Jim and Alan talk about the Cloud. Private clouds versus public clouds. Should you ditch your own server room and move everything to the Cloud? Start small and build ... or go "all in" on the Cloud. Can you control performance and scaling in the Cloud? Relational databases or NoSQL in the Cloud. In case that's not clear at this point, we'll be talking about the Cloud on this week's podcast. Plus, West Wing, NYPD Blue, Kelly's Heroes. Kiefer and Donald Sutherland in Foresaken. Take a pass on "Assassin". Spoiler alert: We're both passing on the trifecta of remakes; Point Break, Roadhouse and Ghostbusters.
Jim and Alan discuss the history and details of exchanging data between companies and applications. Email might be the easiest and quickest technique, but find out what it's not very secure or reliable. Learn about the differences between FTP (not very secure) and SFTP (pretty darn secure) and whether DropBox, Box or Amazon's S3 is a reasonable option. Finally, we end up chatting about Web Services as the modern developer's tool for exchanging data securely, reliably and in Goldilocks sizes (hint: Just Right). Shout outs to Dropbox, Box, Amazon and HighJump. Plus Jim goes one for three in Alan's movie quiz.