Some months ago Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder who changed the world alongside Steve Jobs, has announced the launch of Woz U. The platform is an online open course program. It’s presented in the same structure other online education providers in that it allows students to watch videos and pace themselves through their courses. They have several way to help you learn fast and easy, some of them are: HD Video Instruction, Captivating Content, Browser-based Labs and really important 1-on-1 … Read the rest
March 9th, 2018No Comments, C++, Cloud Computing, Core Java, Data Analytics, Data Center, Devops, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Java, by admin.
January 16th, 2018No Comments, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Enterprise Architecture, IDG Insider, Java App Dev, others, Programing, by admin.
Cloud services are moving from the initial “we’re doing it because everyone else is” state to a more cautious, planned migration, one where IT departments have done a careful assessment of their needs and determined what to move to the cloud and what will stay on-premises.
Getting there takes some hard lessons. A study by IDG Research found that as much as 40 percent of workloads moved off the cloud and back to an on-premises setting. That’s because companies had … Read the rest
January 4th, 2018No Comments, Cloud Computing, Data Storage and Management, Development Tools, Enterprise Java, IDG Insider, Java App Dev, others, Programing, by admin.
Until very recently, when you shopped for a database you had to choose: Scalability or consistency? SQL databases such as MySQL guarantee strong consistency, but don’t scale well horizontally. (Manual sharding for scalability is no one’s idea of fun.) NoSQL databases such as MongoDB scale beautifully, but offer only eventual consistency. (“Wait long enough, and you can read the right answer”—which isn’t any way to do financial transactions.)
December 21st, 2017No Comments, Cloud Computing, Development Tools, Enterprise Java, Java App Dev, others, Programing, by admin.
2017 was a good year for Google Cloud Platform. But 2018 promises to be even better. Although Google still sits well behind Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in cloud revenue, with just 2.3 percent market share against AWS’s 44.1 percent and Azure’s 7.1 percent, according to Gartner data, 2018 could well prove Google’s breakout year.
That is, if it can just deliver on one, eensie weensie thing: helping enterprises operate more like Google.
In the past, this has … Read the rest
November 30th, 2017No Comments, Cloud Computing, Java App Dev, Open Source, others, Programing, by admin.
In the enterprise world, open source has long been a bit tentative. Starting in the early 2000s, various vendors started contributing bits and pieces of code, careful not to give away anything too valuable, all while hoping for positive marketing effect. It was, as Stephen Walli wrote in 2007, a matter of gifting complementary technology to secure potential customers’ interest in the core of your business.
It mostly didn’t work.
Today, open source has become a primary driver of innovation, … Read the rest
September 27th, 2017No Comments, Cloud Computing, Java App Dev, Java Language, others, Programing, by admin.
Google has made the Java 8 runtime generally available on App Engine, the Google Cloud Platform’s development platform service. Google said the upgrade removes performance limitations Java developers have had to deal with when using the Java 7 runtime. Java 7 remains a supported option.
“Unfortunately, using Java 7 on App Engine standard environment also required compromises, including limited Java classes, unusual thread execution, and slower performance because of sandboxing overhead,” said Amir Rouzrokh, Google product manager.
These … Read the rest
September 21st, 2017No Comments, Cloud Computing, Data Storage and Management, Development Tools, Enterprise Architecture, IDG Insider, Java App Dev, others, Programing, by admin.
What is a database? Once upon a time, it was simple. The database was a modern Bob Cratchit putting data in tables made up of very straight columns filled with one row per entry. Long, endless rectangles of information stretching on into the future.
The relational database has been the bedrock of modern computing. The vast majority of websites are just a bunch of CSS lipstick painted on top of SQL. Everything that makes us special is just another row … Read the rest
August 23rd, 2017No Comments, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, Java App Dev, others, Programing, by admin.
Google, which has had to claw its way back into cloud relevance in the shadows of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, suddenly finds itself playing catchup again, thanks to the rise of serverless computing. Although Google Cloud Platform still trails AWS and Azure by a considerable margin in general cloud revenue, its strengths in AI and container infrastructure (Kubernetes) have given it a credible seat at the cloud table.
Or would, if the world weren’t quickly … Read the rest
August 3rd, 2017No Comments, Cloud Computing, Core Java, Development Tools, Enterprise Java, IDG Insider, Java App Dev, Mobile Java, others, Programing, by admin.
A long time ago, developers wrote assembly code that ran fast and light. On good days, they had enough money in their budget to hire someone to toggle all those switches on the front of the machine to input their code. On bad days, they flipped the switches themselves. Life was simple: The software loaded data from memory, did some arithmetic, and sent it back. That was all.
Today, developers must work with teams spread across multiple continents where people … Read the rest
July 26th, 2017No Comments, Cloud Computing, Development Tools, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Java, Node.js, others, Programing, by admin.
The JS Foundation is taking jurisdiction over Architect, an open source software project for provisioning and maintaining cloud infrastructure from a simple text file, with a focus on AWS Lambda and eventually other serverless computing implementations.
The Architect project proposes a file format referred to as .arc. It is intended to be a simpler way of setting up and maintaining Lambda cloud functions than deploying them manually or using infrastructure administration tools such as TerraForm. The .arc format is “easier … Read the rest