Friday, February 25, 2005


Somebody is calling a certain subset of RIA (Rich Internet Application) AJAX. This subset uses mature web technologies in new ways to build richness into a standard web application.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

REST in, SOAP out.

By now people must have known I am a big fan of the REST approach. More arguments for it here.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Linux, Best Performing Member of the x86 Unix Family

This report clearly shows the superiority of the performance of Linux (2.6 and 2.4) on x86. I am glad Linux has kept the steady pace of improvements. I remember right around when Linux kernel 2.4 went production (was it 3 years ago?), Moshe Bar did something similar between Linux and FreeBSD with MySQL and found FreeBSD to be a little faster. It looks like time has changed.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

The HP Way May Be Back

One possible scenario to get the HP Way back. I am glad Carly is gone because I know HP was a great company. I personally know many people who worked there that loved it. Its founders were certainly personable people. I hope we all grow wiser after seeing these things.

R.I.P. Microsoft?

Someone is sniffing the down fall of Microsoft. Michael Malone has some interesting and good arguments. On the other hand, isn't it about time? I am still on Windows 2000 (also no IE and no Outlook) and am glad so after seeing how much trouble people are having with Windows XP SP2, Symantec Security, Windows Firewall, spyware, etc. I am grateful to Apple (and other fine companies like Google) for providing us a breeze of fresh air every now and then after we have become so accustomed to the low standards Microsoft has set for us.

Software Automation and REST

Jon Udell has another excellent article The Zen of Software Automation. He talks about the difference between a REST-style web application vs a traditional thick client (AWT, SWT, Flex based applications included IMHO).