Tag Archives: development

Data & Application Design

Let me get right to the point of my argument. I believe that applications should be developed around the data they view and modify rather than the other way around. The more I read about new development strategies, processes, and methods the more I see people saying this is a bad idea. People seem to have this idea that data should be stored in a more OO way, which would make development easier. Here’s why I think they are wrong. Continue reading

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Austin CodeCamp 2008

This past weekend I attended Austin CodeCamp 2008. My first true “geek meeting” and I have to say, a ton of fun. I got to see a co-worker present, talk to other developers, and really be engrossed in something I thoroughly enjoy. Continue reading

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Consulting Consultants: If You Must Specialize in Something

In the article I linked above I touch on something. That something was the idea of specializing in a programming language. Because learning one can help you easily learn many and it can keep you billable and relevant as a consultant. There is more to specializing in a programming language than learning more than one. There is the logic that comes with learning how to develop and program applications that can be transferred to other areas and other platforms, services, and architectures. Continue reading

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Would Open Source Java Threaten Mono?

With a recent article stating that Sun is looking to open source Java and have it ship with Linux, I thought I might take a look at how open source Java might affect the open source development world. People like to focus on the doom and gloom when these kinds of “announcements” are made, but the fact of the matter is this: open sourcing Java will have zero effect on Mono. Continue reading

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Facebook Applications: The Blessing & the Curse

It seems that Facebook applications are becoming the bane of a Facebook user’s existence. At least on Facebook anyway. Since Facebook announced their API hundreds of applications have been developed for the Facebook platform and several hundred are used on peoples profiles daily. Continue reading

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Follow up: iPhone NOT a Threat to RIM

Earlier today I posted an article that talked about why the iPhone, with its new enterprise features and development kit, was not a threat to Research In Motion and their BlackBerry devices.  You can read the article entitled, iPhone NOT … Continue reading

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