At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling
network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors,
writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry
going next year?
Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and
of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how
it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale
- all that good stuff.
Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming
Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal
My predictions for 2007....
1. Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails
It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby.
Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like
Groovy rem... (more)
Just as northern California drew the greatest technical talent in the
semiconductor industry to Silicon Valley, southern California has become a
hotbed for the telecommunications industry in San Diego. This mecca for
engineers, software developers, and technical managers has also become the
unofficial headquarters for the venture capital industry. Now that the hype
has died down, it's time to look at the next phase of wireless ideas being
Fortunately for us, we're living in an era where technological progress can
be measured in "Internet Time" - the somewhat clo... (more)
LBS on Ulitzer
Location Based Services on Ulitzer - I am up late January 5th and have been
awaiting the first news stories from the big Vegas Consumer Electronics Show
(CES) about the new Google phone, the Nexus One.
I just Googled up the first piece (from 33 minutes ago) from, of all sources,
the Montreal Gazette.
In the final few sentences they capture the essence of the real disruptive
innovation threat this bold Google Phone poses to business as usual for US
Carriers and, I would imagine, people are applauding!
Here is the quote, “Google Voice automatically links certain cell... (more)
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A question I often think about is inspired by you – by the comments we get
on the DocuSign Facebook Page and the conversations we have on Twitter as
@DocuSign. What features of DocuSign’s electronic signature platform are
you interested in?
To that end, I’ve looked at the topics we’ve covered:
DocuSign brings electronic signature to iPad: We focus more on the DocuSign
electronic signature experience on iPad rather than a specific feature. With
cool new mobile devices available, including iPhone 4 and Droid 2, I wanted
to share how we can experience fast, complete and trusted elec... (more)
In Jonathan Bloom's new book American Wasteland he reports that the US
produces about 591 billion pounds of food each year of which about 50
percent goes to waste somewhere along the food supply chain. This includes
unused restaurant food, food in the field and vegetables and fruits in the
grocery store as examples. Grocery stores throw away an estimated 30
million pounds of food each day.
Bloom identifies the following areas where much of the waste occurs:
The field Lost in transit Supermarket throw away Commerical kitchens such as
hospitals, schools and restaurants Households