Misunderstanding the role that managers play in the success/failure of a project is a critical fallacy in software development (research).
Microsoft tries to buy off liability for their bugs. Ever thought of writing good software instead?
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 Software Freedom Law Center has been formed to help Free and Open-Source software developers with those pesky (and to many developers, mind-bogglingly insane) legalities.
Over the next few weeks, I hope to have my blog up and running here at DataDirect Technologies. In the interim, some public announcements were made today.
If "binary XML" is the answer then what's the question?
We've been at this software game for some time now. We should be able to get it right by now. But we dont. Even when its major taxpayer money and national security at stake.
News from MacWorld Expo shows a boon for some consumers but Java developers still left out in the cold.
Two recent articles point to a disparity of perception when it comes to the climate for technology. As Robert Frost so eloquently wrote, "Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice." From what I've tasted of the business climate and technology spending, 2005 could go either way.
When will there be enough evidence that death marches are unsuccessful/unhealthy enough to prevent them? Most excuses I hear from business are arguments from ignorance. Once you address ignorance, business moves to the next most convenient fallacy.
At what point is it in the best interest of business to understand how high project failure and employee health costs affect their bottom line?
Sun has just released the critical Java Compatibility Kit (JCK) under a no-cost but READ-ONLY license.
Is Paul Graham, a very open and strong opponent of Java, using it himself?
Kodak helps us prove that software patents are broken.
Moore's Law, or a derivative thereof, applies to storage as much as it does processing capabilities. A Tb storage for less than (US)$100 is not that far away ...
The current release candidate of SAKAI is a combination of the open source collaboration tool CHEF and uPortal and also includes the beginnings of the SAKAI framework for tool interoperability.
Can it deliver on both targets in parallel?
Daniel Brookshier gives you the inside scoop on how JXTA, Swing, and Java are used to create a P2P application for backing up data.
Recently where I work I had a request to create a web page that displays some data from a database. Well I figured I could do that. This reminded me of Leonardo Da Vinci writing to a prospective employer that he could architect war machines while only on the last line of that long letter that he would mention that he could paint as well if an occasion arises. Any way back to the ring analogy where this web page is my "ring" and the database is my "drop point". I thought how hard can it be.
According to a recent article in Information Week, the IT workforce is shrinking; there are less jobs, less IT workers and higher employment in IT than there was three years ago. Is this a trend? The shape of things to come? A temporal anomoly? A fundmental economic shift? What does the future hold for the IT workers?
Great news! Drools, the Open Source dynamic rule engine at the Codehaus, is 100% JSR94 compliant.