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Leadership for #DevOps Success | @DevOpsSummit @G2G3 #IoT #AI #SDN

Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these challenges. read more
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[HDGEM] Remote work is part of software development today

A global workforce brings many benefits but it also means your code is being downloaded to hundreds of difficult to secure laptops. IT teams are frustrated trying to protect laptops against hacking, theft and loss. Meanwhile developers resent any security controls that hamper their ability to adjust code.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/31/2017 07:36:00 PM

Capital One Presented at @DevOpsSummit New York | @TopoPal #DevOps

In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, will tell a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise – driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" – Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, Capital One now has 500+ Agile Teams delivering quality software via Agile and DevOps practices. read more
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Building the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #API #AI

It's been way too long, but the next in the series of IoT "Build-along-at-home" videos is done. In this edition I will show you the "Hello World" project for interacting with the IO ports on your Raspberry Pi. Please click here to watch the video and as always, comments and questions are appreciated and welcomed! If you are the type (like me) who just likes to figure stuff out on their own, I have heavily commented the code for you so you can get started quickly without the video, but it will help you with the hardware assemblies! Also I am already working on the next projects, using the moisture sensor (the original project), and another future project using a sound sensor to illustrate some of the "threshold" principals of IoT sensors read more
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Weak earnings reports drive TSX down; Canadian dollar surges

Weak earnings reports drive TSX down; Canadian dollar surges
Times Colonist - 3 minutes agoColum McKinley, a vice-president of Canadian equities at CIBC Asset Management, says it's safe to assume that equity and currency markets will continue to be volatile as U.S.
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Weak earnings reports drive TSX down; Canadian dollar surges

TSX closes 19 points lower; Canadian dollar surges

TSX closes 19 points lower; Canadian dollar surges
Times Colonist - 20 minutes agoOn Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 107.04 points at 19,864.09. The S&P 500 dropped 2.03 points at 2,278.87 and the Nasdaq composite was barely changed, adding 1.08 points at 5,614.79.
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TSX closes 19 points lower; Canadian dollar surges

[HDGEM] How to create a file of random data

The following commands create a file that contains exactly 3 MiB (3 x 1024 x 1024 bytes) of random data.
$ dd if=/dev/urandom of=largefile bs=3145728 count=1 1+0 records in 1+0 records out 3145728 bytes (3.1 MB) copied, 0.205813 s, 15.3 MB/sdd is a utility that copies a number of bytes from an input file to an output file. The above example uses the device file /dev/urandom as a source of random data.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/31/2017 01:44:00 PM

[HDGEM] Using Amazon Glacier with the AWS Command Line Interface

$ aws glacier helpAmazon Glacier is a storage solution for "cold data." Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure, durable, and easy-to-use storage for data backup and archival. With Amazon Glacier, customers can store their data cost effectively for months, years, or decades. Amazon Glacier also enables customers to offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling storage to AWS, so they don't have to worry about capacity planning, hardware pro- visioning, data replication, hardware failure and recovery, or time-consuming hardware migrations.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/31/2017 01:40:00 PM

[HDGEM] Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications on Azure

Want to test out Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications on Azure without the commitment of a subscription? Try them out for free in a sandbox environment and get a sense of how Azure runs your favorite apps. Launch a pre-configured image running on Azure with a couple of clicks to try it out.Get started

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/31/2017 12:45:00 PM

Third-Party Problem | @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #DevOps #WebPerf

In the digital world, performance, availability, and reliability are key pillars of business that can impact revenue, reputation, and operational excellence. We often write about the impact that third-party services have on performance on our blog, but sometimes that impact is felt in our personal lives as well. Every year, we monitor major retailers’ performance and availability during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, testing to capture the inevitable failures and outages as traffic volumes climb to record highs. This year, however, most of these retailers did amazingly well and I am very happy for them. read more
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DevOps Loses Its Religion | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #IoT #FinTech #Blockchain

Once again, we find ourselves at the dawn of a new year. And many would say, not a moment too soon. With a series of tumultuous elections around the world and an unusual number of celebrity passings, it's been a rough year. But there is at least one bright spot from 2016: Intellyx's digital transformation prognostications were close to spot on! As is our tradition, each year we review last year's predictions and make all new fresh ones! This year, it is my turn to review Jason's 2016 predictions and let you know what I see happening in the coming year. read more
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Which #Serverless Platform? | @CloudExpo @LinuxAcademyCOM #DevOps

