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2014 Red Hat JBoss Expert Panel

October 24, 2013

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I’ve been tossing around the idea of organizing a discussion and whiteboarding event anchored by Eric Schabell, Keeny Peeples, and myself. The three of us have a hands-on background that includes solution architecture and consulting, and together, we provide subject matter expertise for the entire Red Hat JBoss middleware portfolio:
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Server Side Web Frameworks, The Last Stand

October 16, 2013

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I’m a fan of client / server architecture. I believe that…

  • the front end should be limited to the presentation tier
  • the back end should be limited to the logic / data tiers
  • the presentation tier should be separate from the logic / data tiers
  • the presentation tier should integrate with the logic / data tiers

I believe that the front end, the presentation tier, should be executed on the client and that the back end, the logic / data tier, should be executed on the server.
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The Fall of Server Side Web Frameworks

October 8, 2013

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I am a champion of front end development.

I am a back end developer.

I can do front end development, and I have, but I would prefer not to. It is not an efficient use of my time. I can spend a day developing the foundation for an enterprise application, or I can spend a day troubleshooting a minor user interface issue. A front end developer can spend a day developing the foundation for a mobile user interface, or they can spend a day troubleshooting a minor persistence issue.

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The beginning of the end of web containers?

October 2, 2013

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Is this the beginning of the end of web containers (i.e. servlet containers)?

For years, I preferred running Tomcat. It was easy. To install, extract the files. It was fast. It took seconds to start, and it took seconds to deploy a web application.

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Accelerate innovation with open source. Be Social.

October 1, 2013

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If the key to innovation is creativity and the key to creativity is collaboration, the key to innovation is collaboration. The value of open source lies not within the software, but within the community. The open source community fosters collaboration, and collaboration accelerates innovation.

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Need to meet business priorities? Accelerate development.

September 19, 2013

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The business priorities may include increasing enterprise growth, delivering operational results, accelerating innovation, and increasing satisfaction.

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How can the right middleware help meet these priorities?

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It’s Friday – A love letter to my TG16.

August 30, 2013

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Dear TurboGrafx-16,

You are my TG16, and I love you. You were my first true love. I will always remember unpacking you on Christmas. I’m married now, but that’s a different kind of love. It doesn’t change how I feel about you. […]

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It’s Friday, It’s Sci-Fi: Issue #3

August 23, 2013

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I was reminded of a science fiction movie that I watched when I was young.

Honestly, I’m not sure what to say. I think I liked it.

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It’s Friday, It’s Sci-Fi: Issue #2

July 19, 2013

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I’ve watched a lot of science fiction films, but I’ve read far more science fiction books.

There are, perhaps, over a hundred books in my library. I would never buy a science fiction book in an electronic format. It’s just not right.

I’m a fan of space opera, hard science fiction, and cyperpunk (William Gibson).

Today, I present of list of epic science fiction series that are in my library.

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It’s Friday, It’s Sci-Fi: Issue #1

July 12, 2013

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SciFi Friday was the greatest three hours of regularly scheduled television programming in the history of mankind.

  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Stargate Atlantis

In honor of SciFi Friday, I’m highlighting four science fiction movies that I remember watching when I was young.

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