BEST PRACTICES: More Guidelines and Best Practices on Asynchronous Programming. Follow the recommended practices when working with asynchronous programming to achieve scalability and performance benefits. Read more

JAVA: Latest Java 9 Schedule Appears to Be at Risk from the Outset. After reaching approval of the feature extension process, Oracle has confirmed July 2017 as the new target for the Java 9 release. The date is very similar to that previously predicted by InfoQ, although for various reasons this might indicate risk: while our estimation was based on a feature extension period of three months, the actual period will last seven months, with cuts in testing effort to make up the difference. Early, informal testing might be in place to compensate. Find out more

PHP: New PHP Release Brings Another Speed Boost. The PHP 7 line, which debuted a year ago, has received its first point release upgrade, improving performance and featuring nullable types. Version 7.1.0 also offers capabilities like a void return type and class constant visibility modifiers. But a key PHP advocate stressed performance. The upgrade “[provides] up to 35 percent better performance in CPU-intensive workloads,” said Zeev Suraski, CTO at PHP tools producer Zend. Find out more

C#: Amazon Cloud Adds C# Support to Lambda Service. Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) announced that its AWS Lambda tool — providing serverless functionality for projects such as app back-end services — now supports Microsoft’s C# programming language. AWS said developers using the Lambda service can run their code without having to worry about provisioning or managing servers, using a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Read the rest


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