Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Typical Software Development Project Cartoon

Thursday, February 7, 2008

80% of commercial apps to use open source by 2012

I had found this intresting article which claim that 80% of commercial apps to use open source by 2012, This are not good news to application software giants such as Oracle, Microsoft, Sun, IBM etc', While for every aspect of software developing you have Open Source alternative the Open Source alternative becomes more appealing for it's robutness, and for it being free.

In IDE enviroment when coming to choose between Eclipse, IntelliJ, Netbeans most choose Eclipse, In Application Server when coming to choose between WebLogic, WebSphere, JBoss and some companies use JBoss.
Tomcat, Apache, GWT all of then are open source.

So how open source projects make their profit? The answer is from support, and not only Open Source projects, many of the software applications giants make their profit from support which can reach up to 80% net incomes.

Only in companies in which the security is critical such as Banks or Goverment institutes Open Source is not being use beacuse it might containg backdoors.

Design Patterns Quick Reference in two pages

I had found this amazing Design Patterns quick reference which containg All the basic design patterns in only two pages!!!

I had printed it in my office and it is very helpful when designing new components,
This great quick reference can be found at mcdonaldland blog.


Saturday, February 2, 2008

2008 Acquisitions

After Microsoft bid on Yahoo for 44.6-billion-U.S.-dollar and after Oracle bought BEA and Sun bought MySql 2008 seems to be the acquistion year, the question is what would be the next big acquisitions in 2008?

Here is my bet on the next big 2008 acquisitions:

  • would be bought by either Oracle or SAP. Both of this software companies want to extend their On-Deman CRM services, Salesforce would put them on the front line, After Oracle bought People Soft and and Siebel it would want to extend it's CRM products even more.
  • RedHat would be bought by Oracle. RedHat which posses JBoss would likely be bought by Oracle which would very interest in the Linux and to extend it's middleware products.
  • Microsoft would buy Logitech to extend it's computer control devices
  • IBM would continue with it's straretgy to buy only small Start-up companies


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