Rick Grehan

Contributing Editor

Rick Grehan is a longtime InfoWorld reviewer and a professional software developer who currently works for Oracle.

Fabulous PHP frameworks: Zend Framework

The Zend Framework offers a comprehensive feature set and popular components in return for a significant time investment

Fabulous PHP frameworks: Qcodo, Lithium, Seagull, and Yii

Alternative PHP frameworks offer such advantages as code generation, prebuilt modules, and application performance

InfoWorld review: Fabulous PHP frameworks

Zend Framework, Symfony, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, and other PHP frameworks conquer Web development with extensive features, powerful tools, and superior ease

InfoWorld preview: WebMatrix ramps up ASP.Net development

Microsoft combines all-in-one installation, a gallery of templates, and coding shortcuts to speed dev and deployment of Windows-based websites

InfoWorld review: Nine fine Python development tools

InfoWorld review: Nine fine Python development tools

A wide-ranging flock of Python IDEs offer great options for Windows scripting, GUI applications, Web frameworks, multilanguage development, and more.

InfoWorld review: Tools for rapid Web development

With WYSIWYG prototyping environments and preconfigured graphical components, rapid Web development tools can help you build applications faster -- but with less flexibility

Debugging PHP Web apps is hard to do

Don't get caught without these handy tools for straightening out your HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL code

InfoWorld review: Eight PHP power tools

Eclipse PDT, NetBeans, NuSphere PhpED, and Zend Studio lead a capable field of IDEs for Web developers

First look: Amazon RDS gives you a MySQL server in the cloud

Amazon's Relational Database Service provides an easy escalator into the cloud for existing MySQL applications

Open source Hive: Large-scale, distributed data processing made easy

Thank heaven for Hive, a data analysis and query front end for Hadoop that makes Hadoop data files look like SQL tables

Cloud control systems tame the ether

3tera, Enomaly, Kaavo, and RightScale take myriad and mixed approaches to managing virtual servers in the sky

First look: Amazon brings MapReduce to the Elastic Cloud

Based on Hadoop, MapReduce equips users with potent distributed data-processing tools

More specialty Linuxes to the rescue

Whether your focus is security, storage, music, or religion, there's a flavor of Linux that fits the bill

Test Center review: Amazon eases cloud control

With its intuitive interface, the highly capable AWS Management Console is an ideal for users new to cloud computing

Test Center review: Specialty Linuxes to the rescue

Six sweet distributions that can boot from a pen drive, run in a sliver of RAM, rejuvenate an old system, or recover data from a dead PC

Hooking your apps into Amazon Web Services

Unsure how to get started with AWS? Some sample code will illustrate its relative simplicity

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.

Product review: .Net comes to WebSphere Portal

Mainsoft lets .Net developers build WebSphere portlets, and it allows WebSphere to talk to SharePoint, to boot

Product review: LISA iTKO 4 brings high quality to Web service testing QA

Virtualization feature simulates interaction with Web services that don't yet exist 

Test Center preview: Inside Google's mobile future

The Open Handset Alliance's Android SDK for creating mobile applications throws a few semantic curves at Java developers, but for the most part, they will feel at home; just be prepared for some rough terrain, and be sure to bring...

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