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'Scene7 has done a great job developing a sophisticated system that underpins the online delivery of high-fidelity imagery and dynamic assets,' said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe.
Apple polished its reputation as a contrarian Tuesday when the news broke because of an SEC filing that it had hired Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch to be VP of technology and reportedly coordinate its hardware and software teams. Adobe confirmed his departure effective Friday, March 22. He ...
Companies that need to improve application performance, for example, in server virtualization or VDI environments, frequently come to the conclusion that flash is the best strategy. SSD technology is becoming the "go to" solution for enhancing the performance of these kinds of critical...
If you’ll ask me what would be a job that you always wanted but never got, I’d answered a Technical Evangelist for a large corporation. I know how to do it, I like travel, I like meeting new people, and I can convince that the software I believe in is good for you. But. I [...
Tоday I was participating in a discussion on one Java forum – the question was if Java is easy or difficult programming language to learn. IMO, Java is not difficult to lear, to teach, and to use. It’s a strongly-typed compiled language with tools that help you out to identify most of ...
Online learning company Lynda.com has gotten $103 million in funding from Accel Partners and equity investor Spectrum Equity. Meritech Capital Partners also participated. It’s the first money Lynda has taken from the outside and is meant to push the 17-year-old company into the inter...
Anyone who ever monitored or analyzed an application uses or has used averages. They are simple to understand and calculate. We tend to ignore just how wrong the picture is that averages paint of the world. To emphasis the point let me give you a real-world example outside of the perfo...
Wikibon produced an interesting material (looks like paid by Aerospike, NoSQL database recently emerged by resurrecting failed CitrusLeaf and acquihiring AlchemyDB, which product, of course, was recommended in the end) that compares NoSQL databases based…
I hear people talking about how Solid State Devices (SSDs) have not been successful with or for vendors of storage arrays, particular legacy storage systems. Some people have also asserted that large storage arrays are dead at the hands of new purpose-built SSD appliances or storage sy...
The International Trade Commission decided Wednesday that Samsung Android smartphones and tablets infringe four Apple patents – a design patent, a hardware patent and two multitouch software patents – a preliminary determination sure to be kicked upstairs to the ITC’s six commissioners...
Violin Memory, the high-speed flash memory array maker, quietly filed its papers with the SEC last month to go public according to Bloomberg, which was quoting “two people familiar with the matter.” It puts Violin’s possible valuation at near $2 billion. At least that’s what Violin’s...
In the past I have had Photoshop loaded on my computer, but I rarely used it unless it was to use the autocorrection features. Each year I have a ton of vacation pictures to clean up every year and since I am a programmer I have the occasional need to create graphics. 85% of the time I...
Adobe Systems Incorporated has reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2012 ended Aug. 31, 2012. Adobe achieved revenue in Q3 FY2012 of $1.081 billion, within its targeted range of $1.075 billion to $1.125 billion. During the quarter, the Company drove faster...
We’re starting to writing a book for O’Reilly that’s titled “Enterprise Web Applications: From Desktop to Mobile.” The book will be available under the Creative Commons license, which means you can read it and provide your feedback from the get go. Here’s the github repository where we...
Yesterday I had to record a 2-hour long webinar. The resulting .mov file was about 1Gb in size. Then I needed to cut out a 40-minute fragment from this movie and save it as a separate file. Doesn’t look like an overly complicated task, does it? Started iMac on my MacBook Pro, which is ...
I’m a partner in two companies – an IT consultancy Farata Systems,  and SuranceBay - a 3 year old startup where we’re creating a software for insurance industry. Brian Morton, my partner at SuranceBay who knows everything about insurance wrote a blog delivering a message that Ste...
People are accustomed to buying goods online. If a company sells products to individuals, we call it B2C for Business To Consumers. If a business sells to other businesses – it’s B2B. Having an online store allows to sell around the clock regardless of the consumer’s location (at least...
Oh, the ignominy of it. A UK judge has told Apple it must take out ads in the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, Guardian Mobile magazine and T3 and say on its UK home page for six months that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad’s design. On July 9 the court found that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets ...
World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark the beginning of a new phase in the life of the Internet, when IPv6...
I’ve been using Firefox on my Mac as my default system browser for years until I got really irritated with the need to kill it once in a while after it became non-responsive. Switched to Google Chrome, but was still running Firefox for testing of my HTML/JavaScript code with the ...
