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New WordPress 3.1

The updated WordPress 3.1 is out and adds a lot of capabilities which will delight developers – yes, its one of those behind the UI screens updates as seen in the screenshot below: WordPress users who have updated to WordPress 2.9 will have an easy install/update to 3.1 [one of the key competitive advantages of …

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Chrome OS Questions

Chrome OS has generated more questions than answers since its announcement. And the questions [doubts] are relevant: 1)InfoWorld – Will Chrome OS collapse under the weight of its own Web browser? 2)Information Week – describes several challenges including Desktop/Cloud integration 3)Information Week – good analysis of the strategy/positioning of Chrome OS 4)PCAdvisor – Is Chrome …

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Kindle is a Netbook

The following Business Week article confirms the nearly obvious – Kindle is going to be  a SmartTablet or NetBookPhone or whatever you want to call it. And Amazon is getting into the broader Kindle-selling game. It is preparing Kindle selling apps for other smart devices. What is absolutely amazing is that Kindle eBooks displace Adobe’s …

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RIA Irony

RIA – Rich Internet Application are designed to show off what is possible to do both online and offline with the latest Internet enabled programs and interface design tools. Many developers are looking at tools like Adobe Air, Java+JavaFX, Microsoft Silverlight, Trolltech Qt and other tools to provide not just Online but also Offline savvy …

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RAIA=RIA++

RAIA=RIA++ This blog is instituting a new category, RAIA=RIA++,  which means that RAIA goes well beyond simple RIA . RAIA=RIA++ will track all the latest doings in the world of RAIA – Rich Anywhere Interactive Applications. RAIA eliminates the confusion around RIA. Some vendors like Curl and  Microsoft with  Silverlight are saying that delivery on …

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Windows 7 Free Beta

Just for the sake of clarity here are some of facts on the Windows 7 “free” beta: 1)the free downloads are here and pay attention to the Redmond cautions. This is a significant amount of work and will require a large spare machine. 2)The limit is now no longer 2.5million downloads but rather the cutoff …

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CMS Watch

I have been doing a lot of CMS installations of late and I am amazed at the continued quality improvements. The following is the screenshot associated with osCommerce, a good commerce website with very nice features for setting up your web business including categories, products, shopping cart, shipping module, and support for Paypal plus 20 …

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Addendum on AJAX

AJAX is getting a lot of attention with the likes of Flickr.com, backpackit.com and Google Mail already changing the landscape of what can be done with greater speed and yet retain GUI richess while working in the relatively familiar JavaScript/HTML/CSS/XML/DOM world that is DHTML. We have raised big view issues and AJAX is far from …

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Heck of a Good Review

Mike Heck and Infoworld deserve top marks for doing an old fashioned, comprehensive and good review of the Portal Software and 7 of the major players there: BEA Portal Server, IBM Webphere Portal, Microsoft SharePoint Portal, OracleAS Portal 10g, Plumtree Suite, Sun Java Portal, Vignette Application Portal are all covered in great depth. In fact …

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