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People's experience of Cloud Computing (using Force.com) [closed]

I would like to know about people's experience of working with APEX and the SalesForce.com platform, was it easy to work with? How similar to Java and C# is it? What did you like? What don't you like? ...
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Local and cloud editions?

I have a .NET web server application I'm building that I plan to host at a .NET cloud hosting platform, like AppHarbor with SQL server. It will be used by multiple small groups of people to record and ...
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How should I communicate the specifics of cloud computing (as compared to other)

A meeting today went well where I explained that cloud computing which one of the persons recognized was something else than a traditional RDBMS and I said that cloud computing is that everthing is ...
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Do some languages make it easier to build graphically-intensive GUIs?

I made an algorithm that has a good potential use for a commercial application. I'm thinking of making a GUI, and since it's computationally expensive, I'm thinking of putting it "on the cloud" to ...
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How can you demonstrate scalabity and load balancing property of a cloud application on Windows Azure?

For my project I want to develop an web application with Windows Azure as the platform using C# language. The idea is to host the website of a University on the cloud. Whenever it announces the ...
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What is a good intro to cloud-computing architecture? [closed]

Awhile ago I tried reading about Google App Engine, from its site and from the Wikipedia article. What I realized was that not only did I not understand what it did, I didn't even know what problem it ...
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Sharding and Cloud computing [closed]

I've read that Facebook uses this technique DB sharding to manage its data volume and that the idea of cloud computing is elastic resources. So I'm wondering does the cloud instance take care of ...
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What is “The Cloud”? What do I say when people ask if my web service is “on the cloud”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is “the Cloud” and how does it relate to development? First some context: I don't understand what people are asking when they ask "It it on the cloud?" ...
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What does Private Cloud mean?

I read through a few discussions in SE about Cloud Computing . From them, I understand cloud as "computing / data-storage facility that is owned by a different entity; using hardware & software ...
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When is cloud database right for me?

Some say that DBaaS (database as a service) -- aka cloud database -- is not suitable for Business Intelligence (BI), analytics (OLAP) or archiving. Is this true? More generally, when DBaaS is the ...
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How do you control nodes in a server farm?

I've been reading about hadoop and multi-node setups, and it says in the documentation that you must have a JVM and hadoop software already running on those nodes. My question is, do people install ...
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Are there any examples of implementing and effectively responding to a “Chaos Monkey”?

Jeff Atwood recently wrote a blog post about Netflix's implementation of a "Chaos Monkey". It is a very high level article. I am curious if anyone has actually implemented this technique for testing a ...
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I want to learn and explore cloud computing, what technologies should I be aware off for the same? [closed]

I want to get into Cloud Computing. Before I choose a particular vendor platform I want to learn: What are the underlying technologies, tools and paradigms that I should be aware off to make myself ...
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Cloud service and IM protocol advice, for a backend to group chat mobile app

Overview I’m going to develop an app on Android and iOS. It will allow users to set up group ‘chat rooms’ and talk on chat rooms set up by other users. The service needs to be highly scalable, such ...
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Windows Azure vs GAE vs AWS - for process based application

I am writing an application that will crawl web pages and analyze data, and I'm wondering if I can host this as a cloud-based service. The main reason I'm looking at cloud hosting is that users may ...
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One-time income with recurring costs: how to mantain an app in the cloud

You have an idea of a software/app/webapp/website that you would like to spend some effort and implement. Your idea uses a cloud system to keep things up and you think you could earn some money by ...
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The New Programming Language & BCL for the Cloud [closed]

Let's say you need to implement a new programming language and BCL designed specifically for operating in the cloud (it won't be used on client machines ever). It should be optimized for cloud ...
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What is “the Cloud” and how does it relate to development?

I keep hearing about Cloud technology, although mostly in social networking development, etc. I heard about it today again, and now I'm very curious: what is the 'Cloud' and how does it relate to me ...
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When embarking on a cloud computing project should a Chaos Monkey be the first application?

After reading Jeff Atwood's article "Working with the Chaos Monkey" and considering the implications of "Fallacies of Distributed Computing" it made me wonder if the first task of developers creating ...
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New cloud development workflow using Github, Cloud9ide and CloudFoundry

So time is changing towards cloud development/computing. I'm trying to get the new "cloud" workflow based on the services I'm going to use: Github, Cloud9ide and CloudFoundry. Here is what is on my ...
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What Are The Best Practices for Managing Version Strings in Google App Engine Apps?

In Google App Engine, you can upload up to 10 different versions on your appspot project. For instance, if I have a project called example, the URL would be: http://example.appspot.com Each version ...
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What is the best and most cost affordable solution for storing user uploaded videos and pictures?

