Can I use new features being developed for the next version of WAS while they're still being developed?
I discuss on my wiki a new program for doing this, WebSphere Software Early Programs.[Read More]
Bobby Woolf: WebSphere SOA and JEE in Practice
From archive: August 2006 X
Remember David Brent, the Regional Manager on the BBC version of The Office? Turns out the actor, Ricky Gervais, created a pair of videos for Microsoft playing the David Brent character.
I'd like your feedback: How do you like my wiki?
I started my wiki three months ago. Why have a wiki in addition to a blog? Because hopefully the wiki is a better way to browse info I build up over time. Meanwhile, I still announce the major additions and changes on my blog, so you can check them out incrementally, a few minutes each day.
So how is this working? When you see a blog posting that points to a wiki page, do you follow the link and check out the info on the wiki? Do you find it helpful the way that page links to other pages? When a page is especially useful, do you bookmark to return later?
I can keep doing the wiki, or drop it, depending on what people are getting out of it. So if you like it and want to see more, please say so. If you have opinions, positive (supportive) or negative (constructive), please add a comment and let me know. Thanks.[Read More]
Dell plans to recall 4.1 million notebook batteries.
The batteries, manufactured by Sony, have caused laptops to catch fire or explode. Information on the recall will be available on the Web site http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com. Laptop fires have also become an issue for the airlines.
For more info:
Websphere Portal leads the worldwide enterprise portal software market for the fourth consecutive year.
The details are in the press release "IBM Ranks Number One in Worldwide Enterprise Portal Software Market Share." The rankings from IDC ranked IBM Websphere Portal as the number one portal software based on software license and maintenance revenue.
Aug 11 Update: A reader comments (rather tersely) "Does this mean its the best or just the most expensive?" (This sentiment is similar to some comments made comparing Gartner and Forrester rankings of WebSphere products.) Interesting. Richard, thanks for the comment; but it makes me wonder what your point is exactly.
What do you all think? What does this ranking mean? Is it saying that WebSphere Portal is best? Is it saying that WebSphere Portal is most expensive? Would the most expensive product necessarily rank first? Indeed, if WebSphere Portal is most expensive (and I don't know if that's true), does that somehow invalidate these rankings?
I think rankings like these are rather significant, at least in one certain respect, and I'll explain why in a future posting. But first, I'd like to hear your thoughts. So if you have an opinion, please add a comment.[Read More]
Companies that wish to attract top talent need to be located in creative cities.
I discuss this on my wiki in The Creative Class.
Interested in what I have to say, but bored with having to read all those pesky words? Always wondered what I sound like?
Well, good news: I now have an interview on developerWorks. (And they think I'm a "star blogger"; let's not spoil that illusion!) You can listen to it as audio or go back to the reading thing as text.
In the interview, I talk about:
Check it out. (It might even be interesting!)
BTW, the developerWorks podcasts page lists lots of feeds you may want to subscribe to: