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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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Special Report on Adobe
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IT BRIEFING: This special 7-page report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2014, analyses the challenges facing Adobe, its financial performance, the services and products it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

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

TotalJobs Group – Sitecore fills Web CMS vacancy at Totaljobs Group
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CASE STUDY: To empower non-technical business stakeholders and reduce the reliance on specialist developers, Totaljobs Group needed to select the right web content management system. View this case study to learn how they reduced development costs substantially by shifting the responsibility for managing website content.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013


A Case for IT Security: The Future of New EU Data Protection
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, as the UK prepares new laws on surveillance and data collection, we hear from security experts on the challenges of balancing privacy and security. Read on to identify implications of new EU data protection rules, as well as examine the growing threat of ransomware and how to tackle it.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Welcome to the .NET Content Management System
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Digimaker is a .NET content management system (CMS) ideal for creating and maintaining professional websites.
Posted: 11 Apr 2006 | Published: 06 Mar 2006

How to Automate HTML5 Testing
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WEBCAST: This webcast is designed to address development teams' testing questions when it comes to HTML5. Then learn how to effectively automate your HTML5 testing to ensure a more efficient and timely process.
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 27, 2012

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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


Robust Infrastructure for SOA: A Technical Introduction to WebSphere Application Server V6.1
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WHITE PAPER: IBM WebSphere Application Server, Version 6.1 is the foundation of the IBM WebSphere software platform and is the key building block for a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
Posted: 16 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

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Web 2.0 Engaging Customer Passion
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WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the ways in which organizations can tap into Web 2.0 interaction as part of the marketing strategy, marketing tactics and communication plan to create customer engagement by matching your visitors' passion and to figure out the "best fit" for the new opportunities that present themselves.
Posted: 28 Jul 2010 | Published: 27 Jul 2010

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My first steps towards HTML5 – trying out canvas
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PRODUCT REVIEW: It may be time to take a closer look at HTML. These days it's being pushed through all media channels, and it's come a long way since it was first developed. HTML5 now includes canvas, which allows web developers to dynamically draw graphics on the screen without plug-ins. Read this developer's account of his experience trying it out.
Posted: 16 Dec 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

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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