2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2010. ...

2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspire

Adopting RAD in the Enterprise: The 14 Biggest Misconceptions

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Rapid Application Development (RAD) is a way of developing computer software applications with less effort than the traditional means. RAD tools focus on providing code generation and automated testing capabilities with the use of convention over configuration to provide a streamlined workflow to create applications. Even with the most advanced and easiest to use RAD tools, there are times which ...

Adopting RAD in the Enterprise: The 14 Biggest Misconceptions

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Rapid Application Development (RAD) is a way of developing computer software applications with less effort than the traditional means. RAD tools focus on providing code generation and automated testing capabilities with the use of convention over configuration to provide a streamlined workflow to create applications. Even with the most advanced and easiest to use RAD tools, there are times which ...

Nokia and Symbian : Business and Software : Lessons To Be Learnt

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According to the latest news, Nokia is likely to wind up encouraging Symbian application development. There are a few things which can be learnt from this move for most of the software companies and businesses. In a nutshell, Symbian was bought over by Nokia and, which intended to make it an industry wide standard in developing mobile applications – made it ...

Nokia and Symbian : Business and Software : Lessons To Be Learnt

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According to the latest news, Nokia is likely to wind up encouraging Symbian application development. There are a few things which can be learnt from this move for most of the software companies and businesses. In a nutshell, Symbian was bought over by Nokia and, which intended to make it an industry wide standard in developing mobile applications - made it ...

What Apple taught other businesses tonight.

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Bookmark and Share this post It’s here. Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4g. This is a moment where most businesses start to realize the truth and lessons about managing their customer requirements and product releases. Found this article on My Nokia Blog on how most businesses can learn from the release and product strategies of Apple. What Steve and Apple ...

What Apple taught other businesses tonight.

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Bookmark and Share this post It’s here. Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4g. This is a moment where most businesses start to realize the truth and lessons about managing their customer requirements and product releases. Found this article on My Nokia Blog on how most businesses can learn from the release and product strategies of Apple. What Steve and Apple ...

Flash and Runtimes on Mobile Devices, Who is right? Steve Jobs or Adobe?

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Bookmark and Share this post Steve Jobs doesn’t hate flash. It’s just the energy consumption and increased competition from other mobile phone manufacturers due to the nature of platform independence that he is concerned about. Accept the fact, he is the CEO of Apple. Flash and many other runtimes are now becoming a trend of the past as most mobile ...

Flash and Runtimes on Mobile Devices, Who is right? Steve Jobs or Adobe?

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Bookmark and Share this post Steve Jobs doesn’t hate flash. It’s just the energy consumption and increased competition from other mobile phone manufacturers due to the nature of platform independence that he is concerned about. Accept the fact, he is the CEO of Apple. Flash and many other runtimes are now becoming a trend of the past as most mobile ...

MySQL is gone. Here comes MariaDB and Drizzle.

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Bookmark and Share this post After Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle, there has been a large amount of discussions in the business and developer community on the future of MySQL community involved in its development. A Community Fork? Interestingly, MySQL community has been able to create a new Database by a fork from the public branch and has revived ...

MySQL is gone. Here comes MariaDB and Drizzle.

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Bookmark and Share this post After Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle, there has been a large amount of discussions in the business and developer community on the future of MySQL community involved in its development. A Community Fork? Interestingly, MySQL community has been able to create a new Database by a fork from the public branch and has revived ...

Is Open Source software a classic example of fail for Design by Committee?

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Bookmark and Share this post Open up your  code, watch it grow and let it go. Most open source software have started small and has grown up to be large projects that sometimes have changed the entire game of software business and the economy. While certain projects are totally open, in some projects, the authors have only shared certain components ...

Is Open Source software a classic example of fail for Design by Committee?

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Bookmark and Share this post Open up your  code, watch it grow and let it go. Most open source software have started small and has grown up to be large projects that sometimes have changed the entire game of software business and the economy. While certain projects are totally open, in some projects, the authors have only shared certain components ...

Why a ‘Single Line’ was added to the Solaris Terms of Use by Oracle?

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Bookmark and Share this post After the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Plug-in mentioned in my previous post (Oracle starts to monetize Free Software, is it wrong?), here goes Solaris. Oracle has changed the Solaris (aka. Sun Solaris [not OpenSolaris]) terms of use to reflect the Oracles policy of monetizing and generating more revenue from Sun applications by changing service models. ...

Why a ‘Single Line’ was added to the Solaris Terms of Use by Oracle?

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Bookmark and Share this post After the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Plug-in mentioned in my previous post (Oracle starts to monetize Free Software, is it wrong?), here goes Solaris. Oracle has changed the Solaris (aka. Sun Solaris [not OpenSolaris]) terms of use to reflect the Oracles policy of monetizing and generating more revenue from Sun applications by changing service models. ...

Oracle starts to monetize Free Software, is it wrong?

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Bookmark and Share this post According to a recent tweet, Oracle (the company which recently acquired Sun Microsystems) has started to charge a license fee for its popular open office compatibility plug-in for Microsoft Office. Is this a signal for other open source and free software vendors to start charging for commercially valuable applications? Given the functionality and usability ...

Oracle starts to monetize Free Software, is it wrong?

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Bookmark and Share this post According to a recent tweet, Oracle (the company which recently acquired Sun Microsystems) has started to charge a license fee for its popular open office compatibility plug-in for Microsoft Office. Is this a signal for other open source and free software vendors to start charging for commercially valuable applications? Given the functionality and usability ...

Mobitel ‘Smart’ ‘Loan’, is it a real loan?

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This is NOT a real credit loan; it’s a desperate attempt to charge more from the typical prepaid customer who runs out of credit. [Taking loans is bad. I do not like to spend what I don’t have.] I once activated this when I ran out of credits after someone needed my phone to take some calls. After activating, the ...

Mobitel ‘Smart’ ‘Loan’, is it a real loan?

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This is NOT a real credit loan; it’s a desperate attempt to charge more from the typical prepaid customer who runs out of credit. [Taking loans is bad. I do not like to spend what I don’t have.] I once activated this when I ran out of credits after someone needed my phone to take some calls. After activating, the ...