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One of the more popular methods of dealing with not just with the explosion of devices but the growing challenge of dealing with growth of compute devices under management in general is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). While VDI has been overshadowed of late by newer and shinier T...
Thoroughly knowing the difference between the three prominent types of datacenter storage will help you immensely in job interviews, product pitches and tech conferences. Server storage is typically stored in one of three different methods. Since each acronym is similar, it is imperati...
Appcore aims to simplify private cloud through Apache CloudStack solutions. Nate Gordon serves as the Des Moines, IA-based company's Director of Technology, in its effort to enhance Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform for its customers. We had a few questions for him, and this i...
With the increasing complexity of software, organizations are more cognizant than ever about the potential pitfalls of including open source code in their products. Below are some quick tips to continue leveraging open source code, while keeping your manager and legal department happy.
This tutorial is primarily for the students in my 420-517 Software Development Project course at Dawson College. It explains how to set up a workspace in Eclipse for this course. These instructions are important because Eclipse stores workspace specific settings in the workspace itself...
Step 1 Create a project based on my blog “UPDATED Setting up a JEE 6 Web Profile Maven Project in Eclipse using TomEE”. Step 2 Eclipse reveals its special capabilities such as specialized editors based on the project’s facet. As … Co...
Recently, I was asked by Mr. Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Commissioner) to take a look at cloud development concepts and see if there was any benefit for our development teams across the enterprise. After some investigation I could see that if all users/developers were on one server that co...
Views is one of the most installed Drupal modules with over two thirds of Drupal sites reporting that they have it installed. Soon, though, that number will go up: as of Drupal 8, Views is a core module! This effort started as a community effort and was announced as an official Drupal ...
Having a Deployment Pipeline in place is extremely helpful! Learn how to set it up and how to deploy to production servers with Zero Downtime Deployment in this article. A deployment pipeline lays out the whole process that your code needs to go through from your repository to product...
This article shares with the development community the analysis that was performed at FireScope as it relates to the use of “usePowerOf2Sizes” and details how to enable this feature. It also covers both size and performance implications of this new capability. In sharing our analysis w...
Victor Cruz has actually touched on a few interesting points in his article “Safe Driving in the Cloud: A Black Box for Cars”. The fact is that car companies have lately shifted their focus towards increasing security for passengers and drivers altogether and that is why they came up ...
The incorporation of Symfony components into Drupal 8 prompted me to take another look at what I’d lumped into ‘yet another PHP MVC framework’. It quickly became clear that I’d horribly misjudged Symfony. Drupal 8 hasn’t quite hit code freeze yet, but the adoption of Symfony has alread...
Concerns are raised every once in a while in the broader free and open source software community about freeloaders. The attitude expressed is that if you're getting the benefit of FOSS, you should contribute. Building a business on a FOSS project you don't own, whether you're providi...
The industrial revolution continues - starting with the steam engines of the 18th century, continuing with large-scale steel production, oil exploitation, electrical and photographic innovations of the 19th century, and moving on to the transportation, communications, computation and e...
Software is surprisingly dynamic. All software evolves. Bugs are found and fixed. Enhancements added. New requirements are discovered in using the software. New uses are found for it and it is shaped to those new uses. Software solutions that are useful and used must by their ver...
The Java Platform Enterprise Edition 7 specification early draft is available for download. All these years the focus was to introduce several APIs and technologies as part of the platform to make it more powerful, simple and complete. This is the first time the focus has shifted in a ...
The purpose of this article is to describe the steps involved in configuring Datapower services for the browser-based HTTP type requests. The commonly used methods for such requests are either the POST or GET HTTP method. 1. For the testing purpose create a loopback pass-through XML F...
Like most application servers, WebSphere 8.5 has a rich management infrastructure based on JMX, or Java Management Extensions. In fact, the WebSphere administration console uses JMX to connect to the server to issue queries and perform administrative operations. In a previous post I sh...
Let’s start with the basic question: What is the disruptor? The disruptor is a concurrency framework for Java that allows data sharing between threads. The age old way of coding a producer-consumer model is to use a queue as the buffer area between the producer and the consumer, where ...
In this article I will provide you an effective and optimized approach of Factory Design Pattern in Java. As you know theFactory Method Pattern or popularly known as the Factory Design Pattern is one the design patterns under the category of "Creational Design Pattern". The basic prin...
Today’s software development is geared more towards building upon previous work and less about reinventing content from scratch. Resourceful software development organizations and developers use a combination of previously created code, commercial software, open source software, and th...
Modularity plays an important role in software architecture. It fills a gap that has existed since we began developing enterprise software systems in Java. This chapter discusses that gap and explores how modularity is an important intermediary technology that fills that gap. There a...
JRE 6 was released in 2006, five years after a major JRE version was released. For the past few years Java was looking stagnant, and many Java developers began to worry; this concern was amplified when Oracle purchased Sun. We will try to discover if there's a big refactoring or maybe...
This article will focus on Software Inventory Control Systems (SICS). Recently, I was asked by Bill Rogers (NH DoIT Commissioner) and Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Director) to take a look at SICS, investigate them and provide a recommendation. When I started this research I knew nothing abo...
The OSGi framework is a popular platform for developing multifunctional desktop systems, enterprise systems and complex applications. OSGi uses a modular approach where each bundle is regarded as a relatively independent and separate unit. The framework controls maintenance-based tas...
OSGi technology brings a number of much needed benefits to the Java enterprise application market, and is disruptive in that it impacts the software development, deployment, and management practices of many organizations. OSGi impacts deployment given the shared, modular nature of OSGi...
One of the most common questions for people that are new to BIRT is about how to ask data from the DataSet in the report.  The question is when building expressions should I use dataSetRow["FIELD"] or row["FIELD"]? So let me see if I can set the record straight. When data is acq...
Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse allows you to view, create, and manage JPA entity relationships. The Entity Editor provides a centralized view of all entity relationships, allows you to modify entity properties, and allows you to navigate between the object model, mapping associatio...
The JPA ORM Generation wizard allows modification of existing O/R mappings and the creation of new entity associations. The tasks you will complete in this step are: Create a new one-to-one association between CUSTOMER and CUSTOMERID; Review generated classes with annotations; Add ann...
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for creating a Web application that uses the Java Persistence API (JPA) version 2.0 with Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Release 1, Spring, EclipseLink, JavaServer Faces (JSF), and Oracle Database, Express Edition. You will develop this appli...

