February 15, 2012

CloudBees Adds Private, Hosted Cloud Capabilities

CloudBees has announced that customers can now run the company’s Java-based platform as a service (PaaS) in their own data centers, in Amazon’s public cloud, on a hosting provider’s servers, or on any combination of those. Through its new AnyCloud service, the company will enable private or hybrid cloud computing

Apps Builder Converts Web Pages into Mobile Apps

An Italian startup called Apps Builder has launched a subscription service that will transform Web apps into native iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps. So far, the company has converted 20,000 apps, and those apps have been downloaded more than a million times. “There’s a huge migration of content from

EngineYard Reports Strong Growth

The year 2011 appears to have been very good for EngineYard. The platform as a service (PaaS) vendor reports that its revenues doubled to hit $28 million for the year, and it increased its paying customers by 50 percent. Company VP Mike Piech said EngineYard is growing because it appeals

Microsoft Details Windows 8 on ARM

In a lengthy blog post, Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky has revealed more details about the company’s plans for running Windows 8 on devices that use ARM processors. First, apps created for the Windows 8 Metro interface will work both on Intel-based PCs and ARM devices. However, Windows on ARM (WOA) will

Google+ Launches Developer Page, No API Yet

Although it still has not yet issued an API, Google+ appears to be making cautious overtures towards third party developers. The social network has set up a Google+ developer page and has invited those interested to weekly “hangouts.” According to the site, “Our team will host regular hangouts to talk

CoffeeScript and Java Becoming More Popular, Says RedMonk

Analyst firm RedMonk has published its February 2012 language rankings, and it finds that both Java and CoffeeScript have increased their popularity since its last report in September 2011. CoffeeScript soared from 19th most popular to 13th most popular in just six months. And Java showed impressive growth on GitHub

Appcelerator to Buy Cocoafish

Appcelerator, the vendor behind the Titanium application development platform, has announced that it will purchase Cocoafish, which offers cross-platform backend services for mobile apps. Beginning next quarter, Appcelerator will re-brand Cocoafish’s offerings as “Appcelerator Cloud Services (ACS).” In addition, Appcelerator plans to build on Cocoafish’s cloud computing expertise to launch

Linux Developers See Salary Increases

According to online job board Dice.com, IT workers with Linux skills saw their pay jump 5 percent last year with a median salary of $84,000 and bonuses of $5,000. Of the companies surveyed, 85 percent said it was “extremely difficult” to find the Linux talent they need. The situation isn’t

Survey: Enterprises Increasing NoSQL Adoption

NoSQL vendor Couchbase has released the results of a new survey which found that nearly half of enterprises have plans to adopt NoSQL this year. Among companies with more than 250 employees, 70 percent had already funded NoSQL projects. Although the survey methodology is a little suspect, the results do

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