Head in the Clouds: SaaS, PaaS, and Cloud Strategy

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  • What if you build it and no one comes?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 16 Oct 2015
  • Application development isn't easy. That's why the profession of software engineering is so valued and why talented cloud and mobile app developers -- like you -- are continually sought after. That ...

  • I hope your apps are better than this

    Joel Shore - News Writer 09 Oct 2015
  • Today, let's do something different. Instead of offering up my own opinions, I'll let others hang themselves with their own words. Suffice it to say, test your software fully before shipping it ...

  • Fewer, bigger cloud apps, or more that specialize?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 06 Oct 2015
  • You'd think we're in a cycle where the number of cloud applications in enterprises is on a steady increase. I would have thought that, too. After all, the rush to decimate legacy IT has turned into ...

  • Should you ponder the ethics of cloud apps you create?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 30 Sep 2015
  • Let's do some supposin'. Suppose you work for a giant, global manufacturer. The company might make air conditioners. Or diesel-powered cars. Suppose you're given detailed specifications for an ...

  • Building cloud apps? What about the specs?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 30 Sep 2015
  • Whatever language(s) you happen to use for coding applications and services, there's no doubt that you are among the world's best it. You've got the skill, the talent, the insight, and the brains ...

  • Not exactly best practices

    Joel Shore - News Writer 25 Sep 2015
  • Yesterday (Sept. 24), I attended a cloud summit seminar sponsored by the Object Management Group's Cloud Standards Customer Council. This was not about scrutinizing lines of code, but rather, an ...

  • What not to do in the cloud -- "Cloud Anti-Patterns"

    Valerie Silverthorne - Senior News & Feature Writer 23 Sep 2015
  • Sometimes the best ideas start with a rant. At least that’s what happened to Mallika Iyer, a Cloud Foundry specialist at Pivotal who helps clients either start or expand their cloud efforts. After ...

  • Have you forgotten about Windows?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 18 Sep 2015
  • We're all so busy reading (you) or writing (me) about developing apps for cloud and mobile platforms, it's getting pretty tough to find much in the way of Windows coverage. If you've forgotten ...

  • What is a software engineer? Not even IBM knows

    Joel Shore - News Writer 14 Sep 2015
  • We're all aware that as cloud applications grow in importance, businesses are clamoring to hire more software engineers. They might work in mobile application development, database design and ...

  • Can your cloud apps handle interrupted transactions?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 04 Sep 2015
  • When someone using your mobile cloud app begins a transaction and communications is unexpectedly lost, what happens on both the device and server sides when that break is detected? And what actions ...

  • Are your healthcare applications on FHIR?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 27 Aug 2015
  • As the cynics are fond of saying, the nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them. Nevertheless, if you build applications that in any way deal with healthcare, you should consider ...

  • Microservices architecture is the future now

    Joel Shore - News Writer 24 Aug 2015
  • Microservices are your future. Actually, they are your present -- or should be. If you're not already well-versed in microservices and containers, you're running at the back of the pack. It's time ...

  • IoT data: Handling a raging torrent in the cloud

    Joel Shore - News Writer 19 Aug 2015
  • As Internet of Things sensors appear in more places, it is cloud applications that must handle the data packets they generate. Depending on the use, the data could be anything from a trickle to a ...

  • Cloud first does not mean cloud always

    Joel Shore - News Writer 12 Aug 2015
  • Sitting in sessions at the Gartner Catalyst conference, one might expect to hear continual pushes to get everything into the cloud. That's just not the case. In one key session, the message was ...

  • Outsourcing development can ease the talent shortage

    Joel Shore - News Writer 11 Aug 2015
  • At the Gartner Catalyst conference in San Diego, Stephen Wheat, chief IT architect at Emory Healthcare, Georgia's largest healthcare plan, got it right. To get cloud and mobile app development done ...

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