Chris Jones

Chris Jones has a passion for Mobile. He has many mobile (iOS and Android) apps published on the App Stores. Chris has also worked on many high profile projects including development for TV Broadcasting, Live Streaming, Principal CDN (Content Delivery Network) Architect, and Cloud. You can reach Chris at cjones@cloudm2.com.

Solving Latency Issues with Cloud Storage

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Here’s one of many possible solutions for solving the latency that haunts cloud storage, specifically in the mobile space. continue…

A Cloud Storage Latency Fix With Minimal Code Change

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In my first article on cloud storage latency, I gave a brief review of cloud storage, specifically how Amazon S3 stores and references objects. Now we’ll pick up where we left off to begin illustrating one of many possible solutions that can help solve the latency that haunts cloud storage, specifically in the mobile space. Cloud storage providers that are worth their salt all have at least two regions in the U.S. to choose from to store your objects. For… continue…

Netflix Could Pay You $10,000 to Improve Its Cloud

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Netflix is awarding $100,000 in prize money for help in making their open-source cloud computing projects better. Contest submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and anyone can enter. The Netflix Cloud Prize is divided into 10 categories that each offer a $10,000 prize. The judges include: Amazon.com Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels Thoughtworks Chief Scientist Martin Fowler Strategist Simon Wardley Telx Senior Vice President and author of Cloudonomics Joe Weinman University of Aarhus Developer Training Expert Aino… continue…

The Best Tools for Enterprise Mobile Dev

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It’s no secret that everyone is designing software with a “mobile first” philosophy, including corporate America. As a matter of fact, the corporate world is trying to use one code base to support all mobile platforms. The good news is that several products and tools are available that allow developers to do just that, or at least get sort of close. As part of its risk-mitigation process, a large national bank recently asked me to evaluate vendors for its new… continue…

The Basics of Cloud Storage Latency Solutions

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Recently, a company asked me to help solve what appeared to be a cloud storage latency problem with Amazon S3 for their clients outside of the U.S. Fortunately, there are many potential solutions available to solve this kind of simple latency issue that haunt a lot of cloud storage systems. In this case, determining which one was appropriate began with a review of Amazon S3′s cloud storage naming conventions. Lets set the stage with a quick review. Cloud storage is… continue…

How to Get Started as an App Developer

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Apple’s highly anticipated iPad Mini with its  7.9-inch screen is going head to head with Google’s Nexus 7. Apple also says that it has sold 100 million iPads and that customers have downloaded 35 billion apps. These amazing numbers are the new normal for mobile. So, if you haven’t figured it out already, this is a great market for developers to get into. Both Android and iOS are fantastic development environments. Colleges are now offering very popular mobile development courses,… continue…

Storing Web Assets for Performance and Scale

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There are a lot of good cloud platforms out there, and it seems like more are popping up every day. When evaluating them, you need to understand what your real needs are and not simply pick one because it’s a well-known name. For example, if storage of Web assets is critical you should choose a platform that offers the best content delivery network at the best price. If such storage is not your primary concern, and a flexible set of… continue…

Finding Your Way: Mastering Android and iOS

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Mobile development is hot right now, and while most companies want developers that are strong in either Android or iOS, they seem to love those that are exposed to both. As developers, we all want to focus on the “coolest” thing that allows us to make the most money. And being human, we want the easiest route. So, where do you start, assuming your company has not already decided that for you? When I first looked at mobile I had… continue…

iPhone 5 – What does it mean for Developers?

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Apple trotted out its highly anticipated iPhone 5 today and, if the predictions are true, a massive number of people will be lining up to get their hands on the new device when its ready for pre-orders on Friday. And that’s great news for iOS developers. iPhone 5 will be sporting the new iOS 6, which has been in beta since June.  Apple also plans to make iOS 6 generally available beginning next Wednesday. After looking at the features it… continue…

The Competition’s Heating Up Among Cloud Vendors

It seems like the Cloud Computing market is coming out with something new every day. As a result, I’ve put together this roundup of recent cloud announcements to sort out the competition that’s heating up among the various vendors. Rackspace Last week, Rackspace launched their Cloud Tools Marketplace which allows their customers to find third party SaaS apps built on or for the Rackspace Cloud offering. Rackspace says its Cloud Tools Marketplace is powered by a platform built by AppDirect. … continue…