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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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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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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.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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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

Sitecore

Save Money on Mainframe Hardware and Software: Five Simple Steps to Managing MIPS
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WHITE PAPER: This paper will detail how to control and manage MIPS usage by employing a systematic, repeatable approach that uses powerful technology and a proven process and expertise.
Posted: 04 Sep 2009 | Published: 03 Sep 2009

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Service Oriented Architecture: A Practical Guide to Measuring Return on Investment
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WHITE PAPER: This investment analysis helps establish a benefits framework specific to SOA that focuses on limited choices and ways to depict the costs incurred.
Posted: 20 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

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Do-It-Yourself Business Intelligence Done Right: The Secret Sauce is SaaS
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This Presentation Transcript, featuring Forrester Research, explains how Software as a Service business intelligence can deliver a more cost-effective way to get relevant information to those who need it faster than traditional business intelligence can.
Posted: 18 Dec 2009 | Published: 18 Dec 2009

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Load Testing 2.0 for Web 2.0: Simplifying performance validation for Rich Internet Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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

Intel

Web 2.0 for the Enterprise: Setting the Foundation for Success
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WHITE PAPER: Bringing Web 2.0 to the enterprise is more than just the latest technology; it's about changing the traditional business model and tapping into the creativity, intellect, and passion of every single employee.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

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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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