Brian Snitzer, Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM Global Technology Services, calls in to talk about IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud . Plus, newsletter editor John Swanson explains what a big week it's been for IBM from a cloud perspective.
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Time to haul out this old YouTube video on Nizam Ishmael's tricked up Corvette and WebSphere sMash . We clearly got carried away with our green screen theatrics, but catapulting his car into the air was not an option.
I enjoyed jumping off of things when I was younger. I jumped off of our house, practicing my tuck and roll. I jumped my bike off of things -- plywood ramps in particular. I jumped off of a galloping horse one time. OK, fell off. And there was a time when I really wanted to jump out of an airplane and skydive. The opportunity did not present itself and the desire has now passed. Falling ten stories in one of the Elevator of Doom rides at a big amusement park really was the beginning of the end of my desire to jump off of things. But seeing... [More]
TQ (the famous Teresa Quatrani) and Fred Gutierrez from the Rational Events team preview the IBM Rational Innovate 2010 Conference coming up June 6-10 in Orlando, Florida. Plus, newsletter editor John Swanson shows you how to manage lots of web-based data with Hadoop. Listen (10:24) | Transcript Visit A Smarter Planet | Visit the Rational Innovate conference Scott Laningham's My dW profile | dW Podcast RSS feed | dW iTunes channel
Very cool story about a water-cooled IBM supercomputer at Swiss university ETH Zurich . It uses 40% less energy than air-cooling the same system, and the captured heat is used to heat the building. Amazing how retro-innovative we become when we start thinking of resources as gifts instead of entitlements. In my house, we've been separating items out for recycling pickup for years. They take glass and some types of plastic. And recently, at my wife's encouragement, we found a cardboard recycling drop-off by a neighborhood school and have since... [More]
Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski is founder and vice president of InferData , an IBM Business Partner that does training and consulting in advanced software and data technology. Vladimir talks about the importance of data modeling, how it works with agile development, and about what he will cover in next week's (May 13) developerWorks virtual tech briefing on best practices with data modeling. Register here. Listen (5:46) | Transcript Replay of tech briefing | Slide show | InfoSphere Data Architect Scott Laningham's My dW profile | dW Podcast RSS feed... [More]
Chat with Java authority Ted Neward about the latest entry in his developerWorks series " 5 Things You Didn't Know About ... "; this time, part 2 looks at the Java Collections API . Plus, newsletter editor John Swanson casts a sharp eye on integrated data management. Listen (6:59) | Transcript 5 Things You Didn't Know About ... | Here's tweetable Ted | And bloggable Ted Scott Laningham's My dW profile | dW Podcast RSS feed | dW iTunes channel
IBM's Andy Piper covers Ray Kurzweil's talk at IMPACT 2010 in Las Vegas, noting that Kurzweil thinks our human body software, our genome, is now like out-of-date programming; maybe it's time to rewrite it. Listen (7:56) | Transcript The tweetable Andy | The bloggable Andy | Visit the Impact conference | Who is Ray Kurzweil? Scott Laningham's My dW profile | dW Podcast RSS feed | dW iTunes channel
This week on developerWorks, plus a chat with Valerie Skinner who blogs as Yin Meets Yang and in the group blog My developerWorks Enthusiasts . LISTEN (11:28)
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Trent Gray-Donald, IBM Java 7 technical lead, comments on the state of Java as a platform and a language, Oracle ownership of Sun, IBM Java 7, Open JDK and Apache Harmony, and what cloud computing means for Java developers.
Also, check out the Java Platform Roundtable, Spring 2010 and Java Technology, IBM style . LISTEN (12:48)
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