Why .NET Deployment Automation Is Vital for Agility
By Ron Gidron
Developing and deploying large-scale .NET-based applications can quickly
become a time-consuming and error-prone process, as you waste resources and
expose yourself to the risk of failure and diminished employee satisfaction.
It may seem a trivial task at first, but as .NET development is scaled to
hundreds of applications and thousands of servers, its deployment must be
automated like any other process if you are to achieve enterprise-wide
agility. It's time to take action.
As your .NET code base and your number of applications grow, .NET deployment
automation becomes a bigger challenge and many aspects need to be considered.
Here are two examples of what may be required for a .NET deployment
Workflow deploys application, creates Windows ser... (more)
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International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9,
2011, at the Javits Center in New York City.
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"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud
computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud
Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will
take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City.
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
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Ten Things You Should Know About Microsoft's .NET Core 1.0
By Edward Ferron
On June 27, Microsoft announced the release of a project several years in the
making - .NET Core. The solution resulted from the need for a nonproprietary
version of Microsoft's .NET Framework - one that runs on Mac and several
versions of Linux, as well as on Windows. This cross-platform .NET product
offers programmers new opportunities with its open-source design, flexible
deployment, and command-line tools. These features are just part of what
makes .NET Core an important evolution in software development. The following
are ten key facts you should be aware of when it comes to Microsoft's .NET
Core 1.0 and its impact on software.
1. The .NET Core Platform Is Open-Source
.NET Core is part of the .NET Foundation, which exists to build a community
around and innovate within the .NET developmen... (more)
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having
said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because
they can only give you answers."
Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would
share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application
pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered.
From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed.
What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX?
Eric Miraglia of Yahoo!
1. (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the
iPhone SDK vs using AJAX?
2. How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to
make it faster?
3. When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for
my rich web apps? Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)
"The economy might be cooling down, but the RIA market is definitely heating
up," declared Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz recently in his widely-read
industry blog. Schwartz was writing as Sun shipped its 100,000,000th JavaFX
runtime - a download rate that makes it the fastest growing RIA platform on
the market and demonstrating the fastest adoption of any product Sun has ever
"What you can do with Flash is comparable to Silverlight, and again
comparable to JavaFX," Schwartz noted, adding:
"That said, must you use JavaFX or Flash or Silverlight to be a part of the
rich internet future? Well, no - Apple used Objective-C for the iPhone, after
all, completely discrediting the purist notion that if the app isn't written
with a web scripting language, it isn't fashion forward."
Schwartz underlined the happy fact that the 100,000,000 milestone was reached
just in tim... (more)
Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing
the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices
through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to
enable connected ecosystems of engagement.
Enterprise informatics can now move beyond point solutions that merely
monitor the past and implement integrated enterprise fabrics that enable
end-to-end supply chain visibility to improve customer service delivery and
optimize supplier management.
Learn about enterprise architecture strategies for designing connected
systems that integrate physical and digital supply chains with your
enterprise systems, leveraging IoT devices, hybrid cloud and network service
providers to enable innovative business models while mitigating risk,
managing security and increasing capacity to meet customer changing SLA
Microsoft Wednesday sent Exchange 2010 out into public beta. It’s its first
server built from the ground up, according to Microsoft, to be deployed in
the cloud as an online service as well as on-site.
Microsoft expects to start selling the thing in the second half. It will be
available as a cloud service from both Microsoft and third parties. Microsoft
also conceives of it being available as a hybrid: a mix of both the cloud and
What it will cost as an online service is still a mystery. Microsoft already
has a hosted version of Exchange, Exchange Online, based on Exchange 2007
that users will eventually be able to upgrade to Exchange 2010.
Microsoft also said it expects Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio
2010 and Project 2010 to go into technical preview in Q3, ahead of release to
manufacturing sometime in the first half of next year.
Office 2010, ... (more)
Silverlight is the next step towards user experience in enriching today’s
2.0 technology. Microsoft Silverlight is a web application framework with
added interactivity features and supports .NET language and development
tools. It is basically a programming model to develop and distribute Rich
Internet Applications (RIAs). It is a free cross browser plug-in for
delivering multimedia experiences for the web. It is considered as an Adobe
Silverlight supports Microsoft’s Common Language Runtime (CLR), which
allows both designers and developers to run the .NET environment within a
browser and do so in a relatively lightweight package
Silverlight enables web site development companies to design, develop, and
deliver powerful applications and experiences for the web. It’s a browser
plug-in that works with Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and devices. Best of all,... (more)
Everything about this book rocks!!! It is in color which makes for a great
read. Being able to see the code and screenshots in color doubles the value
of a book like this. I wish all programming books that included coding client
UIs were in color.
Although the chapter names usually highlight the main topic covered in the
chapter, some chapters like chapter 2 cover a ton of topics. It covers XAP
files, the capabilities model, threading model for graphics and animation,
the frame rate counter, performance tools, how to determine device status,
MVVM, and commands.
This book is 1095 pages huge and includes 29 in-depth chapters. It is broken
into five parts. I have listed each part and the chapters below.
Part I. Windows Phone App Development Fundamentals
Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Phone App Development
Chapter 2. Fundamental Concepts in Silverlight Development for Win... (more)
At its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) Tuesday, Microsoft showed off
the desktop Windows 7, the new, supposedly improved and less cluttered –
but not that dramatically different – next-generation Windows operating
system it’s building as penance for Vista. PDC-goers were polite, nothing
At the PDC unveiling Microsoft handed around a pre-beta build and promised a
broad, feature-complete beta early next year. It should hit market by January
2010 at the latest, earlier if the scuttlebutt is right.
Senior VP Steven Sinofsky (pictured) responsible for Windows admits that
after dicking around with Vista for years - passed the time most people cared
- "We really weren't ready at launch." Windows 7 is supposed to be different
and not require as much work from the ecosystem or be constricted by, say,
poor application and device compatibility - the hard work ha... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Loom Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2015, Loom Systems delivers an advanced AI solution to predict and prevent problems in the digital business. Loom stands alone in the industry as an AI analysis platform requiring no prior math knowledge from operators, leveraging the existing staff to succeed in the digital era. With offices in S...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly prov...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud computing technologies. Ge...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Infranics will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Since 2000, Infranics has developed SysMaster Suite, which is required for the stable and efficient management of ICT infrastructure. The ICT management solution developed and provided by Infranics continues to add intelligence to the ICT infrastructure through the IMC (Infra Management Cycle) based on mathemat...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that SD Times | BZ Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company that produces technical conferences and expositions, and publishes a magazine, newsletters and websites in the software development, SharePoint, mobile development and commercial UAV markets.
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Now that the world has connected “things,” we need to build these devices as truly intelligent in order to create instantaneous and precise results. This means you have to do as much of the processing at the point of entry as you can: at the edge. The killer use cases for IoT are becoming manifest through AI engines on edge devices. An autonomous car has this dual edge/cloud analytics model, producing precise, real-time results.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Crupi, Vice President and Eng...
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There are 66 million network cameras capturing terabytes of data. How did factories in Japan improve physical security at the facilities and improve employee productivity? Edge Computing reduces possible kilobytes of data collected per second to only a few kilobytes of data transmitted to the public cloud every day. Data is aggregated and analyzed close to sensors so only intelligent results need to be transmitted to the cloud. Non-essential data is recycled to optimize storage.
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"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" ...
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Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
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As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
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Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
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My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress.
In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
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DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
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What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
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