Java EE 8 is here: What you need to know - 18分前  InfoWorld

Java EE 8—formally, Java Platform Enterprise Edition version 8—is now available. The release represents the first phase in Oracle’s two-phase plan to embrace modern computing paradigms, particularly cloud deployments, in enterprise Java.Where to download the Java EE 8 JDK Oracle has posted the Java EE 8 JDK and documentation for download by developers.[ Java SE 9 is also here: What’s new in the stndard Java Platform and JDK. | What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Approved by the Java Community Pro...more
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BrandPost: Solving the cloud placement puzzle requires science, not guesswork - 1時間前  InfoWorld

Computing Survey of IT leaders, 45% of their IT environments was hosted in a private, public, or hybrid cloud environment. Cloud vendors are responding to the demand with a dizzying array of options which routinely lead to costly over-provisioning and sub-optimal configurations. Assessing options even within a single cloud provider can be complex business, let alone comparing alternatives across providers.The key to doing it right is to move beyond the surface-level assessment, rules of thumb, or plain old guesswork that most organizations employ. Using scientific analysis of workload requirem...more
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53% off Cable Organizer Electronics Accessories Travel Bag - Deal Alert - 5時間前  InfoWorld

Do you have a ball of tangled up wires and adapters somewhere in the bottom of your bag? This Universal Electronics Accessories Travel Organizer provides a flexible organization solution for your electronics and computer accessories. It helps make you better organized with all the small items and gadgets.  Made of durable and weather-resistant nylon with well padded semi-flexible covers.  It's compact size of  8.8“ x W 6.1"allows it to easily stored in you laptop bag or backpack.  This travel organizers typical list price of $18.99 has been reduced 53% to just $9. See this deal on Amazon.To re...more
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How to choose a database for your mobile apps - 9時間前  InfoWorld

Today’s consumers are highly reliant on their mobile applications. If apps don’t work, users won’t use them—it’s that simple. To require an Internet connection for mobile applications is to live in the past. If apps rely on a connection, odds are high that the experience will be sluggish and unpredictable.[ There’s more than one way to build a mobile app. See 25 simple tools for building mobile apps fast. | Keep up with the hottest topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] To avoid reliance on the network, providers of databases and cloud services have added synchroni...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Visual automated CI/CD is essential for great devops - 21時間前  InfoWorld

Units of space are everywhere. We can see them all around us. When we package a unit of space distinctly, we call it a container. Whether on ships in the sea, or in a storage closet, we use containers to organize things into isolated and distinct units of space. In the computing world, containers have become the distinguishing structure used to isolate and organize elements of software code. Just like containers on ships or in the closet, they can be visualized.In today’s web-centric IT world, application programming interfaces (APIs), command-line interfaces (CLIs), microservices, and other d...more
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IDG Contributor Network: The benefits and dangers of AI in personal finance - 1日前  InfoWorld

Artificial intelligence (AI) is starting to become commonplace throughout our lives. It powers the search engines we use to find new information, automated machines (including emerging autonomous vehicles), and even medical diagnoses. But one of the most promising areas for AI emergence has been in the realm of personal finance; through the use of advanced data processing, personalization, and intelligent decision making, AI-based platforms purport to help users manage and build their wealth.How AI can help in personal finance These are just a few of the ways advanced AI has been helping consu...more
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Forget PHP! Facebook’s HHVM engine switches to Hack instead - 1日前  InfoWorld

Facebook’s Hip Hop Virtual Machine (HHVM), a speedy engine for PHP, will not target PHP 7, the most-recent major PHP release, but instead will focus on Hack, a PHP spinoff.The next long-term support release of HHVM, version 3.24, is due in early 2018 and will be the last to commit to PHP 5 support. [ The art of programming moves rapidly. InfoWorld helps you navigate what’s running hot and what’s going cold. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] “Trying to support both PHP 7 and Hack would lead to undesirable compromises on both fronts. We plan t...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Today’s software engineering students require a new level of intelligence - 1日前  InfoWorld

The good news for software engineering students is that the job prospects have never been better. Today, every company is a software company, no matter the industry or what it sells, so demand for your skills remain high.But in addition to keeping up-to-date with an always changing technology industry, there’s a new type of intelligence that today’s students need to succeed—the artificial type.Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, chatbots. These are not only some of the hot new areas of software development, but they’re also the future of the industry. Now that we can train software...more
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BrandPost: Is Your Cloud Approach the Right Approach? - 2日前  InfoWorld

By almost any measure, cloud computing is on a tear. Most organizations have grown comfortable with this form of computing, and many have grown passionate. Unfortunately, far too many companies are still using a haphazard, piecemeal approach in their adoption of different cloud models and services. The lack of a comprehensive cloud computing strategy today will likely come back to haunt these companies further down the road.Why are so many companies ending up with an inefficient patchwork of cloud platforms and services – and often spending more than necessary to do so? For starters, there are...more
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BrandPost: Is Your Cloud Approach the Right Approach? - 2日前  InfoWorld

By almost any measure, cloud computing is on a tear. Most organizations have grown comfortable with this form of computing, and many have grown passionate. Unfortunately, far too many companies are still using a haphazard, piecemeal approach in their adoption of different cloud models and services. The lack of a comprehensive cloud computing strategy today will likely come back to haunt these companies further down the road.Why are so many companies ending up with an inefficient patchwork of cloud platforms and services – and often spending more than necessary to do so? For starters, there are...more
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Java 9 is here: Everything you need to know - 18分前  InfoWorld

