De dagelijkse praktijk van de IT specialist bestaat uit het oplossen van problemen. Nu houdt een IT specialist wel van een uitdaging. De oplossing wordt dan ook vaak gezicht in de lijn van het probleem, dat vaak complex is. Geef een ingewikkeld probleem aan een groep hoogopgeleide puzzelaars en je krijgt een ingewikkelde oplossing. Engineers zullen niet vaak zeggen dat iets té complex is. Ze zien het juist als een mooie uitdaging. Want een (more...)
When you start the tool from the windows menu, it's started with the toolbox docked or attached to the canvas. But when you use either dia.exe or diaw.exe (more...)
At the beginning of May, Anthony (@anthonyslai) and Raymond joined a large contingent of the OAUX team in an two-stop tour of Asia. The first stop was Singapore.
Here’s the dynamic duo in action, setting up our demos to show (more...)
25 Years of Java
May 23rd marked 20 years since the first version of Java was released for public use. The timing of its arrival coincided with the advent of the web and the new role technology took in improving business productivity, streamlining business processes, and creating new ways for businesses and customers to interact.
The importance of a given programming language—especially one as pervasive as Java—in changing (more...)
Or at least measure it, if it does.
Another shout out for Irish innovation in the agricultural technology (or #agtech) space in the form of a great article on the Irish Independent: Irish inventors driving the high-tech farm of the future.
I’ve written about this before, of course.
Check out GrassOMeter (”Turning Grass into Money”) in particular.
I love the article’s conclusion.
Tech-savvy farmers know that software and sensors (more...)
Oracle released some more Cloud offerings and in this article we introduce the Integration Cloud Service. This cloud service lets your organization create integrations between cloud application, but also between cloud and on-premise applications. Create connections to well known and less known SaaS applications using a bunch of cloud adapters, publish or subscribe to the Messaging Cloud Service, or use industry standards like SOAP & REST. The available set of cloud adapters will certainly grow (more...)
Editor’s note: Here’s the first post from Osvaldo Villagrana (@vaini11a), one of our AppsLab Mexico team members. Enjoy.
For those who don’t know, this band is wearable biometric identity device that let’s you use your heart’s (more...)
I recently ventured down to Mexico to participate in an Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon organized by Laurie Pattison’s (@lsptahoe) Apps UX Innovation Events team with some of my fellow AppsLab members, Luis Galeana, Tony Orciuoli, and Osvaldo Villagrana.
Being the lone non-developer, I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to contribute—but I had done some research pertaining to our use case, so I felt I had at least that much to (more...)
Editor’s note: Mark (@mvilrokx) and Raymond are at it again. Earlier in the week, they each provided a take on last weekend’s Bay Are Maker Faire, and this week, they both attended Twilio’s (@twilio) first developer conference, Signal. Mark’s take is here; now, it’s Raymond’s turn. Enjoy.
For those of you not familiar with Twilio, here’s their spiel from their About page:
Twilio powers the future of (more...)
“Als je het niet kan zeggen, zing het dan maar”. Dat was vroeger een veel gebruikte kreet als je niet onder woorden kon brengen of kon benoemen wat je wilde zeggen. Hier moet ik vaak aan terugdenken als ik de fantastische kretologieën voorbij zie komen die nieuwe trends of hypes in onze mooie IT wereld beschrijven. Soms iets van oude wijn en nieuwe zakken of door alleen het oogstjaar te veranderen, maar vaak zijn de (more...)
I went to the Maker Faire 2015 Bay Area show over the weekend. A lot of similarity to last year, but a few new things.
Sprout is an acquisition by (more...)
In this article, we will look at the very common interaction between Stream Explorer and JMS. JMS is a commonly used channel for decoupled exchange of messages or events. Stream Explorer can both consume messages from a JMS destination (through Stream) and publish findings to a JMS destination (with a target). The use case we discuss here is about temperature sensors: small devices distributed over a building, measuring the local room temperature every few seconds (more...)
This weekend the 10th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area took place in my backyard and rather than fighting traffic for 2 days with the +130,000 attendees I decided, as I have for the last 9 years, to join them.
Profit Magazine for May
The May issue of Profit Magazine is available. It has a special 'Digital Disruption' report that includes 'The 4 Steps to a Successful Big Data Project' and more.
Observations on UX research and road-testing wearable tech in the wild. The vehicle for today’s message is Ultan O’Broin (@usableapps), taking advantage of Oracle Applications User Experience events and outreach to evaluate the fitness and health option on the Apple Watch—and to continue his Fitbit Surge exploration—this time in China.
The Watch Ethnography (say what?)
All the warnings about running in Beijing proved wrong: that my clothes would turn (more...)
Dynamic groups in an LDAP are groups which contain a query to specify its members instead of specifying every member separately. Efficient usage of dynamic groups makes user maintenance a lot easier. Dynamic groups are implemented differently in different LDAP server implementations. Weblogic Server can be configured to use dynamic groups in order to fetch users for a specific group. In this blog I will describe how dynamic groups can be created in OpenLDAP and (more...)
Back in February I was invited to participate in an pre-beta release of the Amazon Echo SDK. I was under NDA so I couldn’t share any of my finding here. But now that NDA has expired and I can share some of the integrations I did with this interesting device.
First of all I want to comment on the fact that not any of the OS level voice assistants in the market are (more...)