March 6, 2014

IDC Forecasts Boost in Windows Tablet Sales

Market researchers at IDC are predicting that tablet sales are about to cool down. It believes sales of the mobile devices will grow at just 19.4 percent this year, a decrease from 51.6 percent in 2013. However, the firm expects business sales of tablets to increase from 11 percent of

Red Hat’s OpenShift Now Supports .NET

Red Hat has announced that its Open Shift platform as a service (PaaS) can now run applications written on Microsoft’s .NET platform. However, currently the .NET support is limited and available only through a community download from software vendor Uhuru. “We are working on merging that into OpenShift Origin so

Companies Detail Benefits of Node.js

At the recent NodeDay meetup held at PayPal’s headquarters, several companies shared information about the positive effects Node.js has had on their business. Node.js allows them to run server side JavaScript, which in many cases improves application performance. Examples included the following: Groupon’s Node.js deployment handles 50,000 requests per minute