Apache Wicket Java 8 upgrade only partially supports lambdas - 19時間前  InfoWorld

The new Version 8 of the Apache Wicket open source Java framework embraces Java 8, including types. But use of lambda expressions, the marquee feature of Java 8, is supported only in parts of the framework.As of Version 8, the server-side, component-oriented Wicket web framework supports Java 8 idioms, with Java 8’s idioms and types applied to the Wicket API. It also has new types to handle dates in Java 8, which can be converted and bound to components.To read this article in full, please click here
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The fiction of ‘digital wellness’—and the truth of digital dependence - 1日前  InfoWorld

I know I’m showing my age, but when I was a young whippersnapper, we were always being nagged not to watch so much of the so-called “boob tube.” Specifically, we were advised to read actual books (but not, heaven help us, comic books or Mad magazine) and to refrain from Gilligan’s Island and all of that junk once and for all.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Azure cloud migration guide: The tools to move your datacenter - 2日前  InfoWorld

Microsoft’s Azure cloud service has soared to become the No. 2 cloud provider behind Amazon Web Services, and although Microsoft will tell you it’s because of the breadth of Azure’s offerings, an undeniable appeal of the service is that it makes migration from on-premises systems straightforward, from both Microsoft products as well as third-party products like Linux and open source databases.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Oracle plans to dump risky Java serialization - 2日前  InfoWorld

Oracle plans to drop from Java its serialization feature that has been a thorn in the side when it comes to security. Also known as Java object serialization, the feature is used for encoding objects into streams of bytes. Used for lightweight persistence and communication via sockets or Java RMI, serialization also supports the reconstruction of an object graph from a stream. Removing serialization is a long-term goal and is part of Project Amber, which is focused on productivity-oriented Java language features, says Mark Reinhold, chief architect of the Java platform group at Oracle.To read ...more
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BrandPost: The Rise of Multi-Cloud, Hybrid IT For the Enterprise - 2日前  InfoWorld

The quote, “Everything old is new again” can certainly be applied to technology. Like everything else, technology has cycles that change over time. Innovations lead to new solutions that often change what’s old and make it better. And before you know it, a technology that was thought long gone is now revived — and better than ever.Consider the enterprise datacenter. Cloud started more than 10 years ago and was the hot, new tech trend. Although businesses continue to migrate many applications to the cloud, trends reveal that enterprises are now choosing hybrid IT (a mix of on-premises and publi...more
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The rise of the Istio service mesh - 3日前  InfoWorld

Diogenes Rettori is the principal product manager for Red Hat OpenShift. The attention and traction generated around the Istio service mesh technology in the past year is certainly intriguing. In fact, as I write this article, Istio is only at version 0.8 and yet, for two consecutive KubeCon/CloudNativeCon events, it has been a sizzling hot topic, with more than a dozen distinct sessions in the Denmark event alone. So why is this?To read this article in full, please click here
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Data-driven agriculture: How IoT could change farming - 4日前  InfoWorld

People often think about the internet of things in an industrial or commercial setting, providing sensors and data to a well-defined process or activity. But there’s one fundamental part of our society that can benefit immensely from IoT technologies, one that’s being left behind because it’s not traditionally seen as a technological activity: agriculture and, more specifically, farming.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Java 11 roadmap: The new features you can expect - 4日前  InfoWorld

Now that Oracle has released Java Development Kit 10, the next version, JDK 11, is just around the corner. Due in September 2018 as part of Oracle’s new six-month release cadence for the standard edition of Java, Version 11 has more than a half dozen announced features so far.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Why use Puppet for automation and orchestration - 5日前  InfoWorld

Puppet the company bills Puppet the automation tool as the de facto standard for automating the delivery and ongoing operation of hybrid infrastructure. That was certainly true at one time: Puppet not only goes back to 2005, but also currently claims 40,000 organizations worldwide as users, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. While Puppet is still a very strong product and has increased its speed and capabilities over the years, its competitors, in particular Chef, have narrowed the gap.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Making Kubernetes work for the average engineer—via PaaS - 8日前  InfoWorld

Too consumed with your OpenStack deployment to put a Kubernetes cluster on the blockchain? Not to worry: Most people are still trying to figure out Kubernetes. Despite being the hottest thing since, well, Docker, Kubernetes remains a dark art for most mainstream enterprises. Birthed by the engineering gods at Google, Kubernetes still has a lot of abstractions to learn before it will be approachable by an average engineer.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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When being cloud-native is a bad idea - 1日前  InfoWorld

