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DEFINITION: Ruby on Rails, sometimes known as "RoR" or just "Rails," is an open source framework for Web development in Ruby, an object-oriented programming (OOP) language similar to Perl and Python. The principle difference between Ruby on Rails and other frameworks for development lies in the speed and ease of use that developers working within the environment enjoy. Changes made to applications  … 
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Is the Creative Cloud Right for You?
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WHITE PAPER: Developers and designers of websites, mobile applications, and products can now purchase Adobe creative software with a SaaS subscription model in the Creative Cloud. If you, like many other longtime users, have some questions about the new Creative Cloud, then look no further than this FAQ about membership, purchasing, security, storage, and more.
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How mature are companies' software quality management processes in 2010?
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WHITE PAPER: There is very little data that exists on the maturity of testing practices throughout the software quality life cycle in the Industry and lots of people refer to the maturity with a level of certainty not backed up by any real data. In 2009 Experimentus established a survey for this very purpose.
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What It Takes to Run Creative Cloud
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: Now there's a new way to get the same Adobe applications you know and love – the Adobe Creative Cloud, a pay-as-you-go cloud subscription service. In this comprehensive resource, get a look at the system requirements for the many applications available to you in the Creative Cloud.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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One Second Makes A Difference: Fast and Effective Web App Development
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WHITE PAPER: Web development teams that prioritize performance speed see incredible results - how can your company focus on Web performance to enjoy similar benefits? View this informative whitepaper to help identify if your Web development teams are falling victim to the limitations of traditional Web infrastructure.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

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Gartner: HTML5 and the journey to the modern web
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ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analysts explain what steps IT departments need to take to take advantage of HTML5 and why they need to act sooner rather than later.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

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The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management For Online Customer Experience, Q3 2011
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WHITE PAPER: A market update on the latest WCM trends including leading vendors, innovations in publishing and cost profiles.
Posted: 15 Sep 2011 | Published: 12 Sep 2011

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Download the Fall 2009 edition of Perform Magazine
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EZINE: Download Perform today for informative and insightful articles including how open source is changing the face of enterprise software, tips from the field on how to ignite enterprises to reach new levels of performance excellence, and deliver unmatched insight to users.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 10 Sep 2009

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Exploiting Enterprise Generation Language for Business Oriented Developers
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WHITE PAPER: The paper goes on to present more details of EGL as it pertains to building applications. Finally, it provides some insight into the architecture behind an EGL-based application. After reading this article, you should have a good understand...
Posted: 17 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

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Incorporating IBM Speech Solutions into a Service Oriented Architecture
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of On Demand Business, standards-based development and SOA as a part of product offerings and how SOA has shifted from concept to a viable approach to managing disparate IT resources.
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Computer Weekly – 22 January 2013: Technology takes off at Heathrow Terminal 2
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we go behind the scenes at the building of Heathrow's high-tech Terminal 2 and hear from its CIO about the IT innovations. John Lewis saw 44% online sales growth over Christmas – we find out how the IT team delivered. And News International talks about moving its IT to Amazon's public cloud. Read the issue now.
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 | Published: 22 Jan 2013

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WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  are immediately applied, avoiding the time consuming steps normally associated with the web development cycle. According to David Geary, a Java expert, the Ruby-based framework is five to 10 times faster than comparable Java-based frameworks. In a blog posting, Geary predicted that Rails would be widely adopted in the near future. Rails is made up of several components, beyond Ruby itself, including:Active record, an object-relational mapping layerAction pack, a manager of controller and view functionsAction mailer, a handler of emailAction web servicesPrototype, an implementer of drag and drop … 
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