JAVASCRIPT: Mozilla Relaunches JavaScript Debugger as Part of Tools Transition Plan. Debugger.html does away with XUL in favor of the React JavaScript library for easier changes. Built as a web application using React and the Redux state container for JavaScript apps, debugger.html ships within Firefox and offers “a completely new take on the debugger,” said Mozilla’s Bryan Clark, Firefox developer tools product manager. “Debugger.html rethinks how to write, maintain and access the debugger yourself.” Still in development, debugger.html will replace the current debugger in Firefox Developer Tools. Read more

SWIFT: Apple’s Swift 3.0 Revitalizes the Language but Breaks Backward Compatibility. Last week Apple, Inc. announced the 3.0 version of its Swift programming language, which makes for the first major release of the language since it was open sourced. This release brings major improvements to the core language, functionality, and major changes to the Linux port of Swift libraries. All this is nice for programmers working with Swift, however version 3.0 is also not backward compatible with the previous version 2.3. Read the rest

MILK: MIT’s New Programming Language That Makes Code Run 4 Time Faster. When a program deals with big data, which act on tons of data items spread here and there, this principle of locality acts as a performance killer that can lead to the slower execution of a program. To counter this issue, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) researchers have developed a new programming language named Milk. Find out more

JAVA: Oracle Plans Two Major Java EE Upgrades for the Cloud. Version 8, due in late 2017, focuses on services configuration and health; Version 9, due a year later, focuses on smaller services and consistency. Although Java EE already in use in cloud deployments, Oracle sees a need to better equip it for this paradigm, said Anil Gaur, Oracle’s group vice president of engineering, at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco. To this end Java EE 8, which had already been mapped out, will receive two additional sets of capabilities: one for configuration of services, and the other for health checking to monitor and manage services communications. Read the rest


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