WaveMaker's IDE for the Cloud

Yesterday at Appirio we had a private demo of the WaveMaker platform from the guys at WaveMaker. I'll try to recap most of the things that I heard as it pertains to Salesforce.com and vmforce but for more details you'll want to check out their website. The WaveMaker platform…

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Amazon Announces Simple Notification Service

Amazon recently unveiled yet another infrastructure building block to their suite of services. Simple Notification Service (SNS) allows you to build applications with publish/subscribe messaging functionality. SNS is distributed and redundant and retries message delivery if necessary. Owners create and manage Topics (URIs identifying specific topics, content or event…

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Amazon Releases AWS SDK for Java

Today Amazon released the AWS SDK for Java allowing developers to tap into the various AWS infrastructure services such Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon SimpleDB, and more. Fully integrated with the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse, the SDK hides much of the lower-level…

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AWS SDK for .NET

It looks like Amazon is marching towards IaaS-domination with the release of an SDK for .NET. It's interesting that they only support C# and not VB.NET. You would think that since there are more VB developers they could more bang for their buck by offering both languages. Perhaps VB.…

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Learn Amazon Web Services

I sat in on the Amazon SimpleDB webinar the other day and it was really interesting. They demo'd a PHP app that populates SimpleDB from a MySQL database. Very cool! The presenter has a really cool site with a bunch of great tutorials and videos. If you are interested in…

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Appirio Announces Cloudsourcing Focus

The Appirio CIO Blog has a great new post called, "Cloudsourcing: Where Cloud Computing Meets Outsourcing". Some organizational changes have been to focus on this emerging segment of the cloud market. How do CIO move their IT assets to clouds like Salesforce, Amazon, and Google? What's the roadmap look like?…

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Amazon Announces Elastic Block Store (EBS) Shared Snapshots

Amazon EBS shared snapshots allow you to back up point-in-time snapshots of your data to Amazon S3 for durable recovery. The ability to share these snapshots makes it easy for you to share this data with your co-workers or others in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) community. With this feature,…

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SpringSource and VMware - A Match Made in the Cloud?

VMware recently announced the acquisition of SpringSource, an open-source Java tools maker, for $400M. Not bad for SpringSoruce which only has $25M in revenues. I've been a big fan of SpringSource and user of their tools for quite a while. Hopefully this turns out to be a good deal for…

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Amazon Announces Virtual Private Cloud

This morning Amazon announced the support for a Virtual Private Cloud: "We are excited to announce the limited beta of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), a secure and seamless bridge between your existing IT infrastructure and the AWS cloud. Amazon VPC enables you to connect your existing infrastructure to…

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Amazon SimpleDB Plugin for Eclipse

Amazon once again is again stepping up its game in the IaaS space. This morning they announced support for SimpleDB in their Eclipse plugin. You can now administer your SimpleDB data without writing a single line of code. With each release, Amazon is pushing into the space of companies like…

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