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Blog Archive for satyak during November 2003

As the story goes God devised multiple languages so that men can't build sturctures that span to the heavens. In our small world of programming architectures the men and women of the world are quite busy (with out much help from any Overseer) constructing a confusion of their own. The name of this confusion is called "Configuration". The larger and more complex an architecture is the simpler its...
"Nothing but Java? by Daniel H Steinberg -- Since before java.net launched in June (before it was called java.net) we had this notion that the content would not need to be restricted to Java-centric topics but should be of interest to Java developers. There may be Perl or Python related content that might interest you." The above web log prompted me to crystalize an idea that is at the back of...
I like thin clients because of their simplified programming model Thin clients may not be as programmatically rich (they can certainly compete with visual richness) as thick clients. But the bargain is that their (thin) programming model is simpler and consistent. It is a completely different matter that some tool sets try to infuse sophistication into the thin client model with out giving much...
What do you do for your data access needs in your applications? This is the question I get asked a lot of times as I go through my new consulting opportunities every few years. My ideas on data acces have changed over the years. And they continue to evolve both by new insights from the field and also by the needs at hand. As a matter of fact, I am currently working on two ideas 1). Declarative...
Recently we were tasked with designing a web portal for international researchers to colloborate over the web as part of a Small Business Innovative Research Grant. During the proposal phase we have identified JetSpeed as the portal. As we have started looking into implementing our solution a couple of months ago we ran into lot of road blocks including the basic understanding how portals work....