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A vendor cloud platform comparison guide

In this essential guide, learn about your cloud platform vendor options. Find out which cloud computing platform would work best with your enterprise.


Choosing, operating and managing various applications all require different services. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android and Google cloud platform development are significant options for an organization. Take a look at this cloud platform comparison guide to decide which work best for large and small enterprises.

1Android development-

Get a better view of Android platform

Android platform is designed for mobile architecture. Learn why this cloud platform development is used by many, from individuals to organizations using large-scale data, and remains a key player in a cloud platform comparison. This Android platform section covers step by step practices, tools for native Android, adoption concerns and more.


A how-to guide to Android development with Eclipse

Learn how to create applications in an Android development environment in this guide. Continue Reading


All about the latest version of Android

Google continues to invest in and improve their flagship mobile operating system, and the latest version, codenamed Android L, is no exception. New graphics, simple animations and improved flexibility are some of the features that were introduced at Google I/O 2014. Continue Reading


Choosing native over HTML5 in Android

Author Barry Burd discusses native coding versus HTML 5 and hybrid in Android development. Continue Reading


Android platform adoption thrives, thanks to Apple

Wouldn't it stink to create a great mobile application, only to have Apple reject it from being published in their app store? Sadly, that's exactly what's happening, and it's helping to drive software developers to the Android platform. Continue Reading


Guide to Android Studio IDE from Google

Android Studio IDE from Google allows developers to build apps running on mobile, desktop and other emerging technologies running on Android. Continue Reading


The best tools for native Android development

There are pros and cons to embarking on native Android app development. Find out if developing natively in Windows is right for your company. Continue Reading

2Google Cloud Platform-

What does Google Cloud Platform offer?

When doing a cloud platform comparison, Google Cloud Platform is a top selection for organizations working with large amounts of data. Learn how this cloud platform development offers a variety of custom services and supports trade products. This Google Cloud Platform section sheds light on Google's abilities to manage various applications. Find out more about this popular platform.


Google toys for Android developers to love

The Google I/O conference keynotes never disappoint, and this year, with announcements ranging from new online cloud storage capacities to new IDE features and new Android APIs, there's plenty for developers of all stripes to love, especially Android developers. Continue Reading


Java desktop incorporates Google Maps

Rob Terpilowski discusses how he and his architect team brought Google Maps to the Java desktop in this video from JavaOne 2014. Continue Reading


Google Cloud Platforms: What are your options?

With a range of options for big data, storage and more, Google Cloud Platform has become the public cloud of choice for many enterprise users. Continue Reading


Is Google Cloud Platform the best option for backing up data?

Find out whether Google Cloud Platform is the best option for backing up data. Continue Reading


Improvements in Jetty Web Server and Google cloud architecture

At JavaOne, Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine discussed improvements in Jetty Web server and Google's cloud architecture, as well as how to deal with the limitations of Java EE. Continue Reading


A further look into Google I/O

Be it previews of products like Tango which create 3D images of your surrounding, to demonstrations of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK), the 2014 Google I/O conference and exhibitors hall was full of new and interesting technology to explore. Continue Reading


Demonstrating Google's Project Soli

Very little has been done to truly replace the utility of the keyboard and mouse, but Project Soli is working to change that. The new Google project looks to combine machine intelligence with radar and similar technology to read hand signals and control the Internet of Things (IoT). Continue Reading

3About AWS-

Working with AWS

AWS is the most popular of the developing platforms in terms of a cloud platform comparison. Learn why it provides organizations with security and speed of services. This AWS cloud platform development section also includes a glimpse at other platform options, like Azure, AppDynamics and platform as a service (PaaS) vendors.


Taking the secure route with AWS

Risk aversion is a cornerstone of the enterprise computing community. Do no harm is philosophy that goes beyond medicine's Hippocratic oath. But the risk averse can now safely try new technologies by using cloud computing options and AWS. Continue Reading


Google Compute Engine versus Azure versus AWS

Which public cloud comes out on top in the Google vs. AWS vs. Azure debate? It depends on what you're comparing. Continue Reading


Choosing the right cloud big data platform

Finding the best cloud big data platform requires picking a database model, choosing a cloud service or cloud platform, and reviewing their features. Continue Reading


Platform options with PaaS vendors

For the IoT to reach its potential, cloud platform building blocks must be in place. Four new PaaS vendors offer options to jumpstart the process. Continue Reading


Product of month: AppDynamics

Learn why AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform is the June 2015 selection for our innovation spotlight. Continue Reading

4Platform terms-

Learn more about platforms

Get a better understanding of the terms and theories associated with cloud platform development. Here is a refresher on to help you better understand a cloud platform comparison.

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