Offshoring accelerating, layoffs left and right, doom, gloom, oh me, oh my.
And yet, I just landed a terrific job at a great startup (thanks Jason). The work's interesting, I'm learning lots of new stuff and the people there are top-knotch.
I'm starting to get nuisance email solicitations from recruiters again. My independent consultant friends are complaing that they've got too much work....
on May 25, 2004
I found this week's Robert X. Cringely column especially interesting. They're always interesting, but this one is about competing with Microsoft in general, and about Sun and Java in particular. It's a continuation of the previous week's column, a rather sobering look at how Microsoft is effectively untouchable by the courts.
In this followup, Cringely suggests that the only way to beat...
on Apr 21, 2004
I was lucky enough to spend all of last week at Software Development Expo West (SD West) in Santa Clara, California. I usually don't have the luxury of devoting so much time to a "non-essential" activity, but the stars just happened to align fortuitously. My wife is expecting our second child soon and I'd scheduled myself to be voluntarily unemployed at this time anyway.
on Mar 22, 2004
I love Java. I love writing Java code. I've even
written a Java book. I've used zillions of
programming languages and Java is the one I like the best. But there's a question that's
been nagging at me lately: Does Java, or any programming language, really matter any more?
been in the computer business for a very long time - the first computer I ever worked with used
punched cards and was as...
on Dec 30, 2003