Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 13 We announced that the Amazon WorkSpaces API and CLI is Now Available. The AWS Java Blog blog showed you how to Store JSON Documents in Amazon DynamoDB Tables. Larry Gadea showed you how to Run Your Own High-end Cloud Gaming… Read More


Native support for Web Animations first shipped in Chrome 36, and was updated with playback control in Chrome 39. The Element.animate() method can be used to trigger imperative animations directly from JavaScript, and its returned object can be leveraged to control the playback of these animations. These methods are detailed in the current draft of… Read More


The Chrome team recently announced that we are moving DOM properties to the prototype chain. This change, implemented in Chrome 43 – (Beta as of mid April 2015) – brings Chrome more in line with the Web IDL Spec and other browsers’ implementations, such as IE and Firefox. Edit: clarified   Older WebKit based browsers,… Read More


If you’ve worked with the Geolocation API before, chances are you’ve wanted to check if you had permission to use Geolocation without causing a prompt. This simply wasn’t possible. You had to request the current position and this would indicate the permission state or cause a prompt to be shown to the user. Not all… Read More


New development technologies, new connected devices, and new cloud-oriented business models create extraordinary opportunities for application developers to drive greater innovation. Whether you build business applications, advanced web portals, or client user interfaces—running on premises or in the cloud—you’ll want to soak up as much Application Development wisdom as you can when you attend Ignite… Read More


I’m playing catch-up today in order to make sure that you know about some AWS CloudFormation releases that have gone out over the last couple of weeks.? You can now create custom CloudFormation resources by calling AWS Lambda functions. We added support for some additional Auto Scaling and RDS resources. We also updated our support… Read More


Azure Site Recovery provides a single, workload-aware disaster recovery solution for  heterogeneous IT environments.  Critical applications and workloads, whether running on Hyper-V or VMware virtual machines or physical servers can be replicated to and recovered in Azure. With ASR Recovery Plans, customers can create workload-aware recovery workflows for their applications and achieve orchestrated “single click”… Read More


I am happy to be able to announce that we have entered into a research agreement with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to explore sustainable models for increasing the amount of open NOAA data that is made available via the cloud. The AWS Public Data Sets program hosts large collections of public… Read More