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JavaOne4Kids Enthralls Next Generation of Computer Scientists
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JavaOne4Kids Enthralls Next Generation of Computer Scientists

Now in its third year, JavaOne4Kids is a daylong series of computer science workshops for 450 children, 300 coming from underserved schools. Workshops cover such topics as programming Nao robots, assembling gadgets powered by Arduino boards, coding games and websites with JavaScript and HTML5, and learning the Java programming language through technologies such as Greenfoot, Alice, Scratch (from the MIT Media Lab), and BlueJ. Continue reading

How An Architect Becomes A Cloud Architect: The Modern IT Career
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How An Architect Becomes A Cloud Architect: The Modern IT Career

When companies “lift and shift” software workloads to the cloud, the move is often overseen by a cloud architect. Likewise, planning how to build an application from cloud platform services is typically the purview of a cloud architect. So how does a software architect become one of these highly sought-after cloud architects? The role is more than just a glorified networking expert, database guru, or sys admin, and there are essential skills that are much more important than certifications. Continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Three disruptions to ALM — and how machine learning could help
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Industry Spotlight: Three disruptions to ALM — and how machine learning could help

According to Ashish Kuthiala, Austin-based senior director for Agile and DevOps portfolio offerings at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software, three key disruptions are reshaping ALM and testing: DevOps, increasing application complexity, and Cloud and SaaS models. In response, enterprise development’s next wave of productivity will be increasingly automated, collaborative and powered by big data.  Continue reading

An Architect’s Perspective: Applying Moore’s Law To The Cloud
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An Architect’s Perspective: Applying Moore’s Law To The Cloud

A decade before becoming an architect for Oracle’s cloud networking team, Jag Brar spent formative years designing Amazon Web Services. He was part of the team that worked on the underlying network for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Later, he applied techniques he found described in a 1953 research paper to help scale the underlying network. Continue reading

Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world
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Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world

The future may be serverless, but for now, commoditized infrastructure is making platform-as-a-service increasingly attractive for startups, enterprises and developer shops. Led by Amazon and Microsoft, vendors such as Salesforce, Google and Oracle are pitching platforms for every development style, architecture, language and use case. Continue reading