Stories by Serdar Yegulalp

Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

Google's latest enhancement to Cloud Platform is not a new feature but a repackaging of an existing innovation. But it's a downright useful offering all the same.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 28 March, 2015 03:52

Tags: NGINX, sugarCRM, Google, amp, cloud computing, internet

Expect superior scale-out in Couchbase Server 4

The next version of the popular NoSQL database Couchbase Server will include a new approach to scaling out that aims to drastically increase performance for enterprises.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 24 March, 2015 01:31

Tags: NoSQL, CouchBase, servers, hardware systems

HTTP/2: The future of the Web demystified

Out with the old, in with the new, as the saying goes -- but when it comes to an overhaul of one of the Internet's most fundamental protocols, what exactly is coming in with the new?

By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 March, 2015 00:56

Tags: (no company), Networking

Tableau adds new enticements to its free data visualization tool

Tableau's Web-based version of its analytics system allows data visualizations to be published, re-used, and embedded in Web pages as if they were YouTube videos. But the full product comes with a sizeable cost: $1K per user and up.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 12 March, 2015 07:11

Tags: analytics, applications, Microsoft, splunk, software, youtube, business intelligence

Review: BitTorrent delivers cloud-free 'Dropbox for business'

BitTorrent originated as a file sharing and distributed download technology, powering downloads of content both legitimate (such as Linux ISOs) and not (Taylor Swift albums).

By Serdar Yegulalp | 11 March, 2015 01:20

Tags: bittorrent, Internet-based applications and services, dropbox, netgear, Cloud File Sharing, internet, western digital

Gmail's revised contacts page cuts down on clutter

While users wait with bated breath to see if Google Inbox ends up becoming the new Gmail, Google has unveiled an incremental change to Gmail: a newly redesigned contacts page. It hasn't yet been rolled into Gmail proper, but is now available in preview form.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 05 March, 2015 23:39

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, Mail, internet, Email Software

Node.js goes pro: New opportunities -- and risks

In its mere five years of existence, Node.js has transformed from a technological curiosity to a technology stack all its own, providing a major building block for everything from microservices to APIs.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 February, 2015 01:53

Tags: Firefox, Node.js, Languages and standards, application development, software

The never-ending quest to dethrone email

Build a better mousetrap, as the cliché has it, and the world will beat a path to your door. That line of thinking has even been applied to the most rudimentary corners of the technology world: standards and protocols that have stuck around for decades, yet viewed as creaky and badly in need of replacement. But few old-guard standards have seen as many pretenders to the throne as the SMTP/POP3/IMAP email triumvirate has. If only someone could come up with an alternative that did everything email did but better, more securely, and with less hassle, wouldn't it be worth it?

By Serdar Yegulalp | 21 January, 2015 01:47

Tags: applications, Inky Mail, Google, e-mail, software, Email Software

Dropbox pursues enterprises with Business API

Though it offers a business-tier plan, Dropbox has historically lacked a full-blown business platform on the order of Box and its APIs. That's about to change with the introduction of the Dropbox for Business API.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 04 December, 2014 02:08

Tags: dropbox, Microsoft, Ping Identity, Okta, cloud computing, internet, cloud storage

Python-powered StackStorm sets scripts for event-triggered automation

StackStorm, staffed by former members of GitHub, PuppetLabs, SwiftStack, Rackspace, and the Apache Libcloud team, has launched the first public version of its eponymous open source operations automation solution.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 05 November, 2014 05:21

Tags: application development, GitHub, Tumblr, software, rackspace

In Pictures: 8 cutting-edge technologies aimed at eliminating passwords

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

By Serdar Yegulalp | 26 September, 2014 11:47

Tags: slideshow, security, passwords, digital tattoos, electronic pills

Review: WordPress 4 plugs in, turns on, grows up

The latest revision of the powerful and popular blogging engine does far more than blogs, although the power comes with a price

By Serdar Yegulalp | 06 August, 2014 20:15

Tags: cms, applications, content management, software, open source software

In Pictures: Beyond Firefox - 10 Mozilla projects fuelling the open Web

Mozilla has its hands in many projects aimed at advancing the Web. Here's our take on the 10 most promising

By Serdar Yegulalp | 18 July, 2014 07:50

Tags: Rust, Firefox OS, PC, slideshow, mobility, OS, Servo, software, mozilla, Firefox

In Pictures: Biggest, baddest, boldest software backdoors of all time

These 12 historically insidious backdoors will have you wondering what’s in your software -- and who can control it

By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 June, 2014 08:38

Tags: slideshow, security, software

Teach your router new tricks with DD-WRT or OpenWrt

With each passing year, hardware devices grow less dependent on proprietary components and more reliant on open source technologies. Network routers are among the main beneficiaries of this trend, especially those that can support a variety of third-party open source firmware projects. Two of these firmware projects stand apart from the rest: DD-WRT and OpenWrt.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 29 May, 2014 10:36

Tags: networking hardware, Networking, routers

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