Monday Jan 25, 2010
Thursday Dec 17, 2009
By Laura on Dec 17, 2009
Wednesday Dec 16, 2009
By Laura on Dec 16, 2009
Livescribe is Hosting a Developer Challenge
Livescribe Developer Day on Jan 12th 2010
We are hosting a Developer Day on the evening of Jan 12th 2010 in San Francisco, California [USA]. Highlights will include: An inside look at the future of paper based computing with Livescribe CEO, Jim Marggraff, a developer panel, the opportunity to mingle with other developers and get feedback from Livescribe engineering and app store teams. Please note this event will have a registration cap. If you are interested in participating, please email email@example.com to get on the short list
Beta Launch of Livescribe Application Store
The Beta Livescribe Application Store launched on Thursday November 19th with more than 30 free and paid apps include a range of language apps that help users to read and hear translated phrases, educational apps that help users study geometry, organic chemistry, Hebrew chanting, as well as numerous games including Blackjack, Video Poker or Hangman.
Thursday Dec 10, 2009
By Laura on Dec 10, 2009
Monday Dec 07, 2009
By Laura on Dec 07, 2009
By Shanti Subramanyam
Commercial tools for load testing cost a pile of money, and free tools don't have the necessary functionality. Luckily, Faban solves both these problems.
Faban is two things:
- A framework for developing performance and load tests.
- A tool to run these tests and view their results.
The former is called the “Faban Driver Framework” and the latter is called the “Faban Harness”. Although the two are related, it is entirely possible to run an arbitrary test developed outside of Faban using the Faban Harness. In fact, many benchmarks do just that. In this respect, Faban is rather unique.
The Driver Framework
The real power of Faban is unleashed only when you use the framework. The framework provides capabilities similar to other load testing tools, namely : emulate users, keep track of response times and other metrics, run monitoring tools etc. Some unique features of Faban include the ability to :
- accurately measure server response times at the network layer
- emulate a Markov model to realistically model web workloads
- emulate a Poisson process for inter-arrival times
- support hundreds of thousands of users with the lowest possible resource requirement
If that doesn’t convince you to try Faban, maybe some of the features in the Harness will. Please read on.
The Faban Harness is a web application that queues and executes runs, displays reports and graphs from previous runs and in general serves to maintain the results repository. Some features of the harness include :
- Gathering of configuration information across all the systems in the test configuration (including driver systems)
- Automatic collection of system level performance monitoring data
- Ability to run arbitrary scripts/commands to collect any type of monitoring data
- Automated management of a wide variety of common server applications like apache, MySQL, glassfish etc.
- Graphing of both workload and monitoring data for easier analysis
If a lot of these features sound like LoadRunner and other fancy, high-priced tools, they are (in fact these tools don’t even have all of the functionality I’ve listed above). And you get all this for free in an open-source tool !
So check it out. The easiest way to get started with Faban is using the Quick Start Tutorial. It gives step by step instructions on installing Faban and running a pre-built workload including screen-shots.
If you are ready to start creating your first workload, check out the Creating your first Workload Tutorial. For users new to Java, this step by step tutorial should make it really use to get started.
Wednesday Dec 02, 2009
Tuesday Dec 01, 2009
By Laura on Dec 01, 2009
PayPal has launched a new set of APIs that allow developers to embed payment technology into applications. This is a whole new way of making money from your apps. Learn more at x.com, PayPal’s developer hub where you can grab code, product offerings, documentation, sample apps and more.
To make things more exciting, PayPal is offering the chance to win up to $150,000 in their first PayPal X Developer Challenge!! Submit an app that uses the new APIs, and you could win big. The deadline to register is looming – Dec. 16 – so don’t miss out!
PayPal is looking for the most innovative live applications that open payment capabilities for businesses, especially in the areas of Social Media, Gaming/Entertainment, E-commerce, and Mobile/Consumer Electronics.
The grand prize winner gets $50,000 cash plus up to $50,000 in waived transaction fees. Second place winner gets $25,000 plus up to $25,000 in waived transaction fees. Entrants will also get exposure for their apps to the PayPal developer community through the voting process.
The contest is worldwide except for France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Czechoslovakia and where prohibited. Full contest details can be found at http://paypalx.brightidea.com/challengeinfo. Make sure you register for the contest by Dec. 16. Registration is easy; you just need to provide one or two sentences about your concept. Final live apps and a demo video are due Feb. 7, 2010.
By Laura on Dec 01, 2009
Tuesday Nov 24, 2009
By Laura on Nov 24, 2009
Join the Sun Startup Essentials team us as we host the 5th Digital Living Room Summit and Venture Forum on Tuesday, December 15 at our Santa Clara auditorium, produced in association with iHollywood Forum. Sun Startup Essentials members: Get 20% off until December 4th. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to get the discount code.
As we head into 2010, many of the promises of previous years are becoming reality: Internet-enabled television; HD, iTV and soon 3D TV, networked game consoles and subscripion VOD, to name just a few. But many critical questions remain: which technologies will succeed? What will the adoption curve and price points look like?
That's why the fifth annual Digital Living Room, Dec. 15 in Santa Clara, CA, should be on your calendar. One of the oldest conferences about the future of home entertainment, this year's Digital Living Room focuses on 2010 and the technologies most likely to transform consumer experience next year. Why wait for CES when you can get a jump on networking and intelligence-gathering now?