In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, John Jelinek IV, a web developer at Linux Academy, will discuss why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers with heavy investments in serverless computing, when most of the industry has its eyes on Docker and containers. read more
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North American stock indexes down, Canadian dollar up, oil higher

North American stock indexes down, Canadian dollar up, oil higher
TheChronicleHerald.ca - 11 minutes agoThe S&P 500 dropped 8.88 points at 2,272.02 and the Nasdaq composite lost 24.13 points at 5,589.58. The Canadian dollar was at 76.76 cents US, up 0.54 of a U.S. cent from Monday. The March crude oil contract gained 76 cents at US$53.39 per barrel and ...
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North American stock indexes down, Canadian dollar up, oil higher

Stop Fighting Shadow IT | @CloudExpo #Cloud #APM #Monitoring

In just the past ten or so years, consumer devices have swamped enterprises. Along with those devices have come apps and services and the expectation of ease and convenience from technology. The consumerization of IT is more than just the need to support and monitor personal devices on the enterprise network. It's a mindset shift among your employees that's silently impacted the IT department. read more
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Announcing @CloudRank to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #AWS #Docker #Azure

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. Get certified, manage the full lifecycle of your cloud-based resources, and build your knowledge based using Cloud Academy’s expert-created content, comprehensive Learning Paths, and innovative Hands-on Labs. read more
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[HDGEM] How to Connect a Custom Domain for FireBase App

Firebase Hosting can connect to your own custom custom domain, like https://example.com or https://myrealtimeapp.example.com. Firebase Hosting provisions an SSL certificate for your domain and serves your content over a global CDN.

Before connecting a custom domain, you'll need to deploy your site to its firebaseapp.com subdomain. This will give you access to the hosting admin panel, where you'll be able to see a history of deploys and manage custom domains.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/31/2017 06:33:00 AM

Digital Transformation: Not Because It’s Easy, But Because It’s Hard | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #AI

Digital transformation is a process, not a destination. It’s a fundamental reshaping of an organization’s culture that reorients it around the customer experience, business value and constant change. It’s not about executing a ‘digital transformation project’ and finding a new normal. The essence of digital transformation is the destruction of the static state. This essence is a challenging concept to grasp, ironically, because while we talk about digital transformation, we do it through an industrial era filter. It’s difficult to imagine a change of state this fundamental, so it’s easier to put in a box we understand. read more
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Cloud Adoption in 2017 | @CloudExpo #AI #Docker #DigitalTransformation

The IT industry is positioned to experience major technology shifts within the next few years as a result of the rise of cloud adoption. According to Gartner, more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be affected by the shift to the cloud by 2020 – making cloud computing “one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age.” As enterprises prepare for, or continue to run on, the cloud, it is important for them to have a strong grasp of the cloud adoption process and the requirements for ongoing management of cloud environments. Here are five major trends that will shake up the industry in 2017. read more
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DevOps Trend | @CloudExpo @AppDynamics #APM #DevOps #Microservices

Software development is a moving target. You have to keep your eye on trends in the tech space that haven’t even happened yet just to stay current. Consider what’s happened with augmented reality (AR) in this year alone. If you said you were working on an AR app in 2015, you might have gotten a lot of blank stares or jokes about Google Glass. Then Pokémon GO happened. Like AR, the trends listed below have been building steam for some time, but they’ll be taking off in surprising new directions before the end of 2016. Here’s an overview of what’s coming next and what software developers can do to prepare for it. read more
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[HDGEM] Value and uniqueness of the content.

Most of the content is spun, re-spun, rephrased, paraphrased, etc. from various news sources or sources of original journalistic work.

If you are going to write an article in your own words, which is already plenty available in various newsfeeds, where is your value proposition? What is so very different about your content that it should have a Dollar value attached to it?