Java 9—formally, Java Platform Standard Edition version 9—is finally here, and its Java Development Kit (JDK) is available for developers to download.It has several important if controversial new features, but is also the last of the line for the old style of Java delivery.[ Java EE 8 is also here: What’s new in enterprise Java. | What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Where to download the Java 9 JDK Oracle has posted the Java SE 9 JDK and documentation for download by developers.To read this artic...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Why the Equifax security threat isn’t over yet - 4時間前  InfoWorld

Close to 150 million consumers were affected by the recent Equifax hack. While most of the media attention has been focused on protecting individual consumers from identity theft, this article focuses on protecting businesses. Because this hack is just the beginning of what’s to come, three things are likely to happen: More companies will be exploited through Struts in the coming months due to old versions of Struts still present in applications. Larger scale attacks, affecting multiple companies at once, will occur, leveraging vulnerable open source components. Regulation will ramp up across ...more
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62% off RAVPower 14000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter - Deal Alert - 5時間前  InfoWorld

A compact power bank, a car jump starter, and a LED flashlight, all fit into a minimal and portable design. Whether it is your car or your USB devices, never run out of power again. Store it in the glovebox or simply drop it in your bag. Have a concentrated 14000mAh source of power always with you -- enough for up to 20 vehicle jumpstarts or many device recharges before the unit itself needs to be recharged. RAVPower's jump starter typically lists for $160 but is currently discounted 62% on Amazon to just $64. See the discounted car jumper now on Amazon. To read this article in full or to leav...more
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The 2017 Enterprise Architecture Awards - 9時間前  InfoWorld

Any enterprise architects worth their salt can tell you how strategic enterprise architecture (EA) is, but the fact is that most EA programs struggle. The problem? Getting the enterprise to act strategically in the face of the need for immediate results in firms moving at a breakneck pace.It takes leadership and single-mindedness to attain the customer-obsessed business model: being customer-led, insights-driven, fast, and connected. The winners of the 2017 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards did just that; they exemplify how to achieve meaningful business impact while pursuing ...more
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IBM open-sources a microservices-friendly Java app server - 1日前  InfoWorld

A few weeks ago, Nginx released its multilanguage microservices-friendly app server, but without Java support at launch. Now IBM has a beta build of its own microservices-friendly app server for Java applications: the open source Open Liberty, which implements IBM’s version of Java EE and MicroProfile microservices implementation.Open Liberty will provide a runtime supporting Java microservices that can be quickly updated and moved among different cloud environments. When combined with the Eclipse OpenJ9 Java Virtual Machine, OpenLiberty will provide a full Java stack, IBM said. (OpenJ9 had be...more
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6 machine learning projects to automate machine learning - 1日前  InfoWorld

The power of machine learning comes at a price. Once you have the skills, the toolkit, the hardware, and the data, there is still the complexity involved in creating and fine-tuning a machine learning model.But if the whole point of machine learning is to automate tasks that previously required a human being at the helm, wouldn’t it be possible to use machine learning to take some of the drudgework out of machine learning itself?[ Review: TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe machine learning and deep learning frameworks. | Roundup: 13 frameworks ...more
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Manage access control using Redis Bitfields - 1日前  InfoWorld

One of the hardest parts about writing a user-facing app or service is controlling access to resources. Decisions about access control are some of the earliest to be made and can make or break an entire platform. It’s usually a trade-off between granularity and speed. Let’s explore how to leverage Redis to get granular control and speed at the same time.One approach is to set up “user levels,” typically numbers or roles such as “admin,” “regular user,” “privileged user,” etc. This approach alone is usually not a very viable path as you run into a never-ending additive process (“super-super-adm...more
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IDG Contributor Network: How cloud serves as the foundation of AI - 1日前  InfoWorld

As companies migrate to and run operations in the cloud, leaders are looking to the next horizon: innovating from the cloud with artificial intelligence (AI).Cloud is the underlying platform with the data storage capacity and massive processing capability that will help enable AI innovation at the speed demanded. Companies are already starting to integrate a variety of AI-driven technologies across voice, vision, language and machine learning in order to transform their businesses. Accenture research shows that 85 percent of business and IT executives anticipate making extensive investments in...more
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IDG Contributor Network: From agile to fragile in 60 sprints - 2日前  InfoWorld

The adoption of agile software development methodologies has been a necessary evolution to support the explosive demand for new and expanded capabilities. There is no doubt that without the broad adoption of agile practices much of the growth in technology, and all of those aspects of everyday life that is driven by technology, simply would not have happened.Still, too much of a good thing applies. Another old that comes to mind is “You can have it better, cheaper, faster. Pick any two.” Many organizations have insisted on all three. How did they do it? They sacrificed the documentation.I’m no...more
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Progressive web apps in Microsoft Edge: What you need to know - 2日前  InfoWorld

The web is at the heart of many modern business applications. We use browsers as the universal interface for our services, wrapping them in familiar HTML and JavaScript. If you’ve got an internet connection and a browser, you’ve got access to an application, whether on your PC or on your smartphone.But what if you need access to more than the keyboard and the mouse, such as using cameras or other device hardware in your code?[ Only at InfoWorld: What you need to know about progressive web apps. | Get your websites up to speed with HTML5 today using the techniques in InfoWorld’s HTML5 Deep Dive...more
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