April 28, 2010

Transforming Your Software Product Into a Service

While deploying an application in the cloud offers substantial benefits, it also poses significant challenges. This white paper offers an overview of the issues involved in software as a service (SaaS) deployments. It covers the challenge of transforming your software, improving functionality and reducing costs, maintaining performance of your multi-tenant

How Cloud Computing Security Resembles the Financial Meltdown

One of the problems that led to the financial crisis was that financial companies paid agencies like Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s to rate their products—a clear conflict of interest. Surprisingly, something similar happens in the world of cloud computing. In a new report, Gartner’s Jay Heiser points out that

Top 10 Reasons to Use Agile Development

You’ve heard the buzz: Agile development is all about solving the problems associated with traditional software development. The Agile Manifesto states, “We are uncovering better ways of developingsoftware by doing it and helping others do it.” But just what is better about Agile development? As a software development manager, I’ve

Top 10 Lightweight Frameworks for PHP Development

Using a framework greatly aids in the development process, but tools like the Zend Framework, Ruby on Rails, and Grails require developers to spend a lot of time learning to use them. However, most developers can learn these lightweight PHP frameworks more quickly: DooPHP Fat-Free Kohana Limonade Recess Orinoco No-Framework

Enterprise Java Developers Get Force.com Cloud Access

Until now, Java developers have found it difficult to move their apps to the cloud. “The whole idea is you have these 6 million Java developers, and they want an enterprise-class cloud to deploy their applications on,” said Salesforce.com’s Eric Stahl. Today, Salesforce.com and VMware have announced a new cloud