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/30/2017 11:13:00 PM

[session] Databases in @Docker | @DevOpsSummit @Ocean9Inc #DevOps

Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality. read more
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ChatOps Interface | @DevOpsSummit @VictorOps #DevOps #IoT #ChatOps

The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users. Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services and command line interfaces creates context-switching that slows productivity, efficiency, and may lead to early burnout. read more
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Private Clouds | @CloudExpo @RamchandaniRaj #DigitalTransformation

Enterprises are rapidly implementing private clouds for sound business reasons. Private clouds offer greater agility, enabling companies to quickly adapt to constantly changing business needs and innovate faster than competition. Digital and cloud services can be provided to developers at a pace of innovation that equals any public cloud. Companies can maintain security and compliance, along with the reliability, availability and stability of IT systems of large enterprises. Private clouds also provide better SLAs for new services than most public clouds offer. read more
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[HDGEM] Build Value.

Whatever you may do online, be it running a blog, running a forum, selling software, providing services, etc. you must build a value for your product &/or service, for others to be able to find it worthy to spend money on it, either directly (purchase) or indirectly (viewership, reading, advertising, etc.).

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/30/2017 06:37:00 PM

[HDGEM] Google is stopping supporting Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux

Google said it would continue to enhance the Chrome apps platform on Chrome OS notebooks. Chrome apps are basically apps that use web technologies but can launch outside the Chrome browser, making them look and feel to the user just like regular standalone apps, even though they're actually still browser-based.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/30/2017 05:48:00 PM

Big Data to Smart Data | @ThingsExpo @CloudianStorage #IoT #M2M #BigData

As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at Cloudian, addressed how and where we’ll see smart data first make an impact. read more
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[HDGEM] Vim has two basic modes. One is insert mode, Another is normal mode

Vim has two basic modes. 
One is insert mode, in which you write text as if in normal text editor.
Another is normal mode which provides you efficient ways to navigate and manipulate text.

At any time, you can see which mode you are in on the status bar which is located at the top of the editor.To change between modes, use Esc for normal mode and i for insert mode

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/30/2017 02:13:00 PM

TSX closes 170 points lower; Canadian dollar gains

TSX closes 170 points lower; Canadian dollar gains
Times Colonist - 3 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar closed at 76.22 cents US on Monday, up 0.10 from Friday. Photograph By Frank Gunn, The Canadian Press. TORONTO - The Toronto stock market suffered its biggest loss so far this year with a three-digit decline as investors grew ...
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TSX closes 170 points lower; Canadian dollar gains

[video] @SerenaSoftware's #DevOps, Deploy and Release | @DevOpsSummit

“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. read more
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[HDGEM] Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET) empowers developers by providing a modular open source toolkit based on modern JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5 design and development principles.

Oracle JET is targeted at intermediate to advanced JavaScript developers working on client-side applications. It's a collection of open source JavaScript libraries along with a set of Oracle contributed JavaScript libraries that make it as simple and efficient as possible to build applications that consume and interact with Oracle products and services, especially Oracle Cloud services.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/30/2017 12:32:00 PM

Database Performance Analyzer | @CloudExpo @SolarWinds #VM #APM #SDN

Quickly find the root cause of complex database problems slowing down your applications. Up to 88% of all application performance issues are related to the database. DPA’s unique response time analysis shows you exactly what needs fixing - in four clicks or less. Optimize performance anywhere. Database Performance Analyzer monitors on-premises, on VMware®, and in the Cloud, including Amazon® AWS and Azure™ virtual machines. read more
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[slides] @Docker Deployments | @DevOpsSummit @JPetazzo #SDN #DevOps

Thanks to Docker, it becomes very easy to leverage containers to build, ship, and run any Linux application on any kind of infrastructure. Docker is particularly helpful for microservice architectures because their successful implementation relies on a fast, efficient deployment mechanism – which is precisely one of the features of Docker. Microservice architectures are therefore becoming more popular, and are increasingly seen as an interesting option even for smaller projects, instead of being reserved to the largest, most complex application stacks. read more
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[HDGEM] URL shorteners are helpful when sharing your content

Some social media, like Twitter, have a character limit so you have to be concise and relevant when posting a tweet. Using a URL shortener can thus help you to put more accurate information about the content that you are posting instead of having a tweet with a really long URL. It is also possible to brand a URL so that you know if the content has been shared by a company or a brand in particular.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/30/2017 10:23:00 AM

Canadian dollar and business outlook

Canadian dollar and business outlook
Western Producer (subscription) - 28 minutes agoWINNIPEG, January 30 - The Canadian dollar was mostly steady against its US counterpart in early activity on Monday. Declines in crude oil futures pushed the Canadian dollar lower, but those losses were offset by weakness in the US dollar. American ...
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Canadian dollar and business outlook

[HDGEM] How to create .desktop file in Xfce

If you prefer to work in a GUI (allows browsing for the icon) you can create the .desktop file using

exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/.local/share/applications

But the new file will only have category Application so will probably need editing afterwards.

