Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • APIs: The Chicken or the Egg
    08/14/2017
  • Cloud: The Chicken or the Egg
    08/07/2017
  • New Technology: B2B Innovations
    07/31/2017
  • Roots of New Technology
    07/24/2017
  • 9th Annual Enterprise Computing Community Conference: Day 2
    07/17/2017
  • The Art of Application Development

    This is the fourth post in a series that celebrates important ideas in the development of business systems and the applications that support them. The subject of this post is application development as it was and how it is today.

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    Posted: March 21, 2016 |

    Testing Uses Automated Tools

    This is the third post in a series that celebrates important ideas in the development of business systems and the applications that support them. The subject of this post is application testing and how it has changed through the years.

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    Posted: March 14, 2016 |

    It’s Hard to Imagine Not Using a DBMS

    This is the second post in a series that celebrates important ideas in the development of business systems and the applications that support them. The subject of this post is database technology and the software that supports it. Database technology typically means a database management system (DBMS), which is system software for creating and managing databases. The DBMS software provides programmers and others with an orderly way to create, retrieve, update and manage data.

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    Posted: March 07, 2016 |

    Business Rules as a System

    This is the first post in a series that celebrates important ideas in the development of business systems and the applications that support them. The subject of this post is business rules, which are definitions resolved to be true or false that constrain or control the behavior of the business.

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    Posted: February 29, 2016 |

    IT Changes Industries for Good

    In the last post I wrote about my early experiences programming new information systems and how I was unaware of the impact of my work on careers and the lives of my fellow company employees. Later, when I became a system programmer, I was much more aware of the impact on people of my system automation projects as these efforts really changed some jobs and eliminated others. Information technology is having a clear and major impact on all of us. That is the topic of this post.

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    Posted: February 22, 2016 |

    Impact on Society of Increasing IT Automation

    This is the first in a series on the increasing role of IT automation in society. If you’re working in IT, automation can have multiple meanings depending on your life experiences. The role of IT has been increasing over the last 50 years and it’s impact of automating aspects of everyday life, both personal and professional, is significant.

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    Posted: February 16, 2016 |

    The IoT and a Cloud Implementation

    In this post, I explore a cloud implementation in support of the Internet of Things (IoT), specifically, IBM Internet of Things Foundation Starter (a boilerplate) and other IBM Bluemix services. IBM Bluemix is a fully managed cloud hosted service. I write about the way it works and the resources made available to make it possible to quickly derive value from IoT devices. A good place to discuss a cloud implementation is to discuss the key elements of the IoT.

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    Posted: February 08, 2016 |

    IT Security and Data Volume and IoT

    In this post, I explore two additional questions relating to IT and the Internet of Things (IoT): The security implications for IoT and the best way to consolidate, store and analyze the large volumes of data generated by these devices. Last week, I explored some of the broader IT implications of the IoT, specifically, the impact on existing networks as well as standards that are helping to ensure interoperability. I began the series with an introduction to the topic.

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    Posted: February 01, 2016 |

    How Does the Internet of Things Impact IT?

    The Internet of Things (IoT) field is so new that technology leaders are now creating the paradigms, conventions and APIs that will be used for large-scale future implementations. In this post, I explore some of the broader IT implications of the IoT, specifically, the impact on existing networks as well as standards that are helping to ensure interoperability.

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    Posted: January 25, 2016 |

    What Is the Internet of Things?

    In this post, I begin a multipart series on the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is an idea that is growing rapidly with support by many innovations. It was first coined by Kevin Ashton in the late 1990s when he was working on a global standard system for radio-frequency identification and other sensors.

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    Posted: January 18, 2016 |

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