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Blog Archive for davidvc during June 2007

I've been thinking about Google Gears. As I mentioned, I think it's a pretty solid technology and solves a real problem in a real way (and it doesn't hurt that it comes from Google and is open source with a BSD license). But it all depends on where you are coming from. Simon Morris crystallized my thinking around this. If you are a Browserist, or even if you're not but you need to build a...
A number of folks responded (some in comments) to my request for folks interested in participating in a series of interviews. A few of the responses were so funny/delightful that I have to share them here. Names have been removed to protect the innocent. We are currently using ER-Win to build our database schema. I don't know if you have ever used it, but I think it is both craptastic AND...
I was talking with my brother on IM last night and he complained about sotware engineers. He showed me a conversation between himself and an engineer. I thought it was a made-up joke dialog, to make his point. But he blogged about it today, and said it was an actual transcript. OMG! Here it is in its full glory. Read it and weep. AVC - (presenting plan and budget) Can you do this? AB -...
As Sun's architect for databases in NetBeans, one of my responsibilities is to lead the charge in figuring out what we should be doing in upcoming releases of NetBeans for database tooling. Now, those of us in NetBeans have our own ideas and favorite features. But to be honest, we are not actually building database apps here. We're building an IDE. So what we want and like may not...
I keep hearing this from the technorati: why is everyone so worried about offline? We're always online, and if we're not, we soon will be. My distinguished colleague Tim Bray seems to be of this ilk: what is this offline of which we speak, he says. To which I respectfully say, piffle :) Rather than compose something all over again, I'll quote my comment to his blog here You should count...