It appears that every once in a while, makers of really good software remember that there are projects out there who could have used their software, if only they had the resources. Instantiations has very kindly donated a licence for their WindowBuilder Pro product for Opereffa, and I am more than happy to have access … Continue reading Windowbuilder from Instantiations: licence donated to Opereffa project
I've had my eyes on the mobile market for years. I've started with j2me apps on a motorola phone, and I've developed c# based applications for both that phone and ipaq. In general I loved it. I thought the devices and their future held enourmout potential, and today's mobile application market is getting close to … Continue reading You want mobile applications? Then please let us develop them!
I've been thinking about a particular future business and its infrastructure for almost 3 years now. Cloud technologies are quite relevant to what I have in mind, and recently I've started to think about working on a set of open source cloud implementaitons. However, there is a problem. It is not a technical problem, it … Continue reading Small cloud vs big clouds
The competition amont different information models in healthcare will never end. Yes, I know that there are many out there who think that a particular piece of work is so much better than the rest, and it is the feature of healthcare informatics. Sorry, I don't agree. There are many other reasons, which I'd like … Continue reading Why on earth we don’t have open source proper terminology servers?
Once I used to love Intellij Idea. At the time it was the most insightful java development environment. It was clearly created by people who knew about Java development. Then I started working with Eclipse, and at first, the switch was hard. At the time, Idea had so many nice features that I was used … Continue reading Eclipse vs Intellij Idea
After pulling my hair off for hours, I was rescued. Yavuz found a way to start Tomcat automatically on Jaunty. The problem turned out to be about the default use of dash, instead of bash. Following the well known setup one is supposed to do sudo ln -sf /bin/bash /bin/sh To get it working. Spent … Continue reading A big fat thank you to Yavuz!!
More of a note to myself. Just working on the JSF bindings of the soon to be announced openEHR framework, and due to nature of my persistence model, once bad data finds its way into db, it messes the whole form entry. It is possible to modify the persistence mechanism for immunity to bad data, … Continue reading Reject dirty data! Don’t let it in, no matter what happens
I can still remember a seminar I've been to during my master's studies. It was about project management, and the speaker was a very experienced project manager from defence industry. When you are building a submarine, or a fighter jet, you don't get to do many iterations! We are quite used to engineering projects in … Continue reading How much can you scale incremental approaches?
Like many of you out there, I've been involved in distributed, multi layer software development for some time. Starting with the first ever asp based web site I've developed in 96 or 97, I've built a lot of multilayer applications. In the process, I've gotten used to switching to new tools and approaches as long … Continue reading Things we forget about the database
Ok, This is probably a weird title, but when you face the same situation that I am facing at the moment, it will make sense. That situation is, when you are working an a web based application with a decent web tier technology, and you are trying to bind the UI layer to a back … Continue reading Extending markup mechanisms in web tier for better archetype bindings