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October 25, 2017  2:00 AM

Oracle unveils tools to drive digital transformations forward

Daisy.McCarty Profile: Daisy.McCarty

As companies move quickly into the realm of digital transformation in an effort to profoundly improve performance and expand their application's reach, developers require new ways to design, build, manage, and communicate as software is developed and deployed. Oracle proved at JavaOne 2017 that the...

October 23, 2017  1:24 AM

Digital transformation tools move AI and deep learning forward

Daisy.McCarty Profile: Daisy.McCarty

While today’s popular digital transformation tools have expanded the possibilities presented by analytics, social, IoT, and mobile, there’s also an underlying factor that can’t be ignored. Businesses can only transform fast enough if their underlying infrastructure is built to keep...


October 4, 2017  10:01 AM

Java SE 9 approaches Atari-like performance at JavaOne 2017

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

As things get better, they often get slower, making better things worse. Far too often, that’s how things work in the tech sector, which is why I’m glad to see the architects of Java SE 9 bucking this trend in the latest full version release. When I think about application...


October 3, 2017  5:04 PM

Java SE 9 a perfect fit for a nimble, scalable and serverless future

Daisy.McCarty Profile: Daisy.McCarty

Last year’s JavaOne conference generated quite a bit of excitement with the discussion of many of the new Java SE 9 features. But this year’s event is already proving to be more groundbreaking. From making every aspect of Oracle’s Java EE open source to introducing Functions as a Service,...


October 2, 2017  2:40 PM

From reactive design to JUnit 5, here’s what’s hot at JavaOne 2017

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

What’s trending at JavaOne 2017? A simple way to tell is to search through the conference catalog and take note of the various sessions that are overbooked and no longer adding attendees to a wait-list. Taking that approach, here’s a quick look at a few of the sessions that JavaOne 2017...


September 26, 2017  8:05 PM

A bug fix always beats a round of risk assessments

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

When static code analysis tools identify a bug in the production code, there are two approaches organizations can take. The sensible one is to put a software developer or two on the problem and implement an immediate bug fix. The other option is to assemble the software team, debate the relative...


September 1, 2017  9:24 PM

Implementing cloud-native security means going back to your secure coding basics

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

There's really nothing new under the sun when it comes to addressing security vulnerabilities in code. While there has been a great shift in terms of how server side application are architected, including the move to the cloud and the increased use of containers and microservices, the sad reality...


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...


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