Virtual IMS is a user group established as a way for individuals using IBM’s IMS hierarchical database and transaction processing systems to exchange information, learn new techniques, and advance their skills with the product.
Mike Milinkovich explains why the Eclipse Foundation wants to join the SE/EE Commitee of the JCP
“you can pretend those languages don’t exist, and hide out in the Kingdom of Nouns– but you’re only cheating yourself out of a deeper understanding of how things really work in those other places.”
Marc Andreessen explains Open Social.
Questions and thoughts about Fortune 500 sized companies
“From where I sit, it looks like an open source Java would have contributed substantially to having Java 6 ready to go for Leopard”
“Development tools and frameworks are intended to make developers more productive. When done poorly, they can create a situation where developers are more productive if they follow a single path, but any deviation from that path results in a huge develop”
Donald Ferguson and Richard Veryard debate the roles of tools versus standardized architectures
and design guidelines to support the industrial transition from traditional to service-centric software systems.
Background and potential limitations of the Jazz Project
Coté interviews Erich Gamma about Rational’s Jazz project.