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What's a Happy App?

by Business Continuity  |  August 8, 2013

After researching BCM for so long, it's making me think of the exact opposite: what does it mean to be safe, free, happy.  It's the same reaction as when you...

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The challenge of hiring development teams

by Lydia Leong  |  December 17, 2011

A recent blog post on Forbes by Venkatesh Rao, The Rise of Developernomics, has ignited a lot of controversy around the concept that some developers are as much as 10x...

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Designing to fail

by Lydia Leong  |  December 3, 2010

Cloud-savvy application architects don't do things the same way that they're done in the traditional enterprise. Cloud applications assume failure. That is, well-architected cloud applications assume that just about anything...

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Cloud ecosystems for small businesses

by Lydia Leong  |  January 26, 2010

As I've been predicting for a while, Microsoft and Intuit have joined forces around Quickbooks and Azure: Microsoft and Intuit announced that Intuit would name Microsoft's Windows Azure as the...

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Are multiple cloud APIs bad?

by Lydia Leong  |  August 27, 2009

Rackspace has recently launched a community portal called Cloud Tools, showcasing third-party tools that support Rackspace's cloud compute and storage services. The tools are divided into "featured" and "community". Featured...

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Google and Salesforce.com

by Lydia Leong  |  May 31, 2009

While I've been out of the office, Google has made some significant announcements. My colleague Ray Valdes has been writing about Google Wave and its secret sauce. I highly encourage...

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Google App Engine and other tidbits

by Lydia Leong  |  April 8, 2009

As anticipated, Java support on Google App Engine has been announced. To date, GAE has supported only the Python programming language. In keeping with the "phenomenal cosmic power, itty bitty...

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Scala, Ruby, cost, and development trends

by Lydia Leong  |  April 6, 2009

A recent interview of some Twitter developers, on Twitter's use of Scala has touched off a fair amount of controversy in the Ruby community, and prompting Todd Hoff of the...

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AWS in Eclipse, and Azure announcements

by Lydia Leong  |  March 25, 2009

Amazon's announcement for today, with timing presumably associated with EclipseCon, is an AWS toolkit for the Eclipse IDE. Eclipse, which is an open-source project under the aegis of IBM (who...

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A little SourceForge frustration

by Lydia Leong  |  March 17, 2009

SourceForge puzzles me. I think it's the combination of what is obviously eager effort to improve the site, and the fumbling to get the basics right. On the plus side,...

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