It seems that about every 10 years the Internet takes on a new popular name.
In the late 90′s the term World Wide Web (www) set the standard but as a
new generation of SaaS and more connected applications came online the
Internet needed a rebranding and the Web 2.0 revolution came into favor. By
2010 the concept of Web 2.0 was almost long forgotten and the Cloud started
to dominate the popular terminology. While Cloud technically refers to an
infrastructure model for elastic scalability most people use the term to
refer to applications supported by the Internet in general.
If you haven’t noticed, thought leaders in the IT world are already working
to define what comes after Cloud and there are strong currents suggesting
Internet of Everything (IoE) may just be the next big idea.
What is this IoE Revolution all about?
To understand what the IoE revolution is it helps... (more)
I first stumbled onto QuickBase more than five years ago as a Sourcing
Manager at American Greetings. I was looking for a better way to collaborate
with the Product Managers than sending a barrage of cost requests to my
buying team. My first app, the RFQ Manager, was an instant hit. In fact,
the Product Manager I tested it on liked it so much I did not even need to
ask the other PM's to start using the tool, they were asking me where to sign
up. It wasn't long before I was literally touting QuickBase as "the best
thing since sliced bread," but it would take five long years, hu... (more)
In the recent TechWise blog PaaS & the cloud Continuum we discussed the
structure and phenomenon of Cloud computing. There really are two
technological evolutions occurring simultaneously. One is the movement of
storage and services to the cloud and the other is the push to interconnect
these services. This shift to increased interconnectivity forms the basis
of Web 2.0
If you browse the blogsphere for Web 2.0 articles you will often see terms
like Service Oriented Architecure, API's, Web Services and WSDL's. These
all refer to methods and technologies that allow Cloud based... (more)
We are rolling out a project next week that is really one of our crowning
achievements as a small company. The project involves replacing an
out-dated and cumbersome Access database that runs a sales and loan process
for our medium sized client with an end-to-end solution based
on QuickBase. What is most exciting is that we are integrating three
external data sources as part of the process; web based application capture,
credit reports and electronic signatures.
Our recent adoption of the Talend ETL technology to run our integrations has
opened the door for us to tackle this pr... (more)
Data Sharing Features
Detailed below are three main ways that applications share data. The purpose
of this article is not to detail the technical configuration of these
features, but to explain their intended use, benefits, and risks.
Cross Application Relationships (Cross App)
Cross Apps allow a table in one QuickBase application to be shared to another
application. The shared table, in effect, acts like a table in the shared-to
application, even though it actually resides in another application. This has
the benefit of allowing data into a single table and not having to re-enter ... (more)