Archive for June, 2011

The History of Native Applications

In and around the year 2001 I started to create web applications that completely exploited a given service architecture without any other server support. Using the DreamFactory Player, the application would come down to the client and then start talking directly to the cloud. This allowed us to connect rich client user interfaces directly to […]

Private Clouds in the Enterprise

Microsoft recently announced a private version of Azure services, and there are similar offerings out there from Rackspace, IBM, HP, OpSource, and other vendors. In short, a private cloud is installed in the data center and protected by a firewall like a traditional enterprise server, but it exposes web services to the internal network in […]