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  • Introducing Windows Azure Resource Manager (ARM) By @DaveBerm | @CloudExpo #Cloud Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:00:00 EST
    Over the past year, Microsoft has been introducing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) as the preferred way to provision and manage resources in its Azure cloud. ARM is the successor to the original Service Management model, also known as “Classic.”[1] While Classic will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future, ARM is the preferred deployment model and all new Azure features are being released on ARM only. Here is an overview ARM and the new features it provides.

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  • How to Ensure Your Testing Team and Website Perform Like Joe Montana | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:00:00 EST
    Super Bowl 50 is upon us and while millions tune in for the faceoff between the Broncos and Panthers this Sunday, software testers will hold their breaths as these same fans flock to promoted web and mobile applications in droves. To the players, Super Bowl Sunday presents two paths: one to glory and one to crushing disappointment. Obviously, vying for victory is a team effort. But sometimes, just sometimes, the difference between winning and losing falls to one individual. With the biggest game of the year on the line and everyone watching, the final play commences.

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  • IIoT Top News: The Future of Utilities | @ThingsExpo #IoT Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:45:00 EST
    As utility companies continue to track usage, consumers are growing equally cognizant of individual energy use as well, especially with the growth of private alternative energy practices such as home solar panels or wind power. That's why this week's IIoT top news is focused on the utility technology of tomorrow. This practice of selling privately generated energy back to the smart grid is in its infancy, but consumers now expect device connectivity to track, say, the amount of energy used by lights or the refrigerator during nighttime, off-peak hours. Because of that, the onus lies on utility companies to gather data and deploy advanced analytics that can be translated into relevant information for the average user.

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  • API Security Lessons from Fisher-Price’s Smart Toy Bear Security Flaw By @RyanPinkham | @ThingsExpo #IoT Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:45:00 EST
    Earlier this week it was reported that researchers at Boston-based security company, Rapid7, identified several security flaws in an app connected to a new toy from Mattel's Fisher-Price brand. The news of the security vulnerability caught our attention for a few reasons: The name of the toy - Smart Toy Bear - is strangely close to the name of our company SmartBear Software. More importantly, the story caught our attention because the security vulnerability brought up an important reminder about the important issue of security in today's connected world

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  • RocksDB from Facebook By @JnanDash | @ThingsExpo #IoT Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:00:00 EST
    I attended a HIVE-sponsored Meetup yesterday evening titled, “Rocking the database world with RocksDB”. Since I had never heard of RocksDB, I was curious to learn how it is rocking the database world. Facebook built this key value store storage layer originally to use for MySQL (instead of InnoDB), as MySQL is used heavily at Facebook. They claim that was not the only motivation. Then in 2013, they decided to open source RocksDB. Last evening’s speaker in an earlier post on November, 2013 had said, “Storing and accessing hundreds of petabytes of data is a huge challenge, and we’re constantly improving and overhauling our tools to make this as fast and efficient as possible. Today, we are open-sourcing RocksDB, an embeddable, persistent key-value store for fast storage that we built and use here at Facebook.”

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  • Angular 2: Passing Data to Routes By @YFain | @ThingsExpo #IoT Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:00:00 EST
    In the previous blog I did a high-level overview of Angular 2 router and wrote a basic routing application that demonstrated displaying different components in a predefined area of the window. We often need not only display a component, but also pass some data to it. For example, if we navigate from the Home to the Product Detail route we need to pass the product ID to the destination route. Angular offers a directive RouteParams so a route can receive data from the parent component. There is also a RouteData directive that can be used to pass additional data to a route from the @RouteConfig section. I’ll illustrate the use of both directives by modifying the app from the previous blog.

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  • [download] Software Developer Shortage | @CloudExpo #Linux #IoT #BigData Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:30:00 EST
    U.S. companies are desperately trying to recruit and hire skilled software engineers and developers, but there is simply not enough quality talent to go around. Tiempo Development is a nearshore software development company. Our headquarters are in AZ, but we are a pioneer and leader in outsourcing to Mexico, based on our three software development centers there. We have a proven process and we are experts at providing our customers with powerful solutions. We transform ideas into reality.

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  • [download] The Most Intelligent Ruby and Rails IDE | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:00:00 EST
    Boost your productivity for all types of Ruby projects and cutting-edge technologies with RubyMine, a powerful IDE with smart coding assistance and advanced testing and debugging features. JetBrains RubyMine IDE includes a comprehensive Ruby code editor aware of dynamic language specifics. It provides smart coding assistance, intelligent code refactoring, and deep code analysis capabilities. With easy project configuration, automatic Ruby Gems management, Rake support, and built-in consoles, it has everything a Ruby developer needs in a development environment.

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  • NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2 Available Now Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:00:00 EST
    NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2 is now available for download. Beta 2 comes bundled with MySQL and PostgreSQL drivers, and improvements to Ruby code completion and Woodstock 4.1 Build 14. The focus of NetBeans 6.0 is superior developer productivity with a smarter, faster editor, and the integration of all NetBeans products into one IDE.

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  • NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2 Available Now Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:00:00 EST
    NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2 is now available for download. Beta 2 comes bundled with MySQL and PostgreSQL drivers, and improvements to Ruby code completion and Woodstock 4.1 Build 14. The focus of NetBeans 6.0 is superior developer productivity with a smarter, faster editor, and the integration of all NetBeans products into one IDE.

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  • New #IoT Ad Campaign By @Splunk at @ThingsExpo | #M2M #API #DevOps Thu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 EDT
    SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by mining large volumes of unstructured data, and how data tracking delivers uptime when it matters most.

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  • Migration to @Citrix XenApp By @ChrisFleck | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:00:00 EDT
    For VMware customers shops under pressure from users to improve their app and desktop experience, gain greater infrastructure flexibility and simplify end user computing management, Citrix has announced a free service to migrate VMware Horizon View virtual app and desktop deployments to XenApp and XenDesktop. Powered by the new Citrix Lifecycle Management Service - now available from Citrix Workspace Cloud - the new service enables administrators to do an in-place migration in less than 15 minutes by easily exporting application and desktop settings from Horizon View into the Citrix app and desktop delivery solution. The creation of the migration service addresses numerous requests Citrix has received to salvage failed, stalled and small VMware VDI deployments.

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  • The Ultimate #DevOps Geek Quiz Challenge at @DevOpsSummit | #API #APM #Containers #Microservices Wed, 16 Sep 2015 23:15:00 EDT
    So you think you are a DevOps warrior, huh? Put your money (not really, it’s free) where your metrics are and prove it by taking The Ultimate DevOps Geek Quiz Challenge, sponsored by DevOps Summit. Battle through the set of tough questions created by industry thought leaders to earn your bragging rights and win some cool prizes.

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  • Java HashSet Becomes a Little Faster By @YFain | @CloudExpo #Cloud Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:00:00 EDT
    I was experimenting with Java HashSet, which is a pretty expensive collection to create, but it has a benefit of the O(1) performance on the retrieval of elements from this collection. Based on my experiments performance of HashSet is improved over the last year. I’ve written a small benchmark comparing the performance of the one year old JRE 1.8.0_05 with the latest 1.8.0_51. In my tests I’m creating a HashSet containing 100000 objects.

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  • Playing with Java 8’s Completable Futures By @MarkLacomber | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps Sat, 15 Aug 2015 16:30:00 EDT
    Of the many additions to Java 8 such as the Stream API and lambdas, I noticed one of the lesser talked about ones was CompletableFutures. So I decided to have a play around with them on the last Java component I wrote. My use case in a nutshell was piping large volumes of data from a distributed file system, compressing it and uploading to individual destinations on Amazon S3.

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