On April 27th, 2010 a new discussion group was launched to capture Cloud Computing requirements for China
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The discussion group has been launched to capture the requirements for Cloud Computing to support IT in China. Requirements identified by this group will be added to the existing work that has been documented in the Cloud Computing Use Cases White Paper. In addition to the paper being published in English, the paper will now be published in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese and can be accessed from the http://www.cloudusecases.org site.
The Use Cases White Paper has become a solid resource eliminating much of the initial confusion surrounding Cloud Computing. Customer scenarios form the foundation of the Paper and showcase how Cloud Computing can be leveraged using real world examples. The development of the paper is an iterative process and each new version builds on the previous version as shown in the following topics:
– Cloud Computing Concepts
– Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
– Developer Requirements
– Security in the Cloud
– Service Level Agreements (SLAs) is currently being developed
The China Cloud Computing Use Cases discussion group will use an open community approach. To follow all current and future activities surrounding Cloud Computing Use Cases, a new site has been established called CloudUseCases.Org (http://www.cloudusecases.org).
We look forward to hearing your requirements Cloud Computing in China as we develop new versions of the Cloud Computing Use Cases White Paper.
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In honor of My developerWorks' first birthday this week, here's a selection of 10 top tips to help you get more from My developerWorks:
1. Help! Three tips for getting help using My developerWorks
2. Don't be this guy! (the importance of having a photo on your profile)
3. Simple steps to a great profile
4. Ideas for updating your status on your My developerWorks profile
5. Electric teaspoons and the value of bookmarking
6. Best practices for starting groups or wikis
7. Five ways blogging can help your career
8. Five ways to improve your blog on My developerWorks
9. LinkedIn... Yes we are very LinkedIn here at developerWorks
10. Feed the need! (using RSS feeds for viewing My developerWorks)
For more like this, come join us in the
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Recently, I learnt a very good short lesson from a wise man.
The wise man told me that
"The person should not always depend on (his/her) reputation even if it is a very good one.
When working for a new job or a challenge, the person should work on as if it is the first job in (his/her) practical life.
Successful person should be humble and willing.
Successful person is a one that depends on (his/her) capabilities much more than his position or seniority."
Few words but really touched me and find it useful to share with you.
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There are many ways to use the tools available in My developerWorks. Here are some specific ideas that could apply to user groups:
If you have more ideas or experiences related to user groups, please share!
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Greetings My developerWorks Enthusiasts, here's highlights this week - suggested activities, tips and things happening in My developerWorks.
1. Suggested activity of the week: Create bookmarks
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If you're interested in meeting fellow My
developerWorks enthusiasts, keeping up with the latest My
developerWorks news, and sharing tips and best practices for using My
developerWorks and social networking, come join us in the My developerWorks enthusiasts group!
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This week's developerWorks newsletter intro focuses on Java technology -- where it's been, where it stands, and where it's headed. Not subscribed? Sign up for your customized newsletter today!
Reports of Java's death are greatly exaggerated. -Mark Twain
OK, I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea. It's been nearly two decades since the popular programming language was born, and like any teenager, Java technology may be going through some changes -- many of them substantial -- but it still has plenty of life left in it. With that in mind, developerWorks is taking a good long look at Java technology, starting with our Java platform roundtable: Editor Jenni Aloi gathers some of the leading thinkers in the Java community and gets their take on the state of the industry -- where it stands and where it's headed. And as we contemplate the future, we also take time to explore the upcoming (and much-anticipated) release of Java SE 7; Chris Bailey takes a look at a few of the enhancements to the language, and discusses some of the value that IBM adds to the spec. (This podcast interview with Trent Gray-Donald sheds even more light on Java 7.) And be sure to swing by our Java technology zone, where you'll find a vast library of resources, including Java developer kits and the new 5 things you didn't know about... series, which covers Java programming from unique angles to give you a more complete sense of its potential.
