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  • VMware vSphere PowerCLI FAQ

    With a cmdlet here and script there, you can easily manage VMs through the VMware vSphere PowerCLI. With ESXi on the horizon, it’s a good time to start learning about this tool.

  • VCenter Orchestrator: The workflow-automation king

    With vCenter Orchestrator automated workflows, you can indulge your lazy streak. This free workflow automation tool in vCenter Server can eliminate many manual processes.

  • Running a Web service on Google App Engine

    Google's App Engine for building Web applications in the cloud is beginning to support Java servlet-based Web services. It's still under development, but you can experiment using Eclipse support or...

  • Apache ZooKeeper

    Apache ZooKeeper is an open source file application program interface (API) that allows distributed processes in large systems to synchronize with each other so that all clients making requests rec...

  • Programming report generation with SQL Server Reporting Services 2008

    Learn the fundamentals of programmatic report rendering in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 with examples of when you might use such functionality.

  • Running a Web service on Google App Engine

    Google's App Engine for building Web applications in the cloud is beginning to support Java servlet-based Web services. It's still under development, but you can experiment using Eclipse support or...

  • The top 10 CRM on demand definitions

    On-demand CRM applications are becoming more commonplace in enterprise organizations, midmarket companies and small businesses across the globe. But the on-demand CRM market is filled with buzzword...

  • Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) Tutorial

    SOAP has gained status as a common messaging protocol in Web services and SOA projects. This SOAP tutorial provides insight as to what SOAP standard is and when to use it. SOAP basics, how it compa...

  • Manage application processes with Windows Workflow Foundation

    Windows Workflow Foundation is part of the .NET 3.0 Framework. Using it, you can build portions of your application that orchestrate, or manage, the process flow for the use cases your application ...

  • Control CICS and CPSM with IBM Rexx interface

    The Rexx Library interface to CPSM is strange but powerful. It gives CICSPlex the functionality that allows enterprises to control CICS and CPSM both from TSO and batch.

  • Apex

    Apex is a development platform for building software as a service (SaaS) applications on top of Salesforce.com's customer relationship management (CRM) functionality... (Continued)

  • Remote Function Call (RFC)

    RFC is also an abbreviation for Request for Comments.

  • ASPI driver (Advanced SCSI Programming Interface driver)

    In a personal computer, an ASPI driver is a software driver or program that uses the Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (ASPI) protocol to interface with the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)...

  • application program

    An application program (sometimes shortened to application) is any program designed to perform a specific function directly for the user or, in some cases, for another application program.

  • application

    In information technology, an application is the use of a technology, system, or product.

  • Java Cryptography Extension (JCE)

    The Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) is an application program interface (API) that provides a uniform framework for the implementation of security features in Java.

  • A project-tracking application for Lotus Notes Domino

    Lotus Notes and Domino expert Chuck Connell has revived and updated his popular "Things to Do" task- and project-tracking application for Lotus Notes Domino.

  • Qualified data structures: Why you should be using them

    Application development expert Paul Tuohy has been receiving quite a few questions about qualified data structures and whether or not they are of much use. According to Paul, they are and you shou...

  • ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)

    ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) is an application program interface from Microsoft that lets a programmer writing Windows applications get access to a relational or non-relational database from both Mic...

  • How to gather and export information on VMware ESX Server: Tools and APIs

    It's a common misconception that VMware ESX Server offers no information about how it's running on the machine. In this tip, Andrew Kutz explains how to use existing tools to gather information abo...