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Turn your Cloud Storage into a Virtual Drive with Gladinet

There are many cloud storage companies available today. Examples include Windows Live Skydrive, Google Docs, Dropbox and iCloud’s Super Drive. Each cloud storage provider has a different interface — some you?ll like, others might not work for you. Gladinet provides you with a software solution that allows you to turn

Will ‘Continuous Delivery’ Transform the Production of Software?

The “continuous delivery” process of building, testing and deploying software is relatively unknown — but that could be about to change thanks to the publication of a new book on the subject. “Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation,” (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler), is written by

Why the Scrum Method has Broad Appeal

According to the latest State of Agile Survey,conducted by VersionOne, Scrum is used by 58 percent of Agile teams, up from 50 percent, the number reported in 2009. Scrum adoption clearly has momentum, but what is the big attraction, and is it something we should consider for the future? I

Application Development Tips with Silverlight 4 Tools

Silverlight is a great tool that you can use to work with data retrieved from different services. With some knowledge of asynchronous programming and callbacks, you can use Silverlight to develop applications that are bound to data retrieved from different services that can scale over time. This article presents a

Survey: Cloud-based Databases Will Greatly Impact the Database Industry

If the results of a recent survey about databases carry any water, it’s time for developers to learn some new cloud tools. Databases in the cloud will impact the database industry more than any other technology, according to a database trends survey done by Embarcadero Technologies, a provider of tools

Startup Insights: Putting a Product in the Marketplace

Having a product is obviously better than not having a product at all, but not by much.? Bringing a product into the marketplace is just the first step on a long and arduous journey to make the product liked, respected, actually used by people on a consistent basis and ultimately

Why You Need to Consider a Single-System Image

Single-system image (SSI) is a form of distributed computing, an abstract way of providing a single entry point to a large underlying infrastructure to your users.? Many multi-processor systems strive to provide a singular view to the underlying physical processors, to make the multi-processor system look as if it was

Rackspace Combines a Cloud Service with their Hosting Solution

With Amazon, Microsoft and VMware entrenching themselves in the cloud space, Rackspace recently began offering its customers a hybrid hosting solution that encompasses what they call Hybrid Computing. If you are not familiar with Rackspace, they are a web host and cloud space provider. Their new product is called Cloud

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