A way of sending a message to invoke an operation on another computer. The difference between web services and previous methods is what gets sent over the wire is standardized at a higher level.
Continue reading What is a “web service” in plain English?
In short “yes”. In another life, it would’ve been called utility computing or something-as-a-service; cloud represents the current term on what Compuserv, Amazon, and Dropbox, Salesforce and the ilk provides. My previous article explains cloud computing to non-IT people. “Cloud” used a marketing strategy of rebranding to distance itself from its previous terms.
Continue reading Is “cloud” a marketing term?
If you are reading this, you are using electricity at one point when your device is plugged into the wall. In a sense you are using a utility, the electric company, that provides a resource for you, electricity, remotely. Behind that wall socket is a vastly complex infrastructure that deals with providing and billing you for the electricity.
So how does that relate to cloud computing? Quite a bit.
Continue reading Introduction to Cloud Computing
Previously, I had discussed what encryption is in a nutshell. I ended it with a note stating that there is a problem with the examples I had given is that there is a shared secret that must be known by both parties which can be intercepted by a malicious third party. This post describes how to get around that problem. Continue reading Symmetric vs. Asymmetric encryption
Just writing this based on a discussion I had with KK explaining to him what encryption is. This post describes what encryption to non-technical business folk or people who are unfamiliar with the field. Continue reading Introduction to encryption