Jan Aleman

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In this article we'll look at using scripting tools and languages in business applications. I am a big proponent of using scripting languages. Personally I use JavaScript very often: Why? Because it's fast, flexible and sexy. Technically, when I refer to JavaScript I actually mean ECMAScript, but I'll call it JavaScript in this article as it sounds sexier than the official standard ECMAScript. Fast There are a couple of aspects to a language being "fast" - there is fast to learn, fast to code, fast to fix, and fast to run. Because JavaScript is a relatively simple language, it's very easy to learn. In fact, most developers have already used it in one of the many environments that are already JavaScript based - obviously the web-browser - but also products from large vendors such as Adobe and Microsoft that are highly JavaScriptable. JavaScript was initially very popu... (more)

Hybrid Cloud – The Green Future

Cloud adoption has been steadily growing over the years, but both in spite of and because of the economy, 2010 promises to be the inflection point of wide-scale cloud adoption. Those companies that were unaware, or semi-aware of the cloud can no longer ignore the strong value proposition of access to previously inaccessible productivity tools; the ability to collaborate with teams, partners and customers; shifting focus from IT to business, and improving speed-to-market through instantly set up solutions. The cloud approach brings very compelling benefits to companies, which is wh... (more)