Category : IT

by Frank - 5 months ago

Cross-cloud software development comes to Azure

Back in the early 2000s, while working as an architect in an IT consulting company, I became fascinated by the promise of service-oriented architectures. Taking an API-first approach to application development made a lot of sense to me, as did the i...

by Frank - 5 months ago

Database decisions: AWS has changed the game for IT

You may not have heard of OpenSCG, but Amazon Web Services has. A week ago, AWS quietly acquired the PostgreSQL migration services company founded by PostgreSQL veteran Denis Lussier. While some PostgreSQL fans weren’t happy about the move, the Open...

by Frank - 5 months ago

Rust and JavaScript interoperability coming via WebAssembly

Mozilla is working on a bridge between types in JavaScript and the Rust language, called wasm-bindgen, that builds on the WebAssembly portable code format. The wasm-bindgen effort is meant to improve interoperability between JavaScript and Rust and...

by Frank - 5 months ago

How to use Azure Redis Cache in C#

Redis is an open source, feature rich, in-memory database and caching engine that can be used to store and retrieve data in your applications. Azure Redis Cache is based on this popular database, providing a powerful and secure way to cache your app...

by Frank - 5 months ago

Google Cloud tutorial: Get started with Google Cloud

When people think of the word Google, they think about search and the immense computational infrastructure that converts your words into a list of websites that probably have exactly what you’re looking to find. It took Google years to hire the engi...

by Frank - 5 months ago

Beware these 2 barriers to successful cloud migration

Cloud migration is hard. Can it be easy? Yes, when all the applications are well-designed, the databases have consistent and nonredundant structures, and security requirements are straightforward and well understood.  But that’s never the case.  Mi...

by Frank - 5 months ago

Open source isn’t the community you think it is

Name your favorite open source project, and the odds are good—very good—that a small handful of contributors account for the vast majority of significant development thereof. The odds are just as good that most of those contributors work for just on...

by Frank - 5 months ago

25 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

Appcelerator combines an IDE, an SDK, multiple frameworks, and back-end cloud services into an enterprise-level system for mobile development. The Titanium SDK lets you develop native, hybrid, and mobile web applications from a single codebase, with...

by Frank - 5 months ago

If you develop software with Microsoft, you now own the rights

Microsoft will let customers share intellectual property developed in partnership with the company. The move aligns with what analysts expect will be a growing concern for IT, with more and more enterprises becoming involved in software development....