You've no doubt heard the buzz about cloud computing -- here in this newsletter, on developerWorks, and elsewhere -- but the technology has clearly hit its stride now that developerWorks is launching a comprehensive cloud computing resource center. This new portal features solutions to help you make the most of cloud, whether you're just getting started or navigating your way through a complex cloud implementation. You'll find cloud-related articles, videos, community resources, and more, not to mention no-charge access to IBM software. Want a closer look at what IBM is doing in the cloud? Read Kane Scarlett's overview of IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud.
And be sure to make time for Cloud computing for developers on 6 - 8 April. This virtual event is ideal for those of you who are looking to build a cloud infrastructure, or develop and deploy cloud-based applications; topics include getting started, security, metering, billing, and mashups. (We've also set up a My developerWorks group for this event, so stop by!)
We're committed to being the #1 cloud computing resource on the Web, so don't be afraid to dive in -- we've got your back!
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's other top features on developerWorks:
- Prevent database outages with High Availability Disaster Recovery in DB2 (Information Management)
- OpenID for Java Web applications: Write an OpenID Provider for single sign-on authentication (Java technology)
- Efficient mathematical processing using Scilab through PHP (Open source)
- Testing Web 2.0 application challenges (Rational)
- Achieve end-to-end business process monitoring with new plug-ins for WebSphere Business Modeler (WebSphere)
- Implement a REST API with the Agavi PHP framework (XML)