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The Rise of NetBeans — Why The Increasingly Popular IDE Has Streamlined Java Application Development for a Network of 1.5M+ Active Users

Why Millions of Web App Developers Love Coding With the NetBeans IDE

Originally a student project in 1996, NetBeans has since become one of the most popular IDEs among app developers. Right out of the box, it boasts a code... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/20/2016
Quantcast: How Deep Insights Into Visitor Demographics Help Drive Decisions for Website Owners and App Developers

How Quantcast Insights Drive Decision-Making for Web and App Developers

Website analytics only tell you what browsers do on your website. They don’t tell you about the people who visit your website. Analytics tell you what device... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/19/2016
How Intel's Data Center Manager and Virtual Gateway Help IT Teams Save Money, Optimize Infrastructure, and Troubleshoot Remotely

Optimize Your Current Hardware With Intel Data Center Manager

Unlocking information from infrastructure already in your datacenter, an innovative suite of APIs and plugins from Intel® provides real-time power and... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/15/2016
Oracle Marketing Cloud Helps Brands Deliver Their Best Campaigns By Blending Sales, Marketing, and Data to Improve Conversion Rates

Oracle Marketing Cloud's Connected Data Boosts Conversions for Brands

Oracle Marketing Cloud, a comprehensive suite of data-driven programs, creates customer engagement, orchestrates experiences, and measures data and analytics... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/14/2016
Dynamic Drive: The Story Behind the Free HTML and JavaScript Code Library and Its 16-Year Impact on the Dev Community

Dynamic Drive Provides Free HTML & JavaScript for Developers

In 2000, the web was just beginning to grow up. Initially composed of static pages and text-only experiences, it now featured sites containing lively,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/12/2016
Inventor and Guardian of the World Wide Web: How Tim Berners-Lee and W3C Set the Standards That Protect Online Information

How Tim Berners-Lee and the W3C Set the Standard for Protecting the Web

How did the World Wide Web, this creation we hardly notice — yet couldn’t live without — come to be? Starting with a software program that helped him track... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/12/2016
Our Editors' Top Pick: Why Adobe Premiere Elements is the Best Economical Video Editing Program for Sharing Videos Online

Our Top Pick: Why Adobe Premiere Elements is the Best Video Editor

With Premiere Elements, you don’t need to go to Hollywood to become a filmmaker. Adobe packages high-powered features into a novice-friendly, consumer-level... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/9/2016
Volusion Primes SMB Sites to Convert Sales — How 900+ Features and a Longevity-Focused Team Produce a Comprehensive eCommerce Platform

Volusion Helps SMBs Design & Build Turnkey eCommerce Sites

For more than 15 years, Volusion has been helping small- and medium-sized businesses create effective eCommerce sites, helping merchants attract, convert,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/8/2016
How Format™ Empowers Creative-Minded Professionals to Design and Build Beautiful Sites to Complement, Showcase, and Sell Their Work

How Format Empowers Creatives to Build Beautiful Sites

Format provides a platform for creative industry professionals to design and build beautiful websites to showcase and market their work. Artists can choose... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/6/2016
2021's Ultimate Guide to Virtual Machine Management Software for Web Hosts: SolusVM vs. VMware vSphere vs. VMmanager vs. Others

2021's Ultimate Guide to Virtual Machine Management Panels

As the demand for scalable and customizable VPS hosting grows, everyone from individual developers to hosting companies and large enterprises is urgently looking for... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/6/2016
How Tech Companies Benefit From Prezi: Dynamic Visual Presentations Encourage Conversation While Interactivity Moves Projects Forward

How Tech Companies Benefit From Prezi's Dynamic Presentations

Prezi takes an approach to presentations that moves sharply away from traditional slideshow formats. Applying brain science research, the presentations —... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/2/2016
More Than Compute, Networking, and Storage — Microsoft Azure Changes How Teams Build and Deploy Modern Applications

The Cloud on Your Terms: Microsoft Azure Powers Flexible Tools for DevOps

A cloud platform with more than 600 features, Microsoft Azure can surely handle everything you need. With close attention to streamlined user experiences,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/30/2016
How RANDOM.ORG's Journey From Radio Static to True Randomness Generates Reliable Results for Games, Security, and Clinical Trials

RANDOM.ORG: Radios to Generating Truly Random & Reliable Numbers

In the early days of the web, Mads Haahr and his friends knew online gambling would take off — they were just a decade too early. Although their startup... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/29/2016
The Fascinating Story of ibiblio: From Their FTP Roots to Today’s Digital Repository of Public Information and Open-Source Software

