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Cloud technologies have been gaining traction for some time now. Increases in connectivity throughout the computing world with the creation of more and more connected devices, including mobile and IoT technologies, as well as more and more connected applications on those devices, means cloud computing adoption is ever-increasing. Expectations regarding an application's availability are high, and solutions continue to emerge to increase availability and make scaling applications easier when a user load gets too big. New patterns, platforms, services, and software are pushing applications and data to the cloud. Read on to learn about some key highlights that we found based on input gathered from our 2016 Cloud Survey of more than 700 IT professionals. Here is a quick breakdown on the respondents: 67 percent of these respondents use Java as their primary programming ... (more)

The Cloud Isn't Cool Anymore | @CloudExpo #IoT #DigitalTransformation

If the cloud was once (ever) bleeding edge, now the cloud is sheer necessity for anyone doing anything on the Internet. It has changed the way we architect applications, build IT budgets, grow userbases, even write individual lines of code. As the Internet continues to lambdify, cloud services will become more specialized; but for now, how can you take advantage of the granularity, elasticity and pre-baked-ness of modern cloud services? And, on the flip side, as your applications expand outside blade-boxes and even beyond individual data centers, how do you design applications ... (more)

Research Findings: App Performance and Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Agile #DevOps

After surveying nearly 600 IT professionals for our latest Performance & Monitoring research guide, we found some very interesting takeaways and data points. Here is a breakdown of the demographics of those who responded: The top three industries in which the survey takers work are Software Vendors (22%), Finance/ Banking (14%), and E-Commerce/Internet (9%) The primary roles included Developer Team Leads (39%) and Development/Engineering roles (36%) 26% work at a company with more than 500 people; 22% work where there are more than 10,000 employees 41% of respondents work at compa... (more)

DZone Guide to Data Persistence | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #Storage

Data persistence has a way of sneaking up on developers. You start out with a simple, straightforward database that can functionally hold the data you're working with and the data you need to work with later. But as your needs change, you start to modify it here and there, until it becomes a brittle tangle of tables and keys and indexes. You need something more dynamic, but you need to retain the ability to retrieve your persistent data. Now, you're miles from where you started, and staring down the possibility of having to adopt a whole new system. That persistent data is fundam... (more)

Poll: What's Fun, Difficult, Unpleasant About Programming?

Programming is hard, but hard stuff can also be fun -- like when you're juggling six levels of abstraction and barely (but totally) keeping the namespaces straight; in the mental monad-zone nesting a dozen functions like mad; suddenly realizing that this whole block could be refactored into a five-line, more readable, much faster recursive procedure; churning out classes and having your tests pass on the first try. But programming can be unpleasant too -- like when a stack trace tells you nothing at all what the heck, or when you have to untangle the lousy code some how-did-this... (more)