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Blog Archive for richunger during September 2008

Domain Specific Language for Cloud Computing When Java programmers first learn about Apex, often their first reaction is, "why build another language?" At first glance, it appears to be a blatant attempt at lock-in. Apex is (dare we say it?) proprietary. The honest truth is that Apex was developed for purely technical reasons. Salesforce.com could have implemented a Java layer to be its...
Okay, so what is “cloud computing”? Much like “rich internet application” or “service-oriented application”, the terminology has been co-opted by so many companies as to almost completely lose its meaning. But, since this is my blog, I’ll define cloud computing as it pleases me. As a useful, functional definition, I think cloud computing should cover any service that allows...
Man, I go away for one little year, and you all go and change the industry on me! I'm sure most of you don't remember me. It's been quite a while since I've blogged here. I used to work on tools for developing speech recognition applications, and blogged a bit on NetBeans RCP. Well, after 7 years of that, it was time for a sabbatical. I’ve been all over the map, and met some really great...