We all know that cloud computing can save time, money, and apparently all but does your laundry for you, but what are its real-use applications? In her session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Victoria Kouyoumjian, Senior Business and Technology Strategist at Esri, will showcase...
Adobe Systems on Tuesday announced the availability of Adobe® CQ Cloud Manager, a Software-as-a-Service application that provides enterprises the ability to easily and quickly launch marketing initiatives in the cloud. With CQ Cloud Manager, part of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, d...
The opportunity for today’s IT leaders is to transform IT by leveraging the new ecosystem of services that liberate IT from a technology focus to an information and innovation focus. In his general session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Rich Taggart, Lead Partner at SHI, will ...
With so many cloud offerings in the marketplace, how are you supposed to understand the differences, let alone pick the right ones to meet your specific needs? And while many of your applications may be a good fit for "the cloud," how will you evaluate which cloud offering will be the ...
This week in an interview with me, SAP's Head of Mobility, Sanjay Poonen predicted that by 2015, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based. In another interview I conducted this week with Sencha's CEO, Michael Mullany, he predicted that by 2014, 50% of enterprise mo...
Adobe launched Creative Suite 6 Monday, the latest version of its flagship software kit for designers and web developers, and made it subscription-based, part of the company’s Creative Cloud. Pricing starts at $50 a month for a year’s commitment or $75 a month with no contract. Exist...
Amazon is overhauling its partner program. It’s starting a public beta of a new global AWS Partner Network (APN) that’ll provide members of its ecosystem with technical information as well as sales and marketing support to accelerate their Amazon cloud business. Membership is divid...
The CLR exposes managed threads, which are different from the Win32 threads. The logical thread is the managed version of a thread, while the Win32 thread is the physical thread that actually executes code. If you create a managed thread object and then do not start it by calling its S...
I am on my favorite soapbox - "standards" - standards around form filling. Generally speaking, no discussion of standards could be complete without an assessment of the state of play of the not so humble Adobe Portable Document Format or as most of us know it, PDF. I debated the merits...
SDN technologies provide network owners and operators better control over their networks, allowing them to optimize network behavior to best serve their customers' needs. While networking technologies continue to evolve, the ONF believes that more rapid innovation is needed. "Applica...
Rather than pay a cash dividend, which is culturally repugnant to so-called growth stocks, Google said late Thursday, after posting better-than-expected results, that it would repay its stockholders, who must be dizzy from all its up and down movement, by giving them more non-voting st...
The fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is been slung around by profiteers like folding chairs at a WWE event. The haters are still being haters. Nothing new there. But now I see JavaScript companies&#...
Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced new predictive marketing capabilities within the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, reducing the complexity of uncovering hidden behavioral patterns in big data. These advancements will help marketers more quickly sort through an increasing amount o...
HTC Monday licensed patents from Intertrust Technologies, which has developed a trove of fundamental DRM and so-called trusted distributed computing IP. Then it went a step farther than other Intertrust licensees and bought 20% of Intertrust’s SyncTV subsidiary for an undisclosed sum...
When you start looking into cloud computing solutions, one of the refrains you’ll hear again and again is that it will save you money. Vendors shout it from the rooftops, and industry experts tell you that cloud computing is a must if you’re going to survive these tough economic times....
It has been reported that one third of the world’s top 100 websites have already adopted HTML5, a percentage we expect to grow with the ever-increasing amount of traffic coming from smartphones and tablets and, more importantly, the amount of conversions and revenue-bearing transaction...
OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without co...
Design patterns were not born equal. Some of them are boring, while others are special. Do you remember your feelings after learning what the Data Transfer Object is? Don’t remember? Of course – cause you didn’t have any special feelings about it other than “It&...
You may remember our introduction to QR Codes earlier. QR codes are a 2D barcode that can hold large amounts of data, usually a link, and are becoming more and more popular. QR codes are a great tool in merging online and physical marketing but, like any tool, the key is to use them ...
HTML5 based ads are gaining on Flash. For ads that will be seen on mobile devices, developers are focusing on HTML5. Systems management and monitoring firm DN2K is turning to HTML5. It announced that HTML5 is now, “one of its core technologies in its business and industrial applica...