Archive for June, 2008

Where did the Computer Go? Computing in the Cloud.

June 29, 2008

The article is now available on Oxygen Tank here.
Yes, the first 5 words of the title I borrowed from the marketing slogan Apple used to sell its iMac G5. Like how little Evelyn says whenever she does something that she believes I would not approve of, I’d say ‘..but that’s Ok!’

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The Prime Miniter’s Apology to the Australian Indigenous Community

June 26, 2008

I’m posting this a little late.. but this definitely is a must-post!
Kevin Rudd, the 26th prime minister of Australia who replaced the boring and wooden John Howard after serving for 9 years (with a seemingly endless supply of good luck of course!), gives this landmark speech to the nation, in the first session of the 42nd Parliament..

Bill Gates’ 11 Rules of Life

June 26, 2008

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this!

To anyone with kids of any age, here’s some advice. Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Open Source or Not?

June 26, 2008

a lot of controversy. a LOT! But my, oh My, why haven’t they published the benchmark results yet? We did it for the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) that’s based on Apache Synapse 1.2 and published them on Oxygen Tank here, here and most recently – here!

and then.. to add insult to injury, Dr. Sanjiva is now asking Is Mule an open source ESB? Or could it be that Mule’s suffering from acute death syndrome?

In celebration, we have set up a series of Webinars and online training courses. Have a look, for they are gorgeous..

The Case for Enterprise Data Services in SOA

June 25, 2008

By Jeff Pollock, Senior Director, Fusion Middleware, Oracle

Story: The Case for Enterprise Data Services in SOA

HTTP Return Codes

June 21, 2008

I found this concise document a useful reference for finding out about HTTP return codes. I’m publishing it here hoping that it will help you too.

Apache .htaccess File

June 21, 2008

.htaccess files (or “distributed configuration files”) provide a way to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis. A file, containing one or more configuration directives, is placed in a particular document directory, and the directives apply to that directory, and all subdirectories thereof.
The following are 2 useful reference documents on the $subject
[1] Apache Tutorial: .htaccess files
[2] .htaccess Guide

Web 2.0 – Beyond the Conference..

June 16, 2008

Wow! After a lengthy wait in the moderation queue, my second article titled ‘Web2.0 – Beyond the Conference‘ is now published on Oxygen Tank. Thank you Channa for taking time out to review it. A weekend with 2 kids must be pretty occupying on its own, without having to review your colleague’s article!

In this introductory article, I take a look at the beginnings of the term Web2.0, its underlying concepts and take a sneak peak into the future. I hope to publish a few more stories in the near future and hoping that the revised publication procedure will allow them see day light, ..much earlier!

Oh! and btw, the response for the revised moderation process has been awesome. Many thanks to Dr Sanjiva and Katie for the trust they kept on us in letting go of the QA review. Definitely, a much looked forward to by many of my collgues.
Just in 48 hours, I managed to push out the entire wait list and an additional article and a KB.. and pretty sure a few more are on the way.. Good work, folks!

StockTrader2.0 Interoperability Application Showcased at MS TechEd North America 2008

June 11, 2008

WSO2 StockTrader is an online stock trading sample application with functionality equivalent to the Microsoft .NET Stock Trader sample benchmark application and IBM WebSphere’s Trade 6.1 sample application. WSO2 StockTrader is powered by WSO2 WSF/PHP and WSO2 WSAS and implements the application both in PHP and Java.

Story: http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/wso2-endeavor-extends-interoperability-across,427233.shtml
Video: http://wm.istreamplanet.com/customers/ms/100_ms_teched_080610.asx

Paul – One of the World’sTop 25 CTOs

June 6, 2008

WSO2 co-founder and CTO Paul Fremantle, the visionary behind WSO2 ESB has been named as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs of 2008!
Congratulations, Paul on this remarkable nomination!!