Here's some of what you'll learn about:
• The arrival of 3D television
• Social TV.
• Networked games
• The connected home
• Cloud computing and the living room
• New paradigms for VOD
• Analyst projections for 2010
Hear from visionaries like Bill Binenstock, Vice President and Manager, CBS.com; Brad McManus, Director of Investments, Panasonic; Tushar Saxena, Director of Home Networking Technologies, Verizon Communications; plus top executives from Playstation, EpixHD, Sun, Intel and many more. Plus, you'll get to network and make deals with these people in an intimate environment you'll never find at CES.
For just 48 hours, take advantage of a special rate available of as low as $150 for a basic ticket. Buy a Deluxe ticket for $195 and get a free ticket to our kickoff party in San Francisco on Dec.14 at Blumberg Capital. Register at www.digitallivingroom.eventbrite.com.
Are you an entrepreneur or venture capitalist? Consider joining us for the DLR Venture Forum, a unique platform to pitch for funds and demo your product. To apply, please send an email to email@example.com. For information, call 310.736.4133 or email host Michael Stroud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Nov 17, 2009
By Laura on Nov 17, 2009
Thursday Nov 12, 2009
Wednesday Nov 11, 2009
By Laura on Nov 11, 2009
Looking for rock-solid web hosting at discounted rates? Talk to someone that understand startupsJoyent has a deal for Sun Startup Essentials program members with hosting services 25% off list price. Starting price is $16.59/month. No joke! [Read More]
Friday Oct 30, 2009
By Laura on Oct 30, 2009
A balance between processor performance, memory bandwidth, and IO performance all contribute to system performance. Applications like business intelligence and data warehousing (BIDW), and Rich Media are particularly sensitive to overall performance.
The Sun Fire X4275 is designed for the ground up for powering both rich media streaming applications, and business intelligence and data warehousing applications.
- The design principles of the Sun Fire X4275 (Intel Xeon 5500 series processors, 64 GB of memory, 12 TB of storage, 8xSSD or 12x15K drives for IOPS performance all in the same 2U chassis, and up to 24 GB of network bandwidth)
- How flash technology can multiply IO performance offering significant savings in cost/stream, cost/IOPS and cost/GB as well as savings in energy and space
- How the Sun Fire X4275 is the building block of the powerful Oracle Exadata V2 server recently announced by Oracle.
In this webinar, you'll find out:
Tuesday Oct 27, 2009
By Laura on Oct 27, 2009
Mark your calendars! There are a couple of super cool events in November you don't want to miss: SVASE & GABA BIGs Digital Media, and Startup Weekend.
SVASE & GABA Present the BIGs Digital Media, November 19
Social Financing - Using the Web to Mine Money for Your Venture
Raising money from VCs is increasingly difficult for early stage companies--even ones with a good product. Social networks have been great for generating awareness but how do you turn social equity into funds for your business? Social financing is working well for entrepreneurs in developing countries and those improving the well-being of society and the environment. Could that same model work here? New models are rapidly emerging that are changing the landscape for how businesses raise money.
Join this dynamic panel of experts as they discuss this timely topic!
- What is social financing?
- What is microfinancing?
- What new tools are available today?
- How companies facilitate sources of social funding
- How social networks can become social financing engines
The Panel: Marc Dangeard, Founder, Entrepreneur Commons; Joshua Sams, Co-Founder & CEO, Sprowtt Marketplace; 2 additional panelists TBD
Moderator: Sumaya Kazi, Sr. Social Media Manager, Sun Microsystems
WHEN: Thursday, November 19
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Networking and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 – 8:15 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:15 – 8:30 pm: Additional Networking
LOCATION: Sun Microsystems, 12 Network Circle, Building 12 (make a left at the main entrance), Menlo Park, CA 94025. Map
BAY AREA STARTUP WEEKEND
WHEN: November 20-22nd
WHERE: The Hacker Dojo
Register Before 10/30 for 20% off – Use code “swearlybird”
There are 10 Startup Weekend events going on for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) this November! Last year they had over 25,000 events, 3 million participants, and over 1 billion media impressions.
November 13th-15th: Tulsa, OK – Boise, ID – London, UK
November 20th-22nd: New York – Bay Area (Silicon Valley) – Cleveland, OH – Dallas, TX – Los Angeles, CA – Lexington, KY – Atlanta, GA
December 4th-6th: (just a little later) Paris, France – Corvallis, OR – Boston, MA
- Global visibility for your startup – GEW will have amazing exposure and follow-up with national coverage for Startup Weekend and startups in likes of The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, NYTimes, Forbes, and USA Today.
- Meet more investors, vc’s, ceo’s, cto’s, lawyers, and successful entrepreneurs working one-on-one with teams.
- Sunday night voting among your peers will allow one startup to win a grand prize.
- Top teams will be invited to Startup Weekend exclusive spots at the top tech events.
- Spotlight your startup via Startup Weekends global partners.
- Coaching and mentoring for startups after the weekend.
- Free web hosting for startups at the event
- Free business plan guidance
- Other Free software and discounts
Student Tickets are limited – Remember to bring your Student ID!
Startup Weekend is a now a non-profit out of Seattle, WA.
Connecting the Startup Essentials community with all the events, information and resources required for them to grow and scale.
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