This is a list of free services that I discovered. They are all cloud-based and provide specific support for application developers. If you code alone or in a small team, they are totally great and free-as-in-beer. If you plan to upgrade, their services are still inexpensive. The most interesting part is that they allow you to concentrate on your main task -coding-. Continue reading
Google Drive is free up to 5GB, Dropbox to 2GB (free upgradable upon promotion and referral to a limit of 16GB additional Bonus Space), and SkyDrive up to 7GB (the earlier free level was 25GB, some of us wer lucky enough…). That’s at least 14-48GB right there, but there are other cloud storage services out there, too. Let’s collect them here and try to get up to the Terabyte storage for free.
The bad weather in Berlin reminded me of the wonderful project Drizzle, forked from the MySQL project back then in mid 2008. I made some speculations and research about their future, especially after the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle. For those who don’t know it, MySQL is owned by Sun…
It seems like there’s been nothing but bad news and resignations coming from Oracle since it finally managed to close the deal on Sun. But on the contrary, Drizzle seems to have a bright future ahead. It just isn’t with Oracle, but with the Rackspace Cloud.
Drizzle is a Free Software/Open Source database management system (DBMS) that was forked from MySQL DBMS. Like MySQL, Drizzle has a client/server architecture and uses SQL as its primary command language. The Drizzle project is building a database optimized for Cloud and Net applications. It is being designed for massive concurrency on modern multi-cpu/core architecture. The code is originally derived from MySQL, hence being GPLed v2.0 too.