The PHP Fog, a cloud PaaS for PHP, will be available for developer download within the next 30 days. PHP Fog allows developers to easily scale their cloud deployment for PHP apps. Drupal and WordPress installation are made simple with a one-click feature. You can read more about PHP Fog on their site.
SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Feature Pack CTPSQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CTP and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Feature Pack CTP1 are available for download from Microsoft. Several stand alone tools are included with the downloads, adding functionality to SQL Server 2008. New features for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CTP include:
The feature pack includes 15 separately complied, individual packages. More information is included in the release notes.
- Dynamic Management Views
- ForceSeek: improving querying performance.
- Data-tier Application Component Framework (DAC Fx): improving database upgrades.
- Disk space control in PowerPivot for SharePoint.
Approval For CDI 1.1 JSRWith the exception of a non-voting VMWare, the CDI 1.1 spec was unanimously approved. Those who are interested in contributing to the project are encouraged to check out the development pate on github. You can also join the CDI development mailing list to contribute to the discussion.
Possible Spinoff for Yahoo's Software UnitYahoo is considering the possibility of spinning off its current Hadoop engineering unit. Classified as a new firm, the spinoff would continue to offer free software and engage in new development projects. Could this be the first direct Cloudera competitor? Time will tell...
Just what is Node.js?
What is Node.js anyway? Find out! Thanks Tony Thomas.