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?
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?
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.
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
Yes, I know that you people at Google want to make sure that even my mom can easily use your products, and for your search engine, that is definitely a possibility. However, when it comes to browsers, Google Chrome is way, way too simplified for anyone who'd like to use it for daily work.I am … Continue reading Dear Google, I am not my mother!
There is no single answer to this question. Actually the question is wrong, but I'll go ahead and write an answer anyway. In fact, I want to write a couple of things as I think about the books I've read so far. These may help me pick my future books better, or who knows, you … Continue reading What makes a sci-fi book great?
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!
Dear Microsoft, My university, University College London, had an agreement with you to move our e-mail addresses to http://www.outlook.com. I usually work with up to 30, or more tabs in my browser. Regardless of the browser, as of 2010, I can in no way, bother to find a particular tab, and I simply open a … Continue reading It is 2010, and Microsoft is still not getting the web.
Well, this last month has not been the best of all times for the Java community. Oracle, which has acquired Sun Microsystems a while ago finally began to work on its new and most important asset: Java. Oracle, in many ways is very similar to Apple. They have a working strategy for their products, and … Continue reading What is happening to Java, and why do you need to know?
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