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JAVASCRIPT: Chrome Makes Surfing Faster with JavaScript Upgrades. Chrome version 59 has brought back its focus on improving the browsing experience through speed rather than the interface. On Android there are noticeable improvements to load times over its predecessor. The improvement is a result of the optimisation of the JavaScript engine that lets faster loading of pages alongside bringing down the consumption of memory. Google has been tweaking the metrics inside JavaScript for around two months to better the real-world quantification. Read more

JAVA: Java is Alive and Well in Federal IT. Mark Twain famously stated, “The report of my death was an exaggeration” — a quote that can also apply to the Java programming language. Java’s impending death has been discussed, blogged about and ruminated on for many of its two-plus decades of existence. Yet not only has it persevered, one could say it’s thriving. And that’s good news for federal agencies. Read the rest

PYTHON: Creating Neural Networks in Python. Artificial neural networks are machine learning frameworks that simulate the biological functions of natural brains to solve complex problems like image and speech recognition with a computer. Packages for coding neural networks exist in most popular programming languages, including Matlab, Octave, C, C++, C#, Ruby, Perl, Java, Javascript, PHP and Python. Python is a high-level programming language designed for code readability and efficient syntax that allows expression of concepts in fewer lines of code than languages like C++ or Java. Two Python libraries that have particular relevance to creating neural networks are NumPy and Theano. Find out more

PHP: Speeding up MySQL Data Imports. Advice on how to best load large amounts of external data into MySQL database(s) as efficiently as possible. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 2017

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.


Programming & Scripting – Daily Tech Update – July 19, 2017

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