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By Mark O'Neill
Explore cloud computing and the offerings from the major cloud platform vendors: Amazon, Google, Microsoft®, and SalesForce.com. In this first of a three-part series, take an example of a typical corporate application that uses a JMS queue, and examine what would be involved to hybridize part of this JMS infrastructure in the cloud.
By C. Enrique Ortiz
You can incorporate Facebook functionality into your own applications. From the mobile perspective, the Facebook Platform supports APIs for mobile web applications, and mobile SDKs for native mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms. In this article, explore the Facebook Platform APIs and the Facebook SDK for Android, the SDK released by the Facebook mobile team.
By Suresh Krishna
This article is for any Eclipse developer who wants to learn how to use the mature Web Tools Platform release of Galileo to develop, debug, and deploy a restaurant-search Facebook application. Along the way, you will take advantage of various aspects of the Facebook Application API and the Facebook Connect API.
By Joe Lennon
Adobe® has released the free, open source Flex SDK framework to enable developers to create Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). The Flex framework provides you with a method of creating cross-browser, cross-platform Web applications that is quick and simple. Flex applications run in the Flash player, which is installed on the majority of Internet-connected computers, but Flex also provides you with an object-oriented user interface framework similar to Java™ Swing. In this tutorial, develop a Facebook application in Adobe Flex that displays a slideshow of a user's Facebook photo albums. The Facebook application will contain a profile box listing all of the user's photo albums, each a link to a Flex slideshow of that album. The Flex application will use the Facebook REST API to fetch the photos of the selected Facebook album and dynamically generate the slideshow.
By James Smith
Electricity is invisible. To understand how people use it, you need to make it visible. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to build a Web-based energy monitoring system yourself, using a Current Cost real-time energy monitor and AMEE, a neutral Web-based API for energy data, combined with some XML, Ruby, Rails, and Ajax.
By James Smith
Today, there is a great deal of interest in energy, and its less-desirable environmental shadow, carbon dioxide. To create a more sustainable world, individuals, companies, and governments are focusing attention on energy and how we use it. The route to understanding our usage of energy (and therefore carbon) is to measure and analyze it, to understand the results, and then act on that information. AMEE is a neutral aggregation platform for all forms of energy and activity data, and associated carbon models. In this article, you learn how to use the AMEE platform in your applications to deliver a high quality energy management and carbon calculation solution to your clients.
Java Virtual Machine
By Backstop Media
Computer virtualization during the last five years has spread to standard x86 based servers and personal computers. Follow along in this article as we explore some virtual machine configurations running Java and various settings that affect its performance.
Mobile Application Development
By Michael Galpin
Android is a modern, open source operating system and SDK for mobile devices. With it you can create powerful mobile applications. This becomes even more attractive when your applications can access Web services, which means you need to speak the language of the Web: XML. In this article, you will see different options for working with XML on Android and how to use them to build your own Android applications.
By Joe Lennon
IBM® DB2® pureXML® allows you to store XML data natively in a relational database management system, giving you the power and flexibility to report on this data without disturbing the advantages that its XML format offers. In this tutorial, you will learn how to connect to a DB2 database from the Python programming language, importing data about population from the United States Census Bureau. You will use Python to convert this CSV file into XML, before inserting this XML data natively into DB2. Finally, you will use Python to create a command-line application that produces some informative tables that you can access through a menu system
By Ken Milberg
Take a look at some of the reasons, methods, and tools for backing up your AIX® system. As business and data changes at the speed of light, your systems are at an even greater risk of system corruption and lost data. To protect your company's data, you need to have a solid backup strategy, multiple backups, offsite storage of data, and a fully tested and proven plan of restoring data to your systems. Having a solid backup strategy decreases company downtime.
By Martin Brown
This tutorial is for UNIX systems administrators who are looking for ways to discover and determine information about their network structure and configuration, including what services and systems are running on different machines. To get the best out of this tutorial, you should have a basic knowledge of the UNIX operating system, and a basic understanding of how networks and the Internet protocol (IP) operate.
By Chris Herborth
Normally, when you store data in an XML file, you need to be careful about encoding it in a way that's safe and won't confuse the XML parser. The special XML markup characters need to be translated into entities, which can be cumbersome if you're writing the XML yourself in a text editor. To avoid this, you can use the CDATA section to store the data directly without having to worry about encoding. This article will tell you about XML CDATA sections and show you how to use them when you need to ship marked-up data along with your XML file.