a
runtime sandbox environment to allow developers to create their own
experiences within Dolphin Browser.
Powered by Dolphin Garage, users can now seamlessly exp... (more)
Adobe AIR on Ulitzer
Adobe Systems announced that beta versions of Adobe AIR 2 and Adobe Flash
Player 10.1 software are now available from Adobe Labs for Windows, Mac and
Linux operating systems.
Flash Player 10.1 is also available for x86-based netbooks, and expected to
be available across a broad spectrum of smartphones and other
Internet-connected devices in 2010
The Rise of RIAs and Cloud Computing
The rise of RIAs and cloud computing, and the increased diversity of
Internet-connected devices are spawning the need for contextual applications
that take advantage of specific functionality offered by operating systems
and devices. The Flash Platform enables developers to create contextual
applications for users across a number of devices while maintaining content
and a user experience that is consistent yet unique to each device.
Adobe AIR 2
Adobe AIR 2 builds on ... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...
Apr. 25, 2017 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 134
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
Apr. 25, 2017 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,982
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office.
Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
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With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
Apr. 25, 2017 03:45 AM EDT Reads: 178
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
Apr. 25, 2017 03:45 AM EDT Reads: 943
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Analytic. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
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Judith Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, a Needham, Mass., research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology, including big data, cognitive computing and governance. She is co-author of the book Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics, published in 2015. Her Cloud Expo session, "What Is the Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing?" is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at 8:40 a.m. In it, she puts cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the busin...
Apr. 25, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,560
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
Apr. 25, 2017 03:15 AM EDT Reads: 510
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential.
Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
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Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates.
In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
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The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
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Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the USA and Europe, we work with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies.
Apr. 24, 2017 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,177
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
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The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
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Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deli...
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