Long History of ibiblio's Innovation With Sharing Information & Software

As one of the first websites in the world, the predecessor of ibiblio set the stage for the ultimate “collection of collections.” An online public library... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/29/2016
How Red Hat and OpenShift Automate Infrastructure Management — Helping You Develop, Deploy, and Scale Container-Based Apps Faster

Red Hat and OpenShift's Container Platforms Help Devs Work Faster

Instead of spending the day setting up your environment, the OpenShift suite of container platforms lets developers get straight to work. With their... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/23/2016
Founder David Ekholm Talks jAlbum: How His Software for Creating Online Photo Galleries Helps Designers, Developers, & Web Hosts

Founder David Ekholm Talks About His Photo Gallery Software jAlbum

After a skiing adventure in 2002, developer David Ekholm was frustrated by the limited options for sharing his trip photos with friends. He experimented with... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/16/2016
How Citrix Cloud Lowers Cost and Complexity for Service Providers — A Centralized Platform to Quickly Set Up & Manage Virtual Environments

Citrix Cloud Helps Admins Quickly Set Up and Manage Environments

Citrix Cloud offers a centralized console that facilitates management of all Citrix pre-integrated technologies. The platform is changing the traditional... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/15/2016
GlobalSign Helps Companies Establish User Trust With High-Volume Digital Certificates and Enterprise-Grade Management Tools

GlobalSign: Enterprise-Level Security Solutions Boost Consumer Trust

Offering enterprise-level security services, GlobalSign protects the Internet of Everything — servers, computers, users, applications, websites, mobile... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/14/2016
How Webopedia’s 10K Definition Database, Comprehensive Informational Resources, & Experienced Editorial Team Bring Tech Ed to the Masses

Webopedia Brings Tech Education to the Masses

Webopedia offers easily digestible, authoritative definitions of more than 10,000 words, phrases, and acronyms pertaining to IT fields. The site brings a... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/14/2016
“AVG Internet Security Business Edition” — How Avast Has Simplified Security and Maximized Performance for SMBs

AVG Internet Security Business Edition Protects Data & Performance

With the recent acquisition of AVG by Avast came an expanded analytical footprint — one that facilitates award-winning security measures for SMBs. The 2016... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/9/2016
ActiveState<span class="registered">®</span>: How Precompiled and Supported Versions of Ruby, Node.js, Go, and Lua Give You a Competitive Advantage

ActiveState­: Language Distributions and Tools to Give You an Advantage

With their distributions of dynamic open-source languages, ActiveState lets developers quickly and efficiently create, deploy, and manage applications. Their... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/7/2016
6 New GitHub Features That Will Change How Developers Collaborate on Technologies, Manage Projects, and Protect Their Code

6 New GitHub Features That Will Change How You Work With Code

GitHub simplifies the way developers — from hobbyists to professionals — build software. An idea first discussed at a bar, GitHub fosters a fast, flexible,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/4/2016
Interoute Reaches an Ever-Extending Global Network — Helping You Manage Your Business in the Cloud with Speed and Security

How Interoute Cloud Hosting Helps Businesses Scale Securely

As companies grow and require a secure, international online presence, Interoute touts hosting solutions to meet the needs of modern business. Security,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/3/2016
Making a Localization Difference on a Global Scale: Transifex Streamlines Translation to Grow Your Business's Reach and Revenue

Transifex Streamlines Localization to Grow Users' Reach & Revenue

To reach 90% of online audiences, companies need to localize their content in 14 languages. Transifex enables companies to make a difference on a global... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/2/2016
Powering the Engines of the Internet — Google Datacenters Use Machine Learning &amp; Cost-Effective Cooling to Maximize Energy Efficiency

How Google Datacenters Set the Standard for Energy Efficiency

Answering 1.2 trillion searched questions a year and powering billions of Gmail inboxes is expensive. Fueling the web’s #1 search engine is a high-cost,... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
10/28/2016
How Fiverr’s Revolutionary Idea of Completing Tasks Has Changed the Way Businesses Get Work Done

Fiverr Has Changed the Way Businesses Get Work Done

Small businesses often need to scale up for projects. The work needs to get done, but a company can’t always justify the cost of onboarding full-time... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/26/2016
Parallels Desktop 12: In-Depth Look at How Dev Teams Can Save Testing Time and Money With the Latest Edition of the Virtualization Software

