Amazon Elastic Block Storage

Well, they had it coming. Neither S3 nor SimpleDB could’ve been the final storage solution for EC2.

Stop Using FTP

Steven Frank gives you a whole bunch of reasons not to use FTP anymore. For me, SFTP (the SSH version), together with scp, have replaced FTP long ago. FTP reminds me of the good old PHP days, when your deployment would consist of just copying your files over FTP, without backup of course, and then frantically trying to revert the change that cause your production application to break.

The iPhone AppStore

A lot has been said about Apple’s AppStore. There are mixed opinions, and I’m sort of in both camps, if that’s possible. While I think it’s probably the best part about the new iPhone (just like Bill de hÓra), building and distributing your application doesn’t come without sacrifices.