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Measuring Ecosystem Popularity Through Twitter Follower Count, Growth

July 18, 2012

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Donnie Berkholz of the analysis firm RedMonk recently posted an article about observing tech trends by monitoring book sales. He saw a resurgence of interest in Java, a slowdown of interest in Microsoft languages (except PowerShell), upward movement in Python, and declining interesting in SQL. While on Twitter the other day, I was looking at […]

Installing and Testing the New Service Bus for Windows

July 17, 2012

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Yesterday, Microsoft kicked out the first public beta of the Service Bus for Windows software. You can use this to install and maintain Service Bus queues and topics in your own data center (or laptop!). See my InfoQ article for a bit more info. I thought I’d take a stab at installing this software on […]

IaaS vs. PaaS: Deploying a Web Application

July 6, 2012

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My buddy and partner-in-crime, Adron Hall, built a web application that we at Tier 3 plan on using for our internal/external product catalog. He initially deployed the app (ASP.NET + SQL Server DB) to our IaaS fabric, but wanted to compare THAT experience with the steps to deploy to our PaaS (Web Fabric) instead. So, […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Paolo Salvatori

July 2, 2012

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Welcome to the 41st interview in this longer-than-expected running series of chats with thought leaders in the “connected technology” space.  This month, I’m pleased to snag Paolo Salvatori who is Senior Program Manager on the Business Platform Division Customer Advisory Team (CAT) at Microsoft, an epic blogger, frequent conference speaker, and recognized expert in distributed […]

Is PaaS PLUS IaaS the Killer Cloud Combination?

July 2, 2012

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George Reese of enstratus just wrote a great blog post about VMware’s cloud strategy, but I zeroed in on one of his major sub-points. He mentions that the entrance into the IaaS space by Google and Microsoft signifies that PaaS isn’t getting the mass adoption that was expected. In short, Microsoft and Google moving into […]

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