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How To Develop Software Using Only SaaS

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The world is fast moving to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and we developers are busy learning how to build SaaS applications. We can now finally do that using nothing but SaaS applications ourselves. The Developer’s Toolbox As developers, we don’t ask for much.     An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) lets us do our main task: writing code. A Source Code Management ...

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The Cloud Winners and Losers?

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The cloud is revolutionising IT. However there are two sides to every story: the winners and the losers. Who are they going to be and why? If you can’t wait here are the losers: HP, Oracle, Dell, SAP, RedHat, Infosys, VMWare, EMC, Cisco, etc. Survivors: IBM, Accenture, Intel, Apple, etc. Winners: Amazon, Salesforce, Google, CSC, Workday, Canonical, Metaswitch, Microsoft, ARM, ...

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Everything Developers Need To Know About xPaaS

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I’ve been reading a lot about Red Hat products lately and being interested in cloud and such since some years now, it’s pretty obvious for me to look into the cloud offerings from Red Hat in more detail. Arun did a great overview about JBoss xPaaS back in April this year and I thought it might be time to not only ...

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How designing for the cloud would improve your service implementation

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Cloud platforms come with a variety of options and constraints certainly driven by infrastructure and business needs which indeed diversify their pricing plans and customer adoption as well. But often they also have an implicit value: designing with certain constraints in mind would facilitate scaling and replication, would provide performance gains and increased revenues. Are constraints such as request timeout ...

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From framework to platform

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When I started my career as a Java developer close to 10 years ago, the industry is going through a revolutionary change. Spring framework, which was released in 2003, was quickly gaining ground and became a serious challenger to the bulky J2EE platform. Having gone through the transition time, I quickly found myself in favour of Spring framework instead of ...

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Benchmarking SQS

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SQS, Simple Message Queue, is a message-queue-as-a-service offering from Amazon Web Services. It supports only a handful of messaging operations, far from the complexity of e.g. AMQP, but thanks to the easy to understand interfaces, and the as-a-service nature, it is very useful in a number of situations. But how fast is SQS? How does it scale? Is it useful ...

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How the Cloud makes Windows irrelevant

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Windows has been running on the majority of PCs for many years now. Microsoft successfully translated its client monopoly into a stronghold server position. However times are changing and it is no surprise that the new CEO of Microsoft is a Cloud expert. Cloud can make Windows irrelevant. Why? On the cloud you no longer use a client-server architecture. HTML5 ...

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How to build Java based cloud application

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Recently, we were tasked to develop a SAAS application for big data analysis. To do data mining, the system need to store multi billion public posts in the database and run the classification process on them. Classification in our context is a slow, resource intensive and painful process to assign a topic or sentiment to any record in the database. ...

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The future of Big Data is linked to Cloud

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Data volumes are growing exponentially. Unstructured data from Twitter, LinkedIn, Mailling Lists, etc. has the potential to transform many industries if it could be combined with structured data. Machine learning, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, etc. everybody talks about them, hardly anybody is really using them at scale. Too many people when they talk about Big Data unfortunately start with ...

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Cloud Buzz: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

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Enough hype! Lets clear the air. I am going to try and provide simple analogies that will hopefully help you make sense of the terminologies associated with Cloud technologies and make them ‘stick’. The Cloud my friends, is nothing but the Internet. Different vendors  set up the Infrastructure, Platform and Software and make them available to us from remote locations over ...

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