July 16, 2014

Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS

Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler

June 11, 2014

Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

June 9, 2014

Review: Docker 1.0 is ready for prime time

The first production-ready version of the open source Linux container engine irons out networking and other wrinkles

May 29, 2014

Review: Google Drive leads in features, lags in ease-of-use

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides comprise the most powerful online productivity suite, but significant shortcomings remain

May 14, 2014

Review: Apple's iWork for iCloud is elegant but limited

Apple's online productivity suite is exceptionally polished and easy to use, but lacking in word processing and spreadsheet features

May 7, 2014

Review: Office Online is great for Word and Excel, not PowerPoint

Word Online and Excel Online are surprisingly capable, but PowerPoint Online and Office document compatibility are still half-baked

April 2, 2014

Big data showdown: Cassandra vs. HBase

Bigtable-inspired open source projects take different routes to the highly scalable, highly flexible, distributed, wide column data store

March 31, 2014

Review: HBase is massively scalable -- and hugely complex

Apache HBase offers extreme scalability, reliability, and flexibility, but at the cost of many moving parts

March 26, 2014

Git smart! 20 essential tips for Git and GitHub users

The programming world's favorite distributed version control system also lets you find, share, and improve code. Here's how to make Git and GitHub work better for you

March 24, 2014

Review: Cassandra lowers the barriers to big data

Apache Cassandra 2.0 combines NoSQL flexibility and scalability with friendly SQL-like queries

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