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This article tries to demonstrate that Java can be more productive than Ruby. We are going to develop the same application of the article Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited (part 1 [1] and part 2 [2]) but using POJO [3]s annotated with JPA [4] and a Model Driven Framework, OpenXava [5] in this case. The result is that with less code, and less time you obtain a more powerful application. Ruby and rails: The regressive framework Ruby on rails [6] is so elegant, so easy, so productive. I cannot avoid read and heard continuously these comments. For example, the article Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited of Bill Walton says: “What would you think if I told you that you can develop a web application at least ten times faster with Rails than you can with a typical Java framework?” Oops! Ten times faster! Well, after these comments I decided to learn Ruby on Rails. I ne... (more)

What is Green IT?

While it is natural to immediately gravitate towards hardware and energy centric dimensions of sustainability, eco- friendly computing in terms of the software used, applications and services tends to be an afterthought. Sure, there are software tools that help track emissions, provide better storage solutions, monitor alternative energy production, smart energy grid management etc but what about the actual software used? Can software be green in itself , apart from its functionality? One way to go green on the software would be to choose a low resource version of open source software .Why? Open source is software for which the source code is completely accessible allowing users to use, change, and improve the software. The customization and free code help with resource optimization and cost reduction. Open source also tends to have a strong community backing of de... (more)

CA Completes NetQoS Acquisition

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) today announced that it has completed its $200 million acquisition of NetQoS® Inc., a leading provider of network performance management and service delivery management solutions. The addition of the NetQoS network-centric response time analytics, flow monitoring, and unified communications management solutions enable CA to offer a robust and comprehensive service delivery and assurance portfolio, spanning network and systems management, application performance management, and virtualization and cloud management. "NetQoS enhances CA's ability to help enterprise IT organizations and service providers deliver reliable, flexible, and cost-effective IT and business services," said Ajei Gopal, executive vice president of CA's Products and Technology Group. "We can now offer customers the ability ... (more)

Quantcast pasa a ser global con visiones de audiencia locales

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantcast ha anunciado hoy que ahora entrega visiones de la audiencia localizada por cada país del mundo para respaldar su floreciente lista de editores y comercializadores internacionales. La medición de audiencia de Quantcast ofrece a los propietarios del sitio web datos de audiencia precisos, de tráfico medido directamente, demográficos, de estilo de vida, empresariales y geográficos. Lo mejor de todo, la medición de audiencia de Quantcast es totalmente gratuita. Ofreciendo al mercado visiones de audiencia sin precedentes, Quantcast permite a los editores representar mejor a sus audiencias únicas y permite a los anunciantes llegar a consumidores online específicos con precisión y escala. (Foto: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100310/NY68154) Quantcast ofrece medición de audiencia comprehensiva para sitios web, ... (more)

World Compliance: Creating Stronger Ties To Fight Crime

MIAMI, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As drug trafficking and money laundering continue to grow, governments are enacting tougher laws to combat the surge. Costa Rica is no different, leading the fight by instituting tougher legislation in this country of four million inhabitants. To achieve this goal, companies -- primarily financial institutions -- are required to identify their customers and the source of their income. World Compliance announced today a partnership agreement with Verifica, Costa Rica's leading provider of Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer software. "The partnership with Verifica is the culmination of several months of development to ensure that the product we deliver is the absolute best in class," said Jose Da Silva, Latin America Sales Director for World Compliance. "We have combined efforts to offer a solution that not only provides... (more)

Updates for Percona Server, the Enhanced Drop-in Replacement for MySQL, Released

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/23/12 -- Percona, Inc., the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced Percona Server Version 5.5.27-28.0, the latest release of the company's enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL. The new version offers four advanced features that speed up searches, increase security, and provide administrators with more control over their Percona Server environment. Offered free as an open source solution, Percona Server offers breakthrough performance, scalability, features, and instrumentation. Its self-tuning algorithms and support for extremely high-performance hardware make it the clear choice for companies that demand the utmost performance and reliability from their MySQL database server. Feature Highlights Tunable Buffer Size A tunable buffer size enables fast index creation in InnoDB. Adding an index to a ta... (more)

