If document database startup MongoDB is looking to thank someone for its hefty valuation, Larry Ellison should be first in line
While you were sleeping, 10Gen -- the company behind the MongoDB document database -- changed its name to MongoDB, Inc., raised $231 million, and became the first billion-dollar open source startup. That's right, an open source NoSQL database startup has a $1.2 billion valuation.
I know it seems I'm always taking a break, drinking scotch, and letting someone else take the spotlight. Well, here we go again; it just so happens I'm on vacation this week. So sit back and enjoy this highly useful article from my colleague Jonathan Freeman, developer, advocate, and designated guru for everything front end. -- Andrew C. Oliver
When subscribing to multiple SaaS offerings serving many users, it gets complicated quickly. Here's how to address the problem now and in the future
By: Phil Rhodes
This year I had the pleasure of attending SpringOne2GX. Right on the heels of PlatformCF(which I also got to attend: Day 1 and Day 2), SpringOne had some exciting announcements and over a hundred sessions to choose from across nine tracks. In addition to the sessions, there were a few keynotes with some exciting announcements.
One of the most important features of a great mobile web application is responsiveness. It can look pretty, full of retina graphics and fancy gestural flourishes, but if it takes longer to perform an action than it would do in a native app, the user will soon get restless.
Thanks to state-sponsored cable/phone duopolies, U.S. broadband stays slow and expensive -- and will probably impede cloud adoption
The question is not "Do I host my source code?" If you're a one-person shop, the answer should be yes. If you're a midsized consulting firm, the answer should be yes. If you're a huge distributed product company, the answer should be yes. You get the picture.
The real question: "With whom do I host my source code?" The answer to that question is not as straightforward as the first and will require more thought and research.
Why work for OSI? OSI not only permits but encourages community involvement, even during our busy period. Three of our employees were able to spend yesterday, 9/11, packing and delivering meals to members of the Durham community with Meals on Wheels. Having never worked with their organization before, I was amazed with the fluidity of their process. They have a number of regular volunteers who were able to show us the ropes while cracking jokes and dancing to some disco in the kitchen.
Some companies are already sky high in cloudy goodness, while others are still procrastinating. The following items should rise to the top of your cloud priority list
I spent an exciting two days at PlatformCF earlier this week and immediately wanted to play with it. I had a prototype of a Node.js/MongoDB app deployed on AWS, so I thought deploying the existing code would be a better indicator of adoption difficulties than pushing up a simple hello world app. Cloud Foundry is open source and you can use it to deploy your own private PaaS but I’m going to use Pivotal CF, Pivotal’s paid hosting service, so I don’t have to deal with my own infrastructure. http://www.cloudfoundry.com/hosted-pricing for more details.