Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web
sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT
operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and
see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for
(Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)
I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by
the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.
Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old
enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain
cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up
and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal
because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on
water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possib... (more)
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having
said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because
they can only give you answers."
Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would
share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application
pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered.
From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed.
What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX?
Eric Miraglia of Yahoo!
1. (From March'08) How do I calculate the R... (more)
These days everyone is talking about AJAX. It’s supposed to be a cool way
of creating Web applications.
The idea is noble: instead of rendering an entire HTML page on each little
change on the page, it’s much better to send an asynchronous request that
will get the data for you and refresh only the relevant portion of the
screen. Every author writing on AJAX is giving the same (the only? ) example
where this technology is being used: Google maps and email. (BTW, I’m a
little sick of these examples). Since I’m not going to be helping Google in
improving their maps, I’d like to se... (more)
This is a checklist of items you need for an all-encompassing personal
branding strategy. Personal branding is the process of marketing and selling
yourself as a brand in order to gain success in business. Personal branding
is a continual process just as knowing yourself is a continual process. As
you grow, so does your brand. The need for personal branding arises from the
fact that globalization has increased competition in the workplace. As the
wheat is separated from the chaff, if you are left standing, you are left
standing with others of good caliber. The playing field is no... (more)
Microsoft Wednesday sent Exchange 2010 out into public beta. It’s its first
server built from the ground up, according to Microsoft, to be deployed in
the cloud as an online service as well as on-site.
Microsoft expects to start selling the thing in the second half. It will be
available as a cloud service from both Microsoft and third parties. Microsoft
also conceives of it being available as a hybrid: a mix of both the cloud and
What it will cost as an online service is still a mystery. Microsoft already
has a hosted version of Exchange, Exchange Online, based on Exchan... (more)