SURVEY: Stack Overflow Survey: JavaScript Reigns, Female Developers MIA. JavaScript is king; the full-stack Web is where it’s at; the proper term is “developer,” not “engineer”; please stop asking us to do the impossible — and too few of us are women. Those are some of the insights gleaned from a new survey of 55,000 developers worldwide courtesy of Stack Overflow, the massively trafficked question-and-answer-format site used by developers of every stripe. Read more

HTML5: 5 Steps to Create an HTML5 Video. In the past, setting up video was a relatively straightforward concept using Flash plugins. Until the iPad showed up and the HTML spec began to evolve, many people were happy with the results. As that changed so did the Digital Rights Management (DRM) and other aspects of video. One of the aspects of HTML5 was to solve the security problems inherent with Flash. Learn how now. Read more

JAVA: OpenJDK Plan Would Make Java Coding Easier. A new plan proposed for OpenJDK would give Java a local-variable type inference capability so that it’s easier to write code while continuing with static type safety. Read more

JAVASCRIPT: 6 Reasons Web Developers Need to Learn JavaScript ES6 Now. If you’re a developer, you’ve probably heard a little bit about ECMAScript 6 (ES6) already, though at first glance it might seem a little confusing. What it really boils down to is this: it’s the next version of JavaScript, which delivers new language features you’ll be able to use long-term. Read more


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.

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.

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