Transforming Software Architecture with Web as Platform

Focus on the power of people and today’s network opportunity.  Your customers, competitors and all the ideas and innovation is on the network.  There is very few things the browser cannot do, but its still not a great place to develop software.  however, its much bigger that any operating system. Now we are seeing that […]

Cloud Data Persistence

is this a renaissance for the database? today we have new problems and new challenges, but the computing power we now have provides alternatives.  This in turn is changing the approaches that are being taken. the following provides examples of the alternatives in the cloud database area. Physical limitations and computation complexity are driving implementations […]

Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA)

WOA is an emergent phenomenon across Start-ups and the Enterprise. Top level history of development: Structured Object Oriented Service Oriented – turn applications into open platforms SOAP, WSDL etc Web Oriented – address the failings in service oriented inability to deal with legal, technical, security and other business issues.  REST SOAP is stable or shrinking, […]

The Web Platform

Presented by two of my favorite speakers Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith and they were as good as ever.  i lost my notes, but this is what i remembered without seeing the slides again. Mozilla concept series – future of the browser, the sci-fiction.  But what is really happening to the browser.  Started with Netscape […]

Deploy Java EE to Amazon EC2

Cloud Tools is a set of tools for deploying, managing and testing Java EE applications on Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2). There are three main parts to Cloud Tools Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) that are configured to run Tomcat and work with EC2Deploy. EC2Deploy – the core framework. This framework manages EC2 instances, configures MySQL, […]

Cloud Computing – Why is it so good for business?

From a financial perspective, Cloud Computing pushes risks onto the people that own the assets.  The business in effect rent a particular set of assets, based on their usage. For the business this  transforms IT capex into opex. From a development perspective, Cloud Computing  enables you to potentially roll out your solution in minutes or […]

Webfaction Review

Having been with Webfaction for over a year i think it’s about time i said how good they are.  The plans are all very reasonable and have a very rich feature from static HTML, PHP and CGI to Rails, Django, Turbogears and Plone, these plans let you run any software you want. You can even […]

Amazon CloudFront – Replacing the content database

Amazon launch of Cloudfront, a tightly integrated content delivery service built over their S3 offering promises content delivery routed to the nearest edge location, giving optimal performance to the content user. This extension to S3 should get the content management system (CMS) providers and companies such as Akamai thinking. The service will allow the database […]