How Facebook Ships Code

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jan 26, 2011 3

Facebook is probably the hottest company today, driving a very high level of interest and scrutiny. Despite a high level of secrecy, Yee Lee, a product manager at Skype, has assembled a large collection of notes detailing how code ships at Facebook.

Python Wins Tiobe's Language of the Year Award for 2010

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jan 19, 2011 3

Tiobe's award is given to the programming language that gained most market share in 2010. Objective-C was the leader for most of 2010 but got lost ground in the last couple of months. Python grew it's market share by 1.81% since January 2010, which is nearly 4 times the overall marketshare of SAP's programming language ABAP.

Microsoft’s WebMatrix Now Shipping with PHP 5.3 and PEAR

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 30, 2010 2

The third beta of Microsoft’s WebMatrix IDE was released this month with significantly improved support for PHP. This round brings the option to choose between PHP 5.2 and 5.3 as well as support for PEAR, the PHP Extension and Application Repository.

New Relic Has Released RPM for .NET and PHP

by Abel Avram on  Oct 15, 2010

New Relic has released two new variants of its performance tool: RPM for .NET and RPM for PHP. RPM offers performance monitoring and analysis for web applications running on premises or in the cloud.

New PHP Tools for Windows Azure

by Abel Avram on  Sep 23, 2010

Microsoft has announced a new tool, Windows Azure Companion, updates to Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP and Windows Azure Command-line Tools for PHP, and version 2.0 of Windows Azure SDK for PHP at Open Source India conference which took place during September 19-21, all tools targeted at PHP developers and web administrators interested in deploying applications on Windows Azure.

New PHP Licensing Option for Cloud Computing

by Dave West on  Sep 01, 2010

Zend recently announced an 'unlimited subscription' licensing option for its PHP products, in support of cloud computing. Virtualization and Cloud Computing challenge traditional concepts of software licensing, e.g. one license per user, one license per server, because of the dynamism and variability of running instances inherent in both concepts. Zend offers one way to solve this problem.

Previewing the Main Features of RAD Studio XE

by Abel Avram on  Aug 10, 2010

Embarcadero has released a video preview of the main features coming in RAD Studio XE: Subversion support, a PHP IDE, new modeling diagrams. Future previews will include optimizations and automation features, and cloud support.

Do We Need LAMP as PaaS in the Cloud?

by Abel Avram on  May 29, 2010 8

LAMP has been a major platform for the Internet, but current cloud offerings do not seem to include LAMP as PaaS. Is LAMP needed in a cloud computing world?

Caucho To Support Java EE6 Web Profile in Resin 4.0

by Josh Long on  Feb 19, 2010

Caucho has announced that it will support the Java EE6 Web Profile in the next iteration of their lightweight application server, Resin 4.0. The Java EE6 Web Profile specifies a lighter, modern subset of the full Java EE6 specification, which must contend with backwards compatability.

PHP and Microsoft's Cloud

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 26, 2009

Microsoft is continuing to court the PHP market with drivers. With the newest offerings, Microsoft is adding support for SQL Azure, their cloud-computing platform.

Top Scripting Languages: PHP, Ruby, Python

by Sebastien Auvray on  Mar 31, 2009 7

Evans Data's published the result of its scripting language survey. PHP, Ruby and Python are the favorite choices of more than 500 developers and IT Professionals. Scripting languages usage in the enterprise has changed with time, the survey outlines the drawbacks and merits of each language.

Presentation: Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

by Abel Avram on  Mar 26, 2009 9

In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.

Eclipse PHP Development Toolset 2.0 released

by Alex Blewitt on  Jan 21, 2009

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the immediate availability of PDT 2.0, a major upgrade to the popular Eclipse PHP Development Tools project. PDT is an open source development tool that provides all the basic code editing capabilities developers need to get started developing PHP applications.

In Case You Missed It: IIS7 URL-Rewrite is Live

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 05, 2008 1

Microsoft has released its long overdue URL rewriter module for IIS 7 under a "Go Live" license. Generally speaking this means they feel the code base is stable enough for production use, but still not quite done in an official sense.

Adobe contributes AMF support to Zend Framework

by Moxie Zhang on  Sep 24, 2008

As RIA technologies and tools have been well recognized and maturing, robust server side integration is expected to become an important RIA technology improvement area. Last week Adobe and Zend announced the collaboration efforts to allow the Zend Framework support AMF.

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