Cloud Trailblazers: 10 for 2013

The story of the cloud is often told via hardware and code, but behind the shift in IT are people. We found 10 of them who are rethinking infrastructure. Meet our Cloud Trailblazers.

Meteor rakes in $11.2M to fuel enterprise app development push

Meteor Development, the hot startup that aims to remake enterprise software development, picked up some pretty impressive coin in a $11.2 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with contributions from Matrix Partners. Rod Johnson will join Meteor’s board.

Scoop: Meteor gets $9M in funding

Meteor, the startup behind a hot new real-time JavaScript framework, has scored $9 million in initial funding from Andreessen Horowitz, sources said. Developers like being able to use the same APIs on both client and server devices and without having to touch servers.

Meteor relents, changes licensing on popular JavaScript framework

The folks at Meteor apparently listened to developer hue-and-cry and put the promising real-time JavaScript framework under a more open MIT license. That means it will be easier to build commercial software with Meteor than it would have been under the GPL license.

Web developers: Watch out for Meteor!

Meteor, a new real-time JavaScript framework targeting web app developers, is causing quite a stir on Twitter and Hacker News. One of the company’s biggest claims is that its open-source technology will enable hot code updates that won’t disturb app users.