- Adobe Systems Draws on New Breed of Channel Partner
'In 2009 Adobe bought Omniture, known for its web analytics, measurement and optimization technologies, and in 2010 it snapped up Day Software for its web content management prowess (and it’s open source, to boot). “So now our users can go from the creative authoring process and input that directly into content operating and then have tests and targeting to make sure they’re [projects are] optimized and offer the right kind of web experience,” Van Siclen said. “That’s what customer experience management is all about.”'
- Are cloud IDEs a good idea? – The Java Posse | Google Groups
- BlackBerry PlayBook: The HTML5 Developer Scorecard
"In general, we were impressed with the RIM PlayBook and we're excited to have another high quality modern browser in the tablet market. From an HTML5 developer’s view point, the PlayBook’s is easily on par with the best mobile browser in the market."
- The app Internet… « Adventures in systems land
"Enterprise" concerns about app stores, e.g.: "Once you’ve got the app you have no real idea what data the app is accessing, what it’s keeping, what it’s downloading, more importantly, what its uploading and why."
- The economic benefits of cloud computing
Nice quotes from Microsoft study on cloud, e.g.: "The economics will have a profound impact on IT. Many IT leaders today are faced with the problem that 80 per cent of the budget is spent on keeping the lights on – maintaining existing services and infrastructure. This leaves few resources available for innovation or addressing the never-ending queue of new business and user requests. Cloud computing will free up significant resources that can be redirected to innovation."
- IBM thinks Google, Amazon are too amateur to serve enterprise computing needs. Is that true? Do you think IBM and HP can make a real impact?
- Chinese Citizens on Tour in Europe : The New Yorker
- ben's blog
- Comments for Rethinking application development in light of 'devops'
It's all over, folks: Zip+4 defeats dev/ops – shut it down!
- Building the Cloud – The Greatest Hits
Wrap-up of some zinger quotes from a recent webinar I was part of on cloud bulding.
- DevOps and PaaS, yes, but now No-Ops?
"So when I’m asked does devops mean devs doing more ops? Is it ops doing more dev? I say this: devops is the confluence of roles and duties among both software developers and IT operations professionals — many of whom are increasingly working in both jobs at various points or together in their careers."
- Rethinking application development in light of devops
"The desire to release new functionality faster to end users is high on every developer’s wish list. However, most enterprises have multiple layers of processes, assigned to separate roles, which often increase the time between a new feature being developed and made available to users. However, most IT managers would agree that these processes and separation of roles were instituted to increase the quality and uptime of IT environments, and ultimately the quality of the end user experience. The growing access to automated, self service, provisioning of IT resources and environments is enabling developers to flatten the roles, if not processes, between a developer and the end user."
- What do Developers Dream Of? Fun, Money and Beautiful Machines – ReadWriteCloud
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