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Review: AWS Lambda redefines 'on demand'

Amazon’s simple, scalable compute service runs your functions whenever needed, but is limited to Java, Python, and Node.js

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It came from the cloud: The looming change in IT

PaaS is finally getting traction, and when it takes hold, the application workflow – and the lives of developers – will change forever.

The decline of the Java application server

It's early days for container-managed services, but already it appears that a core component of the traditional Java development stack is less central than it used to be.

There's no magic in PaaS, only trade-offs

Platform-as-a-service might work like magic for some apps, but it's a series of painful gotchas for others.

Eclipse shines light on cloud-based app dev

Eclipse Cloud Development initiative looks to host browser-based development tools in the cloud.

CloudBees enterprise PaaS bites the dust

CloudBees is shutting down its Java PaaS, Run@Cloud -- a sign of the tough market facing enterprise PaaS offerings.

How Red Hat can catch the developer train

Red Hat's technology is still top-notch, especially for mission-critical workloads. But the open source leader lacks meaningful partnerships.

Five ways Docker is taking over the world

Docker is more than a fad -- it's a real-deal technology finding widespread adoption and creating its own ecosystem.

15 technologies changing how developers work

The work of telling computers what to do is markedly different than it was even five years ago, so don't get caught asleep at the console. Peter Wayner profiles 15 technologies transforming how developers work today.

Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS

Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler.

Heroku joins other PaaS providers in supporting PHP

Facebook's HipHop VM for PHP was one factor driving Heroku to add support for PHP as a first-class citizen in its mix of languages.

The platform-as-a-service winner is ... Puppet?

Enterprises are still bucking the public cloud, and some prefer private cloud PaaS as the modern alternative to the app server of yore. But what's a devops framework doing leading the PaaS pack?

How PaaS is changing enterprise app dev

'Platform as a service' may be the least understood cloud type, but enterprise dev shops are catching on big time, bringing cloud scalability and availability to their portfolio of applications.

Pivotal to spin out Cloud Foundry PaaS into separate foundation

Pivotal, EMC, IBM, Rackspace, and VMware sponsor effort to make the open source cloud platform an industry standard.

Amazon Web Services now offers R on demand

Amazon now offers a hosted version of the Revolution Analytics R distribution, used for big data analysis, for an hourly fee.

12 predictions for the future of programming

Tech moves fast and you don't want to get left behind. Check these 12 predictions for the future of programming.

Telerik lets developers choose between building Web, hybrid or native apps

Telerik's Platform lets developers use cloud-based services for collaboration, testing, application management, and to track user behavior.

9 technologies for a supercharged 2014

Cloud computing and big data are exiting the buzzword zone in 2014, which is why database and PaaS technologies should lead the way in your enterprise.

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