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While there are many ways to define DevOps, the goal of the concept is to be able to deliver IT solutions faster, leveraging several technology tools to add value for business. Cloud companies have demonstrated how they can manage massive pools of IT infrastructure, giving the develope...
Do you have a PHP application running and have to deal with inconveniences like lack of scalability, complexity of debugging, and low performance? That’s bad enough! But trust me: you are not alone. I’ve been developing Spelix, a system for cave management, for more than 20 years. It ...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
In a previous post we showed how we hooked up our blog’s WordPress application with the new Compuware APMaaS offering. Since WordPress is a PHP application we use PurePath for PHP to monitor it. We highlighted that we got an alert about a response time violation on some of our blog pos...
Here at AppNeta, we get to see a lot about how people build their web applications. From simple PHP scripts to heavily service-oriented Java clouds to monolithic Django apps, everybody’s product is architected a little differently. We’re still out to trace everything, and today I want ...
Compuware on Monday announced a PHP deep transaction management solution. With Deep Transaction Management for PHP, Compuware APM now provides a solution that fully combines user experience management (UEM), web-server visibility, deep-dive into PHP, database access and external calls....
SaaS-based application performance monitoring start-up New Relic, which has already raised $34.5 million in venture capital, has gotten a whopping $80 million in mezzanine financing to move into native mobile applications, open an office in Europe, add staff and prepare to IPO. The h...
Another one of Andreessen Horowitz’s seemingly endless supply of gold-tinged start-ups whose future is supposed to be theirs to lose has come out of start-up hiding to proclaim the existence of its newfangled SaaS-style data-warehouse-as-a-service for Big Data analytics running initial...
Oracle has made a strategic minority investment in Engine Yard, the Platform-as-a-Service company with the cloud development platform that supports the Ruby, PHP and Node.js development languages. The exact sum, position and valuation went unmentioned. Engine Yard will continue to ...
Year-old PHP PaaS hoster AppFog, née PHP Fog, has gotten an $8 million B round led by Ignition Partners with participation from new investors Simon Crosby, Citrix’ former data center and virtualization CTO, and VC Matt Ocko as well as existing investors, Madrona Venture Group, First Ro...
When dictating password policies to users, it is common for such policies to require that users generate passwords that contain a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and special characters. Moreover, it is well established that the strengths of such passw...
PHP and JSP module creation on a Java platform is unheard of. We asked Emmanuel Garcin more detailed question about the beta launch that allows to-do just that. Version 6.5 is a big deal for several reasons. Above all, I'd say that our new release will make module creation easier than...
SDL, a provider of Global Information Management solutions, has announced that its Web Content Management Solutions division has entered into a strategic partnership with Netbiscuits, the world's leading publishing platform for mobile sites and apps. This partnership will expand SDL...
RightScale, the cloud manager, has moved into development and test with a cloud management solution that software development and testing teams can use to provision and use cloud computing resources. The new RightScale Development & Test Solution Pack supports four development langua...
Zend Technologies has announced a new partnership with RightScale. With this new partnership, development teams will be able to deliver PHP applications faster by leveraging the productivity and performance gains offered by Zend Server through RightScale's open and flexible cloud manag...
Eucalyptus Systems was expected to update the eponymous open source private cloud project Wednesday improving the free GPL-based widgetry's scaling. Eucalyptus 2.0, described as a major rev, is supposed to be able to support massive private and hybrid clouds. Its performance has als...
Managing an application release and its distribution is a complex piece of the development process. A release may pass every test in QA, then quickly go haywire when in production. Components can get left behind, destination targets are missed or files get installed in the wrong locati...
Though I am a strong believer in Agile process, I always get a feeling that a product backlog does not give the full picture of the expected product and we need something more to define it. Let us first look at how product backlog is prepared? You start with either a business p...
Like technology, everything in life tends to repeat, although in newer, fresher and more useful applications. The fashion trend toward slim fit clothes shifts to baggy, then back again; suits go from three to two button and back to three; pastels and bright colors to earth tones as it ...
Intel, which just got its ass whooped by the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly smothering GPU competition and for looking like it’s gonna move its CPU monopoly into the GPU market, announced its first big Atom chip rev on Monday. It integrates graphics directly into the single- an...
