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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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Health Insurance Association Launches a Security & Integration Cloud Services Brokerage
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CASE STUDY: Read how BCBSA implemented a "mediation layer" that simplified security, integration and aggregation of healthcare information, while enabling users with mobile devices to access this information.
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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.
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Whose Fault is it Anyway? Using Compuware Abend-AID to Diagnose DB2 and WebSphere MQ Problems
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WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how you can leverage existing Abend-AID capabilities to simplify problem resolution even in these increasingly complex systems. Read this paper to learn more about diagnosing DB2 and WebSphere MQ problems with Compuware Abend-AID.
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IBM ILOG Elixir Enterprise
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: IBM ILOG Elixir Enterprise extends the Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR platforms by adding user interface controls for more intuitive, interactive displays. It provides a full spectrum of advanced graphical displays for the most demanding line-of-business applications. View this page to learn more about the product and access a 90-day trial.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Published: 20 Dec 2011

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Move Web Application Security Testing into Your Development Cycle
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WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on the role developers can play in solving Web application security issues, and it details how IBM Rational® AppScan® Developer Edition software can enable them to do so.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 04 Oct 2008

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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.
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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

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BlackBerry Web Development Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio
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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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