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Amazon introduces Lambda, Containers at AWS re:Invent

By Alex Handy

At its re:Invent conference, Amazon announced two new services for its Amazon Web Services cloud. The first, AWS Lambda, is a compute service designed around event-based computing. The second, EC2 Container Service, is a container management service that supports Docker.

Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, introduced Lambda at the conference. “The focus here is on the events. Events may be driven by Web services that would trigger these events. You’ll write some..." READ MORE »

This week! Learn all about Android 5.0, Android Wear, Android TV and More! AnDevCon

Come to San Francisco November 18-21 to attend the 8th Android Developer Conference and learn how to put the latest developments from Google I/O to work!! Learn how to master Android Wear, Android 5.0 (Lollipop), Android TV and much more from certified Google Development Experts and speakers from Google. Click HERE for full bios and search through the 75+ classes and tutorials to build your own custom program. The San Francisco AnDevCon will be the biggest gathering of Android developers yet! 4 days of Android development goodness at AnDevCon for just $1,495 or just come for 3 days, just $1,295!

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Microsoft is the new Sun Microsystems

By Alex Handy

We told you earlier this year that Microsoft was planning to open up its .NET platform with a foundation and multiple open-source projects. The arrival of this project was yesterday, thanks to Microsoft’s release of a preview version of Visual Studio 2015. Also in there was news of Visual Studio Community 2013, a free version of the flagship IDE from Microsoft.

This new embracing of other platforms and open source from Microsoft has been much discussed in the media and online. It’s almost a 180-degree rotation for the company that, for years, showed complete disdain...

5th Big Data TechCon Announced – Boston April 26-28, 2015 Big Data TechCon

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Microsoft is getting stuff done

Alan Zeichick

I like this new Microsoft. Satya Nadella’s Microsoft. Yes, the CEO needs to improve his public speaking skills, at least when talking to women’s conferences. Yet when you look at the company’s recent activities, what appears are lots of significant moves toward openness, a very positive focus on personal productivity, and even inventiveness.

That’s not to say that Microsoft is firing on all cylinders. There is too much focus on Windows as the universal platform, when not every problem needs Windows as a solution. There is too much of a focus on having its own mobile platform, where Windows Phone...

Designing Data Visualizations for Mobile Devices Actuate

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