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How to Host Simple Content with Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2)

Two weeks ago, I demonstrated how to sign up for a free Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) account, and how to log into your virtual server. Today, let’s look at how to do something useful – to wit, hosting static content. First, however, I need to address a problem with the previous article. In demonstrating […]

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What Are The Costs of Cloud Computing?

Last week, I began discussing how to get started with Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) service. I covered the differences between virtual hosting and cloud computing, particularly when it comes to scalability of services. What I didn’t cover is the more basic question of how much cloud computing services such as EC2 and Microsoft Azure […]

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Getting Started (for Free!) with Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2)

Recently, Amazon.com announced that they were offering software developers and small businesses a full year of Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) for free. I’ve been wanting to dig into cloud computing for some time. And, being human, I regard “free” as too good a price to pass up. Signing up for EC2 was the easy […]

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How to Develop an iPad Game

The iPad is currently a major hit with gamers, the top 20 applications downloaded over 60% are games. Becoming an iPad game developer could be a start to a successful career, however you need to ensure you have the following to succeed. Buy a Mac: Apple’s development technology only runs on their Laptops/Desktop computers, so […]

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Flash VS HTML 5 – A Web Design Agency’s Dilemma

The iPad was released on the Australian market last week to the usual Apple hype. People lining up outside the iconic Apple store to be the first get to play with the new toy. Regarded as a revolution in the way we browse the web, it has brought with it a new headache for all designers and developers of websites.

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Recovering Linux File System After Superblock Corruption

A Linux file system is a collection of various files and folders, which is stored in a separate disk partition. The entire disk partition is then divided into various file system blocks. These blocks are further used for storing the user data or the metadata. The metadata can be referred as the repository that contains […]

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Windows 7 Vs Ubuntu Linux 9.04

Great comparison video between the two operating systems. Many pluses and minuses on both sides.

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Flash Vs HTML5

The Flash vs HTML war has recently intensified with Apple’s release of the revolutionary iPad. Adobe has been working on their Creative Suite 5 to make it easier for developers to create Flash and AIR apps that are compatible with the software running the iPod and iPad. In the mean time, Apple was developing iPhone […]

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Creating Your Own iPhone Applications & the Apple App Market

How many people now own a Apple iPhone? How many people download applications for the iPhone every single day? There are currently (at time of writing) over 90,000 applications available for download in the App Store via your iPhone!

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