Application Architecture - Infoworld en The (infrastructure) fix is in <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt=" The (infrastructure) fix is in&lt;" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Two months ago, on Oct. 1, the U.S. government rolled out, where citizens could explore new health care options and apply for new health care insurance.</p> Data Center Application Architecture E-government Web Development Data Center Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 232295 at Migrating to the cloud means more work than you think <p>Taking advantage of the cloud -- <a href="">IaaS</a> and PaaS, in particular -- requires a lot more work than most IT departments realize. And before you roll your eyes at yet another column about the cloud, it gets worse: I'm going to do something we geezers in training do a lot of. That is, I'm going to explain that the young whippersnappers who think they know it all need to learn from our experience.</p> Cloud Computing Application Architecture IaaS PaaS Cloud Computing Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 198381 at Open source celebrates the freedom to leave <p>This week in San Francisco, the <a href=";" target="_blank">Open Source Business Conference</a> unveiled its sixth annual Future of Open Source Survey. A self-selecting survey, <a href="" target="_blank">its results</a> very much reflect the interests of its sponsors, with the mere 740 respondents participating this year representing a 60 percent increase over the number who responded to last year's survey.</p> Enterprise Architecture Open Source Software Application Architecture Open Source Software Fri, 25 May 2012 10:57:26 +0000 Simon Phipps 194182 at Introducing Opa, a Web dev language to rule them all <p>A perennial problem with Web development is <a href="">its complexity</a> and the number of languages and technologies a developer must juggle to deploy even the simplest Web application. You need HTML and CSS for the UI, JavaScript for the client-side code, a server-side platform such as Java or PHP for the back-end logic, SQL to access the database, and potentially more.</p> <p>What if all of that went away?</p> Application Development Application Architecture Application Servers Application Development Development Tools Web Development Open Source Software Web Services Thu, 08 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 172060 at Facebook shouldn't be afraid to rewrite its code, and neither should you <p>In most fields, there's a special kind of shame associated with having to start a project over from scratch. As an architect, for example, the last thing you want to hear is that one of your buildings will be torn down and rebuilt from the ground up because it can no longer support the weight of its tenants.</p> <p>According to computer scientist and entrepreneur Michael Stonebraker, however, that's more or less the situation confronting Facebook right now. Only in Facebook's case, the "building" is a Web application, and the problem isn't concrete or steel girders; it's MySQL.</p> Application Development Data Management Facebook Application Architecture Agile Development Application Development IT Strategy SQL Startups Web Applications Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 166905 at Planning a development project? Bring your wallet <p>Good news for developers! According to <a href="" target="_blank">a new report from Forrester</a>, titled "The State of Application Development in Enterprises and SMBs," North American and European companies are more likely to maintain or increase their level of spending on software development in the coming year than to decrease it. Also, software development will account for a larger portion of companies' IT budgets in 2011 than in recent years.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Application Architecture Application Development IT Strategy SaaS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 157866 at How hard does your network infrastructure work? <p>I'm a consultant, so part of my job is to sit through meetings that hash over hardware specifications for IT projects -- most often network equipment and servers, and sometimes load-balancing and security gear, too.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Application Architecture IT Strategy Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 154346 at Inside Google Native Client for x86 binaries <p>Last week, Google announced <a href="">a new version of its SDK for Native Client</a> (aka NaCl, in a riff on the chemical formula for salt).</p> Application Development Google Application Architecture Development Tools Web Development Web Applications Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 152515 at