Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Octo Site Compiler

Another very interesting tool:

"The Octo Site Compiler compiles a complete WEB (ASP) application into one file, linking it together with the ASP-compatible WEB server. The result is an EXE file that will act as a dedicated server for the WEB application. You can redistribute this executable to your customers, without asking them to install PWS, IIS or any other WEB server. As a matter of fact, the customers don't have to know that your application is WEB-based - they will see it as a normal application."
Connectix Virtual PC For Windows

This seems to be a great application e.g. if you have to do software testing on a variety of operating systems and browser versions. It allows you to run Win 3.1, Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT Workstation, WinNT Server, WinNT Enterprise, Windows 2000 and WinXP on a single machine side-by-side without rebooting.

Monday, February 25, 2002

Saturday, February 23, 2002

Is "Love" the means to succeed in business these days? Tim Sanders, Yahoo, Senior Exec., thinks so. Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times, doesn't:

Love Is the Killer App

Love is in the air
The Other Road Ahead

This is an awesome good article. This article explains why much of the next generation of software may be (web-)server-based, what that will mean for programmers, and why this new kind of software is a great opportunity for startups.

I don't agree on everything Paul says in this long article but on a loooot of it ...

A related Microsoft article, naturally of the opposite view: The death of the browser

Friday, February 15, 2002

The Wireless Village initiative

They present the version 1.0 of their architecture and protocoll specification for Instant Messaging and Presence Services (IMPS). The aim is to make Instant Messaging and Presence Services work across PCs, PDA's and mobiles.

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Macromedia Has Big Plans for Flash

"Macromedia plans to make Flash a tool for building applications rather than just animations—and to make the Flash player—rather than the browser itself—the primary target for robust Web application development."

This is a similar direction like MS is taking with .NET smart clients.

I'm sceptical. Very sceptical.

Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Printable Version - eBay's Secret Ingredient

"If your customers gladly held your inventory, shipped your products, and did all your marketing, you'd make money online too. Only question: Can eBay keep growing and not destroy the social capital that is its unique competitive advantage?"

This is an interesting article on eBay's amazingly successful business model.

Friday, February 08, 2002

"The best network is the hardest one to make money running."

The Paradox of the Best Network

This is a must read for everyone concerned about networking our world.