It’s good to be cloud-native, or at least that’s what everyone is telling you. The idea is that you refactor (meaning partially recode) your applications to take advantage of the native features of the host cloud, such as its native APIs, storage systems, database systems, or security systems, depending on what that host cloud services offers.The promise you’re being given is that being cloud-native will provide enhanced performance, lower operational costs for your applications, easier operations, and a bunch of other benefits as the cloud platform improves over time.[ What is cloud computing...more
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IDG Contributor Network: When it comes to data, the interface matters as much as the information - 1日前  InfoWorld

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect this week, and you might say it’s just a bit overexposed as far as headlines go. But amid all the hype, I find myself thinking about something that I see a lot of people forgetting: GDPR is not driving data technology and solutions—it’s reflecting them.All businesses have data. The idea of “becoming a data-driven business” could be in the running for the most overused business term today. Would any enterprise really find no value in using data better? Even the most old-school brick-and-mortar organizations have cottoned on to this...more
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Virtual assistants don’t need developers or AI - 2日前  InfoWorld

Virtual assistants can go beyond playing music or buying things on Amazon. And they don’t need corps of developers or fancy artificial intelligence technology to do so.Business and society in general have moved a long way towards self-service. Most offices no longer have a secretarial pool, and most managers and even some executives don’t have a dedicated assistant. Travel agents and other common jobs of yesteryear still exist but you don’t go to a travel agent to book a simple direct domestic flight; you go to a website.[ Chatbots should be part of your intelligent systems arsenal: Build chat...more
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IDG Contributor Network: 3 phases of Prometheus adoption - 2日前  InfoWorld

Having assisted hundreds of enterprises in developing a new visibility strategy as they move to Kubernetes, I’ve learned a few things about how organizations learn, evolve and adopt a new method of application observability. Open source is usually essential to developing this understanding.In the cloud-native monitoring world, Prometheus is widely considered the place to start. Just like Kubernetes is the leading open source container orchestrator in the cloud-native world, Prometheus is the leading software choice for open source cloud-native monitoring. If you’re looking for more detail on w...more
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Micronaut framework promises low-overhead microservices - 2日前  InfoWorld

Micronaut, a JVM-based framework for building microservices applications, promises to aid startup times, throughput, and memory footprint.The features in Micronaut Micronaut is designed to function as both a client and server framework in a microservices environment. Key to Micronaut is the use of annotation processors that precompile metadata and information needed to run an application. This results in reduced runtime overhead for memory consumption and startup time.[ Learn what microservices are. • Then learn how to build a microservices app. • Finally, learn how to choose a database for yo...more
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6 must-have web frameworks for the Google Go language - 3日前  InfoWorld

The Google Go language (aka Golang) has become a strong choice for writing web services and APIs. It compiles to fast-running native code, it has native metaphors for asynchronous programming and other features useful for web services, and it has a broad and expanding audience of users.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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How to get women into cloud computing - 4日前  InfoWorld

The push to get more women in computing is decades old. I remember back in my college professor days they did studies on why there are fewer woman in computer science and information systems studies. We have made little progress since.With the inflection point of new compute trends, such as cloud computing, the need for entry-level talent has also inflected. Everyone is hiring. There’s a shortage. And the solution to this issue is easy: We need to recruit more women into computer jobs, especially cloud computing.[ Also on InfoWorld: Bye-bye, boy’s club? Why the new IT may be a woman’s world. •...more
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Demystified: Routing in ASP.Net Core - 5日前  InfoWorld

Routing maps incoming requests to the respective route handlers and generates outgoing URLs. ASP.Net Core is an open source, cross-platform, lean, and modular framework for building high-performance web applications.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Firefox 61 brings code inspection to web developers - 7日前  InfoWorld

Now available, the Firefox 61 Developer Edition is providing developers code inspection and workflow enhancements.By understanding tools such as the Babel JavaScript compiler and the Webpack module bundler, Firefox 61 lets developers inspect and interact with original code in the debugger as if the code had never been minified or bundled. Mozilla also is developing native support to inspect components and scopes in React and other frameworks.[ Get your websites up to speed with HTML5 today using the techniques in InfoWorld's HTML5 Deep Dive PDF how-to report. | Learn where HTML5 is headed next...more
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Cloud-based AI: The game-changer not to fret about - 8日前  InfoWorld

The White House is hosting a conference on the future of artificial intelligence. Executives from 38 companies, including Intel, Oracle, Ford, Boeing, Mastercard, Microsoft, and Accenture, will attend the daylong summit.Why is it happening now? AI is poised to create 2.3 million jobs by 2020, while eliminating another 1.8 million jobs, according to Gartner. Topics of discussion are said to include how industries like health care and transportation can best use AI, as well as how to fund research in the field. And most scary on the agenda: strategies to formulate federal policies and regulation...more
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