Monday, June 29, 2009

flaming Mono war

These days it seems that the 'flaming Mono war' has raised to a new DEFCON level. For me, I think that it's silly to avoid this very good framework.
Anyway, it's also good to discuss it and go deep into legal diatribes... if they remains polite.
I had read thousands of words(yes, sometimes good and honest) against the framework, but today I've finally read this excellent post titled Here we go again – why Mono doesn’t suck.
I can only suggest you to read it too, now.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Cloud computing, the next bursting bubble?

Cloud computing: I've begun to follow this new market wave a few months ago. I was skeptical concerning all of the big characters announcements shouted out by many 'big' companies. Now that I know a bit more about what it means, well... I'm more skeptical than nine months ago. It had been a fast labor and it seems to me that this child is an old well-known guy: an old friend, with a pacifier within his teeth.
Fortunately today I've discovered that I'm not the only one that has to see this terrific picture every time that somewhere in the world the terms 'cloud computing' are pronounced.
Today I've read The Wrong Cloud, a good white paper from MAYA about the bad sides of cloud computing. I can only suggest you to read it carefully: it could helps you to stay away from the chameleons, they are dangerous, they could burst!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

JavaScript for GNOME

As reported by Slashdot, Seed and Gjs are two new projects that try to provide support for building and extending Gnome applications with JavaScript.
In this way, in the near future, those projects could take dozens of small applications and plugins into Gnome. A nice step towards.
For more info read this well written Seed tutorial.