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Patrick Kerpan, CTO of CohesiveFT, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Kerpan, who was the CTO of Borland before becoming one of CohesiveFT's founders in 2006, will be looking at how companies can secure their assets in the cloud. "Access to scalable cloud resources will only increase in the years to come," Kerpan explains. "As we move closer to the reality of virtual private data centers, Enterprises must quickly get up to speed on not only how to deploy clusters of servers to the cloud, but also to protect them with a security perimeter they control," he continues. Enterprise, in Kerpan's view, must understand the unique characteristics of cloud security and the challenges specific to compliance and governance. He says: "According to leading industry analysts, secu... (more)

The Shape of i-Technology To Come: Predictions for 2006

According to SYS-CON Media's worldwide network of software development activists, evangelists and executives - including the creator of Ruby on Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson  - 2006 promises to be a vintage year for software development... Take Microsoft, for example: A new client OS is on the way, Microsoft Vista, due late in 2006, giving rise to the obvious question: will the new cool 3D user interface be enough to move user to upgrade? We’ll see. Maybe the new built-in security, performance features, and integrated search will be enough to convince users – after all, why go to the Web if built-in web-enabled services and integrated information search allow the Web to come to you? Or consider the world of PDA Devices. Everyone is looking for the next killer Palm or BlackBerry.  But are they looking in the right direction for the next killer PDA? What... (more)

eyeOS’s Pau Garcia-Mila to Present at Cloud Computing Conference in NYC

Pau Garcia-Mila, Founder of eyeOS, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Usually when we hear about Cloud Computing we imagine a few big companies offering Cloud solutions. However, there is a privacy concern in sending personal and professional documents to some thid party servers that grows as quick as the Cloud concept gets expanded over the media. Looking for possible solutions, one way to bring this concept of Cloud Computing back to some type of ownership is through smaller in-house clouds that are linked together instead of one bigger Cloud Computing provider where control of data is undefined. Like Linux appeared to offer a worldwide accepted and developed alternative to the closed source Operating Systems, in our scenario, eyeOS, a Free Software project starte... (more)

A Well-Rounded Package in Juliet

(The Java client tool Juliet is thoroughly and thoughtfully reviewed in this excerpt from JDJ editor-in-chief Alan Williamson's blog.) (August 4, 2003) - It was at the end of day 3 at JavaOne and I was tired. I was tired of product pitches, tired of talking, and tired of listening to all the hype. I was collapsed in a chair looking forward to heading over to the JBoss Matrix showing so I could sit in a dark room and not have to speak to anyone without feeling guilty. So it probably wasn't the best time to be coming up to me and trying to pitch me an idea! But someone did! Carlo Walentiny of Infotectonica stepped forward and in a quiet voice give me his standard elevator pitch. I still wasn't impressed or even paying attention I think, but he pushed forward and opened up his laptop to show me a demo of something he called Juliet. When he opened it up, I woke up out of... (more)

BlueDragon:Another Option for CF Developers

Imagine going to buy a new car. You are down to specifying the options for the vehicle and the salesman says, "You can have it in any color as long as it's black." If black is your favorite color that's great; but if it's not, then maybe they have just lost a customer. These days it's all about giving people choices. Until recently, if you were developing ColdFusion applications you didn't have much choice. Macromedia was the only vendor providing a ColdFusion application server. Now, BlueDragon from New Atlanta has arrived to change all that. [Note: BlueDragon was originally a product called tagServlet developed by n-ary Limited. So it's not entirely new.] I have taken some time to check out BlueDragon, and here is what I have seen. What Is BlueDragon? In a nutshell, BlueDragon is a family of Java-based products that implement the CFML (5.0) language. (There are a ... (more)

How to Find the Right Hosting Service

ColdFusion developers are faced with lots of choices when trying to find a ColdFusion hosting service that meets their needs. It can be tough locating a host that offers the right combination of features, service, and support at a price that's right for a variety of developers. In the March 2003 issue (CFDJ, Vol. 5, issue 3), we conducted our first interview with a ColdFusion hosting provider. This month, we interview Edgewebhosting.net CEO Vlad A. Friedman for the skinny on his company's ColdFusion hosting services. CFDJ: Tell us a little bit about your company. How did you get started in the hosting business? Friedman: Edgewebhosting.net was started almost 5 years ago as a division of ACS&S, Inc., a 12-year-old systems integration and consulting firm. As our consulting arm grew into development of Web technologies, we started utilizing the services of several hosti... (more)

