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Some of the key things to think about when putting your application on the cloud are discussed below. Cloud computing is relatively new, and best practice is still being established. However we can learn from earlier technologies and concepts such as utility compute, SaaS, outsourcing and even internal enterprise centre management, as well as from experience with vendors such as Amazon and FlexiScale. Licensing: If you are using the cloud for spikes or overspill make sure that the products you want to use in the cloud can be used in this way. Certain products restrict their licenses to be used from a cloud perspective. This is especially true of commercial Grid, HPC or DataGrid vendors. Data transfer costs: When using a provider like Amazon with a detailed cost model, make sure that any data transfers are internal to the provider network rather than external. In the ... (more)

Come and Join the Cloud Crowd in London on 11th November

We’re hosting an event in the city of London on 11th November which is focused on practical implementations of public, private and hybrid clouds. We have speakers from British American Tobacco and Razorfish discussing implementations of private and hybrid clouds as well as GigaSpaces demoing enhanced VMWARE integration. If you want to learn about real implementations of Cloud Computing then you don’t want to miss this event. The setting is casual in the CrosseKeys public house in London City and this is a chance to meet your peers and do some networking as well as learning more... (more)

Yet Another Java/J2ME Google Maps Midlet!

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Yet Another Java/J2ME Google Maps Midlet! These seem to be coming out quicker that I can blog them !  This one is called J2MEMap and you can get the JAR from here, and the jar from here ... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases New Wireless Development Platform

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases Development Platform Opera purports to enable true web applications to be developed that have access to the phone's functionality through the Opera Platform DOM interface (provided by the Application Player) and can communicate with servers using XMLHttpRequest. The Opera Platform SDK  is currently available for Symbian OS phones with S60, and is free.   See here for more details. Opera Mini Midlet Web Browser updated to V1.1 Get the MIDP2 jar here or the JAD link here For a version specific to a phone go here Instead of requiring the pho... (more)

London Streetmap Midlet and Flashlite Supported Phones

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog Nice to see some of the more useful application content being made available for J2ME - one of the things I missed on the K750i was a Streetmap for when I managed to get lost (again) in London !!  You can get the Jar from here and the Jad from here Interesting take on which phones are supported for Flashlite - check out this Flickr page which has a picture of Flashlite running on the supported phones - currently 83 in total !  Users are encouraged to post pictures of phones that support flashlite that are not currently listed. ... (more)