I'm in the process of building an iOS application that will allow users to upload short videos (low res. and < 5 seconds) as well as full-size images as taken by their iOS device. Not being ...
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Explain Cloud computing to Grandmother

Technically I understand what is cloud computing, but I'm having difficulties when trying to explain it to a layman. I am wondering if there are any good examples which could easily explain it.
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Cloud computing cost savings for large enterprise

I'm trying to understand whether cloud computing is meant for small to medium sized companies OR also for large companies. Imagine a website with a very large user base. The storage and bandwidth ...
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How can I learn about Distributed Software Systems as efficiently as possible?

I'm trying to learn cloud-computing, especially the idea of distributed operations (Grid Computing?) for a project I'm working on. We'll need to perform distributed fault-tolerant operations over a ...
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What will be enablers of cloud based integration (“Cloud Service Bus”)

Both cloud computing (specifically SaaS) and SOA promote the idea of services for transforming software to a commodity. However, most SaaS providers focus mainly on providing the service to the end ...
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Database in the cloud?

Some of my recent clients are asking for remote connections to the office server, for standalone work, etc, in winForm applications. Since the concept of the web is remote connection to a server both ...
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In times where there are lot of cloud based hostings what would still make you go for dedicated or vps hosting?

Are dedicated hosting yet cheaper and would remain so ? Do they really going to survive as cloud based offering are also getting cheaper day by day ? I am asking to gain perspective of long term ...
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ERP/CRM Systems. Desktop Based ? Web based? [closed]

I have seen 2-3 ERPs in action. I am wondering what is better. Desktop based application or webbased displayed on a browser. My first experience was with a web based ERP when i was 14 years old.. ...
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I'm creating my own scalable, rapid prototyping web server. How should I design it?

I'm going to create my own web server that focuses on scalability, rapid prototyping and the use of JavaScript as the server's scripting language, much like node.js. It will use a ...
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Cloud availability of short-term “virgin” Windows instances?

I have a situation where we on a regular basis need a freshly installed "virgin" Windows installation to do various work in isolation on, and building one from scratch every time in a vmware instance ...
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Using EC2 instance as main development platform [closed]

My problem I am working as a consultant for various companies. Each company provides me with a laptop with their software on and I also have my own, where I have my development environment. I tend to ...
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If you got to rebuild Pandora from scratch, what technology stack would you choose? [closed]

Requirements: many different user experiences: website, mobile, etc. user management, registration, roles large amount of music metadata genome search that finds closest music public and private ...
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Cloud computing / web hosting solution suggestion [closed]

I am in the initial stage of analyzing a platform for my startup and I am exploring both the cloud computing and web hosting before I initiate developement. I am quite proficient in both .NET and the ...
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What are common pitfalls of Cloud Development that you have run into?

I'm looking at beginning some work on a cloud based application and I'd be interested to hear of anybody's experiences of pitfalls they have run into particularly from a design/architectural ...
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How does one make a cluster capable program?

In cluster computing, there seems to be two options: task redirection and task splitting. Task redirection seems easy enough, you just have the master dispatch the small calls to other nodes in the ...
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Is comparing cloud computing to main frames a bad analogy?

They both can be seen as centralized processing, but from a developer's perspective is it returning us to the days when access to computers you could program yourself were limited and expensive? To me ...
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Where has Cloud Computing gone?

I have been hearing about this term for close to 5 years now. I have read about services from Microsoft (Azure), but I have never saw it adopted in the mainstream usage. The thing I am trying to ...
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SaaS maturity level 2, how i can build configurable SaaS?(Technics and patterns)

According SaaS maturity model a SaaS is level 2 if is configurable, but how i can get started in this concept?how patterns and Technics, i can use to enable my SaaS?
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I'm working on a PaaS similar to Heroku or Google App Engine, and was curious which pricing structure users prefer. Ideas?

My current project is a cloud deployment platform similar to GAE or Heroku. I'm trying to figure out what pricing method works best for us and the users. Assuming that I cannot currently provide a ...
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What's the better way to charge for a cloud platform, simple but more expensive, or complicated but cheaper for most?

I'm working on a cloud platform, and was curious what people prefer in terms of paying for web services. There's the option of very simple pricing (tiers and such), which is easy to project costs on, ...
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Can cloud computing replace enterprise architecture?

Is cloud computing mature enough to alleviate some of the pains of maintaining the IT infrastructure on site? If so, what are some of the drawbacks of adopting it? Is security and privacy a big ...
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What should I do to scale out a high-traffic website?

What best practices should be undertaken for a website that needs to "scale out" to handle capacity? This is especially relevant now that people are considering the cloud, but may be missing out on ...
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For ASP.NET Programmers: Does the executable 'dcpromo' have any significance?

Dcpromo.exe is famous among MCSEs for being they only way to create a Windows Domain Controller (in other words an Active Directory Domain) ... which in turn is often used by the ASP.NET Membership ...
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What cloud technologies should Application Architects know about?

There is so much going on in the cloud, acronyms like PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, (any more?) that I'm losing track of what technologies are important (within each category) how relevant each one is. What are ...