August 13, 2008

Inside Amazon Web Services

From storage to payment, the king of clouds is dangling an array of low-cost services. We take a close look at the tools for IT and developers.

August 11, 2008

Test Center preview: Sun JavaFX Preview SDK

Sun's new rich Internet application framework should be a hit with Java developers, but the promising preview trails Adobe Flex/AIR and Microsoft Silverlight

July 21, 2008

Cloud versus cloud: A guided tour of Amazon, Google, AppNexus, and GoGrid

Cloud computing offerings differ in depth, breadth, style, and fine print; beneath the heady metaphor lurk familiar pitfalls, complex pricing, and many questions

July 17, 2008

Test Center preview: Microsoft's "Katmai" is filled to the brim

SQL Server 2008 release candidate sports improvements across the board, but the head turners – and disappointments – will mostly impact large shops

July 15, 2008

Test Center review: Office killers pack some heat

Cloud-based Google Docs and Zoho, as well as desktop-bound IBM Lotus Symphony and OpenOffice.org, put Microsoft's productivity suite on notice

July 7, 2008

Lab test: Climb aboard Ruby on Rails

The InfoWorld Test Center sifts through nine Rails IDEs and editors to help you choose the tools to suit your development needs

July 3, 2008

Product review: Sophos NAC is a good start

Sophos NAC Advanced combines agent-based awareness and enforcement of essential security policies for Windows end points with integration hooks to network-based control systems

June 17, 2008

Test Center review: Firefox 3 comes out sizzling

After an eight-month beta phase, Firefox's major update scores big with unprecedented ease, snappier performance, and sensible security features

June 12, 2008

Product review: Denodo brings old-school polish to new-fangled mashups

Denodo Platform marries sophisticated tools for working with relational databases and smart tools for importing data from Web, e-mail, and other unstructured sources

June 11, 2008

Lab test: Telligent Community Server 2008 spurs collaboration

Blogs, forums, and media galleries integrate with enterprise applications through Web services

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