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About VMware Turn your datacenter into a flexible cloud infrastructure with the performance and reliability needed to run enterprise applications on the platform trusted by the most demanding datacenters around the world. Leverage existing assets and applications while offering self-se...
The main objective of our projects like the Drummond Report and Cloud analysis, is to focus on the relationship between the technology and the desired outcomes in terms of business transformation. The Drummond Report is another political exercise focused on the growing public sector d...
In February this year the agile movement completed 11 years of existence. I am sure you are either using some form of agile methodology or examining the possibility of using them. But, are you aware of how the agile movement happened? Did it happen by chance or was it inevitable? Do yo...
Australia based SaaS provider Movideo is dumping its open source based cloud provider (based on the LAMP stack) and going with Microsoft Azure to improve performance of the company's bottom line. Movideo is not so hot on either Google or Amazon for they lack certain features of Micros...
When it comes to mobile HTML5 performance, Apple’s iOS platform far surpasses the Android, according to a recent study from Spaceport. The TeamLab Document Editor, which is the first online HTML5 word processor, makes use of all the HTML5 features, according to developer Ascensio Syst...
The trade off between security and performance has long been a known issue across IT organizations. One of the first things to go when performance is unacceptable is a security solution. This isn’t just an IT phenomenon either; consider how many of us have disabled endpoint security so...
There are literally thousands of different REST APIs available today, and new APIs are being created and exposed daily. There are API aggregator sites such as apigee.com and programmableweb.com that collect APIs from various sites. apigee.com makes available a very nice API console whe...
If you’re a web developer, especially one that deals with AJAX or is responsible for page optimization (aka “Make It Faster or Else”), then you’re likely familiar with the technique of domain sharding, if not the specific terminology. For those who aren’t familiar with the technique (...
Application delivery infrastructure can be a valuable partner in architecting solutions …. AJAX and JSON have changed the way in which we architect applications, especially with respect to their ascendancy to rule the realm of integration, i.e. the API. Policies are generally focused ...
Just came back from LA, where I spent three days at MAX – the main Adobe conference. Four people from our company were there and all liked it. I went there to see if the company is still strong,  has a clear road map that, hopefully, matches  my understanding of where IT populati...
HTML5′s local storage is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and most talked about features in the HTML5 technology stack. Local storage is part of Web Storage specification and is supported by all modern browsers (destkop and mobile). Although local storage (or Web Storage) sounds...
Earlier this week Yahoo Finance ran an article on the 10 most hated jobs (based on a survey asking hundreds of thousands of employees at a major career site). What amazed me most - apart from the large number of IT jobs, including the top one, making the list – was that I personally ...
This week we have found more mobile HTML5 applications for your review. If you are like me, you want to see what others have done with HTML5 so you can start understanding how you can utilize HTML5 apps in your own enterprise. Salesforce has just announced a new application based on ...
There’s a war on the horizon. But despite appearances, it’s a war for interactive web application dominance, and not one that’s likely to impact very heavily the war between mobile and web applications. First we have a report by ABI Research indicating a surge in the support of HTML5 ...
With all the discussion around HTML5, I thought I would spend some time getting to know more about it myself. I will be researching it and sharing what I am learning through a series of articles over the next month. I have read that it is expected to have a huge impact on mobile softw...

Five years ago the OpenAjax Alliance was founded with the intention of providing interoperability between what was quickly becoming a morass of AJAX-based libraries and APIs. Where is it today, and why has it failed to achieve more prominence?

