December 21, 2012

AppFog Cuts PaaS Starting Price by 50%

Platform as a service (PaaS) vendor AppFog is cutting the price for its lowest-tier paid cloud computing offering by 50 percent. The company still offers a free service with 2GB of RAM. However, it is adding a $50 per month option that includes 500MB to 4GB of database storage and

Working for Scrooge

In this article, Datamation’s Eric Spiegel recounts a time when he had a Scrooge for a boss. The manager first approved holiday vacation time, then forced the entire development team to work over the holidays, telling them they should be thankful they had Christmas day off. So how can you

IDC: Oracle, IBM, Microsoft Dominate Enterprise Application Development Tool Market

According to a new report from market research firm IDC, the application development and deployment (AD&D) software market will likely generate $80.6 billion in revenue this year. That’s a 3.7 percent increase over 2011. The three largest AD&D software vendors–Oracle, IBM and Microsoft–dominated the market with a combined 54.7 percent