CUBRID is having a programming contest! I like programming contests that almost anyone can enter, and this one is interesting for a different reason than some others. For those who do not know, CUBRID is: a comprehensive open source relational database management system highly optimized for Web Applications, especially when complex web services process large amount of… Read More CUBRID Is Having A Programming Contest
There has been some interesting reading recently which may not seem to be related but definitely has some commonalities. The common threads in these posts may not seem obvious at first, but after some discussion I think you will see what I am talking about. First, we have seen the whirlwind marketing tour that is… Read More Blazing A Trail Or Sitting In Comfort
How do you welcome new employees? Normally, it is a rite of passage that all new developers must search some documentation and struggle with setting up their development environment. Let me state for the record that I absolutely hate this concept. I understand the need for understanding the environment you are working in, but you… Read More Rite Of Passage Or Useless Time Suck
With social media, big data has come to the forefront of technology. Whether you want to continuously search Twitter, aggregate the social activity on several sites, or do some mining of people’s activity on Facebook, handling big data is critical. There are two questions you need to answer when looking at a project that will… Read More A Simple Introduction To Playing With Big Data
With Google in conference mode, that means one major thing, lots of product announcements. Several blogs have reported on the email contextual gadgets for Google Apps. Third party developers can now built GMail contextual gadgets and have them available in the Google Apps Marketplace. In the announcement, they listed several applications that would be available… Read More GMail Contextual Gadgets Are Cool, But Apps Script Could Be Huge
For years, developers and management alike have been stating that vendor lock-in is a bad thing. Obviously, being too dependent on one vendor can lead to complications if that vendor fails to deliver. Logically, this vendor lock-in question has been raised regarding cloud providers. A recent VentureBeat post sums up the problem nicely: Big corporations… Read More Why Are We Worried About Cloud Lock-In?
Image via CrunchBase By now you have heard that Oracle bought Sun. I did not want to write about it yesterday as I wanted to sit and think about the effect this has on anything Sun related. There is some good high-level business analysis from Reuters as well. There is one important quote from that… Read More In A Surprising Ending, Oracle Buys Sun
Sun Microsystems is all over the news today. They have not been in the news much as there have not been many interesting developments from them for a while. Java is in the hands of the JCP, and their hardware business gets chipped away by low cost Windows server farms and the new cloud services.… Read More Is Sun Finally Getting Bought By IBM?