I could continue comparing the Java platform to adolescents, but that might be too painful for those of you who actually live with teens.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
Other top features on developerWorks this week:
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While stirring my instant hot chocolate with a teaspoon one day this past winter, I thought to myself, "I sure wish there was some sort of mini electric emulsifier that I could use to do this so that all the powdered lumps and granules would easily dissolve into a nice creamy blend." As I often do when I'm wishing for some device I'm not sure has even been invented yet, I went to Google and searched on "electric teaspoon." And lo and behold, up popped several hits. I am now the happy owner of what one of my friends calls an electric "paint stirrer," but it does exactly what I want it to do and even adds a nice half-inch layer of foam to my mug of hot chocolate.
My point is you can find ANYTHING on the Web these days. And while my little story is one more of the value of search functionality, it does relate in a roundabout way to the topic of this tip, which is bookmarking. How? Because sometimes you find something in the mind-boggling, vast amount of information on the Web that you just want to shout about, or save for future reference (I have gone back and ordered five more electric hot beverage stirrers as gifts for friends). And bookmarking enables you to share your finds with others and save them for your future reference.
"Building applications with HTML 5" is not as exciting to me as an electric teaspoon, but I see that it is one of the most bookmarked items in developerWorks in the past 30 days. And I also see that "DB2 basics: Fun with dates and times" is one of the most visited bookmarks. As you would expect, the bookmarks being shared in My developerWorks are about technical topics in the IT world. There are more than 7,000 of them out there. You can see them here. While you're there, check out the "Getting started," "Learn more," and "Watch demo" links at the top of the page. They'll give you all the details about how to bookmark in My developerWorks, so I won't go into all that here.
What I want to share with you are tidbits of information I've discovered about bookmarks as I've been using them, some that will be obvious to you and some that will perhaps surprisingly delight you:
So get yourself a cup of coffee, stir it up however you please, and explore the bookmarks in My developerWorks.
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This week's developerWorks newsletter intro focuses on all the great open source resources you can find on developerWorks. Not subscribed? Sign up for your customized newsletter today!
Have you taken the leap? If you're reading this, then you've probably at least considered making open source software part of your life. OK, maybe you're one of those folks who waits to see if a technology takes off before you commit to it. I can respect that. Here's the thing: Open source is here to stay -- so dive in already! (Here at IBM, we've committed over $1 billion to Linux development. Come on in, the water's fine!) Not sure where to start? Read Jason Clark's inspired blog post, "Eight ways to open source your life." Getting started is easier than you think, and you'll find there are countless benefits to being part of the open source community.
Of course, many of you are already there -- immersed in any number of projects involving Eclipse, Python, PHP, and more. For you, we've got an unrivaled Open source zone, which is overflowing with resources that cover everything from the fundamentals to more advanced topics like our new feature on dynamic server provisioning with xCAT and TORQUE. And if you're one of those virtuosos who lives and breathes open source, why not start your own blog on My developerWorks and tell us what you're working on? Because as you know, being proprietary is so 1999.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
Greetings My developerWorks Enthusiasts, here's highlights this week - suggested activities, tips and things happening in
1. Suggested activity of the week: Group discussion
Do you read techie blogs? Name your top 2-3 technical blogs you like to read and why. (They don't have to be blogs on My developerWorks - just those you like to read).
I'll be compiling this into a group wiki and blog post, to help My developerWorks bloggers get ideas for improving their blogs. Share your answers here.
p.s. Don't forget to update your status on your My developerWorks profile this week!
2. My developerWorks tip of the week:
Ideas for blogging about technical events
Energizing your group (Thanks Frances!)
3. My developerWorks featured member of the week: Interview with Ankita Nanwani, developer at IBM India Software Lab
WEEKLY WAVE SHOUT OUTS!
Social butterfly of the week: Rosalie Ho
Most intriguing status updater: Keith Purcell
Hot new blogs: Engineering SOA with reusable assets, Perspectives of an e-architect, Recursos AS/400 (group blog), Tivoli Automation Corner, Advocating Common Sense, Lotus.RU (group blog), especialist AS/400, and Suggestions that saved my day.
Welcome! to new members of the My developerWorks enthusiasts: Tim Poultney, Andres Trujillo, Thiago Sobral, Àlex Corretgé, Diem Nguyen
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If you're a blogger and you get the privilege of attending a technical event or conference, it can be a great starting point for creative blog topics. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Before an event
Do you have any ideas for blogging related to events? Share with us! Leave your ideas in comments...