Head in the Clouds: SaaS, PaaS, and Cloud Strategy

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  • Why do you like the cloud?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 03 Nov 2015
  • It's easy to understand why the CFO likes cloud computing. It's almost certainly less expensive than running a traditional IT organization and infrastructure. Perhaps the HR manager likes the ...

  • Azul's Zulu gets early support for upcoming Java 9

    Joel Shore - News Writer 30 Oct 2015
  • With Oracle using this week's JavaOne conference to reaffirm its commitment to the Java platform, third-party tool maker Azul Systems debuted an early access program for Java 9 support in Zulu, its ...

  • Adobe fesses up; will fix the app it broke

    Joel Shore - News Writer 29 Oct 2015
  • In an  earlier IT Knowledge Exchange blog post, I wrote about how Adobe, in an astonishingly poor effort to simplify, completely changed the import procedure in its Lightroom application, widely ...

  • The value of Big Data is big. Really big. IBM says so.

    Joel Shore - News Writer 28 Oct 2015
  • Visit any of the TechTarget family of websites or e-publications and Big Data is everywhere. It's unavoidable. Inescapable. IT isn't about applications, it's about the data. Think of all the things ...

  • How ready are your apps for IoT?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 22 Oct 2015
  • We all know that "things" of all kinds, limited only by your imagination, are already demanding all connectivity all the time. But, you ain't seen nothin' yet, if the predictions of those in the ...

  • What if you build it and no one comes?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 16 Oct 2015
  • Application development isn't easy. That's why the profession of software engineering is so valued and why talented cloud and mobile app developers -- like you -- are continually sought after. That ...

  • I hope your apps are better than this

    Joel Shore - News Writer 09 Oct 2015
  • Today, let's do something different. Instead of offering up my own opinions, I'll let others hang themselves with their own words. Suffice it to say, test your software fully before shipping it ...

  • Fewer, bigger cloud apps, or more that specialize?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 06 Oct 2015
  • You'd think we're in a cycle where the number of cloud applications in enterprises is on a steady increase. I would have thought that, too. After all, the rush to decimate legacy IT has turned into ...

  • Should you ponder the ethics of cloud apps you create?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 30 Sep 2015
  • Let's do some supposin'. Suppose you work for a giant, global manufacturer. The company might make air conditioners. Or diesel-powered cars. Suppose you're given detailed specifications for an ...

  • Building cloud apps? What about the specs?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 30 Sep 2015
  • Whatever language(s) you happen to use for coding applications and services, there's no doubt that you are among the world's best it. You've got the skill, the talent, the insight, and the brains ...

  • Not exactly best practices

    Joel Shore - News Writer 25 Sep 2015
  • Yesterday (Sept. 24), I attended a cloud summit seminar sponsored by the Object Management Group's Cloud Standards Customer Council. This was not about scrutinizing lines of code, but rather, an ...

  • What not to do in the cloud -- "Cloud Anti-Patterns"

    Valerie Silverthorne - Senior Technology Editor 23 Sep 2015
  • Sometimes the best ideas start with a rant. At least that’s what happened to Mallika Iyer, a Cloud Foundry specialist at Pivotal who helps clients either start or expand their cloud efforts. After ...

  • Have you forgotten about Windows?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 18 Sep 2015
  • We're all so busy reading (you) or writing (me) about developing apps for cloud and mobile platforms, it's getting pretty tough to find much in the way of Windows coverage. If you've forgotten ...

  • What is a software engineer? Not even IBM knows

    Joel Shore - News Writer 14 Sep 2015
  • We're all aware that as cloud applications grow in importance, businesses are clamoring to hire more software engineers. They might work in mobile application development, database design and ...

  • Last year's iOS mobile cloud apps are so last year

    Joel Shore - News Writer 09 Sep 2015
  • And just like that, all the mobile cloud apps you worked so hard to build and deploy for iOS 8 throughout the past year are now woefully, utterly obsolete. Sure they are. If your mobile apps don't ...