How to prepare for Google Cloud Certification examinations What is GCP Certification and Why does it Matter? Certification is a process where Google Cloud certifies that a person has the requisite depth and breadth of information, skill and experience. You may be working for an organization or providing consulting services
The new HttpClient provides a fluent interface that is quite intuitive. However, any non-trivial implementation soon starts to miss the flexibility of configuring the connection manager. As a pre-configured HttpClient can be passed into the fluent Executor, it is not necessary to configure it each time. posted at http://java.
. . . since replaced by BlueMix and then IBM Cloud Last year, there was an opportunity to participate in IBM's Cloud Beta and I wrote about [https://akber.com/ibms-test-and-dev-cloud/] some initial impressions. IBM have now rolled this out with geographically dispersed data centres. Even with some terms being unique to IBM,
... overview and challenges Algorithmic Complexity and the Theoretical Limits of Testing: According to the undecidability theorem, most software quality properties are not provable. Therefore, what kind of testing techniques do we use to achieve software quality? While it is theoretically impossible to deterministically test a system for flawless quality, it
... things learnt while managing a large infrastructure program Program Management, a discipline that has been around for a long time (as in 'social programs'), is gaining wider acceptance as IT projects become more complex, inter-related and closer to the actual business processes that they help to run. In other words,
Derived from a subset of IT Service Continuity Management (ITIL v3 ITSCM): ITIL v3 ITSCM considers application backup and recovery as one of the risk mitigating factors in assuring service continuity. This is a brief discussion of commonly understood IT application backup and recovery methods within the ITIL v3 ITSCM
Working with Linux desktops for about 15 years now, I am always preparing for workarounds and compromises when using Linux for day-to-day desktop work. Our new Canon MP-series printer/scanner/copier was to be used for scanning and colour printing. We would plug it into the Ubuntu desktop for printing
... experimenting with Amazon AWS EC2 This page is out-of-date. Atlassian has come out with cloud pay-as-you-go pricing (OnDemand [http://www.atlassian.com/software/ondemand/overview]) which is now recommended instead of the 10-user license mentioned below. These are three tools that I cannot do without, and thanks to new Atlassian
Networks, storage, and all other information technology infrastructure are fairly complicated things and it takes substantial planning and flawless execution to get it right. Project managers and analysts do great work to ensure that what runs on these infrastructure systems is properly specified and delivered on time. And with all
Finally! Some long-needed innovation in WebSphere application servers from IBM, and some fresh thinking that may boost the long-term viability of IBM leadership in middleware software. Whether it is the pressure from Oracle or open-source innovation, or a long-overdue grounds-up overhaul of the WebSphere application server architecture that has been
... back-of-envelope thoughts Enterprise systems required service management to ensure that newly deployed projects run in a predictable and manageable manner. The discipline and project managment that enabled project delivery should continue in some form. The project has now become a service and service management picks up from project management, preferably
Happy birthday to OpenOffice, also known as OpenOffice.Org and their contribution to the standardisation of the ODF standards and providing a viable alternative to an entrenched market leader. Reminds us of the browser wars of the early 2000s. http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/A_Brief_History_Of_OpenOffice.
... out-of-the-box marketing features IBM WebSphere Commerce 7.0 comes with a substantial set of marketing activities, namely web activities, e-mail activities and dialog activities. These are all part of a feature known as 'Precision Marketing' which works roughly as follows: An active customer action or a background processing action causes
While businesses are busy making the move to socially-connected and interactive online experience for their customers and partners, some common issues are starting to emerge, for example: -- Do we have the critical mass to set up our own social network, or do we piggy-back on to an existing network?
IBM is beta-testing its own cloud at https://www-180.ibm.com/cloud/enterprise/beta/dashboard, after a successful experiment creating machine templatest with Amazon EC2. As a company with hardware and operating system roots, it was smart to get on to the cloud bandwagon, which is essentially the commoditization of