Archive for April, 2010

may the force be with you!

April 27th, 2010

Today VMware and SalesForce announced their new service, which they called vmforce. It is a platform as a service (PaaS) offer for all the webapp developers of this world. That in fact is not very surprising if you think of the following facts:

  • SalesForce is a leader in the Software as a Service (SaaS) market.
  • VMware is the technology leader in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market.
  • The third cloud computing market Platform as a Service (PaaS) is the one they didn’t enter so far.

So obviously these two Silicon Valley based companies combine their knowledge to enter the PaaS market.

More surprising is the fact, that this new platform is not using ruby on rails (convention over configuration) or php (personal home page), which is used by most PaaS offers – No, it is using Java…!

It is hard to say which platform is going to win the race but one thing is clear today: PaaS is a huge boost for webapps vs. binary apps…
…maybe one day we don’t have to care about the software stack on our laptops anymore ;-)

what about cloud computing?

April 22nd, 2010

Cloud computing seems to be the big topic of this year. There are tons of e-papers on the internet – Here is a short list of the better ones:

Have fun reading them…!

who can read your email?

April 18th, 2010

Most people don’t care about email security but would be very mad if someone open their mail and copy it. Most of the people don’t know, that an unencrypted email is like a postcard – So who can read your email?

To answer that question you have to look at two different scenarios:

  1. You send an email to a colleague.
  2. You send an email to someone from a different domain.

The first scenario isn’t that scary:

Bob sends an email to his colleague Claire.

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