 

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There are many different types of command line options that programs need to recognize. Many languages (e.g.: bash and perl) has built-in processing of command line options; Java does not. The Java Command Line Options (JCLO) package performs this task for a va...

In an interactive general session that forms part of its Data in Action virtual conference, IBM has really hit the jackpot. It has managed to snag Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, to talk about current trends in the Data Management market. There is a live Q&A sessi...
Most enterprise technologists should see a continued payoff of the hard work in planning, architecture, documentation, development and configuration work that has been occurring over the last several years.  Enterprise technologists were building Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) lo...
Nice to see some initiative on a open source BPMS. Runa WFE is an OpenSource BPMS system, based on JBoss jBPM core. It is a cross-platform end user solution for business process development and execution. More information at – http://sourceforge.net/projects/runawfe
Subversion is a stellar open source version control system initiated by CollabNet Inc. It is used in maintaining source code. There are many clients that support subversion, of which I want to introduce a simple Eclipse plugin, Subclipse. Subclipse (http://subversion.tigris.org/)is a...
The garbage collector is primarily responsible as a collector to reclaim objects that are no longer used by the application. This is an automatic memory management invented by McCarthy. The garbage collector collects unreferenced objects, objects that are not reached by the reference c...
The Enterprise Cloud Requires a real time infrastructure and a management discipline that understands and can enforce service level discipline. Organizations have become increasingly dependent on technical infrastructure to enable customer interactions. As such, the business has a vest...
Trust is an important word in the world of security, and in cloud computing it’s an even bigger deal. Cloud computing offers up the promise that an organizations will be able to run any application from anywhere at any time. But in a multi-tenant environment, a cloud application runnin...
When I first started asking Eclipse developers about provisioning and lockdown – do we need it, what did they think about it, etc. – several things became clear very quickly. First, there are two distinct camps – people who manage people using Eclipse and people who use Eclipse. The pe...
These days the popularity of Ext JS (a JavaScript library) is gaining momentum. One of the most popular widgets within Ext JS is the DataGrid. The reason – displaying data from a database is one of the most common tasks of a web application. “Out of the box” the DataGrid has functional...