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Designing Software in a Distributed World
This chapter from The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 is an overview of what is involved in designing services that use distributed computing techniques. These are the techniques all large web sites use to achieve their size, scale, speed, and reliability.
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By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. HoganOct 1, 2014
What You Really Need to Know About Dropbox
Dropbox offers free cloud-based storage for personal use, with highly affordable options for commercial use. But sharing files via Dropbox comes with some interesting gotchas, especially when large volumes of data are involved or when files are shared by many users. Learn how to handle these gotchas with dispatch and aplomb, and avoid potential loss of access to important files or content.
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By Ed Tittel, Kim LindrosSep 23, 2014
The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Operations in a Distributed World
This chapter from The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 starts with some operations management background, then discusses the operations service life cycle, and ends with a discussion of typical operations work strategies.
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By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. HoganSep 22, 2014
A Strategic SEO Upfront Content Approach for WordPress SEO Success
This chapter discusses starting SEO and developing a content strategy; outlines the best SEO content objectives, plans, and guides; explains how to pick the best keywords; and shows how to manage the WordPress SEO tools.
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By Jacob AullJun 26, 2014

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Brad YaleHow the Internet Works: Platform As A Service

In an ongoing effort to shed light on basic concepts within the Internet, this article is going to touch on a underlying principle of cloud based solutions, PaaS. This article will aim to answer the following questions:


  1. What is PaaS?
  2. How does PaaS Work?
  3. How is PaaS Different than Traditional App Development?
  4. What are the Major Benefits of PaaS?
  5. Who Should Utilize PaaS?

  6. If you need a refresher on how the cloud works, check out "How the Internet Works: The Layers of the Cloud"

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By Brad YaleCommentsFebruary 26, 2015
Topics: Python,ASP .NET,Ruby,PHP,Programming,ASP.NET,Java,Python,Web Services,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Perl,PHP,Web Development,Perl,Cloud Computing
Brad YaleThe Rise of Communication through Haptic Feedback

For most of us, haptic feedback takes two forms - a vibrating phone in your pocket alerting you to an incoming message and key stroke vibrations when typing a text message/playing a game on your smart device. This though, is a shame because as Apple and Google engineers know, haptic feedback could be and should be used for so much more.

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By Brad YaleCommentsJanuary 14, 2015
Topics: Other Applications,Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Web Services,Engineering,Information Management,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Hardware,Communications Engineering,Cloud Computing
Brad YaleThe Uncoupling of American Content Society

If 2014 and CES 2015 has taught us anything, it is this: for the first time in American television consumer history, the consumer is gaining the upper hand in how, when and why they watch content. With announcements of single streaming services made by HBO, CBS and a variety of other cable stations in 2014 matched with Netflix, Amazon, Chromecast and the announcement of Sling TV at CES, 2015 might finally be the year when consumers ditch cable for selected streaming content.

In this spirit, here are four reasons why 2015 might be your year to leave your cable provider for streaming content services.

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By Brad YaleCommentsJanuary 12, 2015
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Entertainment/Gaming/Gadgets,Information Technology,Web Services,Cloud Computing
Brad Yale15 Critical SEO Terms

When you are new to any field, part of playing catch-up is learning the lexicon. Like any other field, SEO -Search Engine Optimization - is full of terminology which might seem like another language yet will prove critical to your ability to carry out everyday tasks of the professional SEO. 

With this said, here is a list of 15 Critical SEO Terms which you need to know. 

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By Brad YaleCommentsNovember 10, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Web Services,Web Development

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