Salesforce Acquiring Heroku – Major Platform for Social Apps

Salesforce Acquiring Heroku – Major Platform for Social Apps

By Chris Crum December 8, 2010

It’s only Wednesday, but it’s already been a huge week for Salesforce. The company is hosting its Dreamforce conference, and has already introduced a free version of its "Facebook for the Enterprise" Chatter product, and launched Database.com to go head to head in the Database space with Oracle. 

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I’ve been programming (when I do program) mainly in Perl for the last 10 years or so. But I’ve been itching to learn a new language for a while now, and the two near the top of the list are Ruby and Python.

Ruby Product Gives Nod To Microsoft

New software called “Ruby In Steel” is set to come out later this year; according to its makers, it will “provide an easy, accessible Ruby coding environment for [Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2005] users.” One version, a “personal edition,” will be free. A “developer edition incorporating more advanced features” will sell for an unknown amount.

Thinking Ruby? Think ColdFusion Instead

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Mac OS X Ruby on Rails

I’ve been ignoring Ruby on Rails for a while now. Oh, I knew I’d have to look at it sooner or later, but you know the old saying about old dogs and new tricks.

Java EE Marked For Death
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Although the Java programming language will endure, the Java EE framework may be deader than a doornail by 2010.

Nineteen Rails Secrets To Web Development

Ruby on Rails has increased in popularity among web developers seeking a solid framework for their applications, and some helpful hints can make it even better.

Ruby Challenging JSP On Web Development

JavaServer Pages has been in the web developer arsenal for several years, but “Ruby on Rails” author Bruce Tate thinks Ruby may offer a better approach to web page development.

Python and Ruby: the Newer Alternatives

Thanks to the nature of open source, almost anyone can write a programming language and get a significant number of people to use it: and plenty of people have.

Microsoft Needs To Move Faster, McManus Says

Jeffrey McManus, now an evangelist at Yahoo, replies to the eWeek article I posted earlier: Microsoft and VCs.