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Archive for the ‘cloud’ Category

I’ve got a .NET product on-premises and I want to move it to Windows Azure. How much will it cost me?

„Show me the money” – Frank “Cush” Cushman in „Jerry Macguire” small business incentives A business of hundreds of millions, if not even billions Windows Azure, the cloud computing platform launched by Microsoft in 2010 celebrated on February 1st 2013 three years of existence. Public information regarding income exclusively from the Windows Azure business is missing; however, if we are to look at the last quarter (Q2 2013) we notice that the division „Server & Tools” (which Windows Azure is part of) reached an income of $5.88 billion, 33% more than in Q2 2011, the last quarter when Microsoft did […]

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RavenDB – yet another NoSQL DBMS … or not?

Nowadays we see more and more non relational database management systems put forward especially in the PaaS / IaaS field: DynamoDB & SimpleDB (on Amazon), MongoDB, Apache Cassandra,  Microsoft Azure Table Storage, CouchDB etc. If we would take a look at the .NET world, what alternatives do we have for Azure Nosql Storage? Many of the most popular NoSQL dbms interface with .NET via different means like web oriented APIs, Thrift interface, COM interop & LINQ adapters built on top of services, but this article will focus on a .NET native one which was built targeting the .NET platform in […]

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The future native cross platform UI technology that may not be

Everybody is beating the world wide web horse with respect to cross platform software UI. With so many devices and operating systems on the market today, developers become confronted with a difficult problem, that of choosing which one to develop their applications for. We’ve blogged about this before, recommending the web as a safe and future-proof target, especially for enterprise software user interfaces. The web is not the only answer It is unquestionable that native software development brings the best possible user experience for an application. This makes a lot of sense since a platform vendor, such as Apple, Microsoft […]

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Real-time web presentations with Google+ Hangouts and Scribd

One of the compelling features of Google+ is Hangouts. It enables group video chat rooms that are advertised on a user’s profile. It’s one of the few options of doing web video communication that involves more than two persons. Early after launching the social product positioned against Facebook, Google also published a developer preview of the Hangouts API. Since I’m a huge fan of real-time communication over the Internet, I immediately became interested in this. A hangout app consists of an XML application file that describes basic properties and references to various resources such as CSS and JavaScript files. The […]

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Is Cloud Computing taking off?

Everybody is talking about cloud computing these days and honestly looking at the trend’s slope I won’t be surprised to hear soon even pickup lines inspired by this new paradigm. Every now and then it is almost natural to ask ourselves one simple question – why? Is it because of some sort of worldwide conspiracy or is it the fact that this new paradigm adds real value to both the technical and business worlds? Although it is impossible to exhaustively answer these questions in a single article I will try to get to the bottom of a more approachable one […]

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