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  • Java 9 Language Features | @CloudExpo #Java #APM #Monitoring Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:00:00 EST
    Java 9 ships with some minor—yet awesome—new language features that make developing easier and cleaner. In this post, we’ll take a look at three of these new features. You probably remember interface methods, which were introduced in Java 8. These are required so that Java itself, as well as framework vendors, can add new methods to interfaces without breaking pre-existing implementations. As these methods can become rather complex, Java now enables you to declare interface methods as private. This allows for extracting common code from interface methods while hiding the code from external use.

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  • [slides] Building Open Source IoT Ecosystems | @ThingsExpo @DellEMC #IoT #IIoT #M2M #SmartCities Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:45:00 EST
    Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.

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  • [slides] Scheduling Techniques in #Kubernetes | @DevOpsSummit @Kublr #CloudNative #DevOps #Docker Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:00:00 EST
    Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, answered these questions and demonstrated techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and cost-effective resources on AWS, coupled with the ability to deliver a minimum set of functionalities that cover the majority of needs – without configuration complexity.

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  • Hacking the Autonomous Vehicle | @ExpoDX @Schmarzo #AI #IoT #M2M #Sensors #DigitalTransformation Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:00:00 EST
    I love it when I get feedback from a blog that I’ve written. I appreciate the different perspectives and insights that others bring to a topic of interest. And no blog that I’ve written has drawn more comments than my blog, “Isaac Asimov: The 4th Law of Robotics.” The section of the blog that fueled the most comments stem from a scene in the movie I, Robot where Detective Spooner (played by Will Smith) is explaining to Doctor Calvin (who is responsible for giving robots human-like behaviors) why he distrusts and hates robots. He is describing an incident where his police car crashed into another car and both cars were thrown into a cold and deep river – certain death for all occupants.

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  • The Hotel California of #AI | @CloudExpo @ReneBuest #ArtificialIntelligence Sat, 25 Nov 2017 23:45:00 EST
    In 1977, the Eagles released “Hotel California”, a song about drugs and the effects an addiction has on people. Putting "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device" in the context of our today’s digital lifestyle we find a lot of truth. There is a reason why Google provides most of its services for free or why Amazon wants us to have an Echo in every home or why Facebook has become our directory of “friends”. What looks pretty convenient is a threat. It is a threat to the end consumers but also a threat to the established economy. And even if we have the choice to check out any time – we will never leave.

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  • Java Heap Space vs. Stack Memory | @CloudExpo #JVM #JRE #Java #AI #DX Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:00:00 EST
    Java applications need a certain amount of RAM on a computer to run. Each time an object or variable is declared, it needs more RAM. Simply designating enough memory to hold every value declared and run each method would lead to a bloated application. To keep application memory requirements lean, it is partitioned in ways that require less memory and allows the application to run more quickly. The Java Virtual Machine (JVM) divides memory between Java Heap Space and Java Stack Memory in a way that only uses memory that's needed.

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  • The Future of Automation | @DevOpsSummit #AI #ML #DX #DevOps #DigitalTransformation Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:30:00 EST
    We've all read the dystopian fiction, watched those apocalyptic movies and heard a myriad of prophetic warnings heralding our obsolescence. Surely now we're just a couple of years from flipping the switch on a Skynet of our own making and condemning mankind to the annals of history. Actually, we're not entirely sure what the future holds, but it's probably not fire and brimstone. For detractors and naysayers of technology, could there be a more fitting image than Terminator 2's opening shot? A hulking, skeletal, humanoid machine crushing a human skull beneath its foot. Listening to ‘techno-skeptics' can sure make it feel as though that's the end which inevitably awaits us. If we continue down our current path of imbuing machines with increasing levels of autonomy, learning abilities and artificial intelligence, eventually we'll inadvertently construct our own obsolescence - if not destruction! We must be careful, unless we want to find ourselves subjugated by a machine army...

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  • Mistakes to Avoid When Handling Java Exceptions | @CloudExpo #Java #Cloud #Analytics Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:30:00 EST
    Handling an exception is one of the most common but not necessarily one of the easiest tasks. It is still one of the frequently discussed topics in experienced teams, and there are several best practices and common mistakes you should be aware of. Here are a few things you should avoid when handling exceptions in your application.

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  • Announcing @Massive1Network to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #DataCenter #DX #DigitalTransformation Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:30:00 EDT
    SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of engineers can navigate the Carrier Ecosystem for your IT team acting as an extension of your business, producing a hassle-free experience.

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  • mruby Forum to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #AI #IoT #M2M #RubyonRails #DX Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:45:00 EDT
    SYS-CON Events announced today that mruby Forum will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. mruby is the lightweight implementation of the Ruby language. We introduce mruby and the mruby IoT framework that enhances development productivity. For more information, visit http://forum.mruby.org/.

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  • Announcing @IBMWatson Day at @CloudExpo | @IBMcloud #AI #ML #DL #DX #FinTech #Chatbot Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT
    Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant that knows everything and can respond to your emotions and verbal commands!

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  • Six Prefectures of Japan and @JETROUSA to Sponsor @CloudExpo | #AI #DX #SmartCities Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:30:00 EDT
    SYS-CON Events announced today that Japan External Trade Organization & Six Prefectures of Japan have been named “Pavilion Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Meet the leading Japanese cloud computing companies from six prefectures of Japan. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to foreign companies expanding to Japan, and Japanese companies expanding to all over the world. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.

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  • [slides] #IoT for #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #SmartCities #IIoT #DX Sun, 08 Oct 2017 01:00:00 EDT
    IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not apply either.

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  • The Impact of #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #DX #SmartCities #FinTech Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:00:00 EDT
    Digital transformation is a revenue growth engine according to fifty futurists we surveyed. Many companies are already experiencing significant benefits and gaining competitive advantages. The futurists predicted the top five impacts of digital transformation on businesses by the year 2020 will be: Speed to market, Competitive positioning, Revenue growth, Productivity, and New distribution channels.

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  • [session] #BigData App Development in a #DevOps World | @CloudExpo #DX Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT
    Today traditional IT approaches leverage well-architected compute/networking domains to control what applications can access what data, and how. DevOps includes rapid application development/deployment leveraging concepts like containerization, third-party sourced applications and databases. Such applications need access to production data for its test and iteration cycles. Data Security? That sounds like a roadblock to DevOps vs. protecting the crown jewels to those in IT.

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