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Many of today's (and tomorrow’s) development projects lend themselves nicely to RIA application patterns. Silverlight offers a compelling RIA development experience that works on Linux, the Mac and windows as well as all major browsers. With HD video, vector based graphics and a rich set of controls including DataGrid, Silverlight offers a compelling development experience in nearly any programming language you’d like from C# and VB, to JavaScript and Python. Learn how to use Visual Studio to create applications, how to create UI using XAML markup and code, how to retrieve data from the web, and how to manipulate data with XML and LINQ. This talk uses the 100% free Silverlight runtime and Visual Studio tools. Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Brad Abrams is currently... (more)

Microsoft Moves Beyond the Traditional Data Center

Michael Manos's Blog Microsoft has invested in both technology and software to allow us to run our environments more aggressively than a traditional data center environment. We understand that certain industries have very specific requirements around the operation of storage of information which drive and dictate certain physical reliability and redundancy needs. I was personally greatly disappointed with the news coming out of last week that the Uptime Institute had branded Microsoft and Google as the enemy to traditional data center operators. To be truthful, I did not give the reports much credit especially given our long and successful relationship with that organization. However, when our representatives to the event returned and corroborated the story, I have to admit that I felt more than a bit let down. As reported elsewhere, there are some discrepancies in ho... (more)

Re: External subset processing by browsers

2008/12/8 David Carlisle : > >> - the root element can be rss, rdf or atom... > > can't you just use a catalog that defaults a dtd that defines a bunch of > entities if the top level elemnt is one of those? Rather than letting > the parse start without a DTD and falling over undefined entity > references later? If possible could you provide an example? (never really used catalogs) The reason I went down the original route was I hoping to replace entities with xml, such as: ...similar to what I've done in the past with LexEv, but as George has been pointed out its different when no doctype has been supplied. It a little odd that feeds like this exist - they must be created by non-xml tools, then consumed by non-xml tools... -- Andrew Welch http://andrewjwelch.com Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/ ... (more)

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Latino TV: Let’s Get Busy

Latino TV Three decades ago, only one Spanish-language network was on the air (Univision, then known as Spanish International Network), and it was a huge deal for them to land a national advertiser like McDonald’s or Kraft, because the majority of national advertisers didn’t see the point of representation among the population of U.S.-residing Latinos at the time. That population now stands above 50 million, the fastest-growing population in the country and a big reason why we’re on the verge of a multicultural majority republic in the U.S. That population now has a variety of Spanish-language channels to view, plus English-language and bilingual networks aimed squarely at them, and more on the way. Studies show this audience’s buying power is in the trillions and shows no sign of slowing up. So this makes me wonder… why, in 2012, for all the progress Univision, ... (more)

UseR! 2013 - Day 1 notes

Hadley Wickham presents at the useR! 2013 conference, July 10 2013 Today marked the first day of the 2103 useR! conference, a gathering of more than 350 R users from around the world. The conference has been quite a success so far, kicking off yesterday with a day of tutorials followed by a tapas-fueled welcome party in the center of Albecete. Today has been a full day of invited keynotes, contributed talks and posters on R applications, packages and practices. Here are just a few personal highlights from my notes: Håvard Rue's keynote described the R-INLA package, which can quickly fit a subclass of Bayesian models (Latent Gaussian Models) without the need for MCMC. Hugh Shahanan used Microsoft Azure's cloud service to automate the analysis a terabyte of microarray data in parallel with custom R scripting. Constantino Garcia used time series analysis of the period ... (more)

3 Tips For a Successful Product: Be Cheaper, Better and Newer

You have an idea. Not just any idea, but a brilliant one. You proceed to build it. After what seems to be forever, you are ready to launch. You survey the marketplace to find a million and one products in the market… how will your product be differentiated from the riff raff? Building successful products requires that the product can, in some way, exceed the existing competition in the market. Besides plain aesthetics and elaborate branding, your product needs to be significantly different from the inside out. There are 4 distinct ways to do this: Be cheaper Be newer Be better All of the above Cheaper is Good, But Not Great Over time, products become cheaper through competition and economies of scale, though this is usually a last differentiator that a business would want to compete on. Pricing yourself cheaper is bad in three ways – one, your margins are lower, so... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

