Monthly Archives: June 2007

Why EC2 isn’t yet a platform for “normal” web applications

In a previous article, On Grids, the Ambitions of Amazon and Joyent, I made a few premises: The autoprovisioning and account management (and therefore the accessibility) is the improvement over a service like Sun’s Grid There’s no way that Amazon.com is literally coming off of S3 and EC2 (one datacenter and no CDN abilities? I […]

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Getting Started with JRuby

JRuby is something we’re very excited about as it bridges the gap between the Java and Ruby worlds, bringing a wide range of new advantages to developers. You can take advantage of the mature JDBC, utilize Java Application Servers such as Glassfish for deployment with simple WAR’s rather than Capistrano, or use existing JavaBeans and […]

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