Example desktop file:

eclipse.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Exec=eclipse Icon=eclipse StartupNotify=false Categories=X-XFCE;X-Xfce-Toplevel; OnlyShowIn=XFCE; Name=Eclipse Comment=Eclipse Java IDE


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/30/2017 08:35:00 AM

[HDGEM] DevOps had became a permanent topic of discussion in the world of software development,

There's been a push from thought leaders, developers, and businesses to adopt the tools and methodologies to achieving Continuous Delivery. 
The benefits are obvious: with increased collaboration between development and operations teams, automated testing and deployments, and a supportive culture, bottlenecks can be eliminated, code changes can be deployed faster, and applications can recover from downtime much quicker.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/30/2017 08:27:00 AM

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Edges Lower, US Housing Report Next

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Edges Lower, US Housing Report Next
MarketPulse (blog) - 3 minutes agoThis marked the first decline since May and has raised concerns that economic growth in the fourth quarter will be weak. If GDP again misses expectations, we could see the Canadian dollar lose ground, and the BoC will be under increased pressure to ...
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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Edges Lower, US Housing Report Next

I'm Loyal to Nothing Except the Dream

There is much I take for granted in my life, and the normal functioning of American government is one of those things. In my 46 years, I remember presidents roughly beginning with Carter; I've lived under nine different presidents. I've voted in every presidential election since 1992, but I do not consider myself a Democrat, or a Republican. I vote based on leadership – above all, leadership – and issues.In my 14 years of blogging, I've never written a political blog post. I haven't needed to.Until now.It is quite clear something has become deeply unglued in the state of American politics.The nuclear doomsday clock was just moved as close to midnight as it has been in 64 years.America was downgraded from a Democracy to a Flawed Democracy.As of 2017, the United States, through a sequence of highly improbable events, managed to elect an extremely controversial president.A president with historically low approval ratings, elected on a platform many considered too extreme …

Production Deployments | @CloudExpo @DaliborSiroky #APM #ML #DevOps

It's 3 am in California, and you are still awake trying to sort through a release process that has been delayed by several hours. The deployment to the main application cluster took several extra hours due to an unanticipated problem with the servers, and now everyone is waiting on the lead database administrator to call into a conference bridge so you can all move on to Step 53.5b of the deployment. Your production deployments always seem to be problematic and this one might be the worst you've experienced yet. Everyone's Tired: Bad Decisions AboundBy "everyone," I mean the 30 QA testers and 3 project managers in California, several developers in Sydney and India, and an operations team spread throughout the EU and the US. You can tell by some of the ambient noise on this conference call that people are starting to falter. read more
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Big Data and #MachineLearning Algorithms | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #BigData

Online travel and events pioneer lastminute.com leverages Big Data analytics with speed at scale to provide business advantages to online travel services. We'll explore how lastminute.com manages massive volumes of data to support cutting-edge machine-learning algorithms to allow for speed and automation in the rapidly evolving global online travel research and bookings business. read more
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[HDGEM] Google Cloud Platform has released an open source Zipkin server that allows Zipkin-compatible clients to send traces to Google’s own Stackdriver Trace distributed tracing service for analysis.

This Zipkin/Stackdriver Trace integration is aimed at developers whose applications and services are written in a language or framework that Stackdriver Trace doesn't officially support, and owners of applications that are currently instrumented with Zipkin who want access to Stackdriver Trace's advanced analysis tools.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/29/2017 11:25:00 PM

[HDGEM] Google Stackdriver is a monitoring, logging and diagnostic service for applications on cloud platforms.

