Submitted by jimn on Thu, 05/28/2009 - 03:32
It looks like Sprint Nextel will be carrying the Pre from Palm. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said in a WSJ article yesterday that AT&T would likely carry the Pre after the exclusivity period with Sprint ends. In the article Stephenson was defending the AT&T Network, although anyone that uses a smartphone or a 3G wireless for their PC in a major metropolitan area during the day realize that the smartphones are crushing the network.
Submitted by andy on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 21:24
Steve Souders formerly from the Yahoo Exceptional Performance Team, now @ Google dissecting the response time of websites and finding a very non-intuitive bottleneck - the browser!
Submitted by andy on Sun, 05/17/2009 - 12:08
Submitted by andy on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 10:46
Miko Matsumura, the Chief SOA Strategist for Software AG writes on his blog:
In my new role as Software AG’s Chief Strategist, I would like to define a broad technology trend that I refer to as “The Human Enterprise”.
Taking back the word “Enterprise”
My first order of business in establishing “The Human Enterprise” is to take back the word “Enterprise”.
Submitted by andy on Tue, 05/12/2009 - 00:46
"Virtualization is the mainframe for the 21st century," said Stephen Herrod, VMware's CTO.
When I read that quote, I did a double take. Throughout my entire career, the mainframe was something to laugh at, to denigrade, to replace. But now, it seems like everything old is new again. Everyone wants to be the new mainframe. Here is Larry Ellison talking about his plans post acquisition of Sun:
Submitted by andy on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 00:24
So, you signed up for Amazon EC2 Cloud services. Mazal Tov! Now what?
There are two interesting questions here.
1) How do you architect an application to take advantage of the grid?
2) How well does this Amazon EC2 grid scale?
One possible answer to the first question is to use the Open Source GridGain product. These guys have really been making good strides in proving an easy Java API to gridify your apps.
Submitted by andy on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 17:29
Most companies buy servers from the likes of Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, or Sun Microsystems. But Google, which has hundreds of thousands of servers and considers running them part of its core expertise, designs and builds its own. Ben Jai, who designed many of Google's servers, unveiled a modern Google server before the hungry eyes of a technically sophisticated audience.
Submitted by andy on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 23:54
When I was a freshman at UIUC, I lived in a dorm with a guy who was also in the computer engineering program. One day he told me that he was working part time in Stephen Wolfram's lab. I nodded, because I had no clue who Stephen Wolfram was.
Submitted by jimn on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 11:50
My friend Bill Nichols, Program Director, Securities Processing Automation at SIIA/FISD and a very high bandwidth guy located this article on the web that encapsulates my experiences with standards over the past thirty years. Simple de facto standards are far more successful then de jeure or top down design driven standards. Although this article by John F. Sowa does not mention FIX, it really captures why FIX has been successful and why other protocols have not achieved the same level of success.
The Law of Standards
Submitted by andy on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 22:44
I gave the Amazon Clouds a whirl. I have to say it was quite enlightening.
First, I watched the video tutorial on YouTube. It is pretty good at walking you through the setup step by step.