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Liz McMillan

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Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys. With millions of smart devices coming in the near future, are we really going to have millions of apps? People are already "app-fatigued." There will always be room for hero-apps like snapchat but do I really want an app for my smart suitcase? That jukebox in the corner? The bus ... (more)

Non-Profit Group Slams Google

Cloud Computing Journal Consumer Watchdog slammed Google for its apparent hypocrisy in marketing its new "cloud computing" products, blandly assuring customers that their data is secure on Google internet servers but at the same time warning shareholders of the security risks posed by swift expansion of its commercial online business. The nonpartisan, nonprofit group sent a letter to a Los Angeles City Councilman showing that Google says one thing when trying to sell its products, but something else in federally required filings aimed at shareholders. Consumer Watchdog also rel... (more)

SDDC: Product or Project By @SuperNap | @CloudExpo [#Cloud #SDN]

Software Defined Data Center: Product or Project Simply defined the SDDC promises that you'll be able to treat "all" of your IT infrastructure as if it's completely malleable. That there are no restrictions to how you can use and assign everything from border controls to VM size as long as you stay within the technical capabilities of the devices. The promise is great, but the reality is still a dream for the majority of enterprises. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, EVP, Ecosystem Evangelism at SUPERNAP, will cover where and how a business might benefit from SDDC a... (more)

Announcing All Star @SoftLayer Faculty at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley [#Cloud #PaaS]

As Platform as a Service (PaaS) matures as a category, developers should have the ability to use the programming language of their choice to build applications and have access to a wide array of services. Bluemix isIBM's open cloud development platform that enables users to easily build cloud-based, creative mobile and web applications without having to spend large amounts of time and resources on configuring infrastructure and multiple software licenses. Join SoftLayer on Nov. 4 at 15th Cloud Expo to learn about the array of services to support and accelerate application develop... (more)

Midnight Coders Releases AppPuncher Debugger for AJAX, Silverlight

Midnight Coders has announced the release of AppPuncher Debugger, the first edition out of four Rich Internet Application testing products slated for release this quarter. AppPuncher Debugger is a client-server testing tool that allows developers to inspect data exchanged between browser and server to understand and diagnose communication problems. AppPuncher Debugger runs next to an RIA browser-based client (Flex, Flash, AJAX, Silverlight or traditional browser-based applications) registering itself as a proxy that is recognized by Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and F... (more)