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Benchmarking Amazon EC2: The wacky world of Cloud performance

Before turning to the world of Cloud computing, let's pause to remember the crazy days of the 1970s when the science of the assembly line wasn't well-understood and consumers discovered that each purchase was something of a gamble.

Written by Peter Wayner31 July 13 21:01

15 workplace barriers to better code

The product had to ship yesterday. The users are screaming about a missing feature. The boss's boss says we better get moving or else the ax will fall. Nothing ever seems to work as well as it could.

Written by Peter Wayner24 June 13 15:10

Benchmarking Amazon EC2: The wacky world of cloud performance

Before turning to the world of cloud computing, let's pause to remember the crazy days of the 1970s when the science of the assembly line wasn't well-understood and consumers discovered that each purchase was something of a gamble. This was perhaps most true at the car dealer, where the quality of new cars was so random that buyers began to demand to know the day a car rolled off the assembly line.

Written by Peter Wayner01 May 13 14:27

Review: 4 killer cloud IDEs

Surprisingly beefy, browser-based JSFiddle, Icenium, Cloud9, and Codenvy stretch from client-side JavaScript to server-side Java and Web stacks

Written by Peter Wayner17 April 13 10:09

In Pictures: 13 hot new open source projects

Browser-based toolkits, add-ons to old favorites, tools programmers will love -- here are the most promising projects emerging from the open source community today

Written by Peter Wayner12 April 13 08:05

Review: Amazon, the mother of all clouds

Ah, Amazon -- did Jeff Bezos choose that name to symbolize the largest bookstore in the world or did he realize that he would one day create an enterprise Cloud service that was as large and complex as the river basin? After spending some time with his enterprise infrastructure service, I think he saw this coming.

Written by Peter Wayner13 March 13 14:53

Review: Dell Cloud lets you have it your way

Dell's VMware-based cloud infrastructure provides all of the flexibility and complexity of the leading enterprise virtualization platform

Written by Peter Wayner20 Feb. 13 11:09

Safeguard your code: 17 security tips for developers

The scary stories from the Web are getting worse. First there were a few stolen credit card numbers. Then there were a few thousand. Now we hear about millions of financial records being exposed by security breaches, and we grow numb to the potential threat. Credit card numbers barely scratch the surface of what the bad guys are after, and there are more dangerous stories that come out of the labs studying cyber war.

Written by Peter Wayner04 Feb. 13 15:54
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