VMWare Cloud Foundry – Quick Analysis and Press Pass – On the meta-level, the almost complete focus on developers highlights how operations obsessed much of the recent (private) cloud talk has been. It’s almost as if the rhetoric of this Cloud Foundry announcement is implicitly saying: all that doesn’t really matter to developers, they don’t care about those “legacy” corporate IT concerns
Orchestrated ALM: The Secret to Developing "Killer Apps" — Enterprise Systems – Orchestrated ALM is based on the idea of creating open lines of communication between everyone involved in the application life cycle. The goal is to help software developers work more effectively and reduce the challenges of siloed project teams working with multiple development tools and methodologies.
InfoQ: Failures and Successes with Reuse – Herbjörn Wilhelmsen discusses the reasons why an SOA project failed while trying to reuse existing resources, and how it succeeded later starting from the same business case with reuse in mind.
InfoQ: Using Spring with NoSQL Databases – Mark Pollack and Chris Richardson discuss NoSQL, exemplifying with Redis, Cassandra and MongoDB, and Spring Data, a project meant to provide a unified programming model for accessing NoSQL DBs.
I am a total Java geek that lives in Brookfield - WI (Milwaukee), making my living as an architect/developer, spending all my time with Java, J2EE, OO, Linux, and open source. In my spare time, when I am not in front of my computers, I spend every other minute with my other loves: My wife and daughter, books, music, guitars, Formula-1 racing and SCI-FI shows like StarGate and others.
At work, I spend most of my time dealing with architectural and security issues with plenty of work and personal play-time going into discovering the latest tool, framework, etc that will allow us to work faster, smarter and deliver better results. A lot of my time is also spent fire-fighting issues and coming up with solutions to interesting problems. :)
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