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18 Mar 2013 7 Paths to Spotting and Spurring Hidden IT Talent [30296]
InfoWorld, March 18th, 2013

"Everyone knows the secret to business success is to hire great talent. But some of the most talented employees around might already be working for you -- and you may not even know it.

'Not enough time is spent identifying talent within companies, let alone grooming them for senior-level positions,' says Iman Jalali, president of TrainSignal, an online IT training platform. 'Looking inside doesn't just build morale, but is good for business, too. Sometimes you'll identify individuals that are emerging talent that need to be coached, trained, and groomed for future senior positions.' ..."

  • Host hackathons
  • Create showcase projects
  • Resurrect the suggestion box
  • Chew the tech fat
  • Do the employee shuffle
  • Bring out your rock stars
  • Push your best employees out of the nest

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30 Jan 2013 Java Spotlight Episode 118: Stephen Colebourne on JSR-310 [29587]
Co-spec Leader Colebourne Has Long History of Involvement with Java

Stephen Colebourne is the guest and JSR 310 the subject under discussion with host Roger Brinkley in Episode 118 of Java Spotlight. Colebourne is a Java Champion and JavaOne Rock Star speaker, according to Brinkley, who has been working with Java since version 1.0 and contributing to open source software since 2000. Colebourne has made major contributions to Apache Commons and created the Joda open source projects including Joda-Time. He blogs on Java topics and is a frequent speaker, including Devoxx and the JavaOne conferences. He is currently co-spec lead on JSR-310 and a contributor to discussions on language change such as Project Coin and Lambda.
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11 Jan 2013 Top 10 Java Tech Articles Published by OTN in 2012 [29265]
Evidence for Growing Interest in JavaFX

In publishing a list of the top 10 Java Tech articles published by OTN in 2012 Tori Wieldt draws three conclusions: JavaFX, with six articles devoted to it, continues to gain interest; Java Embedded and Raspberry Pi is also generating considerable interest; as before, Adam Bien remains the most popular writer on Java EE. Other writers include Bill Courington and Gary Collins; Mark Heckler; James L. Weaver; Daniel Zwolenski; Geertjan Wielenga; and Janice J. Heiss. Wieldt provides links to each article in the post.
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17 Sep 2012 Who Makes The Best 802.11ac Router? [27784]
IT World September 12, 2012

"It's a tricky time to be in the market for a new wireless router. The safe bet is buy a model based on the tried-and-true, rock-solid 802.11n standard--and I recommend that you adopt that course if you're looking for a new router for your small business. Consumers, on the other hand, may fall in love with the blistering speed and phenomenal range that routers based on the second draft of the 802.11ac standard deliver..."
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04 Sep 2012 The Future of the SPARC T5 in Oracle's Big Iron Lineup [27510]
Timothy Prickett Morgan Reports from Hot Chips

Reporting on this year's Hot Chips event in Cupertino, CA, Timothy Prickett Morgan speculates on the future of the SPARC T5 chip in Oracle's apparent growing interest in big iron featuring multithreaded processors in terms of cores and sockets. In his view, the scalability enhancements coming from the SPARC T5 machines, sporting faster cores that can do superior single-threaded work, will be big enough for all but the absolutely largest Solaris workloads. Prickett Morgan devotes a substantial part of his article to looking at the history of the SPARC T3, T4 and T5 chips and their family resemblances.
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