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August 14, 2017  8:17 PM

Implementing a custom user registry to consolidate LDAP servers and active directories?

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

Should you implement a custom user registry to help mitigate access to your various LDAP servers in order to simplify security tasks such as authentication and group association? The answer to that question is a resounding 'no.'

The simple beauty of the custom user registry

On the surface,...

August 14, 2017  3:43 PM

Gender and ethnic parity is not equivalent to workplace diversity

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

Former Google employee James Damore's recently leaked memo about his old employer's employment activities has brought the discussion about IT hiring practices to the fore. After reading a vast number of articles written on the topic, it would appear that many believe the terms workplace...

August 8, 2017  6:58 PM

Are you going to JavaOne 2017? Book your San Francisco hotel now.

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

It's likely not advice a veteran of JavaOne conferences needs to hear, but if you've got your ticket for JavaOne 2017, and you're attending this OracleWorld affiliated event for the first time, I'm telling you not to do any last minute...

July 20, 2017  4:39 PM

How women in IT influence today’s workforce and tomorrow’s technology

Daisy.McCarty Profile: Daisy.McCarty

What would the tech world look like without leaders, visionaries, and entrepreneurs like Satya Nadella, John Ive, or Elon Musk? What about the contributions of the other seven men who complete the list of “The 10 Most Influential Leaders in Tech Right Now” according to Juniper Research? Would...

July 14, 2017  7:40 PM

The importance of developing Virtual Reality applications

George Lawton Profile: George Lawton

In some respects, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications have been around for a couple of decades. But these never really went mainstream because of the cost and limits of existing technology. However, this is starting to change with the recent...

July 11, 2017  8:45 PM

DevOps development is a software developer’s burden

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

The committed use of a continuous delivery pipeline inevitably puts a far greater onus on the software developer than systems that used more traditional methods of moving code into product. A DevOps approach to software development means software developers must be much more diligent in terms of...

July 3, 2017  11:26 AM

Advancing JVM performance with the LLVM compiler

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

The following is a transcript of an interview between TheServerSide's Cameron W. McKenzie and Azul Systems' CTO Gil Tene. Cameron McKenzie: I always like talking to Gil Tene, the CTO of Azul Systems. Before jumping on the phone, PR reps often send me a PowerPoint of what we're...

June 16, 2017  1:58 AM

A practical guide to understanding Java DevOps and continuous delivery with Eberhard Wolff

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery Book CoverA few weeks ago TheServerSide published...

June 12, 2017  11:25 PM

Why Waterfall sometimes wins the Agile versus Waterfall debate

Daisy.McCarty Profile: Daisy.McCarty

Agile gets all the press, but Waterfall has proven to be a fairly trustworthy approach to software development for a very long time. It’s definitely not going anywhere. In fact, it’s still the preferred methodology for many of the world’s largest enterprises for some very good reasons, so...

May 10, 2017  3:46 PM

Java modularity’s future takes a hit as Project Jigsaw (JPMS) is voted down

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

Can you believe all of this drama surrounding Project Jigsaw and the Java modularity debate? I was so thankful yesterday when President Donald Trump fired the director of the FBI, drowning out all of the Java Jigsaw finger pointing tweets and usurping them with delightful, 140-character opinion...

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