Archive for 2008 April

OOXML and Microsoft Office 2007

A few weeks ago, I wrote that I thought ISO adoption of Microsoft’s OOXML was a good thing because a practical standard that everyone followed was more valuable than a noble standard that everyone ignored. Well, it turns out that OOXML is actually the …

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Registration no longer required to comment

I re-configured my blogger account to not require registration for commenting. Comments are still moderated to prevent link spam. However, all non-spam (and non-offensive) comments will be accepted.

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Alfresco releases Enterprise Edition 2.2

They are a bit behind schedule and there was very little publicity about it but Alfresco Software has released version 2.2 of Alfresco Enterprise Edition. While this is just a point release, 2.2 introduces a couple of big improvements over 2.2. Probably the …

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J. Boye: Wiki in the Enterprise

Because of the inherent simplicity of the technology, wiki projects are less likely to fail in implementation than WCM or ECM projects. However, many companies still struggle to get the desired value out of their wiki initiatives. Purely managed and abandoned wikis have …

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A test framework added to core of Drupal 7

Dries reports on a 2 day sprint in Paris where they added a test framework into the Drupal 7 core. Drupal leadership is stressing automated testing for two main reasons: automated testing will allow the developer community to efficiently scale and will allow more …

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Critics rave about Open Source Web Content Management in Java

My report “Open Source Web Content Management in Java” is receiving enthusiastic praise. Thanks Sandro Groganz, Steven Noels, and James Robertson for the kind words. I have posted some quotes here. But don’t just take their word for it. Read it …

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Gartner acknowledges open source before Bush accepts global warming

… only just. Or maybe it’s a tie.
Matt Asay reports on a Gartner prediction that 90% of SaaS vendors will use open source components in their products. I find it hard to believe that most SaaS vendors are not already running Linux, MySQL, …

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Java is losing the battle for the modern web

There is a hot dialog going over at The Server Side that starts with a Fisking of (PHP co-author) Andi Gutman’s blog post “Java is losing the battle for the modern Web. Can the JVM save the vendors?”. The basic premise of Andi’s …

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Michael Sampson's A-Z of Virtual Teams

Michael Sampson has been running a series of practical tips for virtual teams: A-Z of Virtual Teams. While Northampton, Massachusetts is not as remote to my client base as New Zealand, none of my clients are local so these tips are certainly useful to …

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Alfresco on the iPhone

Alfresco’s Dr. Yong Qu has a short but interesting article about using Alfresco Web Scripts to build an iPhone friendly web client for Alfresco. You can see a demo here (turn down your speakers if you don’t want to be cranking Kenny Loggins – …

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