Platforms in the Cloud by David Chappell

During the first day at the Jazoon Conference, David Chappell gave an interesting keynote about the opportunities brought by the Cloud that he defines as a new available platform for software developers. His presentation was good, mixing both general overview information and more technical considerations that could interest software developers.

Bring the Cloud to Your IDE with the Google Plugin for Eclipse

With the cloud you can now run services that previously couldn’t run on or be accessible from a typical desktop machine. The ability to harness cloud services and infrastructure within apps adds huge value for your users. One of the easiest ways to add the power of the cloud to …

Measuring and Comparing the Performance of 5 Cloud Platforms

Bitcurrent and Webmetrics have run a number of tests for a month on 5 different cloud platforms – Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, and Terremark -, attempting to measure the performance of each platform. One of their conclusions is that each platform works better for different application types. http://www.infoq.com/news/2010/07/Benchmarking-5-Cloud-Platforms