Breach Security has announced the release of the WebDefend Global Event Manager, a solution developed to work in conjunction with the new Web Application Firewall service offered by Akamai Technologies. When deployed with Akamai’s Web Application Firewall service, the WebDefend Global ...
Run Drupal, WordPress, SugarCRM, or other PHP-based apps on Windows today with the free Microsoft Web Platform Installer. Microsoft WebsiteSpark is a specially designed program for PHP Web developers and designers to help you explore running on Windows. This program enables you to get ...
Dell has broken out a mobile device unit to develop phones and portable widgets. It will be headed by Motorola import Ron Garriques, who currently runs Dell’s consumer division. That division will now be joined to Dell’s SMB unit under Steve Felice, which should cut costs. Dell moved t...
Us “Baby Boomers” tend to believe we have accomplished a lot in the years ranging from our roots of hard rock, to the birth of basic internet technologies in the early 1970s. We started our generation with black and white television, experiencing everything from the assassination of P...
"As companies such as MySpace continue to expand the richness of their site, the big thing is trying to seek a higher level of customer experience by replicating "beyond capacity" in a test environment, so that a company can see what it is exactly that they will need when traffic surge...
Microsoft’s CFO Chris Liddell, 51, a New Zealand import, is bored and wants a better job. So he’s “looking at a number of opportunities that will expand his career beyond being a CFO” – according to a statement out of Microsoft – and will be leaving at the end of the year. Microsof...
I’m willing to make this little bet with you: Most people of a certain age are more than willing to bet folding green that IBM ‘invented’ virtualization. Gen-any-letters will bet VMware with confidence. You will win either way. Today’s burgeoning virtualization market is a differen...
Two Madoff computer programmers who authorities say made the whole decades-long $65 billion Ponzi scheme possible were arrested Friday and brought up on criminal charges of conspiracy, falsifying the books and records of a broker-dealer and falsifying the books and records of an invest...
Zend has gotten Varien, apparently a hot e-commerce platform, to ship the free Community Edition of Zend Server, the PHP web application server with the free Community Edition of its open source Magento e-commerce software. Varien, in turn, will contribute a number of native e-commerce...
Microsoft was in one of its interoperability moods Wednesday and said that developers using Eclipse, the great open source IDE, will be able to target Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, its Azure cloud operating system and Silverlight. This renewed open source invasion – Microsoft’s no...
Zend Technologies, the PHP company, has hung Zend Server 5.0, which support IBM i as well as Linux and Windows, out for public beta. A production release should be out by the end of the year. The widgetry is a major new version of the company’s enterprise-ready PHP application server, ...
The Yahoo! Query Language is an expressive SQL-like language that lets you query, filter and join data across Web services in real-time. With YQL, applications run faster with fewer lines of code and smaller network footprint. In this session Jonathan Trevor, who works in the Y! Platf...
A round-up of the problems, issues and opportunities due to be discussed October 6, 2009 in Washington, DC, at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), a 1-day deep dive into the new wave of Internet-based technologies that are changing the way that Fed...
Half the apps on the Internet are written in PHP. That gives Zend Technologies, the PHP house, a stake in the cloud. So it’s rounded up cloud merchants Microsoft, IBM, Rackspace, GoGrid and Nirvanix and has gotten them to support its new open source drive to create a so-called Simple A...
PHP/Zend, Microsoft, IBM, Rackspace, GoGrid and Nirvanix have launched a new low level cloud API for PHP called the "Simple Cloud API". The API can best be described as low level storage focused API (An API for other API's). In a sense it's a way to create other higher level programmat...
Keynote Systems, a provider of on-demand mobile and Internet test & measurement solutions for continuously improving the online experience, today announced Version 3.0 of KITE (Keynote Internet Testing Environment). KITE 3.0 is Keynote’s free desktop tool for real time testing, diagnos...
Build Release Management (BRM) is truly the next generation of IT Change Management. With BRM, you can get compliant and implement total process automation while continuing to work with whatever version control tool, testing application or IDE you are currently using. Download this ess...
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The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rescued Microsoft Word from being clamped in injunctive leg irons, barred from sale on the US market. On Thursday the court gave Microsoft the stay it was looking for while it appeals the decision of a Texas district court that it ...
While so much of the buzz around Web 2.0 has focused on the business-to-consumer market, the greatest opportunity today for vendors is in the business-to-business collaboration space.