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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)

Process-Driven Architectures for WebSphere Application Server

As the industry moves toward a new, process-based application model, it is important to understand the terms and standards involved. There have been many definitions of business process management (BPM) bandied about, but the one that is the easiest to understand and that most accurately reflects BPM is the following: Business Process Management is the representation and enactment of business interactions that involve multiple steps, possibly over time, that can occur in parallel across multiple systems or people. Within the BPM market itself there are different terms that tend to... (more)

Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet!

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet! It seems that Google have done it again, having brought Google local to the mobile phone with a fairly sophisticated Midlet that also has Ajax support. It is amazing what is in 38K of Midlet, and it is good to see Google pushing the envelope on mobile like this. As per my comments previously on this page, there already exists MGMaps which provides a J2ME interface to Google Maps but it is not as slick as this. Check this out  from Google here. posted Saturday, 12 November 2005 4:30 PM EST ... (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)

Google Maps on the Good Old Palm OS

You know, despite all the modern Smartphones, and my new Treo 750v, I still always have a hankering to go back to my Palm Treo 650.  The ease of use is still  just fantastic compared to just about anything I've ever used...the apps are great, really functional.  Yes, it has its problems, its not WiFi, the camera is..well its dodgy as we know..it has no real JVM support although I appreciate you can get a JVM on it, but it takes so much effort and space, the end result is still not worth it...and then there are the applications that won't run that you come to rely on, such as Goog... (more)