yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Windows Azure
Why VDI?
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts and Google+ Musings for a Monday
It’s early days to be commenting on whether will be useful

This morning I signed up and had a play with Microsoft Labs’ social media application,  This was quietly released over the weekend with little attention as it’s a piece of experiment work rather than a new social media platform.  It’s early days to be commenting on whether will be useful; currently it appears to be targeted at students and search sharing.  I wonder whether the intention is to use the output to help improve the quality of Microsoft’s search engine, Bing.

Anyhow, the interface is reminiscent of Google+ (especially party invitations, that seem to be like Google+ Hangouts) and that got me thinking back over some Twitter conversations relating to G+ over the last few weeks.  Those of you who use G+ on the iPhone will have noticed that absolutely awful recent upgrade, which somehow attempts to merge G+ information with the images people are posting.  The result is a totally unusable interface.  I have decided not to use G+ on the iPhone until a new release comes out.  Whilst I’ve thought G+ could ultimately succeed Twitter and Facebook, I’ve had two reservations.

The first has been the availability of the G+ API (more on that in a moment), the second is the ability to address mobile.  Everyone uses social media on the move, whether that’s catching up with updates or posting pictures, so mobile is a hugely important platform.  This has already been recognised as one of Facebook’s weak points in terms of monetisation, so this area was perfect for G+ to pounce on.  However they have singularly missed the point and seem to be incapable of delivering to this platform.  Perhaps the problem is two-fold.  Google believe everything should be done through the browser.  Probably the only applications that don’t fit that mould are Google Earth and Google Drive because they need direct graphics access and local filesystem access respectively, two things which the browser isn’t able to deliver.  Currently, G+ is browser-only with few parts of the API currently released, the key missing piece being the API for Circles.  I’m not sure why Google are holding back on this release but by stalling they are restricting the ability for programmers to develop mobile-based G+ applications.  Without this (and of course decent desktop solutions), then G+ will be an also-ran.

The Storage Architect Take
We are starting to see social network sprawl. Flipping between multiple applications and/or browsers doesn’t work as users have inertia to change.  Google need to release the full API now, or the platform will die.  As for Microsoft, well as usual they are just too late and might as well not bother.

Read the original blog entry...

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
"Storpool does only block-level storage so we do one thing extremely well. The growth in data is what drives the move to software-defined technologies in general and software-defined storage," explained Boyan Ivanov, CEO and co-founder at StorPool, in this interview at...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices ...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even ...
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - ...
Blockchain. A day doesn’t seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner’s recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchai...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers