ANDROID: 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Android fans in 2016. A set of realistic goals to sharpen your smartphone experience — and save you money! — this coming year. Read more

C#: Using C# for Cross-Platform Development With Xamarin. Xamarin certified developer Jim Bennett discusses the Xamarin platform and its benefits for cross platform native development. Read more

AT&T: AT&T Finally Joins Modern Wireless World, Kills Off Contracts. AT&T plans to abandon the wireless contract this month, a move that should ultimately mean more flexibility for consumers, who will also save money in the long run despite higher up-front costs. Read more

MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT: With Flutter, Google Aims Dart to Mobile App Cross-Development. Flutter is a new open-source framework built by Google that aims to enable cross-platform development using a single Dart codebase on iOS and Android. It aims to provide high performance and 60fps, jitter-free experiences on both platforms. Read the rest


JAVASCRIPT: Researchers Uncover JavaScript-based Ransomware-As-Service. Malware, based on Node.js desktop framework, offered up to would-be extortionists for fee. Read more

JAVA: Java Loses No Luster in Popularity Index. Once mired behind the C language in popularity, Java has regained its mojo and is expected to have bright future as it retains its top spot for the month. Read more

C#: How to Work with Sockets in C#. Take advantage of sockets in C# to implement inter-process communication for the purpose of sharing data over a network. Read more

RUBY ON RAILS: Ruby on Rails Takes on Node.js with WebSocket Support, API Mode. The first beta for the 5.0 edition of the popular Web framework for Ruby is out, with WebSockets support as a major feature — and with Ruby 2.2.2 as a requirement. Read more


IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.

NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems December 2015

BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration
Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.


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