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As developers, you’re busy building the next big thing. And we want to make that a little easier on your wallet.
Our love for developers knows no limits – we host and support hackathons, offer free cloud services and offer them the support they need to build awesome things.
Developers and hackers are driving innovation and building great things. As Stephen O’Grady writes in his book, developers are the “New Kingmakers” and are heralding a new era in the technology world.
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.
If Blondie had recorded its seminal hit “Call Me” today, Debbie Harry would no doubt have shouted “Tweet Me!” “Chat Me!” or “Like Me!” during the chorus. There are many different channels through which you can reach out to us at Rackspace, so I want to break down some of the ways you can get in touch.
In the old world of IT, if you didn’t have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It’s a true dilemma for developers and innovators: ­ why spend the time creating the next great thing, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Frank Cohen, CTO and Founder at Appvance, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. Appvance provides functional, load and performance testing in order to provide third-party validation that apps will stay up and running under heavy usage.
As a developer, you understand just how complex your application stack can be. Depending on its environment, there can be dozens to hundreds of critical components that together make up your cloudy app, and each piece is vital to its performance and reliability. To monitor each component, you might use multiple, non-integrated tools to gain visibility into your stack. And that makes troubleshooting app performance issues a challenging endeavor.
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