They aren't selling the software they are selling their time to install it for you. Big difference....
Install Visual Studio.. it has its own built in web server. You can use SQL express. If you are really worried about system resources, manually start/stop SQL server only when you are developing
I used their system for a while. It worked adequately enough although if there was a break in, I'm not sure what I would have actually done...
The commentary on resetting passwords in windows is useful/interesting, but this article really doesn't have any special relevance the cloud. Whether or not the storage is a local physical volume or "floating around on dem internets" doesn't make a difference.
Well put. Furthermore, stored procedures can enhance security (i.e. only allow the user that your application is connected to to perform specific predefined actions instead of direct table access). Also, I believe (although I could be wrong) that stored procedures are more likely to benefit from performance optimization within the database than dynamic SQL.
It's a beautiful dream (.NET/JAVA > TSQL in a heartbeat) but putting all of your business logic in your code is just another flavor of cool aid...
-- loves this thread. where the mod points when I need em
"Worst idea... EVAH...."
The article paints the picture that Netflix should be paying extra money and charging its subscribers extra money to deliver high speed internet to them and that antiquated network neutrality restrictions make the whole thing unfair.
Netflix is now going to be able to offer even higher bandwidth services. In order to take advantage of them, you need a fast pipe (direct to your house and for your ISP to have good connections to the bandwidth sources) this means your ISP may need to cough up some more $s in order to deliver you the content that they are charging you for.
So let's review:
Netflix is paying for bandwidth in order to be able to provide the streams.
Consumers are paying for bandwidth in order to receive the streams.
If you don't purchase sufficient bandwidth from your ISP, then you can get the shiny new streams and you may need to give more money to your ISP if you want the highest quality service.
If you did purchase sufficient bandwidth from your ISP, but they have been enjoying being able to charge you for premium bandwidth (8mb/s down woot!) but they haven't been investing in the upstream bandwidth/peering/etc in order to deliver, then it's time for them to spend some more money on the infrastructure that your bandwidth is for.
The fact that 30% of the traffic is Netflix doesn't make it a Netflix problem. Netflix pays for its bandwidth. I want to stream Netflix so I spend extra $s to buy a bigger pipe. The only problem I see is the carriers raking in huge profits without investing in the infrastructure required.
Perhaps the author of the summary to exercise a bit more "journalistic integrity"....
Best not to start w/ the microwave...