Although data captured from any cloud platform can be sent to the Stackdriver API, Stackdriver functionality is highly integrated with many services within Google Cloud Platform (GCP) (and can be used for free by GCP customers). Google Stackdriver consists of several tools, and includes Stackdriver Trace, a distributed tracing service that has evolved from the original Google Dapper distributed tracing system.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/29/2017 11:23:00 PM

The In-House IT and MSP Dynamic | @CloudExpo @SolarWinds #AI #Monitoring

In-house IT professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) have had an interesting relationship over the course of IT history. Yes, they are vastly different, but if we drew a Venn diagram of IT and the MSP, the intersection of the two is worth exploring, particularly regarding how IT professionals can best manage their MSPs and work harmoniously to advance the common goal of IT performance. For IT professionals, the very utterance of the acronym “MSP” may conjure feelings of skepticism and fearing the reaper, which doesn’t need to be the case. MSPs don’t always equal outsourcing IT in its entirety. Let’s explore common scenarios where in-house IT professionals and MSPs work together, because in these cases, in-house IT professionals need to understand how to get the most out of these relationships and up-level their careers by properly managing MSPs. It’s a lot more involved than simply passing help desk tickets back and forth. read more
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Anexia IT Trends 2017 | @CloudExpo @_ANEXIA #Cloud #Mobile #AI #BigData

Being able to look into the crystal ball, that would be great: What are the IT trends 2017? Flexible, fast and self-made: Developments that have been observed in various IT areas in recent years will continue to apply in 2017. But in which direction? What are the IT trends 2017? We are not quite sure whether this is in the glass ball of the fortune-teller at the fair. Therefore, we asked our Anexia experts. They opened their doors gladly and shared their trend analysis for 2017 with us. What happens in the areas of big data, cloud management, SEO and VOIP telephony? read more
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[HDGEM] Using an Ansible role to define a microservice offers the benefit of bringing existing Ansible content and community expertise to the new world of containers.

A role written to perform configuration updates or package installs on a virtual machine, or even bare metal, can just as easily be executed to perform the same tasks inside a container.

In fact, with very little change, if any, existing roles can be applied directly to the container image build process.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/29/2017 10:49:00 PM

[video] Join @EnzuInc June 6-8 in New York | @CloudExpo #SDN #DataCenter

"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. read more
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[HDGEM] BETTER STARVE FREE THAN BE A FAT SLAVE

A GAUNT Wolf was almost dead with hunger when he happened to meet a House-dog who was passing by. "Ah, Cousin," said the Dog. "I knew how it would be; your irregular life will soon be the ruin of you. Why do you not work steadily as I do, and get your food regularly given to you?"
"I would have no objection," said the Wolf, "if I could only get a place."
"I will easily arrange that for you," said the Dog; "come with me to my master and you shall share my work."
So the Wolf and the Dog went towards the town together. On the way there the Wolf noticed that the hair on a certain part of the Dog's neck was very much worn away, so he asked him how that had come about.
"Oh, it is nothing," said the Dog. "That is only the place where the collar is put on at night to keep me chained up; it chafes a bit, but one soon gets used to it."
"Is that all?" said the Wolf. &q…

[HDGEM] EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs.

The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems.

http://editorconfig.org/

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/29/2017 01:35:00 PM

[HDGEM] Setting options in Vim

Typing ":set xxx" sets the option "xxx".  Some options are:         'ic' 'ignorecase'       ignore upper/lower case when searching         'is' 'incsearch'        show partial matches for a search phrase         'hls' 'hlsearch'        highlight all matching phrases      You can either use the long or the short option name.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/29/2017 08:41:00 AM

[HDGEM] Finding your niche is what it is all about.

Your talent is your niche. If you're good in article writing, thats a starting point. What type of articles you are good at writing, is your micro-niche. If you like photography, what type of photography do you like? Can you do stock photography? Are you good with portraits? You may love photography, but perhaps you're even better in doing post-production work on them. That just may be your micro-niche.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/29/2017 07:23:00 AM

Data Disappointment | @CloudExpo @SFlakeSoftware #AI #BigData #Analytics

It’s hard to find anyone, from cutting-edge technology services to venerable enterprises that have been in the same industry for generations, who doesn’t agree that data is critical to their success. But less discussed is the surprising, and frankly embarrassing, reality that far too often data analytics projects are failing to meet expectations. read more
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Testing #BigData Applications | @CloudExpo @YourZephyr #AI #Analytics

