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PHP Power Button: VMware vCloud SDK

PHP Power Button: VMware vCloud SDK

Developers have access to a growing number of options for spinning up virtual machines. With each new software release from virtualization titans such as VMware there are also developer community efforts such as VI Java API with a wide base of contributors. Just as the contributors expand so do the options for developers familiar with other…

Cloud Sharing is Caring: CloudShare Pro

Cloud Sharing is Caring: CloudShare Pro

Boss: Great demo. Now put it on this laptop for Bob in sales.
(hands you something from BestBuy that was an open box special)
Developer: Uhhh. That might be a problem. We’re using 4 VMs behind the corporate firewall. One is Rails on Linux and the others are Windows and one is running Oracle.
Boss: So… are you saying I need to get 3 more…

CodeRun: IDE for the Cloud

CodeRun: IDE for the Cloud

Have you ever needed immediate access to Windows Server for a quick web project or proof of concept demo? Did you cringe at having to find a server, the installation media, applying all the patches, rebooting, etc? What if was as easy as opening your favorite browser?

Let’s take a look at IDE for the cloud and, yes, you’ll only need your…

Spinning in Circos

Spinning in Circos

When you have data you wish to visualize there are many options. A recent graphic that made the news involved a depiction of the lawsuits in the tech world. The graphic was in response to prior depictions in an attempt to simplify and convey the meaningful trends of the data represented.

Let’s take a closer look at the software package behind…

Paradise by the Stashboard Light

Paradise by the Stashboard Light

Perhaps you have launched already. You’re up. You’re running. The next thing you know the whole stack is down! You’re back up again. A week goes by and… you remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday! Now you need to make sure everyone knows about your status.

Put down that meatloaf and let’s take a look an easy to…

IPP Support for QuickBooks Online

IPP Support for QuickBooks Online

During VMworld 2010, a presentation slide showing various retail boxes that represented VMware products was displayed on massive screens for the thousands of attendees. The speaker on the stage posed an amusing question about the choice of clip art: “Do we even sell software in boxes anymore?”

Similarly, you might think of QuickBooks as a…

Flex Your Muscles on Intuit Partner Platform (IPP)

Flex Your Muscles on Intuit Partner Platform (IPP)

Have you ever wondered about the resources and platforms used by the brain trusts and engineering teams behind products like QuickBooks, TurboTax, Quicken, or the extremely popular consumer web success story Mint.com? The company behind all of these products is Intuit.

Let’s take a look at the native and federated platforms available today…

Extract Locations: Geodict and Yahoo! Placemaker

Extract Locations: Geodict and Yahoo! Placemaker

Have you ever just wanted to point your app at a service and get immediate gratification for the location of a string of text? How about for an entire website? The good news is there is more than one way to get there.

Let’s take a look at a couple of ways to accomplish this goal.

Hunch Makes My Dreams Come True

Hunch Makes My Dreams Come True

As a developer, you probably understand the need to fix bugs and the joy that comes with that commit. You know the one. The commit that says “did it in a minute”. Why not have a little fun when you commit? When there’s a team, the fun keeps everyone from being “out of touch”.

Let’s take a look at how the Hunch software engineers keep “one on…

Getting Verbose on the Mac

Getting Verbose on the Mac

Your Mac laptop is probably very fast. Most of the time you are content to just close the lid and don’t dwell on performing a Shut Down. Perhaps you were required to restart after a Software Update. Have you ever been curious about what might be taking place behind those lovely Apple GUI designed screens as your laptop springs to life?

Let’s…

Closer Look: Rise of the Data Scientist

Closer Look: Rise of the Data Scientist

You read “Beautiful Data” and highlighted parts to share with your data geek cohorts. You log everything. Deep down you know there will be metrics in this growing pile.

But have you ever stepped back to reflect on the growing piles of data and wondered how to begin to slice and dice it? You might want to find a data scientist.

Let’s take a…

Fun with Polymaps and CloudMade

Fun with Polymaps and CloudMade

Sometimes you need a map and the standard maps don’t fit the bill. That means you need to make your own map. Luckily, this can be done online so put away your crayons and construction paper.

Let’s take a look at using Polymaps with CloudMade.

Saying Hello via IP Geolocation API

Saying Hello via IP Geolocation API

Have you ever wanted to determine geographical information about an IP address? There are a growing number of services to accomplish this goal that are a mix of on-demand and offline bulk database services.

Let’s take a look at the Quova API using Ruby.

Bug Labs Open Source Hardware on Verizon’s ODI

Bug Labs Open Source Hardware on Verizon’s ODI

Day 2 of the Verizon Developer Community Conference 2010 offered a deep dive into ares such as open source hardware, network APIs and more. RWH sat down with developers attending and gathered feedback that other mobile app developers will appreciate and hopefully apply in their own endeavors.

Let’s take a closer look.

DIY RSS Push Notifications with Notifo

DIY RSS Push Notifications with Notifo

If you like to get immediate notifications when a story hits the wire you are not alone. What if you could schedule your notifications a few times a day. If only there was a way to use push notifications on your iPhone and have them appear on your desktops too.

Using some of the new notification services available this is possible. Let’s take a…

Using Cloudkick with Physical Servers

Using Cloudkick with Physical Servers

Perhaps you have taken the plunge into the fluffy cloud of the virtual data center. If so, there might be a few of those pesky physical servers still awaiting their eventual destruction. There’s no reason not to include them in your dashboard views of the cloud you created.

Let’s take a look at how you can use Cloudkick to bring your physical…

Day 2: Intel AppUp Elements 2010

Day 2: Intel AppUp Elements 2010

Day 2 of Intel AppUp Elements 2010 included topics to help developers make money with apps, promote apps to increase success, and understand the continuously evolving apps ecosystem. Attendees also had access to Blackbelt level developers and Adobe AIR developers.

Let’s take a closer look.

Day 1: Intel AppUp Elements 2010

Day 1: Intel AppUp Elements 2010

Day 1 of Intel AppUp Elements 2010 included the keynote followed by intimate talks focused on three core pillars: monetization, fragmentation, and visibility. App developers were presented with the Intel vision of the app marketplace today and the near future.

Let’s take a closer look.

Preview: Intel AppUp Elements 2010

Preview: Intel AppUp Elements 2010

What do you get when you fill a room with developers, retro and modern gaming, Wil Wheaton (@wilw), and beverages? If you guessed a time portal to another dimension replete with plasma spewing monsters, adult language, adult situations, deep gamer sub-references and a barely PG-13 rating from the MPAA…. you might be close.

Tomorrow kicks off…