In The New Kingmakers: How Developers Conquered the World, author Stephen O’Grady chronicles the rise of developers and how they have become a defining force in technology. Developers now rule the world, O’Grady writes as he examines how developers became the most important constituency in business today.
If it wasn’t for the developers, OpenStack wouldn’t exist. Nowhere is that more evident than inside the Design Summit at OpenStack Summit Hong Kong, where developers are hacking on the next OpenStack release – Ice House.
Developers have been buzzing lately about how virtualization containers can boost scale while lowering costs. We are big fans of containers and the ways that they simplify the deployment and management of cloud applications. We think the next step is containerizing and virtualizing the application, not just the machine.
Earlier this year, the House Judiciary Committee launched a “comprehensive review” to examine the role of technology and existing copyright laws in innovation. Their first set of hearings included only representatives from the music, movie and visual arts communities.
The world has shifted from a one-way communication, such as from media companies to its consumers, to a more two-way channel. In fact, the proliferation of social photo and video apps has made us all content creators. This presents several challenges for developers when it comes to the different kinds data that now must be stored and available for users. Here are some ways developers can take advantage of our Cloud Files object storage and the Content Delivery Network (CDN) that serves up that information.
The dedicated world and cloud world can perform differently. Fortunately developers building on the cloud have an excellent resource in the Cloud Launch Team. Architecting an application that takes full advantage of the scalability and flexibility of the cloud is key. Our Launch Managers are here to help with any questions that you may have, advising not only on architecture but how to incorporate the Cloud API, different database solutions and types of storage options. At Rackspace, we have the expertise (and the SLAs) to support developers. Check out this video to find out more.