Big Data applications are used for everything from targeting retail customers to bringing new pharmaceuticals to market more quickly. As their name suggests, they are built to acquire, sort and put to use vast sets of information, whether the data points are historical sales figures for a product, results of clinical trial simulations or details in an online dating profile. read more
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[HDGEM] CodeEval is platform for hosting coding challenges which has over 20,000+ competitive developers

Clients including eBay, BitTorrent, Warner Bros, Blizzard, as well as dozens of startups host challenges to source and screen developers.  CodeEval's stand alone technical screening product is now part of CodeVue and packaged into HireVue's digital interviewing platform.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/29/2017 02:47:00 AM

Happiness of #DevOps Transformation | @DevOpsSummit #APM #ML #SDN

"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." – W. Edwards Deming. How often do we see this quote used in DevOps blogs without a hint of irony? It’s as if we need to instantly complete generations of evolution to stave off extinction, like trying to grow an extra lung overnight. DevOps or Die!!! So this is it – the dreaded DevOps transformation looms large. The department will be ‘shaken up’, practices will be ‘turned on their head’, and staff will be ‘taken out of their comfort zone’. It’s sink or swim: The extinct will be carried out on stretchers, to graveyards in which Ops and Dev are siloed for eternity. read more
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Confessions of #DevOps: Fannie Mae, Liberty Mutual, Capital One | @CloudExpo

True Story. Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software. Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month. At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%. But, how did they do it? During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around the world to learn from their peers in the industry. Barry Snyder, Senior Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his real world journey through his enterprise transformation. read more
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[HDGEM] Java EE is built on top of Java SE

Unlike Java SE, the Enterprise Edition of Java is just a specification, with actual implementations available from Oracle (like the Glassfish reference implementation) and other vendors like RedHat and IBM.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/29/2017 01:25:00 AM

[video] Many IoTs Panel | @ThingsExpo #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation

The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years. read more
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[HDGEM] Computational photography

Computational photography takes a swarm of data from images or image sensors and combines it algorithmically to produce a photo that would be impossible to capture with film photography or digital photography in its more conventional form. Image data can be assembled across time and space, producing super-real high-dynamic range (HDR) photos—or just ones that capture both light and dark areas well.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/28/2017 03:17:00 PM

Canadian dollar weakens as oil falls, investors brace for Poloz

Canadian dollar weakens as oil falls, investors brace for Poloz
Yahoo Finance - 21 hours agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as oil fell and investors braced for a speech next week by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, while the greenback extended its recovery against a basket of ...
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[HDGEM] Java EE Alternatives

For instance, the servlet container Jetty didn't need to wait for Servlet 4.0 specs to be finalized and already has HTTP 2.0 support. Spring in general competes with Java EE, benefiting from previous specs.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/28/2017 09:13:00 AM

Application Delivery Controller | @CloudExpo #SDN #VM #AI #Virtualization

Application Delivery got its start in the form of network-based load balancing hardware. It is the essential foundation on which Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) operate. The second iteration of purpose-built load balancing (following application-based proprietary systems) materialized in the form of network-based appliances. These are the true founding fathers of today’s ADCs. Because these devices were application-neutral and resided outside of the application servers themselves, they could load balance using straightforward network techniques. In essence, these devices would present a “virtual server” address to the outside world, and when users attempted to connect, they would forward the connection to the most appropriate real server doing bi-directional network address translation (NAT). read more
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TAP Accelerates #ArtificialIntelligence | @CloudExpo #AI #BigData #Hadoop

Over the past few years, the use of artificial intelligence has expanded more rapidly than many of us could have imagined. While this may invoke fear and dread in some, these relatively new technology applications are clearly delivering real value to our global society. This value is generally seen in four distinct areas: read more
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Beyond Audio and Video: #WebRTC | @ThingsExpo #IoT Java #RTC #Telecom

WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at different existing uses of peer-to-peer data sharing and how it can become useful in a live session to enable richer collaboration using WebRTC and HTML5. read more
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Insurance Industry's #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @AppDynamics #ML

The insurance industry is well aware that digital transformation is coming, even if some CIOs can’t really say what their individual companies will look like at the end of it all. In a survey of thousands of C-level execs around the world, insurance came in among the top five industries that are most likely to see “moderate to massive” digital disruption within the next 12 months. Only 20 percent of business leaders felt that they had the talent they needed to transform the enterprise, though. Here’s a closer look at what’s coming next in the exciting new era of software-defined insurance companies. read more
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[video] #WebRTC with @ReadyTalk | @WebRTCSummit #IoT #RTC #UCaaS

"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. read more
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[HDGEM] Without a doubt the single most used device that everyone uses these days are smartphones

It's amazing to think only 10 years ago, there were no iPhones or any smart phones at all. The wow phone of 2006 was the ultra thin Moto Razr. It was silver and it did not have a color screen, it did not have internet capabilities, it could not email and it certainly did not have any mobile apps.