Equinox Exploration Corp. Commences Drilling and Adds Second Drill Rig at Its Binghampton Copper Queen Project in West Central Arizona

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/25/12 -- Equinox Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EQX) (Equinox) has commenced drilling with a diamond drill core rig at its Binghampton Copper Queen (BCQ) volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) Project near Prescott, Arizona within the Arizona Copper Belt. Equinox has also added a second drill to the contract, a reverse circulation drill rig, expected to arrive on site next week. Key points are: -- Drilling with the core rig will initially focus on the existing Copper Queen Mine -- The Copper Queen mine was developed on several levels but never placed into production due to legal issues -- The Arizona Geological Survey recorded an historic production of 1,413 short tons grading 9.95% copper, 0.25% zinc, 54.2 grams per tonne silver and 3.3 grams per tonne gold for the Copper Queen mine -- When the reverse circulation rig ar... (more)

Actuate, Infosys E&R and COMPEGENCE See Success From New Faculty Development Program

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, announced today the results of their jointly sponsored Faculty Development Program (FDP) on data warehousing and business intelligence (BI). With co-sponsors COMPEGENCE and Infosys E&R, the unique training program has resulted in increased understanding and enthusiasm from students who are the BI professionals of the future. The program is taking traditional business intelligence education to the next level with workshops for professors and scholars, bringing business intelligence to life through hands-on learning and practice. Reporting on the differences made by the FDP program, Professor Sejal Nimbhalkar, of T John Institute of Technology, Bangalore, has initiated a pilot project in teaching BI with Actuate, and students are enthusiastic ... (more)

Cinemo and Pelagicore To Demonstrate GENIVI Compliant Infotainment Solutions on Freescale’s i.MX6 hardware at CES 2013

Pelagicore AB, a leader in open source automotive software and key GENIVI contributor, and Cinemo GmbH, developers of high performance embedded multimedia technologies for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), announced today that they will demonstrate the results of their strategic partnership at CES in Las Vegas. As part of this partnership, Pelagicore have integrated Cinemo’s Unified Media Player into the Pelagicore Infotainment Platform and its Unified Resource and Application Interface. At CES, Pelagicore will demonstrate the performance and interaction design potential of the combined Pelagicore and Cinemo technology offerings implemented with Qt 5 on Freescale’s i.MX6 platform. The demonstrator features a high fidelity touch based User Experience. Pelagicore leverages a unique mix of automotive technologists and Open Source community experts to develop Open Source... (more)

Emergent Recognized as Red Hat's 2012 Public Sector Partner of the Year

VIENNA, Va., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergent, LLC, an award-winning small business and IT solutions provider, today announced its acceptance of the 2012 Red Hat Public Sector Partner of the Year award. Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, presented Emergent with the award during Red Hat's third annual North America Partner Conference held in San Diego, Jan. 14-16. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111213/MM22333LOGO ) Emergent, who also received Red Hat's 2011 Public Sector Partner of the Year award, was recognized as the 2012 Red Hat Public Sector Partner of the Year for outstanding performance and delivery of innovative open source solutions to customers. The third-annual Partner Conference provided Red Hat partners the opportunity to collaborate with one another, partake in discussions with the Red Hat executive team an... (more)

Rightware and RKS Announce Strategic Interaction Design Partnership

Rightware, the leader in user interface (UI) design and implementation software, and RKS, the leading strategic design consultancy based in Southern California, announce that they have formed a partnership in Interaction Design for new and emerging markets including entertainment, tablets, smart TVs and other embedded verticals. Today is an unprecedented time for technology and user interaction. Touch screens are becoming a more and more predominant way of interacting. And with the vast amount of choices, there remains room and opportunity to create even more engaging and dynamic interfaces: from cars to phones, tablets and computers. What a person sees, feels and touches can be enriched into something he or she has never seen or engaged with before. This is an era where design, technology and understanding of human behavior come together; but a deep understanding ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
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...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...