Tuesday, February 07, 2017

CefSharp: Chromium Embedded Framework + .NET

Embedding web application to desktop applications has many benefits (and challenges). IE was available on Windows for a long time as a visual component / control. But IE is not always good enough. Chromium is open source base of Chrome.

CefSharp LogoGitHub - cefsharp/CefSharp: .NET (WPF and Windows Forms) bindings for the Chromium Embedded Framework

"CefSharp lets you embed Chromium in .NET apps. It is a lightweight .NET wrapper around the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF)
CefSharp is BSD licensed, so it can be used in both proprietary and free/open source applications.

Similar solutions, also using Chromium and V8 inside (MIT license)
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hybrid cloud: hyper-convergence?

a new buzzword...  what will "win", a "downsizing" of a server rack to an appliance, or upgrading a storage appliance with compute and cloud integration?

What is hyper-convergence ? - Definition from WhatIs.com

"Hyper-convergence (hyperconvergence) is a type of infrastructure system with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources and other technologies from scratch in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor.

A hyper-converged system allows the integrated technologies to be managed as a single system through a common toolset. Hyper-converged systems can be expanded through the addition of nodes to the base unit. Common use cases include virtualized workloads"

"Innovative all-in-one virtualization solutions that integrate compute, software-defined storage and software-defined intelligence"

"Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform product that enables you to deliver Azure services from your own datacenter."

"AWS Snowball Edge is a 100TB data transfer device with on-board storage and compute capabilities. You can use Snowball Edge to move large amounts of data into and out of AWS, as a temporary storage tier for large local datasets, or to support local workloads in remote or offline locations."