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Will Ulitzer and SocialYell Dominate News Content on The Web (Eventually)? is the blog title of Gartner's Anthony Bradley. In his blog entry, Bradley writes: "Hype around Ulitzer.com (the social-journalism news magazine site) is climbing. At one point they were offering authors 200% of their Google AdSense revenue... I am convinced that the only way to change the world is through collectively determining how we spend our money and our votes. Will Ulitzer be this vehicle?" Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikiped... (more)

Book Review: EPractize Labs OCPJP 7 Training Lab

EPractize Labs is the first company that offered software study book and practice mock questions for Oracle’s Java SE 7 Programmer II(1Z1-804, OCPJP 7) Exam to achieve Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer. The software guide has been released in the early stage of OCPJP 7 Beta exam. The product has been already reviewed by tons of exam takers and the current version of this exam simulator is 1.3.  The good news from EPractize Labs is that they also offering Training Lab for Oracle’s Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer II(1Z0-805, OCPJP 7 Upgrade) Exam to achieve Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer  Certification under upgrade path. Set goals against each exam objectives for preparation - This helps the candidates to focus more on specific exam topics during study. Set schedule for preparation - This helps the candidates to measure the progr... (more)

SYS-CON Launches "PBDJ 2009" Website for PowerBuilder Developer's Journal

SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (PBDJ), founded in 1994 and now now in its sixteenth consecutive year of publication, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched at PBDJ 2009 - where under the technical-savvy leadership of longtime Editor Bruce Armstrong, PBDJ continues to publish in-depth perspectives, technical features, industry columns, book reviews and excerpts, all written by thought leaders in the worldwide PowerBuilder community. Distinguished contributions over the years have included an article by Sybase's own Dr Raj Nathan, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations, and a very popular interview with Sybase Chairman, CEO and President, John S. Chen. (The full Chen interview can also be viewed ... (more)

Book Review: Processing XML Documents with JDeveloper 11g

I was recently asked to write a book review on Processing XML Documents with JDeveloper 11g by Deepak Vohra, among several other bloggers here, here, here and here. The thing about book reviews, like movie reviews, is the interpretation by the reviewer is subjective. The trick is for you the review reader to work out does the reviewer have the same tastes and likes as you. If yes that should mean that the book review will be relevant to you potentially giving a recommendation that suits your needs. If no you might miss a really good book or waste a couple of those hard earned squid. So where do I come from to help you assess if I'm "your" type of reviewer? I'm a both a consultant *and* a trainer. I'm interested in how the story is told as much as what is told. I'm looking for clear examples, a logical A-B-C progression path, and like everyone else something to keep me... (more)

Java Architect Certification Preparation Training Lab Review

Java architect certification training lab is an interactive learning and assessment material for OCMJEA (formerly SCEA) certification, developed and published by EPractize Labs. The exam kit provides enough study notes and practice questions with brief explanations for the certification preparation. This Training Lab is bundled with set of mock exam questions and review slides to gear up self preparation. It is developed by experienced Java experts with review tips, real-world program examples, and challenging practice exams that systematically prepare you for the actual exam. EPractize offers two Training Labs for the Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification (Formerly Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)) exams. It was one of the most recommended products by Java Certified Architects. SCEA 5 Part 1 Training Lab This software book d... (more)

The Future of Open Source

Linux is among the most popular applications known as "free software" or "open source." Among other things, "open source" means that the source code for these applications is available to those who are interested in seeing (or modifying) it. This is unlike commercial applications such as Windows where all the source code is a tightly guarded secret. Open source software has now turned into big business. For example, HP recently announced that in 2003 they had over $2.5 billion in Linux-based revenue. By any measure, $2.5 billion is a lot of money. Not bad for a little operating system that was first built by a Finnish grad student using software tools developed by Richard Stallman's GNU Project back in the mid '80s. But what about the future? Are we close to the top? What's left to do now that Linux is seemingly on top of the world already? What's left for open sour... (more)

Summer of Code Projects Announced

Big 5, Big 50 The Mono project celebrates its 5th anniversary this month. The Mono project was launched in July 2001; I started following Mono in the press almost immediately, and soon started checking the homepage. In November I downloaded the source, and in February 2002 I started contributing to System.Drawing and System.Window.Forms. Counting articles, columns and book reviews, this column is my 50th contribution to DNDJ since my first article on Mono, "What the Monkey Can Do," was published back in March of 2003. Summer of Code Projects Announced The list of projects for this year's Summer of Code has been released. Last year Mono sponsored 16 projects; this year they are sponsoring 17 projects, with two students from last year returning again this year. Jb Evain worked on write capability for Cecil last year; this year he is using that knowledge to write a CIL... (more)

SYS-CON Launches "RIA 2009" Website for AJAX World Magazine

SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, AJAX World Magazine, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched at RIA 2009 - where under the technical-savvy leadership of longtime Editor Jeremy Geelan, AJAX World Magazine continues to publish in-depth perspectives, technical features, industry columns, book reviews and excerpts, all written by thought leaders in the worldwide AJAX RIA community. Most important, the all-new site introduces for the first time a welter of new and original social features, including the ability for every member of the AJAX RIA community to create his or her own wholly individual customized home page, in connection with the articles and blogs they contribute to the community. It is now simple to become a high-profile member of the most active group of AJAX experts anywhere on the Web, ... (more)

SYS-CON Launches "Virtualization 2009" Website for Virtualization Journal

SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, Virtualization Journal, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched at Virtualization 2009 - where under the technical-savvy leadership of Editor David Linthicum, Virtualization Journal continues to publish in-depth perspectives, technical features, industry columns, book reviews and excerpts, all written by thought leaders in the worldwide Virtualization community. Most important, the all-new site introduces for the first time a welter of new and original social features, including the ability for every member of the Virtualization community to create his or her own wholly individual customized home page, in connection with the articles and blogs they contribute to the community. It is now simple to become a high-profile member of the most active group of Virtualiza... (more)

Ulitzer to Pay 200% AdSense Revenue to Its Authors

SYS-CON Media announced today that Ulitzer, the long anticipated media website is now available in beta at www.ulitzer.com with more than 1 million original stories, contributed by more than 6,000 authors. Ulitzer.com aims to revolutionize original content delivery on any subject and is designed to become the preferred source of information for readers who used to visit their favorite magazine websites in the past. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer reviewed feature stories, by lined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three dimensional live content offerings and dynam... (more)

Aptana Journal Launched on Ulitzer

Aptana Journal launched today on Ulitzer. Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more, at www.aptana.com. The editor of Aptana Journal, Kevin Hakman is Director of Evangelism for Aptana, Inc., makers of the popular Aptana Studio web development suite. As early as 2001 Kevin was pioneering AJAX web applications via General Interface, a full AJAX development and GUI toolkit which he co-founded, and later sold to TIBCO Software in 2004. Kevin is a contributor to AJAXWorld Magazine, and has spoken at numerous AJAX industry events. About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. To become a Ulitzer aut... (more)