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** Hot News ** Appeon Mobile     Appeon Corporation has just released its Appeon Mobile product's beta2 version the other week. Again, like the alpha and beta1 release beforehand - I have been privileged to once again participate in this momentous and historic setting PowerBuilder event! The beta2 release really steps up the game for iOS based mobile computing through PowerBuilder. Here are some of the great new features that I have tested in the first 48 hours of installing this release ... iPhone Real PB application on my aactual iPhone!   The beta1 release of Appeon Mobile only supported the iPad. Beta2 steps up the supported devices by adding the iPhone simulator and support for the actual iPhone device itself (iP4, iP4s and iP5). Amazingly, all I needed to do was download the Appeon WorkSpace application from the iStore for the iPhone, add an application refere... (more)

Revisiting Java SE 7 Features | @CloudExpo #Java #Cloud #OpenSource

Preparing for an interview? Want to just revisit Java SE 7 features? Trying to recollect or revise a Java SE programming construct? Let me take you back in time to what was introduced first in Java SE 7? Join me for this tutorial series on Java as we all eagerly await the official release of Java SE 9. Java SE 7 Release Date: 28-07-2011 Java SE 7 Code Name: Dolphin Java SE 7 Highlights Strings in switch statements. Automatic resource management in try statements. Improved type inference for generic instance creation, AKA the diamond operator <>. Simplified varargs method declaration. Binary integer literals. Allowing underscores in numeric literals. Catching multiple exception types and rethrowing exceptions with improved type checking. I have provided some of the most important core language enhancements for JDK 7.0, along with code samples. The examples provided bel... (more)

Install Cloud Apps. Rule the Universe

For the past few months Solar VPS has been conducting an open lab beta test accessible for all Solar VPS clients. The test, known as Cosmo’s Lab, featured a product line called SolarSystem Cloud Apps on Demand, or One Click A.I. A screen shot can be seen below: The idea behind the laboratory test was very simple: like Google’s Beta Lab’s, we wanted to release and test a product line which we believe will have a great impact on the Cloud hosting and general marketplace. The product line is Cloud Apps on Demand. In short, SolarSystem Cloud Apps on Demand featured 260 + Cloud Applications which our clients could install with the single click of a button. Just as Softaculous acts as an auto-script installer, we built SolarSystem Cloud Apps on Demand to install the most popular and useful Cloud applications with one click. We wanted to build a solution which was dead s... (more)

Internet of @ThingsExpo Launches Mega Billboard #IoT Ad Campaign

Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 15th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon View billboards on Highway 101 are seen by 1.3 million motorists per week All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Internet of @ThingsExpo Santa Clara Convention Center billboards With major technology companies and startups seriously embr... (more)

Announcing @TS_Embedded to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #IoT #IIoT #Embedded

SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems' product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers, computer-on-modules, touch panel computers, peripherals and industrial controllers. They also offer custom configurations and design services. Technologic Systems specializes in the ARM and X86 architectures, FPGA IP-core design, and open-source software support based on Linux, Android, an... (more)

Government Strategy to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing

The adoption of cloud computing goes beyond cutting costs or transforming fixed costs into variable costs. Cloud is a powerful innovation and business transformation platform to increase productivity and competitiveness by supporting improved services and new business and service models. However, for its complete adoption by industry, there are three challenges that, according to my experience, should be addressed by a Government Strategic Plan for Cloud Computing. Here we very briefly describe these main challenges and the actions that should be taken to help bridge these gaps. Technology Challenge. Funding agencies and big companies should support research on critical issues to create better clouds. Such research activity should generate innovative outcomes that can be quickly and easily transferred to the industry and the market. In this context, open-source is v... (more)

Ode to George Jefferson, VMware and Nicira

RIP Sherman Helmsley, the great George Jefferson VMware acquires Nicira We’ll we're movin on up In the cloud stack To a deluxe datacenter, made of software Moving on up In the cloud stack We’re finally getting network marketshare. VMs got stuck in the rack VLANs just didn’t scale Took a whole lotta tryin’ Configs not to let things fail Now we’re up in the big leagues Getting our turn at nets As long cloud scales, it’s you and me baby There ain’t nothing washed about that We’ll were movin on up In the cloud stack To a deluxe DC, made of software Moving on up In the cloud stack We’re finally getting network marketshare. ... (more)

Weekly Roundup: SAP Business Suite Is Certified for AWS

Over the last week, the cloud world has witnessed a few important announcements from a couple of major cloud players. There were some new feature releases from Amazon and Microsoft. In addition, Amazon has announced the SAP Business Suite certification on AWS. Also, there was a ‘must read’ post published by Microsoft. Plus, ActiveState has announced about its significant revenue growth from the past year. Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week. Beginning with the IaaS leader, Amazon has introduced the integration of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) with Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). This service allows a user to set up notifications for any RDS instances by creating an Event subscription. Next, Amazon has announced that AWS has been certified to host the SAP Business Suite environment in full production mode. Thus, increase... (more)

TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1– Laying the Foundation with Windows Server 2012

In Part 2 of their Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou lay out the foundation of your Private Cloud by expanding on the features of Windows Server 2012. Tune in as they discuss Scale-up and Scale-out scenarios, how to configure NIC teaming and failover clustering. [2:34] What are some of the benefits of Scale-Up and Scale-Out with Windows Server 2012? [6:39] Can you describe a Scale-Up Scenario for us? [11:31] DEMO: Scale-Up Scenario [20:52] DEMO: How to Configure Network Teaming [29:09] DEMO: Failover Clustering & Cluster Aware Updating [35:04] What is an example of a Scale-Out scenario? [38:25] DEMO: Scale-Out Scenario Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here's how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows ... (more)

What Is the Greatest Blocker to a Frictionless Enterprise?

We're launching the "Tap In Open Forum": a new series of blog posts where we detail a current topic being discussed in the software development and testing community and invite you to participate in an open discussion with our best and brightest here at Skytap. Feel free to share your thoughts and we'll do the same! InformationWeek and IBM Mobile Technical Sales Leader Dustin Amrhein presented a webinar last week as part of their “DevOps Rado” series. The Frictionless Enterprise: Built for Business, looked at DevOps as a viable solution for removing the friction that prevents enterprises from innovating at not just the speed they would like, but at the speed absolutely required to stay relevant, and hopefully ahead of their competition. Amrhein detailed how DevOps (no matter how you define it) is absolutely a major change for many larger organizations dealing with ... (more)

Docker and DevOps In An "Internet Of Things" Application

Using Docker For a Complex IoT Application Aater Suleman, CEO & Co-Founder at Flux7, is an industry veteran in performance optimization on servers and distributed systems. He earned his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also currently teaches computer systems design and architecture. His current interests are in optimizing DevOps and reducing cloud costs. In his @ThingsExpo presentation, Aaater Suleman will discuss DevOps, Linux containers, Docker in developing a complex Internet of Things application. The goal of any DevOps solution is to optimize multiple processes in an organization. And success does not necessarily require that in executing the strategy everything needs to be automated to produce an effective plan. Yet, it is important that processes are put in place to handle a necessary list of items. Flux7 is a consulting group with a focus ... (more)