Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa
Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here
are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with...
RANDY BIAS | @randybias
"Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.]
That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)
This presentation by Kris Hadlock at the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference &
Expo (March 19-21, 2007, New York City), is a comprehensive discussion on
how to create a custom AJAX library or set of components that can be reused
in any web application.
Steps: The benefits of reusable AJAX components. The rapid development of a
engine. Rendering components from dynamic responses. Component integration
into an existing web application
Speaker Bio: Kris Hadlock has been a contract web developer and designer
since 1996. He is the author of AJAX for Web Application Developers (Sams,
October 2006) and a featured columnist and writer for numerous web sites and
design magazines. He is also the founder of Studio Sedition, a web
development firm, and is the cofounder of 33Inc alongside partner Robert
Hoekman J... (more)
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having
said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because
they can only give you answers."
Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would
share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application
pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered.
From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed.
What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX?
Eric Miraglia of Yahoo!
1. (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the
iPhone SDK vs using AJAX?
2. How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to
make it faster?
3. When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for
my rich web apps? Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)
At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling
network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors,
writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry
going next year?
Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and
of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how
it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale
- all that good stuff.
Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming
Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal
My predictions for 2006....
1. Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails
It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby.
Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like
Groovy ... (more)
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) efforts are typically thought of as a
“behind-the-scenes” solution. However, as SOA efforts have
matured, enterprises have begun to focus on methods of improving SOA ROI by
delivering these services to end-user communities via the Enterprise Mashup.
Enterprise Mashups are compelling because they enable business users to
self-integrate services from both inside and outside the corporate firewall
in flexible, innovative ways, yet stay within the context of a security and
governance framework that enterprises require. Speaker Bio: John Crupi is
the CTO of JackBe Corporation. As CTO he is entrusted with understanding
market forces and business drivers to drive JackBe's technical vision and
strategy. He has 20 years of experience in OO and enterprise-distributed
computing. Previously, John spent eight years with Sun Micros... (more)
The term Cloud Computing is getting a lot of air play these days — it is
the computing equivalent of a U.S. Presidential Election. It has loads of
twists and turns, plenty of eager participants, lots of money being spent on
it and it gets to consume large amounts of the news cycle...often without a
lot of new information. We are only just beginning to imagine what a true
Cloud-based Enterprise Application can mean in terms of the new business
model opportunities it will create.
The term “Cloud Computing” is getting a lot of air play these days — it
is the computing equivalent of a U.S. Presidential Election. It has loads of
twists and turns, plenty of eager participants, lots of money being spent on
it and it gets to consume large amounts of the news cycle…often without a
lot of new information. So what exactly is “Cloud Computing”? I’m gonna
have a crack at answer... (more)
June 6, 2012 was the iPv6 day – we no longer have to worry about running
out of IP addresses.
World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit
organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has
selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark the
beginning of a new phase in the life of the Internet, when IPv6 begins to
become a normal part of the Internet experience for everyone—taking over
Not only is it the end of iPv4 era it also is the end of IE era – Chrome
first overtook IE on Sundays!
Chrome overtakes IE on weekends: Over the past three weeks, Google Chrome has
beaten out Internet Explorer as the No. 1 browser in the world — but only
on Sundays. Monday through Saturday, IE has remained the browser with the
highest worldwide market share, although its lead is slipping.
And then af... (more)
This is a series of three articles – the first (this one) outlining the
significance of Web 2.0 technologies, the second article discussing the
impact of Web 2.0 technologies on mobility and the final article on the
impact of Web 2.0 technologies on digital convergence.
If you are already familiar with Web 2.0, my goal, in a nutshell (no pun
intended!) is to extend Tim O Reilly’s seven principles to mobility and
Thus, I will not attempt to add to the body of knowledge in terms of basic
Web 2.0 concepts themselves. I would rather prefer to build on some of the
excellent work done on the subject from folk such as Tim O Reilly, Richard
McManus and others. I will use their work as a background and extrapolate the
basic Web 2.0 principles to mobility and digital convergence (areas which I
am more familiar with).
My approach will be to ask a series o... (more)
Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 solution is an application development and
deployment platform that increases productivity by minimizing painful coding;
improves efficiency through the re-use of legacy and SOA assets; and creates
a more agile business by delivering secure, mission-critical applications
over the Web.
With Nexaweb, building enterprise-strength composite and mashup solutions
using Ajax and Java UI applications that access legacy and service-oriented
data systems is simple. And because it's done in a unified declarative XML
development environment, it doesn't require re-writing code. Only Nexaweb's
comprehensive Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions are backed by an established
methodology and reference architecture proven by more than 5,000 successful
global deployments. Nexaweb's brand-name customer roster includes Aflac
Japan, Ameripath, ARTstor, Bank of Tokyo M... (more)
In this session Jon and Sumeer will describe current work at OpenAjax
Alliance on OpenAjax Hub 1.1 and secure mashups. Mashups have the potential
for revolutionizing the way Web applications are developed, but there are
security risks. In order to unleash the industry, OpenAjax Alliance is adding
secure mashup features to its OpenAjax Hub 1.1 release. This new release will
include a set of techniques called "SMash" that were originally developed by
IBM Research and allows for secure mashups that run in today's browsers. The
session will introduce mashups, OpenAjax Hub, and SMash, and will highlight
related OpenAjax work around widget metadata standards.
Speaker Bios: Sumeer Bhola is a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson
Research Center, where he investigates security for the Web. He has
previously worked on distributed computing, computer supported collabora... (more)
Julian Kamil's etechcetera Blog
IBM HTTP Server (IHS) is a derivative of Apache with extensions to support
the IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS). It is different enough that you
can’t simply interchange it with the plain Apache if you have to
support WAS applications. Nevertheless, it is still an Apache derivative, and
therefore it supports Apache modules and extensions and behaves more or less
Recently, I ran into a requirement to set up a file server on an IBM zSeries
mainframe platform running various WAS components and applications. To cut a
long story short, this customer requirement eventually translates into having
a WebDAV file server set up on existing IHS instances on the mainframe.
Well, don’t let the mainframe platform scare you away. This system runs
Linux on System z — or zLinux — virtual machines with Novell SUSE... (more)