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Christophe Herreman, a Java developer from Belgium, made the following tweet today: “At the supermarket, and I once again seem to have picked the wrong lane... I wonder if there is a strategy for this.” Being a member of the Java community myself, I feel obligated to offer my approac...
Are you a webmaster or web developer? Want to create super-fast websites? You may have Monitis’s recent posts sharing tips for improving the performance of Windows Server 2008 and Linux Servers, and we hope that they’ve helped you. Now, we’re moving on to Javascript — that wonderfu...
Highlighting an input field that failed validation (or conversation) is a common UI practice today. This sort of functionality is not available in JSF (nor RichFaces) out of the box (Seam does have it). I got an email from RichFaces 4 workshop attendee from CONFESS_2011 conference aski...
Wednesday morning I received new photographs of Sofia from the State Department in Washington, DC. Sofia remains in Syria since being abducted in July 2010. The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about my abducted daughter Sofia since March 4, I received ...
Last week, General Alexander (director of NSA and commander, USCYBERCOM) spoke at the RSA conference in San Francisco. He pointed out the the explosion of technology over the past 10 years. That users went from an average of 250MB of personal files, to over 128GB. The fact that 70% of ...
Lately I have seen a spike in questions such as which JSF 2.0 component library is better? Or RichFaces vs PrimeFaces and there is also performance comparison. It’s probably because JSF 2 is being used more and more and people want to know which library to use. I guess that’...
When a client signs a contract with me for a web design, the first thing I do is send them a three page questionnaire and request they answer as many questions as they deem appropriate. This questionnaire helps me get inside their heads and it helps me better understand their marketing...
"Enterprises everywhere are realizing the inherent benefits of running their core IT services in the cloud,” said Todd McKinnon, most recently VP of Engineering at Salesforce.com from 2003 to 2009, and now CEO of the on-demand identity and access management service, Okta. "This shift ...
On the day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 12,000 for the first time since June 2008, it was impossible not to correlate the eloquence and optimism of President Obama's "State of the Union" speech on Tuesday night with the restoration of a sense of perspective and hope in ...
Last July, I was asked to review JSF 2.0 Cookbook by Anghel Leonard. I finally found time to finish reading the book and wrote a review. (If you are interested, back in April I reviewed another book from Packt Publishing: JSF 1.2 Components.) Chapter 1 – Using Standard and Custom...
Earlier this year, in an interview for Oracle, I made a statement defending hacking. Yesterday, I found a thread on theserverside.com where java developers were sharing their view on the subject. In this blog I’ll take the same two quotes there ignited some arguments and will try to ex...
So it seems that the Antivirus Add-On in Internet Explorer is causing a major impact in page load time. The AV Add-On needs to check all loaded JavaScript files for malicious code. In the example of Pedro and Frank they load jQuery, several jQuery plugins and some custom JS. This slows...
"Larry Ellison is borderline bat-shit crazy on a good day," the analyst Rob Enderle is quoted as saying in a piece last week by Sam Gustin - a senior writer at DailyFinance, an AOL Finance & Money site. Enderle was prompted to utter this remark by speculation that perhaps the Oracle...
A heavy book! What would you rather carry on your back — textbooks or lighter than air apps and data? When I went to school (six miles each way in the snow and rain, LOL), every year the books got heavier. Now, students can look forward to easy trips home with courses online — br...
Between 1991 and 1994 I worked for the French company Rhône-Poulenc in its U.S. headquarters in Cranbury, New Jersey. Rhône-Poulenc is the biggest French company in the world and is owned by the French government. During those three years I designed, coded and delivered a state-of-t...
Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad: At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey, and taken to Syria. I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be comi...
This also seems to be a natural adjacent market for Amazon (the IaaS company – not the online retailer). If they already successfully host web startups and are the most well-known compute platform for tasks such video transcoding or text recognition – why not use that same expertise an...
Had an interesting conversation the other day with Adam, our lead interface developer at Enomaly. He's been our key AJAX and API developer on the Enomaly ECP platform for several years. During our random afternoon chat he basically said that AJAX is quite possibly the worst way to cons...
Adobe should cut its losses with Apple and target its flagship Flash Player at telecoms carriers, independent analyst Ovum has claimed in a new report*. With the spat over Apple's refusal to support the Adobe Flash technology on its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices continuing to ...


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