BlueDragon 6.1

If you haven't heard of BlueDragon, you're either new to the ColdFusion/CFML community or you've been under a rock somewhere. Back in September 2002, New Atlanta forever changed the CF landscape when it introduced BlueDragon 3.0. As a quick overview, BlueDragon is a family of server products that allows you to deploy CFML applications as an alternative to using Macromedia's ColdFusion MX. For more background, I refer you to the original product review I did for ColdFusion Developer's Journal, www.sys-con.com/coldfusion/articleprint.cfm?id=546. For this article, I am going to focus on what's new (and improved) with BlueDragon 6.1, which was released in June of this year. To paraphrase Steve Ballmer's now famous rant, BlueDragon 6.1 is all about "Compatibility, compatibility, compatibility, compatibility!" For the 3.0 release, BlueDragon was targeted at ColdFusion 5 l... (more)

Profiling CFML at the Tag Level, Finally!

The ability to view tag-level execution profiling (the amount of time spent on each tag in a request) is no longer a dream, and it opens up powerful new forms of debugging and performance tuning. The Problem: Tools We Lack Most CFML developers know that both ColdFusion and BlueDragon can be configured to show debugging info at the bottom of a page, which shows (among other things) the total time spent on a request and in each template within that request. But how often have you wished you could see the time spent on each tag within the request? This would really help in determining where specific bottlenecks exist. While seeing that timing information for each individual tag would be powerful enough, we really need to start a higher level. What we need is a way to view all the requests against the server for a given time period, viewing their total execution time in... (more)

AJAX Tipped To Play Major Role in the Shape of i-Technology to Come

Among all the terms cited by SYS-CON's worldwide network of software development activists, evangelists, and executives, what were the two that cropped up most often? "AJAX" and "IE7" -- Internet Explorer 7, currently in limited beta test. Other terms they focused on included: LAMP, Virtualization, SaaS, Open Source, SANs, Web 2.0, Blog consolidation, InfoSec, BitTorrent, Googlecrash, Adobe, SOA, REST, Single Sign-On, SemWeb, iComm, Structured Blogging, VPMNs, VoIP Phones, Semantic Technologies, Ruby on Rails, spam/phishing, VoIP, .NET 2.0, Terror Hacking and WiFi. 2006 promises to be a vintage year for software development... On the pages that follow you'll find the collected wisdom of some of the most acute prognosticators in the industry. As always with SYS-CON Media, we don't ask pundits and sideline commentators but activists, folks whose connection with sof... (more)

Beyond SOA & Web Services - ColdFusion / .NET Integration

As both a .NET programmer and ColdFusion developer, I always wondered how I could leverage the world of .NET in ColdFusion. Both platforms come with powerful features and using them together might be a wonderful friendship, if one could only make them cooperate. There are two worlds out there and none of them is an island. Apart from this, and starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft will include the last incarnation of the .NET Framework in its flagship operating system, with all the bells and whistles that come with it. For those who like their ColdFusion environment hosted on a Windows server, this means they'll always have all the features provided in the .NET platform at hand. Even if a switch to Vista won't be an option in the near future for current projects, you may still wonder how you can put them to work for your ColdFusion application. The promise of the n... (more)

Canonical's Simon Wardley to Present at Cloud Computing Conference in NYC

Simon Wardley of Canonical will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. In this session, Wardley will first introduce the main concepts of commoditization and innovation and why the IT industry is shifting from a product to a service-based economy. He will then use these ideas to explore the benefits and downsides to cloud computing. Wardley will examine many of the claims surrounding the cloud from the acceleration of innovation to being more green, why you have little choice but to adopt and why open source is essential for its future...and discuss specific plans to bring freedom into the cloud. Speaker Bio Simon Wardley is an internationally recognized speaker on the commodization of IT, utility computing, fabrication technologies and the open source movement. A trained ... (more)