New Browser Security Handbook For Developers
This has got to be on your must read list, even if you only make browser plugins, or write web sites, it is important to understand the concepts of browser security, because people's information and computer security in many cases rests in the browser.

Date: 2008-12-22

Google Announces Unlocked G1 Phones
A Slashdot story reports: "Google has announced an unlocked version of T-Mobile's G1 for sale at the same unlocked price of $399. The Android Dev Phone 1 is the G1, except...

Date: 2008-12-10

CommunityOne Calls For 2009 Attendee Participation
I've been a big fan of RedMonk's unconference at CommunityOne over the past two years.  The conference is largely driven by the attendee participation.

Date: 2008-11-26

SpringSource Acquires G2One
SpringSource announced that it's acquiring G2One, the company behind Groovy and Grails.  Groovy is an open source dynamic scripting language that runs inside a Java Virtual Machine.  Groovy uses Java-like syntax, so it's often positioned as the scripting language of choice for developers who already know Java (and/or don't want to learn a scripting language like PHP).

Date: 2008-11-12 Aims for a Global Development Community [NYSE: CRM] and Facebook today introduced a new suite of tools to marry next-generation business productivity applications to the interpersonal power of social networks.

Date: 2008-11-05

Windows Virtual OS Azure
The New York Times writes that Microsoft introduced its "operating system for the cloud, Windows Azure, at the company's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles...

Date: 2008-10-29

Using Integration Technology to Your Advantage
Here are several excerpts from an informative article by Mathew Schwartz, Integrating Your Cloud And On-Premises Applications: Most small and midsize businesses are eyeing one or more software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, yet have already made numerous investments in on-premises software.

Date: 2008-10-15

The Future Role of Cloud Computing
It seems that Cloud computing is already scaling its way down Gartner's trough of disillusionment?

Date: 2008-10-01

What Does YouTube Use For Hosting?
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Date: 2008-09-19

Quicker Chrome Updates
If you want the latest releases of Google's browser Chrome quicker than the official Beta updates, you can now download a special "channel switcher" executable from Google.

Date: 2008-09-17

Scalable hosting just got a lot easier
When your web app gets massively popular and outgrows these resources, no problem. We commend you! Mosso pricing scales to give you all the capacity you need, for a screaming deal. And you only pay for what you use.

Date: 2008-09-16

Open Source Survey: Census updates
Updates from the Open Source Census, the survey launched in April by OpenLogic to collect quantitative data on the use of open source software.

Date: 2008-09-10

World Day Against Software Patents
Five years ago, on 24 September 2003, the European Parliament adopted some amendments to limit the scope of software patentability, listening to many European SMEs and associations.

Date: 2008-09-03

BusinessWeek's View on Open Source
BusinessWeek has a surprisingly non-hype-laden story about open source the other day. Very cool to see that more of the media is coming around to the points I've been making for a few years now. Specifically, while I'm a believer in open source driving customer value, I have never seen it as a panacea.

Date: 2008-08-20

OpenLogic Survey Found Unsatisfied Customers
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Date: 2008-08-13

Go Green Without Sacrificing Server Performance
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Date: 2008-07-31

OpenLogic Survey Found Unsatisfied Customers
OpenLogic, an open source provider offering software and services for open source governance, conducted a study based on the answers to the questionnaire of 123 enterprise open source users. Only 38 percent of respondents - included systems and application architects, IT executives and managers and developers - said they were satisfied with the support they received from a commercial open source organization.

Date: 2008-07-29

Hosting Tailored for Developers & Re-sellers
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Date: 2008-07-24

Security Risks for Single Vendor-driven Open Source
Ounce Labs, a software risk analysis company, has uncovered two security vulnerabilities in the Spring Framework. Considering how long Spring has been in use, and its popularity, how could such vulnerabilities remain hidden so long?

Date: 2008-07-16

OpenLogic Census Survey
articletitle months ago OpenLogic announced the Open Source Census, an initiative to quantify the global use of open source in enterprises. On the 16th of April OpenLogic eventually launched the collaborative project to collect and share quantitative data on the use of open source software, and recently announced the first results.

Date: 2008-07-02

Cost-Effective Hosting Solutions Without Sacrificing Speed
Hosting your servers with Rackspace is one of the smartest and most cost-efficient ways for you to make the most of your resources. The reason is simple—we work around the clock taking care of the servers, devices, network and you.

