Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the
technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an
increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading
cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve problems such as healthcare
IT interoperability, but for a variety of reasons, ranging from economic to
political, nothing is done.
Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology
mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio
show joke contest, "Can You Top This" except that increasingly the joke is on
us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from
medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability
According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)
Wednesday 4 September, 2013
Highly-performant, Open Source Big Data distributed database in use at Adobe,
CERN, Comcast, eBay, GoDaddy, HP, IBM, Instagram, Netflix, Plaxo, and Sony,
among others, to create modern, data-driven applications
Forest Hill, MD –4 September 2013– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),
the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open
Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache Cassandra v2.0, the
latest version of the highly-scalable, Big Data distributed database.
Apache Cassandra powers massive data sets quickly and reli... (more)
Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
"With cloud computing, price to deploy applications goes through the floor
while flexibility to scale those applications goes through the ceiling!" says
WaveMaker CEO Chris Keene, in this lively round-up of CEO and CTO opinions to
get a sense of The State of Cloud Computing compiled and published by
Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. 4th International Cloud Computing Conference
& Expo is taking place this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center
(November 2-4, 2009).
Keene's take on what's driving Cloud Computing enterprise-wise is just one of
I know, some people will say it’s apples to oranges. Some people will say
Adobe is also pushing for HTML5. But I’m writing this for people who read
Disclaimer 1. I do both.
Disclaimer 2. I don’t care about game programming. I work for a company
that does enterprise development.
In the enterprise IT circles Adobe is a whipping boy of 2012. Adobe has
accepted this award, and only their cleaning ladies and janitors didn’t
apologies for what their CTO and CEO did last November hiding behind the wide
back of Danny Winokur. But let... (more)
People are accustomed to buying goods online. If a company sells products to
individuals, we call it B2C for Business To Consumers. If a business sells to
other businesses – it’s B2B. Having an online store allows to sell around
the clock regardless of the consumer’s location (at least within the
country) as long as he or she is connected to the Internet. People spend some
substantial time online and sellers are trying to reach their clients via all
possible channels and devices being that a regular HTML Web page, a social
network, a mobile application on any device with embedded... (more)
As part of my prep for the talk we give at JavaOne 2012, I built a WebSocket
app using JavaFX 2.2 front-end with NetBeans 7.2 and the brand new JavaFX
Scene Builder 1.0.
The tools were a pleasant surprise, they were pretty straight-forward to use.
Most of the Oracle tutorials were helpful too, although I couldn’t find
signs of an active and extensive JavaFX developer community out there.
The app I wanted to build consumes the same data source as the lightning
fast Kaazing portfolio demo.
This video demonstrates what it looks like in the development environment, as
well as running... (more)