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My dad is a DBA. However, he doesn't design large databases, he doesn't write
extremely elaborate multiselect SQLs (I don't think he's ever read a Joe
Celko book), and he certainly doesn't care about the latest, greatest news in
the world of technology. He's been at the same place for about 15 years , is
respected by his co-workers, and makes sure that the rest of his organization
gets the information necessary to get their jobs done.
I have another friend who is a programmer. She works with Visual Studio,
cranks out form-based apps that attach to data, and basically helps build
client/server apps for her organization. The apps she builds are used by lots
of people in her organization, thereby she provides value an... (more)
To put it bluntly, SilverStream 2.0 sets a new standard for large-scale Web
development and deployment. We first looked at the product in June 1997 when
they were the newest entrant in the application server market. It lacked many
enterprise features such as scalability, fault tolerance and CORBA support.
In addition, it only offered advantages in the area of Java client
development and deployment. With 2.0, things are quite a bit different.
SilverStream 2.0, released in October 1998, not only fulfills the early
promise of the 1.0 product but includes innovative approaches for writ... (more)
Hmm..according to my latest Monthly Hype magazine, Web services open a whole
new vista of applications to the world. Applications that have been unseen or
unimagined by mankind. Everyone is asking about the Web Services Killer App.
What is the Killer App?
The Web Services Killer App was unseen or unimagined by mankind until
Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at 3:42 a.m., when I dreamed that I saw a great
light. I walked to the light and I clearly saw SOAP and WSDL and UDDI and a
few fuzzy things like security and transaction handling all dancing in a
Suddenly the mist cleared an... (more)
Solving complexity has been a continuing goal of application architects &
developers since we started writing programs. While SOA techniques do a great
job at standardizing the interface between systems and BPEL attempts to
standardize the logic flow between services, they tend to break down when
systems become overly complex and uncertainty is introduced into the system.
An Agent-Oriented Goal-Seeking approach to building applications has been
shown to reduce the complexity of building major real-world applications and
to reduce total development time by up to 75%. Goal-seeking ... (more)
I have a love/hate relationship with J2EE. I love the idea of standards that
we can all use in our development to improve interoperability, ease
integration issues, create a pool of skilled developers, etc. I hate the idea
that I have to wait years for the standards to evolve and become usable. And
I hate having specs that seem to work well in theory but have no practical
implementation behind them. This brings me to the JSF specification.
How long have we heard about JSF (JavaServer Faces) and how it will make it
easier to build Web pages? Why did it take more than two and a half... (more)