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The Sun Shows Signs of Life "After two-plus years of..generally eerie calm..sun is finally showing signs of life.."I think..minimum is behind us," says sun..statement is prompted by an October flurry.."This represents a real increase in .. activity."..Hathaway tamps down the excitement: "We're still years away from .. maximum and, in the meantime, .. sun is going to have some more quiet stretches...
on Nov 9, 2008
If you’re reading my blog, it’s likely you are a computer professional, so you know how error-prone large scale software systems can be. (You also know they are less-error prone if they are built with JSF. :^)) There have been many stories in reputable news sources regarding apparently error-prone purges of voter registration roles in the U.S.. Some of the errors may be due to IT...
on Oct 10, 2008
If any of the images on your site are licensed to Getty Images, it may cost you thousands of dollars. And soon thousands of Flickr images will be licensed to Getty Images. A friend of mine (let's call him Joe) owns a company with a web site. Some 5 years ago, he hired a designer to redesign the site. The designer used some images from a CD that was thought to contain royalty free images. Some...
on Jul 19, 2008
Liberating TLDs gives companies the opportunity to open a top level for federating and branding products, communities. I doubt microsoft ever get one, is too long and anything.msft is much too obscure. But, sun opening a .java TLD would for sure be a great opportunity for them and us. After all, sun made the move of changing sunw to java, why not getting their own TLD, now? Not...
on Jun 25, 2008
Business Processing Modeling – BPM, I was starting my career when I heard the word “Workflow” by the first time, of course I had many other things to learn, instead to pay attention on some thing that seems to be too complicated, however in during any computer science or related course we learn some about “State Machines”, well, I wanna tell you a history that I heard when I worked for...
on Jun 23, 2008
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
Last month Sun announced it had acquired MySQL, which may very well be the most influential and widespread open source database in the world. Aside from a few announcements, there wasn't nearly as much comment on this as I expected. Here are the databases that I see being supported at Sun: HSQLDB in Open Office Apache Derby MySQL HSQLDB? You would agree that Sun is the largest supporter of Open...
on Feb 24, 2008
Sun has just acquired innotek: "Europe's leading high-tech software company specializing in PC virtualization technology and operating system design." You can check out innotek's VirtualBox Open Source Edition at You can also read Sun's announcement, and here's an independent review of the innotek acquisition. In case you do a web search and run into other innoteks...
on Feb 18, 2008
Some companies sticked to a specific dress code for employees, even developers! I believe that developers can't have a standard dress code, developers are crazy, unorganized people :) but it seems that geeks share a common dress code (long hair and a beard) In this post you will see how the geeks look like. The 2nd part also is very interesting. It seems that it is funny while reading about...
on Dec 14, 2007
Not since the proposed Java 2000 have I had a good whole hearted laugh at Java. My colleagues couldn't believe it either. When I was at Sun there were some interesting economic ideas about reducing costs and improving the stock price, many were based on financial statistics and few that I can remember had any impact. Maybe some new starbucks investors may accidently select the wrong stock? So...
on Aug 24, 2007
You can now get Solaris on IBM x86.
on Aug 16, 2007
Don’t Look Back by ZDNet's Andrew Keen -- How to innovate? That was both the spoken and unspoken question on everyone's minds at the Wall Street Journal's memorable D Conference this week in Carlsbad. How can we radically improve the experience and value of interacting with one's digital device? What is the next chapter in the evolution of information and entertainment technology? The part...
on Jun 12, 2007
What a difference a year makes. I've been through two role changes in the past 12 months and now find myself returning back to a 'past life' looking at Content Management. Let's see how content management has gone 'Alfresco'. First let's start by figuring out how I got here. In working with a new organization, I've been enjoying the typical 'immersion period' of getting to grips with the systems...
on Jun 4, 2007
A recent article on Australian IT, Power Aids Virtual Server Push, describes, in largely layman's terms, the many benefits of 64-bit systems. A big plus is the flexibility for multiple servers to reside on the same hardware. Scalability, virtualization, and simulations all come into play. What a horizon of possibilities!
on May 30, 2007
I had cool experiences and lessons working for Summa Technologies since 2004, but since last April,16th I am working for RedHat in JBoss division, as a Solution Architect in Sales Engineers department. I will be working in Brazil, in São Paulo, helping many customers to know JBoss products and working together with our really awesome Java community here. I am learning a lot of new stuff, and as...
on Apr 24, 2007
If Java powers 4.5 billion devices including 800 million computers, 1.5 billion mobile devices and 2.2 billion smart cards, then more people use Java than the number of people who have EVER tasted Coca Cola ONCE. Relatively speaking, Java is unknown. Why?
on Apr 24, 2007
If you're a Windows user, you have a choice to make. Which version of Windows Vista do you need or want? Will you choose Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise? Oh, and don't forget Home Starter for those emerging markets...not available in the U.S. or other strong economies. As Java developers, we can't make a perfect comparison. Vista is more like a consumer product, and...
on Feb 5, 2007
It's ironic that one of my old associates from O'Reilly gave me a blog tag, especially since I don't maintain an active blog. (Working from home with a toddler and a newborn doesn't give me much free time anymore.) In a way, I wanted to treat this as a chain letter, but I've seen a few people answer this around, so I decided to give it a chance. Also, I guess I should get back into the...
on Jan 12, 2007
Last month the article Getting Sun Certified on the Java Platform appeared on the Java developer site. That article made me start thinking...when's the last time you saw a job ad that asked for a specific certification? When I peruse job ads (it's sort of a hobby of mine), I notice the frequent request for a particular university degree (a BS in CS or maybe a MS in CS). However, I don't think I...
on Jan 9, 2007
I blogged a couple of years ago that Sun just didn't understand what their customers want, with the specific example of looking for Java support that I was expecting to pay for. Well, now that support is available at . It's resonably priced - well actually its dead cheap if you do any decent amount of Java development. And I wasn't even...
on Jan 3, 2007