Date: 2008-06-26

Current Trend In Adopting OSS
When a Forrester Research representative emailed with the following survey highlights, I was more than a little surprised: "Forrester released data today analyzing trend lines in enterprise open source usage in 2007. Among the key findings:Seventy percent of decision-makers responded that they don't have interest or have no plans to adopt open source software;...

Date: 2008-06-11

Advice On Growing OSS Communities
About 1.5 years ago, I used to argue that a project isn't "a true OSS project" if there isn't an open community with input and control spread across multiple unrelated entities. I used to hold Apache projects or as the gold standard. But then I looked around at OSS vendors that the market held up as poster children.

Date: 2008-05-21

The Rackspace Fanatical Support Promise
"I've got a lot on my plate. I don't want to think about our website being up or down—that's not where I want to spend my time. I need to spend my time doing what I need to keep the organization afloat."

Date: 2008-05-15

North-by-South Outsourcing Open Source Projects
North-by-South, is an open source company based in San Francisco and Sao Paulo (Brazil), is getting work from the Bay and organizing teams of open source programmers from Central & South America to do the jobs.

Date: 2008-05-07

Clipperz's "Zero-knowledge" Approach To Managing Sensitive Data
Marco Barulli from Clipperz reached out to introduce their online password-manager. I'd been looking for a good solution for some time now. While their Password manager seems pretty cool, especially the Direct Logins feature, I'm more intrigued by how Marco and team will apply this technology to other areas.

Date: 2008-04-23

Google Announces App Engine
Unless Marketing Pilgrim was the first stop in your online news reading this morning-in which case we thank you-you've probably noticed the buzz surrounding Google's launch of Google App Engine. While web developers salivate at the thought of free web hosting for their online applications, no one is asking "Why?"

Date: 2008-04-09

Developer Manifesto For Responsible Reformatting
The recent introduction of reformatting proxies on the networks of Vodafone, Sprint and other carriers has caused a wave of pain for thousands of mobile sites. Apparently, those transcoders have totally spoilt the intended user-experience by adapting the content of already optimized sites..

Date: 2008-03-26

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Date: 2008-03-20

No Hard Drive In XBox Arcade
Xbox 360 Fanboy has an article about how developers are unhappy with the Xbox 360 Arcade (formerly the Core system) and its lack of hard drive. With the PS3 finally catching on, the fact that one console has a hard drive and one only sometimes does is annoying the hell out of them.

Date: 2008-03-12

Facebook Application Developers
In a couple of hours time I'll be on the panel at the second Singapore Facebook Developers Garage, which features the topic: "Marketing and Monetization of FB Applications: Hype or Goldmine?" The session moderator Bernard Leong has posted a kickoff post: Marketing and Monetization of Facebook: Prologue

Date: 2008-03-05

Build A Simple Adobe AIR Desktop Application Using HTML & JavaScript
I spent a some time recently preparing for the Adobe AIR & Flex 3 Launch Event at my ColdFusion user group. One thing I wanted to show people was how to build a simple Adobe AIR Desktop Application using HTML & JavaScript.

Date: 2008-02-27

Adobe Launches Director 11
Adobe has announced the availability of the latest version of Director - Adobe Director 11. With Adobe Director, Multimedia Designers and Developers can author once and publish their content for the web, CD/DVD and the desktop simultaneously. It is expected to be available by March end and international versions in French, German and Japanese by June, 2008.

Date: 2008-02-20

Rackspace: Taking the next Green step in IT Hosting
Take the environmentally friendly components we already use—low voltage processors, plus energy efficient drives and RAM. Put them all together so our configurations will run even greener. And then make it simple for people to choose the green configuration or customize one that works for them. It's not revolutionary, but it's smarter and better for the world and our customers.

Date: 2008-01-28

Generalizations About Software
A reader commented that MySQL isn't "enterprise ready", to which another reader wrote: "I hate it when snobby DBAs or managers scoff at MySQL as if it isn't ready to play with the big boys. Google called, they'd like to loan you a clue."

Date: 2008-01-23

Commercial & Open Source Still Not Antonyms
Over the last few days I have just been reading my news alerts on commercial open source and I found out that someone still thinks it sounds like a contradiction in terms, others question about how open commercial open source is, while there are others who argue that OSS vendors have to sell products, not subscriptions.

Date: 2008-01-09

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