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Blog Archive for alanwilliamson during July 2003

It was at the end of day#3 at JavaOne and I was tired. I was tired of product pitches, tired of talking, and tired of listening to all the hype. I was collapsed in a chair looking forward to heading over to the JBoss Matrix showing so I could sit in a dark room and not have to speak to anyone without feeling guilty. So it probably wasn't the best time to be coming up to me and trying to...
After the debacle around the infamous ServerSide report, you could be forgiven for treating all benchmarks and performance comparisons with a pinch of a salt. All the vendors cited in that exercise were very quick to distant themselves from the whole escapade and tout they would only be interested in official benchmarks. One such body that does attempt to define a standard is the Standard...
Open-Source is something that is never far from the headlines. It is something that I have been giving a lot of thought to as of late. I haven't resolved my views on the whole movement yet and at the moment, I am purely in a data-collection phase. The one thing that I have been trying to resolve is the whole notion of food-on-the-table, and who actually puts it there. We all have to eat and...
I get a lot of private email from readers regarding various aspects of the Java spectrum (and discounting the surge of email from students at the end of the term, looking for someone to complete their final coursework for them) expressing a concern at being left behind. They are concerned that they aren't keeping up with all the latest developments and find it, at times, overwhelming. Which is...