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Chris Matthieu, Internet of @ThingsExpo Tech Chair, and Roger Strukhoff, Internet of @ThingsExpo Conference Chair Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley. The 2nd Global Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Chris Matthieu has two decades of telecom and web experience. He launched his Teleku cloud communications-as-a-service platform at eComm in 2010, which was acquired by Voxeo. Next he built an open source Node.JS PaaS called Nodester, which was acquired by AppFog. His new startup is Twelephone (http://twelephone.com). Leveraging HTML5 and WebRTC, Twelephone's BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is to become the next generation telecom company running in the Web browser. Earlier Chris served ... (more)

'Internet of Things' Visionaries Join @ThingsExpo Faculty

Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced today its first 20 all-star speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. @ThingsExpo, the first and largest IoT event in the world, debuted at the Javits Center in New York City in June with over 7,200 delegates attending the conference. The First 20 will present a diverse array of IoT-focused sessions, illuminating the incredible breadth and scope of the Internet of Things. Sensors, beacons, Big Data, Docker, WebRTC, security, business models, and the challenge to enterprise IT of overall IoT integration into their infrastructures are all covered by this group of speakers. @ThingsExpo has expanded from a single track in June 2014 in New York to three full tracks--focused on consumer technology, enterprise integration, ... (more)

How DevOps Became the New Normal | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

How DevOps Became the New Normal Just last year, a CA Technologies and Vanson Bourne survey revealed that DevOps was not a sure-fire hit— 16 percent of senior IT professionals did not know what DevOps was, and an additional 18 percent had no plans to adopt it. Fast forward one year and the results tell an entirely new story. 88 percent of respondents had already adopted DevOps or plan to do so, up from 66 percent last year. In addition to senior IT professionals, this year’s respondents expanded to include senior Line-of-Business executives—precisely the people you’d expect would not know as much about DevOps. So how has DevOps become the new normal? The application economy happened – or, rather, it accelerated so quickly that enterprises have no choice but to consider DevOps.  In our most recent global survey on the application economy, 94% of Line of Business exec... (more)

Which CSS Preprocessor Should You Choose? | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Which CSS Preprocessor Should You Choose? With the growing number of CSS Preprocessors like LESS, Sass, Turbine, Stylus andSwith CSS to name a few, it's hard to decide which to choose for your project, and which will provide the best CSS authoring. Rather than focus on evaluating every CSS Preprocessor (that would simply take too long), we will focus on the two most commonly used in the industry: Sass and LESS. We will provide a comparison on important deciding factors, like installation, features, and similarities & differences, to help you decide which is the best choice. Before we begin comparing... If you don't know much about CSS Preprocessors, I would recommend you first read this article: Ten Reasons You Should be Using a CSS Preprocessor to understand how they can make your life easier. Installation Let's start with the first fundamental step, installation.... (more)

Meet the Perens (Part 2): Secret preloads, Bitkeeper and TCO

(LinuxWorld) — Here it is, just as promised. This is the conclusion of the Perens extravaganza begun last week. This week's column is made up of excerpts from my conversation with Perens two weeks ago. The conversation followed no set course. My questions were not pre-ordained; they wandered over the Linux terrain like it was a cow-path in Texas. But Perens' responses were lucid, well-informed and very interesting. I have trimmed and edited the conversation a bit in order to pack as much of it as I could into this week's space. Lobbying for change LW: Let's say that I, as a hot-headed journalist, wanted to see the Texas Legislature enact new legislation that would make EULAs subordinate to the constitution and not the other way around. Where customers could not be assumed guilty and have to prove their innocence, but rather enjoy the normal way of things under the l... (more)

