JAVA: HTTP/2 Client – Java 9. The web has changed a lot since the 90s. With Java 9, the developers have updated the HTTP-API in the JDK and come up with an entirely new API for HTTP/2 and Websocket. This new API will replace the old HTTPURLConnection API, which is as old as HTTP/1.1 itself. Read more

HTML5 & SEO: HTML5 Is Not a Google Ranking Factor. SEOs are always looking for that extra edge to help their Google rankings, and there have been a few who claimed that switching to HTML5 led to increased rankings in Google. Google had said as far back as 2010 that HTML5 was not any kind of ranking signal, so it is likely other reasons that led to the increased rankings in those cases. Along those same lines, having valid HTML is not a ranking factor either. Find out more

JAVASCRIPT: Nginx Web Server Upgrade Focuses on Web Security, JavaScript Configuration. Nginx Plus Release 10 adds a web app firewall, IP transparency, and support for the nginScript configuration and control language. Nginx Plus Release 10 also introduces JavaScript-based scripting for configuration, IP transparency, and DSR (Direct Server Return) load-balancing. Read more

VISUAL STUDIO: Version 15 Preview 4 Adds TypeScript, C++ Improvements. Microsoft’s fourth preview of its Visual Studio IDE is anchored by a smaller, faster installation as well as improvements in TypeScript and C++ development. Also offered are a revamped Start Page and bug fixes. Find out more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems July 2016

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.

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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