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Ajit Sagar

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I'm glad I stayed on after the breakout sessions to attend the CEO Power Panel at 7 pm at the 12th International Cloud Expo, in New York. It was quite informative and entertaining. As with everything else, the best way to get a view of a new technology area is by asking for independent opinions. The old adage of the six blind men and the elephant comes to mind. Coincidentally, there were six "blind men" on the panel, including our very engaging host, Jeremy Geelan (@jg21). And there were views that converged in a common theme: "Cloud Connects". Jeremy, as always, got the ball rolling with the very provocative challenge: panelists had to devise a succinct sentence that starts "Cloud Computing is like..." and summarized the exact state of the cloud union in June 2013. The response themes were: Kevin Brown, CEO of Coraid - virtualization Brian Patrick Donaghy, CEO of Ap... (more)

Reflection & Introspection: Objects Exposed

One of the salient aspects of the Java language is the control it gives to developers for dynamically generating and reusing code. This allows the language to offer Java programmers the ability to write code in which the actual behavior is determined at runtime. Of the eleven buzzwords used to define Java, this article is going to focus on the dynamic nature of the Java programming language. One of the salient aspects of the Java language is the control it gives to developers for dynamically generating and reusing code. This allows the language to offer Java programmers the abil... (more)

Migrating Enterprise Applications Between J2EE Application Servers

If you do a search for "migrating J2EE application servers" on the de facto "re"search engine - Google - here are some of the results you'll get from your query: Migrating J2EE applications from Borland JBuilder to IBM WebSphere Migrating J2EE applications from WebLogic to WebSphere application server Migrating J2EE applications from earlier versions of the application server and from other application server platforms to Sun ONE application servers Migrating your J2EE applications to JBoss BEA WebLogic to JBoss migration program When I first got involved in the planning for a p... (more)

Managing the Stack in Java Platform

As the complexity of enterprise applications grows with the increased offerings in the Java platform, the management of the different building blocks that constitute the application also becomes very complex. The challenge in managing applications in the enterprise is posed from many fronts. Organizationally, the corporation has to decide whether they manage all the IT services for the applications in-house, or leverage the benefits of outsourcing to meet the needs of their environment. Typically the hosting of applications and the management of the lowest tier of the stack - the... (more)

The Blind Men, the Elephant, and App Server Migration

The six blind men* who attempted to describe the elephant eventually described it only from their perspectives - the parts and not the whole. The same malady can be found lurking in one of the problems that faces many organizations that have adopted J2EE as their platform of choice: the migration of these applications between J2EE application servers - be it vendors or versions. The number of migration initiatives that have come up in the past few years is substantial. There are several reasons for this: Java, as ever, is rapidly evolving. Although the splitting of Java into thre... (more)