Two weeks ago we wrote about Google and Red Hat Inc. teaming up to create a new Java programming framework. A Gartner analyst thinks it could go far.
The industry needs a new programming model for clouds, Yefim Nais writes in a blog.
And Google, with its experience in cloud computing, and Red Hat, with its enterprise background, could be a dynamic duo.
Their project, dubbed CapeDwarf, is an implementation of Google’s AppEngine API which allows applications to be deployed on Red Hat’s JBoss Appliciation Servers without modification.
Ultimately all APIs of AppEngine would be implemented. A chart on the JBoss community page suggests that 12 of 18 APIs are done.
The question Nais asks is are the partners imaginative enough to grow the project to an industry standard.
The bot threat
Some of the most serious threats networks face today are "bots," remotely controlled robotic programs that strike in many different ways and deliver destructive payloads, self propagating to infect more and more systems and eventually forming a "botnet."