Want to know what might happen in the next five years in IT? Check the latest Hype cycle from Gartner:
Also you can check introduction of the 2009 Gartner Hype Cycle:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
I am starting new type of post on my blog today. Weekly-digest labeled posts will bring few links that I found interesting during my week. I will try to post this each Friday. So... let's see what I have today:
- Building a Business on Hadoop, HBase, and Open Source Distributed Computing (blog post)
Bradford Stephensen focuses on scalability, Hadoop, Lucene and killing RDBMS. He posted slides from his OSCON 2009 talk (video or audio should be posted too in the future).
- Scalable as Google, Simple as Spring (tech talk)
Presentation by Nati Shalom, founder and CTO of GigaSpaces. Using Space Based Architecture (SBA) and Spring to transform existing application into scalable services.
- Kurosiho Sea Tank (video)
Excellent viral video, the world's second largest window into underwater world, whale sharks, manta rays and other creatures. I wish I could use it as a screen saver. Very relaxing!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I have been using NetBeans and Eclipse IDE for more then 8 years now. It has been a great time. There are vital communities for both the IDEs and there was never shortage of new plugins. I had a chance to get into NetBeans platform as well and I found it very interesting. However, I was lucky enough to get a full working licence for IntelliJ IDEA from JetBrains folks few months ago (big thanks to Roman and Václav). Unfortunately, I can use it just for hobby projects now but the overall impression is far beyond what I was expecing. One of the results so far is that I have unsubscribed from NetBeans mail list today.
Speaking about IDEs the worst one I have been working with is Eclipse based RSA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Rational_Software_Architect). I am working with RSA 7.0 now which means that I can not install and use Groovy plugin (it requires at least Eclipse 3.4 platform or higher) and I am experiencing occasional crashes, mostly when working with SVN via Subclipse plugin (I have to say that this may be related to the fact that I am using Windows Vista because my colleagues using Windows XP don't experience similar issues with Subclipse).
Update: Below is the error messace from eclipse in case anybody can help.