- Technology Helps Singers Hit the Right Note
Now this is something I could use for Christmas, as my family members will attest.
- Samba-3 by Example
This was invaluable when I set up an old pc to run Linux and be a household music server.
- Torvalds: A Solaris skeptic
I have no idea how an open source Solaris will fare in the world, but it's always interesting when Linus expresses his views on such things. Personally, I'll use open source Solaris right after I use the official open source Java.
- Computer Associates joins Eclipse
The Eclipse momentum continues to grow. Nice to see CA is not just joining, but taking a leadership position as well. As we move into what seem to be better economic times for the IT industry, we're going to need greater and broader participation from vendors and customers in the standards movement, especially as we apply SOA and web services within specific industries.
- Google Fixes Desktop Search Flaw
One of the other headlines I saw about this was basically "Google has a problem - but it's already been fixed." I had noticed some Gmail traffic out through my firewall and only realized later that it was this fix that was being brought in. Makes a strong argument for this type of software delivery for applications that can support it.
- tecosystems: Crazy like a Firefox?
Interesting speculation on how Microsoft might respond to Firefox.
- HP Enterprise VAR Launches IBM Practice
While it is always nice to see a vendor partner become an IBM partner, the reason why I'm including this is for the comments near the end about Linux, pSeries, and Itanium.
- TC Approves WSDM Specs for Public Review Community Industry News
The web services management movement is chugging along but we're still not fully into the mainstream. These standards will be critical for doing that, but I'm guessing it will be 2006 before we can make claims of widespread and consistent use of standards and products to manage web services, as well as being able to use web services to manage applications and devices. I believe the work that IBM Global Services (here and here) is doing will also be instrumental in accelerating the understanding of and use of web services management.
- WS-I Advocates Program Launched Business Industry News
I've pointed out before why WS-I is so important to the industry. We need as many customers as possible to get involved and then, once engaged, to urge everyone to speed up and expand the work being done by this organization. WS-I has produced great stuff - we need more! By the way, the source for this article, WebServices.org, is a great site for generally staying up to date on web services and SOA standards and technologies.
Links and comments for 21 December, 2004
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