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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during June 2004

NASA Throughout the 1950s significant advances were made in the aerospace field, building on the scientific and technological breakthroughs from the previous decade of war. Innovations were incremental, with carefully laid out programs to test and develop new rockets and supporting infrastructure. Then in 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik. Overnight, space exploration went from a fringe...
It is a safe bet that relational databases will be around for a very long time. The relational model is well past middle age (it was introduced by E.F. Codd in 1970), but it exhibits no loss of vigor despite repeated challenges. Upstarts like Object and XML databases have garnered some support, but they haven’t yet made a dent in the preeminence of the RDBMS. Layers may be erected between...
Last week I blogged on my day-to-day experiences at BEA eWorld. Now I am ready to reflect on what I learned. It’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of the moment when you attend a conference. The shiny baubles, the bells and whistles, the inspired evangelists and the cunning pitchmen all contribute to a pleasant stupor where all is well and no problem is without a solution. Fortunately...