Parallels Desktop 12: Powerful Environments for Developers

In a unique position between Microsoft and Apple (and, to a lesser extent, Google and Linux), Parallels solves complex engineering and user-experience... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/24/2016
Vim Creator Champions Charityware: Bram Moolenaar Discusses Developing the Popular Text Editor, How He Uses It, and Version 8

Vim Creator Talks Coding Charityware & His Use of the Program Today

Celebrating 25 years of productivity and billions of lines of code written, Vim is an open-source text editor loved by millions of programmers around the... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/20/2016
How AWS Uses Their Global Cloud Infrastructure to Offer Cost-Effective Flexibility to Users — From eCommerce Startups to Enterprise

AWS Uses Global Cloud Infrastructure to Offer Cost-Effective Flexibility

Arguably the foremost on-demand computing platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began as an in-house innovation that retail leader Amazon took public in 2006.... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
10/19/2016
Content Watch &#038; Net Nanny Help You Control Your Internet Experience: How Their Dynamic Filtering Engine Eliminates Content You Don't Want

Net Nanny: Dynamic Filter Guards Against Unsavory Online Content

With a passion for protecting Internet users from inappropriate online content, Net Nanny adapts to the new trends and technologies of Internet browsing.... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/14/2016
How Sprinklr Community and Experience Cloud™­ are Enhancing Customer Service and Providing Actionable Feedback for Businesses

Get Satisfaction & Sprinklr Create Communities for Customer Service

Even though technology helps companies reach new customers around the world, the Internet removes the level of personal interaction that brands need to... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/14/2016
Co-Founder Ben Congleton Talks Olark — How the Easily Implemented Live Chat Software Helps Build Brands Around Service &#038; Sales

How Olark's Live Chat Boosts Your Business & Customer Satisfaction

Ben Congleton learned the importance of customer service while running a successful hosting company with his high school buddies. Excited about making an... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/6/2016
Together as a Whole: How a Non-Profit Organization and Unpaid Volunteers Made Joomla! Into the World's 2nd-Largest CMS

Joomla Volunteers Drive Leadership, Development, & Global User Network

Joomla, the open-source content management system second only to WordPress in terms of popularity, has paved way for other platforms with a passion for... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
10/5/2016
Magento's Momentum: How New Managed Cloud &#038; Analytics Offerings are Returning the eCommerce Platform to Their Viral Early Growth

Magento Returns to Viral Growth With Managed Cloud and Analytics

With more than $50 billion in transactions annually, Magento is the leading platform for getting things sold online. In addition to offering a free,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/28/2016
2021's Ultimate Guide to Billing Management Software for Web Hosts: WHMCS vs. Blesta vs. BILLmanager vs. Others

2021's Ultimate Guide to Billing Management Panels for Hosts

In all this talk of hosts and servers and all the tools available to help businesses run on the web, it can be easy to forget that your host is a business, too.... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
9/23/2016
WHMCS Balances Innovative Technology with Simple User Experiences to Streamline Billing, Support, and Automation

WHMCS Automates Billing and Support with Tech and Easy UX

As a web hoster himself who recognized the flaws in the existing options at the time for web hosting billing and support platforms, Matt Pugh embarked on a... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/22/2016
How the EFF Defends You — From Easy SSL Certificate Deployment to Lawsuits Against Those Who Try to Take Away Your Digital Rights

HTTPS, Activism, & Lawsuits: How the EFF Protects You

As our use of technology grows, the Electronic Frontier Foundation works to ensure people’s digital rights and freedoms are protected. The donor-funded,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/15/2016
HostingCon Europe: How You Can Attend for Free and Take Advantage of Incredible Learning and Networking Opportunities

HostingCon Europe: Learn, Network, & Attend for Free

Growing by leaps and bounds, this year’s HostingCon Europe is expected to attract more than 1,000 web, hosting, and cloud industry leaders to Amsterdam. Just... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/14/2016
From Fan to President: Logan Abbott Discusses How BizX is Bringing Iconic Brands SourceForge and Slashdot Back to Open-Source Roots

How SourceForge and Slashdot Are Returning to Their Open-Source Roots

Logan Abbott, along with the developers and engineers at BizX, were “super stoked” at the opportunity to acquire SourceForge and Slashdot, two iconic sites... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/13/2016
How ServerPronto Delivers More Valuable Dedicated &#038; Cloud Hosting Through Datacenter Ownership &#038; Tech Experience

ServerPronto Cuts Out Middlemen to Deliver the Right Hosting Price

During the early days of hosting, ServerPronto zigged while everyone else zagged. While other hosts were locking customers into long, expensive contracts,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/13/2016
Sean Garrity