Program code on a monitorPROGRAMMING & SCRIPTING

JAVASCRIPT: 10 JavaScript Concepts Every Node.js Programmer Must Master. JavaScript can be a boon if used with care – or a bane if you are reckless. Following structured rules, design patterns, key concepts, and basic rules of thumb will help you choose the optimal approach to a problem. Which key concepts should Node.js programmers understand? Here are 10 JavaScript concepts that are most essential to writing efficient and scalable Node.js code. Read more

JAVA: 7 Reasons Java Is Not Heading to Retirement. Three billion devices currently run on Java, according to Oracle, the billion-dollar computer tech corporation that champions the platform. But even with its worldwide popularity, skeptics challenge the ability for Java to retain its predominance. However, arguments for modernization don’t always translate into “out with the old and in with the new.” Read the rest

PYTHON: The Python Programming Language Grows in Popularity. Stack Overflow’s recently released Trends solution shows Python has grown 14.3% from 2015 and 2016. According to the Python Software Foundation (PSF), “Python is being used in a variety of ways. Many computer programming languages have a niche area that they serve. For example, Bash scripts focus on operating system tasks, while Ruby focuses more on web development. It seems like Python is used in every domain – system operations, web development, deployment, scientific modeling, etc etc. There is no other language that is so versatile.” Find out more

SWIFT: Apple Launches a Curriculum for Schools Teaching Swift. Apple has launched a curriculum for schools teaching app development using the company’s beloved Swift programming language. Now available on the iBooks store, the ‘App Development with Swift’ curriculum is a full-year course designed by Apple’s engineers and educators which aims to help students get started with various elements of app design. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 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 – June 30, 2017

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