Mobile dev chops? Cloud infrastructure skills? You're hired!
For 2014, IT hiring firms see a greater emphasis on cloud-related tech skills and more reliance on contractors.
Serdar Yegulalp , December 2013
Review: Dueling hybrid cloud wizards
CloudVelocity and Ravello Systems march clones of in-house servers into the cloud for development, testing, and disaster recovery.
Peter Wayner, November 2013
Mobile doesn't need the cloud as its engine
There's no doubt: The cloud makes mobile computing more useful. But that truism can quickly lead you to a bad place -- namely, that mobile devices should just be portals to cloud services.
Galen Gruman, November 2013
Salesforce goes all in on APIs
Newly announced Salesforce1 platform delivers platform services via APIs and represents re-envisioning of the company.
Paul Krill, November 2013
The risks and rewards of the age of APIs
As connected systems become the norm, developers are finding APIs more than plentiful. The issue is choosing an appropriate, high quality API among thousands of options.
Paul Krill , November 2013
Google extends App Engine for mobile app back end
Google Cloud Endpoints is a new collection of hosted tools and libraries that extend Google App Engine's current PaaS offering with infrastructure for cloud-based Android and iOS mobile apps.
Joab Jackson, November 2013
Surprise! Java is fastest for server-side Web apps
Recent benchmarks show what many Java developers have known all along, with three Java web application frameworks topping the charts for server-side performance.
Serdar Yegulalp, November 2013
Troubleshooting Java enterprise application performance
This article addresses frequently occurring issues that can snowball into performance bottlenecks in enterprise Java applications. Based on a sample Java web services application, the authors focus on real-world techniques to catch potential problems early and performance-tune code during the development cycle.
Gopala Krishna Behara and Sailaja Vedantam, November 2013
Cloudera pitches Hadoop for everything. Really?
Cloudera's idea of Hadoop as an enterprise data hub is a bold one, but the reality's quite different: Hadoop still has a long way to go before it can eclipse all other big data solutions.
Serdar Yegulalp , October 2013
Java tip: Consuming SharePoint web services with a Java client
Many companies use SharePoint to store and share documents, but relatively few Java developers know how to access SharePoint web services from a Java client. In this Java tip, learn how to use CAML calls for CRUD operations in SharePoint's Copy and Lists web services.
Joseph Chandler, October 2013
Continuous delivery revs up software updates
Continuous delivery has made the annual software update a thing of the past, especially for cloud and mobile apps. Industry experts advise due diligence when adopting the agile methodology.
Paul Krill, October 2013
Apache CloudStack 4.2: Easier upgrades, faster installation, better scaling
Donated to Apache in March 2013, the Citrix CloudStack is now in its second release, featuring improvements to the process for installation and upgrades as well as more efficient scaling.
Serdar Yegulalp , October 2013
How to provision users in a cloud world
When subscribing to multiple SaaS offerings serving many users, it gets complicated quickly. Here's how to address the problem now and in the future.
Phil Rhodes, September 2013
Java tip: Write an SOA integration layer with Apache Camel
Use Apache Camel's Multicast and Aggregator pattern implementations to develop a quick-and-easy integration layer for a service-oriented architecture.
Anirban Konar and Devaradjan Venkatesan, September 2013
Java EE a tough sell for Spring framework users
New Spring framework releases such as Spring 4.0 and Spring IO stay in step with the evolving Java EE while offering programming ease and enterprise features not found on the Java standard platform.
Paul Krill, September 2013