An Apple a day keeps the M$ away. Or: it is safe to switch to a real OS?
Microsoft makes money from Windows desktops, not from browsers
When an ISV tries to sell a new piece of software these days, they are likely to be asked whether the product is based on "standards". I'd like to try to explore what qualifies as a standard in a customer's mind. To do this, I'll try to break down the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of standards.
It's like watching sausage being made. Business users are not techies, and generally don't want to become techies. They want the software, and they want it with a minimum of their effort.
Sometimes you want them, sometimes you need them
"When paradigms change, everyone gets back to zero". That is a strong thought I learned a few weeks ago in a workshop I attended. Though it was not related to Java at all, I think it is a reasonable way to describe the new OOP-AOP transition that is taking place.
What is Microsoft trying to do?
If you could change EJBs, what would you do? If you had full power to add features or redesign the old ones, what would be different today? Well, in fact, you have the power to do it, but you need to be fast!
There is a natural evolution of platform technologies from document publishing to forms processing to application delivery. The Web is the leading example of this, but Adobe Acrobat PDF and Microsoft InfoPath are on their way.
java.net readers speak out on J2ME development on Mac OS X
If you have been to the last edition of JavaOne, then you probably have seen me :-) I was one of the crazy, shameless Brazilian guys who attended the conference this year. Believe me, there is a lot more about Java development and Brazil than you might know...
Is it because of competition?
The secret sauce for building successful mobile applications using J2ME
Can visual development tools obviate the need for programmers?
Another round of benchmarks for the Application server world!
The one thing that I have been trying to resolve is the whole notion of food-on-the-table, and who actually puts it there. We all have to eat and if we give away all our hard earned work, then what are we to charge for?
Java serving 1 billion pages per day for eBay! I'm always looking for Java case studies. It's fascinating to see just what people have done. This set from JavaOne lists eBay, The Wall Street Journal, American Airlines, several huge governmental organizations, and many more.
This weblog is used to present poems from time to time. Our first is one submitted by Java poet Tom Clements on ebXML.
To help avoid the fraud, waste, and abuse that can occur inside large organizations, the military uses the concept of an Inspector General or IG. After working in 4 different large cooperate companies in the last 6 years, I think it might be time for an IG in the IT shops.