Linux vs. Windows installation comparo, Part 3

(LinuxWorld) — Prior to Susan starting her first Linux installation, I had prepared the Sony Vaio laptop so that it was in the same state it had been for her installation of Windows XP. All partitions on the hard drive were removed, the Netgear PCMCIA NIC was installed, and the USB IBM PC Camera was attached. Just as I did for XP, I placed the installation CD in the drive and powered the unit down. All she needed to do to start the installation was power it on. I need to point out that Susan, who is smart but is not a computer-system administrator, was not installing a retail version of the newest Red Hat. Version 8.0 had not yet appeared on local store shelves when we conducted the test, so I downloaded the three ISO images from a site in Ireland. I tried to download them from Red Hat first, but even after subscribing to Red Hat Network, the speed was too sl... (more)

Variety is the spyce of Python

(LinuxWorld) — Python is one of the most versatile languages on the planet. Here are a few examples of the language's well-roundedness: You can use it to write sophisticated object oriented works of artYou can toss together something akin to a shell scriptIt can be multi-platformIt can be platform-neutralIt can generate Java byte codesYou can write full-blown GUI applications with PythonYou can choose from among several GUI frameworks including Qt and GtkPython makes a dandy Web-application language In my last article, I described a relative newcomer to the Python server-side scripting solution category: spyce. Spyce is a versatile means of integrating Python code into HTML and vice versa. If you're coming from a PHP background, you may not get the results from spyce and Python that you have come to expect from PHP. Whether this is a good or bad thing is someth... (more)

DocBook can be a sysadmin's best friend

(LinuxWorld) -- Technical documentation is the savior and bane of every programmer and system administrator. On one hand, we need documentation as it helps us learn and understand what we need to accomplish. As long as we don't need to write it, we value documentation above all else. Most technical people I know don't like to write. They put Post-it Notes all over the place describing how to do this or that, and usually nothing more organized than a really big text file. The big-text-file system may work for some, but what happens when your not-so-technical manager comes to you and says, "What is our policy on XYZ?" Of course, you can extemporaneously pronounce the policy until the manager's eyes glaze over. Sometimes that works. Then there is the manager who's not technical, but sharp as a whip. That manager says, "Yeah, yeah, let's see the documentation." Now yo... (more)

SCO vs IBM Lawsuit Will Have 'No Impact Whatsoever' on Linux in the Enterprise, Say Experts

A panel of Linux experts, asked yesterday what they thought the impact of the SCO vs IBM lawsuit were likely to be on the adoption rate for Linux in the enterprise, were unanimous: it will not have any impact whatsoever. Larry Augustin, the Chairman of VA Software, was adamant: “It is a lawsuit filled with sound and fury and signifying nothing,” he proclaimed. “It doesn’t impact end users of Linux, it is just a specific contract dispute between SCO and IBM.” “IBM is perfectly capable of taking care of themselves,” Augustin continued. “It’s not about IP, it’s about a specific contract dispute.” Michael Evans, Red Hat’s VP Channel Sales & Development, agreed. “The industry will get beyond this,” he said, “Just as it’s gotten beyond thing before.” And Jon ‘maddog’ Hall was even more forthright, declaring: “Linux is an operating system of the world, and not necessarily... (more)

SYS-CON Radio interviews Ranajit Nevatia

SYS-CON Radio interviews Ranajit Nevatia, Director of Linux Strategy of VERITAS about VERITAS' role in Linux adoption, live at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2003 in San Francisco. Click here to listen  [interview in MP3 format] ... (more)

Linux on the Desktop: Novell Making Steady Gains in Europe

SEB Eesti Uhispank, the largest bank in Estonia (pictured), is among the institutions cited by Novell this week at its BrainShare conference in Barcelona as having adopted the Novell Linux Desktop for transactional, engineering and fixed-function workstations because of the cost and security benefits Linux provides over Windows. The bank is using Novell Linux Desktop for bank teller workstations and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for servers and the data center. In German, automotive logistics solutions provider ARS Altmann has begun its Novell Linux Desktop deployment, as has the municipality of Baerum, Norway, which is migrating 40 schools from Windows to Novell Linux Desktop. "We have been evaluating Novell Linux Desktop intensely for some time and will now start our first roll-out in October," said Peter Laubsch, IT manager for ARS Altmann AG. "Our goal is to achiev... (more)

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