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Still don't quite understand what's different between "normal" programming and developing managed business processes? Perhaps this blog on Task Routing in a Managed Process will help you to understand the issues that Business Process Developers have to deal with.
on Mar 8, 2008
Business needs applications that can be maintained long after the original coder is gone. Java is a great language, but does Java's richness lead to unmaintainable code? This thought was prompted by a discussion with my colleague, Jim, who has managed large projects for many state agencies over many years. To paraphrase his statement a bit: "COBOL programmers are interchangeable, Java...
on Nov 15, 2005
Back in 1973, a young Bill Gates was demonized for asking the following: "Who can afford to do professional work for nothing? What hobbyist can put 3-man years into programming, finding all bugs, documenting his product and distribute for free?" In 2005, Marc Fleury voiced a similar thought in a BusinessWeek interview: "No one is going to work for free." Marc elaborated on this in a later...
on Jul 12, 2005
I recently came across a discussion of WebForms2, and after checking out the links I've come away pleasantly optimistic that building form-centric web applications is about to get simpler. The WebForms2 proposal is a product of WhatWG (the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group). WhatWG is a loose consortium of browser manufacturers who have banded together to make the development of...
on Feb 20, 2005