The bright news from SaaS brought by Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com are ready to be announced.SaaS generally means Software as a Service, so the SaaS solutions are naturally based on all kinds of software, which periodically undergo series of significant shifts. It’s time to have a close look at SaaS companies and their trends.
The SaaS market just cannot be discussed without covering the largest independent player of the field – the brilliant Salesforce.com.in order to succeed in the social collaboration, the company has to generate a handful of its own news on the regular basis. It currently obtains CRM, customer service as well as the software for the application development for SaaS companies. They might offer something brand new to their customers pretty soon.
We could see the same picture with Work.com and its application for employee performance management that was offered last year.
Though the current databases need new solutions, the well-known RDBMS is still active and working. Still there are places and cases where it shall not be used for your own sake. Even the people who are really fond of Oracle, RAC or any other system of this kind shall reconsider their urge to use their favorite ways in the following cases.
Do not use Oracle Text. It’s not usually used even by the Oracle lovers, since this database extension doesn’t develop actively. The other ways database developers tend to use in Oracle are either too primitive or too complicated; both options offer the bad kind of results.
However you can easily use Autonomy, Apache Solr or Hibernate Search for your task. This way you will get fast and handy results.
If you work with ATG Commerce, try to avoid this action by all means. The reason for this option to be turned off most of the time is the great scalability – database developer just does not need that many recommendations for his work. This feature is not usually needed at all, since the tasks people solve are really various, so you just do not need recommendations based on someone else’s actions.
At the last months we can admire the release of multiple creations of mobile application developers, some of them brilliant, some of them useless. It’s time to find out which ones are worth being installed on your mobile device and which are ready to go to the trash bin.
The ultimate urge to create the fresh mobile application appeared to be the cause of the handful of drastic failures. A lot of mobile application developers created literally useless software no one actually needs, so the stores were chocking with applications quite soon. Most of companies were going to just get the rights on the new application without being interested in what it actually does or if it is or it is not helpful for the customers. The logical end was the libraries stuffed with applications, most of which had less than 100 downloads in total.
Since the year 2013 has just begun, it’s the right time to take a glimpse into the future and analyze what is coming.
Any clouds in ERP?
We wait for the product lines of Microsoft’s Dynamics ERP to get more options in the field of the cloud deployment. The same situation is forecasted for the users of Epicor and Infor production. On the other hand the well-known Kenandy or Plex are already specializing on cloud-based ERP.
Still the more advantageous situation is seen within Oracle and SAP territory, where they use their own modules of clouds for a while already.
Some more words about ERP: according to the last news it reformed the current image from CRM software vendors we’re all familiar with into the player based on the full-blown platform. As a result they also had to move their applications to new categories. Still the time of the aggressive push is yet to come; meanwhile the company goes hand to hand with Infor and Workday in the field of enterprise content management.
Be aware of the best Java trends offered on the IT market
If you’re the programmer, no matter of your qualification and specialties of your business you must keep an eye on the newest programming sweets offered on the market. In the world of Java things are changing rapidly, so you shall always keep a close eye on what’s happening there. There is so much news concerning Java development that one day you way feel yourself the first grade pupil surrounded with things you have no idea about. That is why our primary goal is to enlighten the latest trends of Java.
Trend #1: JVM is no more for Java
People realize that VM can now be used with any language they feel comfortable with. Some of them create their own languages; still the best option is to concentrate on syntactic bells and structural whistles.
Neo4j, Cassandra, and FluidDBoffer the brand new set of databases for social networks
Social network if one of the best things to be found in the net. With its help you can easily fix the links and attitudes between various persons including your friends and people you only want to get to know about. The social life appears to be rather transparent with these networks.
Still if you’re searching for some specific information, the graph databases will be really handy, since with their help you can definitely how many of your friends’ friends’ friends are allergic for milk.
Still the simple graph database cannot give all the answers. Schema-free relational databases are simpler and might be better for social networking software developers for getting quick answers.
This database is created by Java and can successfully link to Python and Ruby. You look for the answer by creating the traversal object streaming along the relationship lines between the nodes until it finds what you’ve been looking for. Its best ability is to run the repeated actions in the network. It stored all new nodes to the disk, so even in case of power failure you will lose no data.
In the term of the last months the main SQL Server got the whole set of brand new capabilities. According to the word of experts this doesn’t concern just the business intelligence inself.
One of the main features appeared to be the AlwaysOn, which now provides more significant capabilities within the infrastructure of the server. Such aspects as programmability, manageability, security and scalability are improved. The new components available in the new edition are made for analysis, integration and faster responding.
The query response within the In-Memory Column Store is also supported with the AlwaysOn system. According to the specialists’ point of view the new SQL is about 100 times faster than the previous one.
The long awaited Ruby on Rails 4 comes with plenty of new stuff. Still the ideas themselves would have never been fully realized without the specialists in the IT field working for the good of Ruby on Rails development.
Here are just several of brand new features the product obtains:
- A lot of warnings are fixed as well as the broken bills are mended properly. The unneeded code is also removed, so the program now works faster.
- The new set of documental patches is now available.
- The old-style insecure protection is now replaced with the brand new protected attributes gem.
- The Active Record issues got completely new attention as the main part of open issues in Ruby.
- New GitHub notifications are waiting to stream into your inbox.
- The new line of documentation features along with new options in tickets and code is available.
- The engines and Action Pack of Ruby feature the remarkable work done.
- The guides are now converted from Textile to Markdown.
- All possible bugs in codes, fronts, docs and issues are fixed.
The famous conference known as Content Management Strategies/DITA North America 2013 is going to take place in April the next year. The Iflexion is going to take part there as well to offer the latest strategies of the modern market.
Here are some reasons for content management developers to attend the conference.
- You own a small budget and a small list of workers, yet you’ve got a lot of work to do;
- You wait for the significant productivity increase year after year;
- You’ve got really short schedules for development;
- Your team is going to work in the really agile surrounding;
- You have a lot of data to be translated multilingual;
- You’re ready to offer the minimal content from the dynamic resources to your customers;
- You want the content creators to be brought into the fold.
The definite extend of the information hiding is known as scoping. This is the way to show the variables and methods. The systemized approach is granted here by Java as it allows it to be organized and expressive.
You can see the variables gathered in a scope. The single ones will get called “namespace”. With their help you will be able to associate them with the scopes during java programming. There are easy ways to use namespaces, for example the developer can be sure the variables always stay in their section and do not interfere with the other. Several developers can work on the same project at the same time and even use the same variables, still they will not get their programs interfered.
Here are three basic things the scopes do:
- Contain variables
- Contain methods
- Nest and be nested