Links for April 24th through April 27th

  • Google Chrome Can Now Clean Up Flash’s Cookie Mess – The newest builds of Chrome now bring this Flash cookie clearing right within the browser settings.
  • How to beat Apple – Apple also has some weak spots which a canny competitor should be able to exploit to make compelling products that Apple won't be able to duplicate or directly compete with.
  • The Cloud is not a Silver Bullet – stu.mp – The cloud isn’t a silver bullet. You still have to build proper redundancy into your systems and applications. And, most importantly, you, not Amazon, is ultimately responsible for your system’s uptime.
  • Stashboard: The open source status dashboard – Stashboard is a status dashboard for APIs and software services. It's similar to the Amazon AWS Status Page or the Google Apps Status Page.
  • How SmugMug survived the Amazonpocalypse « SmugMug’s Don MacAskill – There’s a lot of noise on the net about how cloud computing is dead, stupid, flawed, makes no sense, is coming crashing down, etc. Anyone selling that stuff is simply trying to get page views and doesn’t know what on earth they’re talking about
  • Geek Time with Josh Bloch – Google Open Source Blog – In addition to being known as "The Mother of Java", Josh Bloch is also the Chief Java Architect at Google. Josh sat down with fellow Open Source Programs Office colleague Jeremy Allison to chat about APIs, the importance of openness, and the successes and failures of Java.

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