FP Complete has launched Haskell Center, their new Haskell IDE and application server. The IDE is browser based, and together with their application server, should make it much easier to create and run web based Haskell programs.
Microsoft and Google are working together in a fight for greater transparency on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders. Not satisfied with the limited out of court agreement that’s already been reached with the US government to disclose summary data relating to national security requests, the two companies are now taking legal action and lobbying for support from Congress.
VMware launched new networking and storage capabilities for its Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) at the opening keynote of VMworld 2013, delivering products it promised a year ago.
Google App Engine developers can now access dedicated cache up to 20GB of memory and split the application in modules providing stateless and secure services.
Microsoft recently announced preview of Multi-Factor Authentication in Windows Azure. This can be enabled for Windows Azure Management portal, Microsoft Online Services such as Office 365, as well as custom applications.
Shortly after Google announced their Mobile Backend Starter for Android applications, Microsoft has announced the extension of their Azure mobile services adding support for Custom APIs, Git, NPM, Android Push Notifications, and a free SQL DB.
Cloud Foundry has announced the deprecation of its current service and planned launch of Cloud Foundry V2. The new service will become a paid service along with a new architecture and new features including a web console, team development and buildpacks for customizing languages and runtime environments. There will also be support for custom domains and a services marketplace.
Google is making MySQL available in the cloud as a fully managed service, including a JSON API for programmatic management.
Amazon's free, one-day cloud community event took place in Berlin this month. Aimed at developers, technical and business leaders, the topics of the series increasingly focus on cost effectiveness, high availability, big data and security. The summit was complemented with presentations from successful local AWS adopters.
A keynote presentation by Adrian Cockroft, Cloud Architect at Netflix, describes the Netflix "Cloud Native" architecture and the trade-off between the Utopia of perfection versus the new engineering challenge of building highly agile and highly available services from ephemeral and often broken components.
CloudMunch launched its full-stack DevOps platform - a dashboard of pre-integrated tools for version control, build management, validation, automated testing, deployment and cloud connectors. The company claims its platform significantly simplifies deployment of applications and infrastructure.
Latest Rackspace developments include .NET SDK, PowerClient – a PowerShell-based management tool – and PHP mobile back-end.
Tom Baeyens, the original creator of JBoss jBPM (acquired by Red Hat) and Activiti (acquired by Alfresco), has announced Effektif, a new cloud-based Business Process Management (BPM) tool for process automation. The new venture is being developed in partnership with Signavio. InfoQ spoke to Baeyens and co-CEO of Signavio Decker to find out more.
NuoDB recently released its Cloud Database Management System which supports SQL queries, ACID (Atomic, Consistent, Isolated and Durable) transactions, and easy scaling to multiple nodes. It is designed for companies that need to scale their databases to multiple servers but don’t want to give up the power of relational algebra or transactional guarantees.
Microsoft's guidance on how to deploy a SQL solution in Azure addresses many concerns such as service level agreements, maintenance, and scalability. Additionally, a framework is offered which helps developers make this decision based upon their solution's specific needs.