Friday, December 21, 2012

Poem: "Wrong Address" - a tribute to victims of Newtown massacre




When I dropped you off at the school last Friday
Your eyes were so bright
Face so charming;
You told me with your sweet voice
The weekend plans of your choice
The ballet class on Saturday
Bowling on friend’s birthday;
Helping your mom in Christmas shopping
Putting more decorations and lightings
Every itty-bitty thing that ran through your mind;
Without which I am deaf, dumb and blind.
You were so excited
To paint your walls blue and roof with red
And a new white bed
To match with the fury cat.
All your dreams and wishes
Shattered like glass
When the devil sprayed bullets in your class  
Death arrived at the wrong address
Making you an angel and driving us hapless.

I found a piece of your shattered dream
In your Barbie bag
 The incomplete Christmas drawing
Vivid and enigmatic;
Holding that your mom
Inconsolable and desolate
Sitting by the Christmas tree
Decorated by thee
 With colorful ornaments
Candy canes and reindeers
The shiny golden stars
How proud they are
That you have become a tiny star in the sky
To give light to the stranger who lost his way.

The mailman returned your letter to Santa Claus
Marking “Undeliverable address”;
You wrote in big letters
With your tiny hands 
Asked for a cute little brother
And a new dollhouse for you
A purse for your mommy
A new job for me
Happiness for your grandma
And world peace for your grandpa
Probably your letter arrived at wrong address
Saint of Death delivered your sacrifice as our present.
We are hapless
Powerless living cadavers
We forgive the devil for the sin
We cannot stop his toy named “Gun”!

I still miss
Your goodnight kiss
I want to cuddle you again
But I don’t know the address for heaven.

(Note: The recent massacre at Sandy Brook Elementary has probably broken everybody’s heart. I wrote this poem to express my feelings as a father as a tribute to the victims of that mindless killing. I do not know any victims personally)




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What Customers expect in a new generation APM (2.0) solution

As an application owner, architect or application support personnel, you want to exceed service levels and avoid costly, reputation-damaging application failures through improved visibility into the end-user experience. The blog discusses some of the top features the new generation APM solutions provide that help you achieve your business objectives.

Here is the direct link to the blog.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Challenges with APM 1.0 product

Customers have been managing application performance since early days of mainframe evolution. However, Application Performance Management as a discipline has gained popularity in the past decade.

See my blog in BMC communities for challenges with old generation of APM products.

Here is the direct link : https://communities.bmc.com/communities/community/bsm_initiatives/app_mgmt/blog/2012/12/04/challenges-with-apm-10-products

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

JavaOne Next week

I will be at JavaOne next week. I have two sessions at JavaOne this year. Here are the details for these two sessions.

Session : BOF6019 - Diagnosing Performance Issues in Cloud-Based Java Applications
Venue / Room: Parc 55 - Market Street
Date and Time: 10/2/12, 17:30 - 18:15

Session : CON6173 - Making Sense out of the Java PaaS Platforms
Venue / Room: Parc 55 - Market Street
Date and Time: 10/2/12, 11:30 - 12:30

I hope to see some of you next week.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Are Java PaaS platforms ready for enterprise?

Cloud computing bubbles are still rising and there is a great hype for Java PaaS. Java PaaS vendors are still growing like mushrooms. Remember the good old early J2EE / EJB 1.0 days! They hold a lot of promise. Are they really ready for deploying enterprise grade applications? I spent few weeks looking at few Java PaaS vendors and I will present my thoughts at my JavaOne presentation.

Have you deployed your enterprise application in a Java PaaS? I would be interested to know your thoughts.

Here is a survey on Java PaaS http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BDZRWQF

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Best practices for building cloud based applications

I wrote another article outlining some best practices for building cloud based applications. You can read the article at http://www.devx.com/architect/Article/46602?trk=DXRSS_LATEST

I am writing this blog using my iPad and blogger is not iPad friendly

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cloud Computing for Java Developers

I wrote an article Java Cloud Development: What Developers Need to Know at Developer.com. This provides an introduction to Cloud Computing from Java Developers perspective. You can read the article here.