Although the Jacquard Loom does not compute, is does feature stored programs in the form of external punched cards. These programs are not tied to a specific machine, and a machine can be supplied with numerous different punched cards, and therefore can weave many different patterns.
Priocept has recently been working with Apache Solr, a kind of "Lucene on steriods", which fast approaches a NoSQL database when used for applications such as geodata and automatic data categorisation (as used on eBay).
According to Gartner's latest report, the User is now more important than the Content when selecting WCM systems. Multi-channel user engagement requires fully-integrated products spanning content delivery, tracking, analytics and personalisation.
Part Two of our article on using SharePoint effectively in the Enterprise.
Given the scope of what Microsoft attempted to achieve with SharePoint, it’s not surprising that SharePoint does better in some areas than others. In this article we discuss how to use it effectively in your organisation.
CAPTCHA is broken, so relying on a working telephone number with voice prompts makes it much harder for spam-bots/machines to interact with the system like this.
Windows Server AppFabric is Microsoft's implementation of a distributed cache, the most well-known example of which is memcached, as used on LiveJournal, Wikipedia, Twitter, etc.
A quick summary of the key new features in ASP.NET 4.
There is an increasing move towards “Agile Development” for IT projects, particularly those using new and emerging technologies such as internet and web projects. Technologists increasingly advocate Agile Development, but does it make sense if you are the client or business owner? The answer is “yes” for the right type of project – but only if you get commitment and clarity from your supplier when it comes to project costs.