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Android Encrypted Databases

The Android development community, as might be expected, is a pretty vibrant community with a lot of great contributors helping people out. Since Android is largely based upon Java, there is a lot of skills reusability between the Java client dev... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 02/04/2011

If your week has been anything like mine, then you’ve had plenty to keep you busy. While I’d like to think that your “busy” equates to as much time on DevCentral checking out the cool happenings while people get their geek on as mine does, I... Read more
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Mitigate Java Vulnerability with iRules

I got a request yesterday morning to asking if there was a way to drop HTTP requests if a certain number was referenced in the Accept-Language header.  The user referenced this post on Exploring Binary.  The number,... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 12/10/2010

It’s Friday! Your work week is wrapping up (most of you, anyway) or perhaps it’s even over already, depending on your time zone. You’re looking forward to your weekend and trying to wrap up the last few loose ends at work to get yourself set up... Read more
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DevCentral Top 5 9/24/2010

Adding to the already wicked cool selection of stuff I get to talk about on a weekly basis, we’re starting to see more and more content submissions outside of normal forums use from our user base. It’s fantastic to see folks contributing articles... Read more
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Despite Good Intentions PaaS Interoperability Still Only Skin Deep

Salesforce and Google have teamed up with VMware to promote cloud portability but like beauty that portability is only skin deep. VMware has been moving of late to form strategic partnerships that enable greater portability of applications... Read more
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How to Build a Cloud Without Using Virtualization

Leveraging Java EE and dynamic infrastructure to enable a shared resource, on-demand scalable infrastructure – without server virtualization Many pundits and experts allude to architectures that are cloud-like in their ability to provide... Read more
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An Unhackable Server is Still Vulnerable

Apparently if you’re attending the USENIX Security conference (August 12-14, 2009, in Montreal, Canada) you can participate in the Security Grand Challenge. What is that, you ask? Here’s how the organizers describe it: The concept is very... Read more
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The List: iControl Languages, Libraries, and IDEs

Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever, open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network devices with... Read more
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Managing Traffic (for baggage claim)

Managing Traffic (for baggage claim) Read more
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2.5 bad ways to implement a server load balancing architecture

I'm in a bit of mood after reading a Javaworld article on server load balancing that presents some fairly poor ideas on architectural implementations. It's not the concepts that are necessarily wrong; they will work. It's the... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 10/3/08

Amongst the myriad of tasty bits floating across DevCentral this week brings us a cool iControl Tech Tip from one of our usually prolific bloggers. That doesn't mean she stopped blogging, of course. Much to the contrary, her contributions were... Read more
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How to instrument your Java EE applications for a virtualized environment

If you're excited about the automation capabilities of cloud computing and virtualization, you are going to love this solution. In a virtualized environment where applications can ostensibly be popping up all over, and applications are no... Read more
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Multi-Core III - a panacea of options

I find it amazing how many ways we can find to slice a pizza, skin a cat, or solve a technology problem. Truly amazing. Thus far in my multi-core odyssey, I have run into driver-based solutions, library-based solutions, and shim-based solutions to... Read more
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Google Chrome reports first major security flaw

It's Beta software, it was inevitably going to have some bugs. This bug, however, is a little bit embarrassing for the good folks over at Google. RWW has an article that describes a potentially nasty security hole made possible by Chrome, a... Read more
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How AJAX can make a more agile enterprise

In general, we talk a lot about the benefits of SOA in terms of agility, aligning IT with the business, and risk mitigation. Then we talk about WOA (web oriented architecture) separately from SOA (service oriented architecture) but go on to... Read more
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iControl SDK v9.6.0 is here

It's been a while since the last version of the SDK has been released and it looks like it's that time again. So, whip out your zip program, and head on over to the iControl downloads page and be the first one on your block to get you... Read more
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Will 2008 be the year for C++?

I was trolling through my feeds this morning and saw the post "Developers Will Find C Applications Playing Surprisingly Strategic Role in 2008 with Multi-Core and SOA" Oh Realy? Not if Microsoft, Sun, IBM, BEA, Apache, or any othe... Read more
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GlassFish and BIG-IP sitting in a tree...

For those who haven't heard of Sun's GlassFish project, instead of trying to describe it myself, I'll reprint the overview from their dev site.GlassFish is a free, open source application server which implements the newest... Read more
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SSL Trust Provider for Java

I've blogged about Self-signed Server Certificates and how they can cause havoc with client java applications. We'll I put the call out there to provide solutions and a very slick one has arrived! XTrustProvider.java: /* * The content... Read more
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