Web Development


Reporter's Notebook: Cloud Security a Key Focus at RSA

Concerns about the security implications of evolving cloud computing technologies dominated last week's annual RSA Conference.

Terracotta Bolsters Java In-Memory Caching Platform

Terracotta Inc. last week released a higher throughput version of its open source in-memory database caching platform.

Numerous New Dev Tools at Web 2.0 Expo

The annual Web 2.0 Expo is considered a prominent showcase and launching ground for noteworthy next-generation applications, and last week's gathering in San Francisco was no exception.

Google's New App Engine Adds Java Support

In a significant boost to its year-old App Engine Web-hosting platform, Google this week said it is adding Java support. The new version, dubbed App Engine for Java, will allow developers to build Web apps using standard Java technologies.

On UI: Forget About the 'Experts'

Peter returns to the topic of user interfaces to explain why you shouldn't waste any time helping your "expert" users -- and what you should be doing instead.

Zend Releasing Enterprise-Grade PHP Server

Zend Technologies will release its commercial-grade server for PHP applications on Tuesday.

Release of ASP.NET MVC Under Open Source License Draws Mixed Reviews

Microsoft is drawing mixed reactions to the release last week of the source code for its ASP.NET Model View Controller.

Using Silverlight's WebClient Class

The WebClient class gives you a straightforward way to access distributed service data without having to worry about a lot of asynchronous complexities.

SharePoint Designer Offered as Free Dev Tool

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its SharePoint Web portal design tool is now available as a free download.

'U' Scream, 'I' Scream: A UI Rant

Set aside ASP.NET for now. Let's talk about the most fundamental error developers make in designing their site's user interface.

IDE Evolution

Is Microsoft enhancing your user experience in Visual Studio 2010 and beyond?

Make Your Code Clear

There are multiple ways to solve every problem. Strive for code that communicates your intent and makes your meaning clear for every developer who uses it.

ERWin Data Modeler and ComponentOne LiveLinq

New tools for data modeling and a new class library for LINQ.

Build and Debug Web Parts with SharePoint Extensions

Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint makes developing and testing Web Parts almost easy, provided you install it correctly.

SharePoint Reflections

Plus, saying good-bye to RDN.

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