- The King of Cloud: Q&A with Marc Benioff – Technology Review – The CEO of Salesforce.com explains why traditional software is dead and how giants like Oracle are twisting the meaning of cloud computing.
- Dropbox Announces ‘Team’ Service and Mobile Deal – Technology Review – The new service, Dropbox for Teams, which has been in beta for the past year, is aimed at companies. It will provide a terabyte of storage for five users, along with administration tools and support, for $795 per year
- Security Researchers Rain on Amazon’s Cloud – Technology Review – A new paper has revealed what its authors call "alarming" vulnerabilities in controls over Amazon's cloud service, but the problems were fixed before anyone could exploit them in real life.
- LiveMinutes Launches Simple, Free Document-Based Web Conferencing Service | TechCrunch – LiveMinutes free web-conferencing service sits between file sharing and web conferencing. You can upload documents (i.e. PowerPoint presentations etc.), and LiveMinutes will give you a link to share with other participants
- SQL Server Developer Tools – Codename Juneau vs. Red-Gate SQL Source Control – So how do the new SQL Server Developer Tools (previously code-named Juneau) stack up against SQL Source Control? Read on to find out.
- New eBook – Building a Sencha Touch Application – I just published the Building a Sencha Touch Application eBook. Based on the Sencha Touch tutorials I have written for this blog, the book will teach you how to create a Sencha Touch 1.1.1 application that allows its users to take notes and store them on the device running the app.
- GitPad.exe – Use Notepad as your Git commit editor – GitPad.exe – Use Notepad as your Git commit editor. This single executable allows you to use Notepad as your editor any time Git requires one (commits, interactive rebase, etc).
- Enterprise Java Applications on VMware – Best Practices Guide – This paper discusses best practices for running Enterprise Java Applications on VMware vSphere virtual machines. The guidelines will help you to get the best from your Java applications and application servers when you run them on VMware vSphere.
- Intel lost the tablet war — is the desktop next? – Intel is losing the multi-billion-dollar tablet war. Tied to Microsoft and its second-rate mobile architecture (currently Windows Phone "Mango"), it's way behind the transformation sweeping the computing world. I'd never count Intel out, but the ARM architecture and its related ecosystem are ideally positioned to win a major share of the desktop of tomorrow.
Links for October 27th through October 29th