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How to replace yourself with a script

February 21st, 2010 • Comments Off on How to replace yourself with a script

Nice presentation by Hilary Mason. I like the concept of the Ignite presentations:

In talks that are exactly five minutes long, Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds.

The Open Cloud is coming

April 29th, 2009 • Comments Off on The Open Cloud is coming

Randy Bias from GoGrid posted this blog entry earlier today:

Interesting is what he says:

Already there are the inklings of people working on concrete standards including ones for cloud computing infrastructure (Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) a working group of the Open Grid Foundation (OGF)) and the portability of virtual machines (Open Virtualization Format (OVF)). Once these standards are finished and embraced by even a few clouds many customers will opt to choose cloud providers that use them, avoiding vendor lock-in and give choice to customers.

I agree with this statement and hope people will really adopt those standards. Sun is sadly enough not mentioned in the blog-entry. Although not all Cloud Vendors get nice grades .-)

Updated Versions of MySQL / MySQL & Cloud

April 24th, 2009 • Comments Off on Updated Versions of MySQL / MySQL & Cloud

A new version of MySQL is available. The new version 5.4 mainly comes with scalability and performance enhancements. Also a new version of MySQL Cluster (7.0) is available.

Want to know what you can do with MySQL and the Cloud? Have a look here…

A "hype free" approach to Cloud computing

April 17th, 2009 • 2 Comments

McKinsey & Co. released a report which they claim to be ‘a "hype free" approach starting with the most basic question of what a "cloud" actually is.’:

A Dozen OSGi Myths and Misconceptions

April 16th, 2009 • Comments Off on A Dozen OSGi Myths and Misconceptions

Craig Walls (author of the book Modular Java) has written a nice entry about OSGi and myths around it:

He works around these 12 topics and bust most of the myths (except one):

  1. OSGi is too complex
  2. OSGi is too heavyweight
  3. OSGi isn’t a "standard"
  4. OSGi is too new
  5. OSGi isn’t ready for the "real world"
  6. There aren’t many OSGi tools
  7. OSGi is for Eclipse users
  8. OSGi is a solution looking for a problem
  9. I can get modularity without OSGi
  10. OSGi is difficult to test
  11. OSGi doesn’t have a cool name
  12. There are no books on OSGi

I fully agree with his thoughts.  Even when it comes to the name…To be honest OSGi is really not that ‘cool’ 🙂

Another nice quote:

Siemens Medical Solutions and ProSyst Software developed
solutions for maintenance of medical devices in the area of image
management systems using OSGi. (I love this example because the cliché
criteria for how established a technology is if you’d use it to launch
rockets or save lives.)