June 27, 2013

Google Opens a Cloud Playground for Developers

Google has launched a new cloud computing service for developers that it calls the Cloud Playground. The idea is to give developers a place where they can experiment with their ideas and test them outside of their production servers. The Cloud Playground also provides some sample code and templates. “On

Microsoft Debuts Previews of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1

At its Build 2013 event in San Francisco, Microsoft took the wraps off updated versions of two of its most important tools: Visual Studio and .NET. Microsoft had previously announced many of the features to be included in Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1, but now the preview versions are

Joyent Cloud Combines Storage and Compute

Most cloud computing providers separate their storage and computing offerings, but Joyent is launching a new service called Manta that combines object storage and processing capabilities. The company says the offering is ideal for big data applications. “When you can operate on petabytes of data in situ, it’s more accurate