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Windows Azure Gets Node.js, SQL Azure Federation, Increased DB Limits

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Dec 14, 2011

Windows Azure team announced major updates including support for Node.js, better scalability for SQL Azure through Federation and higher individual DB Size limits (upto 150 GB), a limited preview for Hadoop and more.

Heroku Launches Postgres as a Standalone Service.

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 29, 2011 1

Until now, Postgres was only available to Heroku customers for use with Heroku platform apps. This new service can be used from anywhere and with any Postgres client. Apps can connect from Heroku, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure, Cloud Foundry, EC2, or from your local computer while PostgreSQL is supported by most modern programming languages - including Perl, Python, Ruby, Scala ...

WSO2 Releases New Versions of WSO2 Carbon and Stratos

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 14, 2011 1

WSO2 has added a new Ghost Deployer, a Cassandra-based Column Store Service, an Apache Subversion-based Deployment and an enhanced Load Balancer to both Carbon and Stratos. This functionality is also available on StratosLive.

Python and Django on Heroku

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 29, 2011

Python has joined the growing ranks of officially-supported languages on Heroku's polyglot platform, going into public beta this week. Python was the most-requested language for Heroku, and it brings with the Django web framework.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM As Development Platform

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Aug 23, 2011

The Dynamics CRM SDK, which allows Dynamics CRM to be customized using .NET framework, opens the entire object model to developers to build solutions against. It does this using reusable application services and a multi-tenant architecture and allows to build multiple Line-Of-Business xRM applications on a single platform.

Thoughtworks Technology Radar July 2011

by Dilip Krishnan on  Aug 11, 2011 4

ThoughtWorks recently published its Technology Radar; a report to help technology leaders understand emerging technologies, identify strategic platforms and tools and prepare their organizations for them.

Preview: 15th SPLC Conference on Software Product Lines

by Michael Stal on  Aug 05, 2011

The International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is the most important event that covers the full range of Product Line Engineering in software-intensive products. Its 15th incarnation will take place in the Munich City Center from August 21st to August 26th.

Lots of Breaking Changes in Store for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 01, 2011 1

Microsoft bills Dynamics AX as an “enterprise resource planning solution”, but that term is not quite accurate. Like most ERP products, Dynamics AX is more akin to development platforms such as Salesforce than turn-key products that one can simply use. Since changes to the platform offers new opportunities and challenges for enterprise developers, now one of the products being tracked by InfoQ.

One Year of Apache Karaf

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 17, 2011 1

Apache Karaf has reached one year old today, as a top-level project at Apache. Karaf is a runtime package consisting of an OSGi framework (either Equinox or Felix), a command shell (Felix Gogo) and a number of useful utilities built in by default.

Caucho Resin is Officially Certified Against the Java EE 6 Web Profile

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jun 08, 2011

Caucho Resin has recently been certified a compliant implementation of the EE 6 Web Profile, starting with version 4.0.17.

Steve Marx Explores Hidden Gems in Windows Azure

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Apr 21, 2011

Steve Marx, Tactical Strategist at Windows Azure, gave a presentation at MIX11 on “10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Windows Azure”, highlighting a list of things that can be done with WA but may not be common knowledge. We got in touch with Steve to ask him more about AppFabric, Startup Tasks, Blob leasing and more -

VMware Unveils Open Source PaaS Cloud Foundry

by Charles Humble on  Apr 12, 2011 4

VMware has today announced the launch of an open source "Platform as a Service" (PaaS), Cloud Foundry.

Oracle Seeking Community Input for JDK 8

by Charles Humble on  Apr 06, 2011

With Java 7 now feature complete, Oracle is asking for input from the community for the next release, scheduled for late 2012. We take a look at what is likely to be in, and the overall direction of travel for Java 8.

IBM Releases New 64-bit Java SDK for z/OS

by Charles Humble on  Mar 23, 2011

IBM has released two new Java 6 SDKs based on its J9 VM, to take advantage of enhancements to z/OS Java security and the new z196 instructions.

GigaSpaces Announces Upcoming Release of It's Second-Generation Cloud-Enablement Platform

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Mar 08, 2011

GigaSpaces announced the launch of its Cloud-enabled Application Platform for Enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS Enablement at CloudConnect on Monday, March 7. InfoQ caught up with the GigaSpaces team to take a closer look.

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