Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Applications for the Google AppEngine

Google is creating a market place for applications running on the Google App Engine. See the recordings of the "Google Campfire One".

Note: very good video quality (720p) of the recordings

Friday, May 14, 2010

OODBMS and pre-EJB AppServer

The market keeps on moving: SAP acquires Sybase etc. But one name attracted my attention: GemStone being acquired by VMWare/SpringSource (next to RabbitMQ, Hyperic, ...).

Time flies: I remember Gemstone as a vendor of OODBMS and application server. On the OODBMS side there were also Versant, ObjectStore (eXelon --> Progress). The list of applicaton servers - just before EJB's took off - is much longer: Netscape Applicaton Server, Forté, Jaguar CTS (Sybase), Tengah (became WebLogic), IBM Component Broker, ATG Dynamo, Novell Silverstream, Novera, ... Had forgotten about most of them. Another such "hidden" company that I recently encountered is Pramati.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flashmob - Ride your bike in Brussels

Where to ride your bike? In central station of Brussels! A great flashmob. Really nice!

Background: Nov 11, 11am was the end of the Word War I and a national holiday in Belgium. On that day, 11.11.11 collects money door-2-door in Belgium.