Not surprisingly, another security issue leads today’s stories. TechCrunch brings us a story about the “FREAK” flaw, which obviously was a hot topic of the day. Also on TechCrunch, Alibaba made some news as well, announcing their decision to bring their cloud services to the US. This means yet another competitor in this already crowded… Read More Geek Reading March 5, 2015
Louis Gray wrote two posts this weekend that were related, but were not planned to be so intertwined. The first post was regarding the lack of interoperability of applications using the same basic data. As an example, if you look at the basic address book program, you likely cannot export the data in order to… Read More On The Future Of Applications, Data And Personal Clouds
The news has been all about the Facebook purchase of FriendFeed. I have already talked about that, but there was bigger news in the software development world. VMware bought SpringSource, and as a java software developer it is my duty to talk about this. The linked story has the perfect quote for why this deal… Read More VMware Gets The Source Of Spring
For years, developers and management alike have been stating that vendor lock-in is a bad thing. Obviously, being too dependent on one vendor can lead to complications if that vendor fails to deliver. Logically, this vendor lock-in question has been raised regarding cloud providers. A recent VentureBeat post sums up the problem nicely: Big corporations… Read More Why Are We Worried About Cloud Lock-In?
By now you have probably heard that bookmarking service Ma.gnolia has had a rough day. Many people are already calling this a wake-up call that we cannot depend on cloud applications for our day to day activities. Even Corvida of SheGeeks worries about this but brings up a very good point at the end of… Read More Do Not Blame the Cloud, It Was Just One Service