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Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about secu...
IT presenters are being hard-hit by a rampant new disease: the F5 Flu, a variation of Death by Power Point. Read on to find out about transmission, symptoms, and most importantly, how to get vaccinated.
In my recent blog post – Get more out of functional web testing: How to correlate test reports with server side log information? – I discussed the problem that testing results are usually not linked to the log and diagnostics information captured by the application under test. The blog...
As more and more data become available as a matter of course, the examples set by organisations such as MySociety become increasingly attainable for us all. Other than ensuring that it is ‘open,’ do we need to be asking for more from those making data available? And once it’s there, wi...
This article describes a method to use a perl debugger on trigger scripts without advanced interprocess debugging tools. Using a perl debugger with a V4.x server side trigger launched by the server is very difficult and encounters two known obstacles: The server will fire the tri...
Many have discussed and commented on Cloud computing’s benefits, as well as its risks, though I have heard few discussions on Cloud computing’s impact on business process re-engineering, and how to get from the existing internal business processes to a Cloud computing model. For sm...
Zend Technologies, the PHP commercializer, has put out a major new release of Zend Studio, its IDE for the PHP language. Designed to improve productivity for professional-grade web application development, Studio 7.0 supports the newly released PHP 5.3 language as well as tight integ...
Rackspace Hosting Thursday open sourced the specifications for its Cloud Servers and Cloud Files APIs under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution license. It says it worked with developers in an open community to create the specifications and they can now copy, implement and modify t...
IT managers can look to an unlikely source for career inspiration: the late Walter Cronkite. The guiding principles that made Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America" can help impact your career in the world of high tech. The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? ...
Step by step instructions to configure Eclipse for PHP with the WampServer on a Windows platform. The most recent version of Eclipse, version 3.5 RC4, is used.
Microsoft announced at TechEd India — a show running simultaneously with TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, a new software development kit for people interested in building apps in PHP for Windows Azure cloud. The PHP SDK for Windows Azure, a.k.a. PHPAzure, is an open source project, availabl...
Online commerce is no longer just for consumer products, but also for direct and indirect goods and services. As a result, new demands are placed on classic customer relationship management (CRM) applications. While most have successfully automated customer-facing interactions (such as...
Altor Networks announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading publication on information technologies and solutions has named Altor VF virtual firewall a winner of the 2009 Best Products and Services Award. This respected annual award honors products and services that ...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told Reuters in an e-mail interview that then got put in a filing and shipped to the SEC that, despite all the armchair speculation, he's keeping Sun's hardware business. Not only that but he's going to pour money into Sun's Sparc chip.
Joel Spolsky doesn't need my help in defending himself. But since he's my favorite blogger and a person I highly respect, I feel obligated to speak up. Mr. Curt Monash has written an article implying that Joel overestimates his importance while not achieving that much since he was able...
Ulitzer.com, which initially made the headlines with its “job descriptions from the future,” announced today that it will launch its Ulitzer “beta” site with more than 16,000 authors and more than 1 million original articles, published in more than 5,000 topic-specific online journals....
Michael Dell is going to try to turn a buck on the mortgage mess. He’s part of a consortium of seven private equity investors that signed a letter of intent with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on New Year’s Eve to buy the failed IndyMac Bank, one of the accursed entit...
Novell is repositioning the virtualization widgetry that it bought for $205 million this spring when it bought PlateSpin and now claims to be the only kid on the block who can support 32- and 64-bit Windows and Linux servers, as well as all the leading hypervisors. It ticks off Citrix’...
Writing shell scripts to automate the build and deploy process for ColdFusion applications is not very much fun. The Jakarta Ant project is an open-source, cross-platform alternative that makes it easy to automate the build and deploy process.
In the past, there was heavy segmentation between developers who used .NET for development and those who used PHP. Traditionally, .NET developers used the Windows platform while PHP developers remained fairly closely tied to Linux distributions. Windows Server 2008 marks a new generati...
"There is already sort of a cloud ecosystem out there in the world of PHP," notes Sun's Tim Bray in a recent post. "There are a whole bunch of competitive vendors where you can upload a bunch of .php files and database dumps and with only a moderate amount of twiddling, get your app ru...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global rich Internet technology provider Appcelerator named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the global leading virtualization technology provider Composite Software to exhibit at SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel ...
As web-based applications are pushing the "Rich User Experience" envelope, AJAX is quickly becoming a standard front-end for any PHP application. But unfortunately as PHP applications that utilize AJAX are being forced to morph from two-tier to three-tier architectures, pushing code to...
As Web-based applications are pushing the "Rich User Experience" envelope, AJAX is quickly becoming a standard front-end for any PHP application. But unfortunately as PHP applications that utilize AJAX are being forced to morph from two-tier to three-tier architectures, pushing code to...
Photon Infotech announced the opening of the Photon Drupal Training Center, a new facility that will leverage and expand Photon's experience and expertise with Drupal, an open-source PHP-driven Content Management System. With a goal of certifying 200 new Drupal experts a year, Photon w...
Exploring the boundaries between the Enterprise and the Internet, this talk focuses on Architectural approaches from the service pattern, process pattern and event pattern to help SOA practitioners understand topics such as Web 2.0, AJAX, SaaS, Social Networks and how they connect with...
Red Hat is a trusted open source provider. Red Hat offers enterprise customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures on the quality and innovation of open source. Combining open source operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management...
I like reading stuff in pdf format. But it's even better if you can easily create pdf files. By easily I mean a button click. Literally.Since I have Adobe Acrobat, my Microsoft Word and PowerPoint just have an extra menu to create it. But it's kinda boring. Let me share with you a cou...
Computer Lab International (CLI) announced support for Citrix XenDesktop - a desktop virtualization solution. Each of CLI's desktop appliance platforms will support XenDesktop including CLI XP Embedded, Windows CE Embedded and Linux Embedded desktop appliances. This tight integration w...
Zend Technologies and Parallels announced that they will collaborate on solutions that enable hosting providers to deliver PHP applications through Parallels' control panels and server virtualization offerings. The companies will deliver product interoperability and integration, define...
Before I get into any sort of detail, I think it's important to say that there is more than one way to approach an MVC. Go ahead, ask a few seasoned developers how they would hack together a project like this and each one will give you a completely different answer. I'm going to do my ...
Over the next couple of articles, I'll be walking you through the process of developing a simple MVC framework that you can use as a starting point for almost any PHP application that needs to be developed. Furthermore this framework won't be like any other framework you've seen: it's ...
Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while: Why do 'cool kids' choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java? I have to admit that I do not have an answer. Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers, I get along w...
Appcelerator, Inc. is an open source software company specializing in products and services for rapid rich Internet application (RIA) and SOA-based services development. The Appcelerator Platform SDKs enable developers to develop rich Ajax and DHTML applications using cross-browser wid...
Google's main page today celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic LEGO brick. Today?s LEGO bricks still fit bricks from 1958, but more importantly it is one of Denmark's best-known exports, along with programming language creators Anders Hejlsberg, Bjarne Stroustrup, and Rasmus Le...
Time magazine has chosen and posted what it considers to be the top 50 web sites of 2007 - sites that show, '...exceptional style and smarts, sites that offer new and improved ways to access and share content, generate our own and otherwise enrich the online (and off-line) experience.'...
'The release of PDT 1.0 is great news as it will allow the estimated 4.5 million PHP developers to begin using Eclipse-based tools and greatly expand the entire Eclipse community,' said Mike Milinkovich, general director of the Eclipse organization, as The Eclipse Foundation this week ...