XO Diagrams VoIP Services With Acme Packet Session Border Controllers

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/05/06 -- GLOBALCOMM -- Acme Packet®, the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that XO Communications has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) to support its wholesale service provider VoIP customers. XO's wholesale VoIP services enable service providers to originate and terminate customers' voice calls nationwide through a single connection to the XO IP network -- thereby helping wholesale customers reduce costs in markets where they offer service, enter new markets more quickly and more efficiently manage voice traffic on a nationwide basis. Acme Packet's Net-Net SBCs are used by XO to facilitate interoperability between peering networks and to provide protection of XO's VoIP infrastructure. Acme Packet's SBCs enable XO to maximize its service reach and revenue potential and prov... (more)

Epicor(R) Introduces CRM Solution to Deliver 1:1 Marketing Tools for Multi-Channel Retailers

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Epicor|CRS, the Retail Solutions Division of Epicor Software Corporation -- a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions to the midmarket and Global 1000 -- today announced CRS RetailCRM(TM) 1.1 -- the first module of its next-generation customer relationship management (CRM) solution, based on Microsoft .NET technologies, for multi-channel retailers. By gathering and analyzing customer data from multiple channels, RetailCRM delivers a more accurate and whole view of the customer, thereby empowering sales associates and marketing teams with better information to serve customers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040615/LATU008LOGO ) The company unveiled RetailCRM and the solution's product roadmap at its annual Retail Users Conference. The solution's base module -- CRS RetailCRM 1.1, avail... (more)

CATEX Announces Strategic Partnership to Deliver Complete Bordereau Solution

PRINCETON, NJ and LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 05/24/10 -- The Catastrophe Risk Exchange, Inc. (CATEX) and TriSystems Ltd, both providers of technology platform and services to the global insurance and reinsurance industries, announce a strategic partnership to deliver a full end-to-end solution for bordereau formatting, processing and reporting. The CATEX Bordereau Management System has integrated the TriSystems UMG TransForm front end application enabling users to submit bordereau files in a range of file type and in any format that will automatically format to a defined standard for immediate upload into the CATEX Bordereau Management System. The CATEX system accepts risk bordereaux, written premium bordereaux, settled premium bordereaux and claims bordereaux. The system creates underlying risk records, matches settled premium, APs and RPs against those risks and al... (more)

Finnish Education Experts to Address Global Summit

MANAMA, Bahrain, July 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Two education experts from Finland are among an elite list set to address a global summit in Bahrain this October, it was announced today. Janna Palojärvi, Director for International Relations at the Ministry of Education and Culture; and Ari Pokka, President of the Finnish Association of Principals, will join speakers from Harvard University, the European Commission, 10 Downing Street and Microsoft at the Education Project 2010. The second occasion of the annual event - initiated by His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain and Chairman of the Kingdom's Economic Development Board (EDB) - runs from 8-10 October. Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of the EDB which is organising the event, said: "Education is the single most important factor in bringing stability,... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, will discuss how to use Kubernetes to setup a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. His expertise is in automating deployment, management, and problem resolution in these environments, allowing his teams to run large transactional applications with high availability and the speed the consumer demands.
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility.
This month @nodexl announced that ServerlessSUMMIT & DevOpsSUMMIT own the world's top three most influential Kubernetes domains which are more influential than LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Medium, Infoworld and Microsoft combined. NodeXL is a template for Microsoft® Excel® (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016) on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10) that lets you enter a network edge list into a workbook, click a button, see a network graph, and get a detailed summary report, all in the familiar environment of the Excel® spreadsheet application. A collection of network maps and reports created with NodeXL can be seen in the NodeXL Graph Gallery, an archive of data sets uploaded by the NodeXL user community.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes.
Because Linkerd is a transparent proxy that runs alongside your application, there are no code changes required. It even comes with Prometheus to store the metrics for you and pre-built Grafana dashboards to show exactly what is important for your services - success rate, latency, and throughput. In this session, we'll explain what Linkerd provides for you, demo the installation of Linkerd on Kubernetes and debug a real world problem. We will also dig into what functionality you can build on top of the tools provided by Linkerd such as alerting and autoscaling.