Why reference models matter in healthcare IT?

Recently, I heard a question targeted at my colleagues at Ocean, something in the lines of "what do you think is your greatest accomplishment ?" Ocean's software stack has a lot of impressive components, the template designer with its TDO support, the back end repository, Tom's Eiffel work that is called the Archetype workbench, and … Continue reading Why reference models matter in healthcare IT?

What on earth is Adobe doing?

UPDATE: Adobe updated the blog bost linked below, so some of the concerns expressed below are not really valid now. The situation is not as clear as I'd like, but it is still better than the original.   Last week Adobe announced that whey would not be supporting Flash player for the mobile platforms in … Continue reading What on earth is Adobe doing?

Microsoft’s innovation is leading to confusion.

Metro style applications. This is what Microsoft is trying to get people excited about these days. When I say people, I mean the technical bunch and related demographics and companies. The end users are always after something that works and preferably looks pretty (which has made Apple a tech giant) Microsoft is actually quite good … Continue reading Microsoft’s innovation is leading to confusion.

Peter F. Hamilton, China Mieville, and other readings: book update time

It appears I just can't give up on Sci-Fi. Here is a list of the recent readings, with very brief notes.Peter F. Hamilton: The Night's Dawn Trilogy. I think this trilogy exceeds 3000 pages, or something like that. I've managed to read it all, and if you want a really long sci-fi book, give your … Continue reading Peter F. Hamilton, China Mieville, and other readings: book update time

Wow: Google makes Window Builder Pro open source!

A while ago, Google acquired Instantiations, the makers of the fantastic UI development plugin for Eclipse. The plugin named Windows Builder Pro, allows you to develop user interfaces for your java and gwt projects, along with xwt support. Google first made the tools available for free, then today I've received an e-mail that says that … Continue reading Wow: Google makes Window Builder Pro open source!