Dominic's weblogger demos.

Dominic has put demos of Java-based webloggers CocoBlog, PersonalBlog, and Roller online for your evaluation. Very nice. Thanks Dominic!

Persistence proposal.

I made a proposal to solve Roller's Castor problems and to make our persistence mechanism more modular. I welcome your comments.

.Net cleans up the gigantic mess

Without a doubt, .NET is one of the great simplifying tools in the world of software. It goes a long way towards cleaning up a gigantic mess. That's actually not such a great achievement when you realize it's Microsoft that created this mess by building badly designed software year after year, refusing to do any thinking and planning, going at it straight from a programming point of view. And they knew.  [Why We Don't Build Software for Users, interview with father of Visual Basic Alan Cooper]

I know that is a month old article, but I just found it. I don't normally read Visual Studio Magazine. Mr. Cooper also makes some interesting points about the engineering approach to software development, exemplified by UML, and the craft approach, exemplified by XP.

Not just another...

EAI. It's not just another Internet-economy acronym-turned-anachronism [Enterprise Application Integration 101, Andrew K. Reese]

That's right Mr. Reese, EAI is the premier Internet-economy acronym-turned-anachronism. I'm joking, of course.  I really don't know enough about EAI to make such a claim, but when somebody says that A is not just another B my bullshit detector starts to hum.

When offered to mirror the Roller mailing lists as NNTP newsgroups, I was a little worried that we'd get too many random yahoos poking around in our business. I liked the idea that the inconvenience of mailing-list signup filters out the less serious folks. Now that I've finally started using to follow other open source project mailing lists, I don't care anymore. What an awesome service! I'll live with a couple of random yahoos for this level of convenience.

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