DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/17
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Microservices! They are everywhere, or at least, the term is. When should you use a microservice architecture? What factors should be considered when making that decision? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Why is everyone so excited about them, anyway? Brought to you in partnership with IBM.
Amazon Web Services revealed its new SDK for .Net this week. The free developer kit includes APIs that make .Net applications more compatible in AWS's cloud platform. The announcement comes just before Microsoft's PDC conference, where Microsoft will reveal new features for its Azure Cloud. Amazon said that the SDK is not a response to Azure, but a response to customer demand. The timing is convenient though, don't you think?
The Android 2.0 source code is finally available to all developers through the Android Open Source Project Page. The Motorola Droid is still the only US phone to feature Android 2.0. Other carriers with Android phones will have to decide whether or not they want to upgrade. Google's announcement is a boon to developers who have been itching to get their hands on the new OS.
IBM says it has created the world's largest private business cloud, which they have named "Blue Insight". IBM's new cloud can provide a petabyte's worth of real-time data to IBM employees. Until now, this data was only available to senior executives. Blue Insight also powers a separate offering called IBM Smart Analytics Cloud.
The announcement of "JDK7 Milestone 5" continues to dominate the top spot on DZone links. The blog post lists the new features and enhancments coming to JDK 7.
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