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Ben Kepes04/02/12
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Cloud Adoption and The IT/Business Tension

A while ago I took part in a role playing exercise run by BMC software. It was an event that had its genesis, at least in part, in a discussion I had with the analyst relations team at BMC about the realities of commentating on the cloud landscape. And the fact that adoption is so often much more than a feature comparison exercise but one of a political struggle that really is a minefield for the uninitiated.

Markus Eisele04/02/12
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Enhance Security with Galleria - Part 5

So far we've covered the basics and deployment of the Galleria example to WebLogic and GlassFish. Now I will start to add enterprise grade features to the example, starting with security.

Sean Hull04/02/12
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Why (or Why Not) to Migrate to the Cloud

Here's an early discussion of Cloud migration highlighting both strengths and challenges to deploying to the cloud.

Judah Johns04/02/12
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Is Java the platform of the future?

A great piece written by Mark Little (Professor at Newcastle University, he leads JBoss Technical Direction and R&D. He was also Chief Architect and Co-Founder at Arjuna Technologies, an HP spin-off). His article looks into the future of programming languages and is, at the very least, an informative look at how new languages might/should be developed, and why Java just might be solution of the future.

Douglas Rathbone04/02/12
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DNS for Developers – Now There’s No Excuse Not To Know

Generally when it comes understanding the very basis of how the internet functions using DNS, most of these very same experienced developers haven’t got a clue. I wrote this post to hopefully help pay back some of the awesome karma they have earned helping me over the years, by teaching them something in return. Lets learn about DNS.

Chris Hostetter04/02/12
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14 Ways to Contribute to Solr without Being a Programming Genius or a Rock Star

There are so many ways to contribute to open source if we look past the obvious steps of writing a new product feature. Everyone who uses open source can bring their skills to the community and help keep open source a vital part of computing.

Ricardo Zuasti04/02/12
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Parallel Data Processing Strategies: (Almost) Always Use java.util.concurrent!

Although the Java Concurrency API allows for a much elegant and intuitive multi-threaded programming, I have found that most programmers still rely on the Thread class and Runnable interface to solve most concurrency problems in Java.

Juhani Lehtimaki04/02/12
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Multi-platform Frameworks Destroy Android UX

To write a native app or web app is a very important decision at the start of any mobile project. There's place for both. Native has some benefits that web app doesn't and vice verse.

Markus Eisele04/02/12
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The Heroes of Java: David Blevins

David Blevins is a founder of the Apache TomEE, OpenEJB and Geronimo projects. David was a member of the EJB 3.0, EJB 3.1, and Java EE 6 Expert Groups, and is a current member of the EJB 3.2 (JSR 345) and Java EE 7 (JSR 342) Expert Groups.

Rob Gordon04/02/12
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Another Take on Java Scheduling

While many are looking forward to the holidays, those that must support batch based applications may not be so enthusiastic as they anticipate the numerous support calls for jobs that failed because they shouldn’t have run or for jobs that should have run but didn’t.

Spyros Doulgeridis04/02/12
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Cost of Ownership Analysis: Oracle WebLogic Server vs. JBoss

A very interesting whitepaper compares the cost of ownership between Weblogic and JBoss. Although JBoss is free, the whitepaper has serious claims that on the long run Weblogic is cheaper.

René Pickhardt04/01/12
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How to Combine Neo4j with GWT and Eclipse

I wanted to include Neo4j to GWT which is actually very straight forward but for some reasons I was fighting with it for quite a while.

Eric Genesky04/01/12
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A Recipe for Success in Flavor Graph, the Neo4j Heroku Challenge Winner

An illustrated interview with the winner of the Neo4j Heroku Challenge discusses her idea and implementation of a neat food-pairing tool.

Mitch Pronschinske04/01/12
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BIRT 3.7 Report Design Refcard - Meet the Author: Michael Williams

With over 10 million downloads and 1 million users around the globe, BIRT is one of the most widely adopted business intelligence and reporting technologies out there. It certainly helps that it's free and open source under the banner of the Eclipse Foundation.

Brian Gracely04/01/12
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Cover Your *aaS

The Cloudcast talks with Mat Ellis (@matellis), CEO of Cloudability, about how companies are using public cloud services and how to manage costs of those services.