But obviously that's all changed. These days changing your iPhone or Android is as common as going to the dentist because your introduction rate is up. Society is simply glued to smartphones due to all the snaps, posts, tweets, pins, replies and anything else I've missed.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/27/2017 07:39:00 PM

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar In Holding Pattern Ahead of US GDP Report

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar In Holding Pattern Ahead of US GDP Report
MarketPulse (blog) - 11 hours agoThe Canadian dollar is sensitive to oil prices, and has gained 2.3 percent in January as crude prices have moved higher. As we begin 2017, there are two interesting developments which will likely affect the price of oil in the coming weeks and months.
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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar In Holding Pattern Ahead of US GDP Report

[HDGEM] WildFly Swarm offers an innovative approach to packaging and running Java EE applications by packaging them with just enough of the server runtime

WildFly Swarm offers an innovative approach to packaging and running Java EE applications by packaging them with just enough of the server runtime to "java -jar" your application. It's MicroProfile compatible, too. And, it's all much, much cooler than that.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/27/2017 02:08:00 PM

[HDGEM] How to add Add Unit Tests to Spring boot Application

Add this to your build file's list of dependencies: testCompile("org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter-test") If you are using Maven, add this to your list of dependencies:

<dependency><groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId><artifactId>spring-boot-starter-test</artifactId><scope>test</scope></dependency>

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/27/2017 01:47:00 PM

[HDGEM] How to fix git: fatal: refusing to merge unrelated histories

You can use --allow-unrelated-histories to force the merge to happen.

"git merge" used to allow merging two branches that have no common base by default, which led to a brand new history of an existing project created and then get pulled by an unsuspecting maintainer, which allowed an unnecessary parallel history merged into the existing project. The command has been taught not to allow this by default, with an escape hatch "--allow-unrelated-histories" option to be used in a rare event that merges histories of two projects that started their lives independently.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/27/2017 01:39:00 PM

[HDGEM] How to Customize Desktop Environment for xRDP Session

If you do not want to use the default desktop environment, you can customize it by creating a .Xclients file (X is capital!!!) in your home directory to launch the desktop environment you want and making it executable. In order to do this, open a terminal and run one of the following commands Gnome 3: echo "gnome-session" > ~/.Xclients chmod +x ~/.Xclients sudo systemctl restart xrdp.service Gnome Fallback: echo "gnome-fallback" > ~/.Xclients chmod +x ~/.Xclients sudo systemctl restart xrdp.service KDE: echo "startkde" > ~/.Xclients chmod +x ~/.Xclients sudo systemctl restart xrdp.service MATE: echo "mate-session" > ~/.Xclients chmod +x ~/.Xclients sudo systemctl restart xrdp.service Cinnamon: echo "cinnamon" > ~/.Xclients chmod +x ~/.Xclients sudo systemctl restart xrdp.service Xfce4: echo "startxfce4" > ~/.Xclients chmod +x ~/.Xclients sudo systemctl restart xrdp.service

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[HDGEM] Business reporting

Build out standard reporting capabilities as new requirements are identified to provide key metrics to the organization that are timely, consistent and reliable Manage and maintain the current reporting capabilities while looking for efficiencies and improvements to provide faster and more reliable reporting Identify, digest and communicate relevant data points with preliminary insights into business drivers

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 1/27/2017 07:08:00 AM

Evaluating Hybrid Cloud | @CloudExpo #SDN #DataCenter #Compliance

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace. To keep up, organizations must now take more strategic approaches to their business management solutions that support respective requirements. Today, in every organization, conflicting interests, misinformation, and fear of change make it difficult to know how to navigate the cloud safely. That’s why, when making a sensible technology plan for the times ahead, it’s crucial to ask the following questions to wade through the confusion. read more
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