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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.
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Manchester City – Building a media-rich website with Sitecore
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CASE STUDY: Manchester City needed their football club's website to be content and media rich, up to date, informative for fans and convenient for payment transactions. A new website platform was integrated, and the result was an overwhelming success. Learn more in this case study.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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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.
Posted: 16 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jun 2006

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Load Testing 2.0 for Web 2.0: Simplifying performance validation for Rich Internet Applications
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WHITE PAPER: Before Ajax or other RIA technologies can be ready for prime time in your business, you need to verify that they can deliver enterprise-scale performance that won't lag or crash under peak loads. Read this white paper to learn best practices for load testing that will help you make sure that they're ready.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

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Automating Rich Internet Application Development for Enterprise Web 2.0 and SOA
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to accelerate the development of rich internet applications for SOA through automation and reuse of readily available XML assets by using a native XML approach.
Posted: 26 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

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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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Docmosis V2.0
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Generating reports from Java applications has traditionally been a difficult task with heavy coding effort in development and maintenance. Even where graphical tools are provided, users must learn how to use a new and sometimes cumbersome tool.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Premiered: 15 Jun 2009

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Leveraging Existing Application Monitoring Tools to Enhance the End-User Experience
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an end-to-end performance management platform that provides targeted diagnosis of Web application problems.
Posted: 08 Feb 2008 | Published: 08 Feb 2008

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Computer Weekly – 22 January 2013: Technology takes off at Heathrow Terminal 2
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Posted: 21 Jan 2013 | Published: 22 Jan 2013

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Web Platform Installer 2.0
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: In one neat package, the Web Platform Installer gives you the frameworks, web server, database, tools and applications you need to quickly build and run Web applications and solutions on Windows.
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 | Premiered: 20 Oct 2009

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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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