Architecting

Piria’s Rombla Online Web Developer

Having featured SiteGrinder, its only fair to consider Rombla: The idea is the same as SiteGrinder, make the development of websites more conducive to designers by eliminating most if not all of the coding required to do modern Web 2 website designs. On first glance, I think Rombla is a few steps ahead of SiteGrinder…

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Languages as Religion…

This notion is not as absurd as it might seem. And I have proof, a series of LOL characterizations of popular programming languages as if they were religions. Check the following three out  and see if you don’t agree: C would be Judaism – it’s old and restrictive, but most of the world is familiar…

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Flash Turnover

I have been maintaining that the rate of change in the computing industry in both hardware and software technology is just increasing slowly, surely and stressfully. I would like to use Flash from Adobe by way of Macromedia as an example. But just take a look at Visual Studio, Oracle DBMS or Intuit QuickBook versions.…

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Microsoft and Interoperability

One of the ways that Microsoft hopes to break into Cloud Computing beyond leveraging its Leviathan Presence on the Desktop is through a quiet but ever more broad Interoperability campaign. Witness: 1)Several agreements with Sun over Java and other software co-operation – here is the latest; 2)IBM and MS are doing selective agreements like content…

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High Performance GUI II

I decided to return to the question of High Performance GUI and look more carefully at the idea of making a light/laser wand or mouse. This requires a bit of a transformation in thinking – the screen becomes not just a passive display but active responder as well to light wand signals applied directly to…

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High Performance GUI

Infoworlds Jon Udell raises the question of why high performance GUIs have not emerged. He bemoans the fact that computing is stuck in the KVM-keyboard-video-mouse mode of operation. That is certainly true but I have a lot of friends and colleagues that have broken out of that paradigm with touch screens, gestures, speech commands, light…

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