Inventing the Future (15 tags)
What does Tim O'Reilly see today that the world will be writing about (and the venture capitalists and entrepreneurs chasing) in the years to come?
Bosworth's Web of Data (3 tags)
Google's Adam Bosworth's keynote at the 2005 MySQL Users Conference was a call to audience members to "do for information what HTTP did for user interface." The web was successful because it offered a simple, sloppy, standards-based, scalable platform, and the challenge is to take a database and do the same. Daniel Steinberg covered Bosworth's talk, and provides this report.
Dynamic News Stories (3 tags)
Adrian Holovaty, one of a new generation of geek-journalists and a main developer of Django, offers some suggestions for XML elements that could be used to make news stories more dynamic and more machine-readable.
Technologies to Watch: A Look at Four That May Challenge Javas Development Dominance (3 tags)
Bruce Tate has a knack for identifying successful technologies. He was one of the early developers who identified the emergence of the Spring framework; he predicted the demise of EJB 2 technologies a full year before the EJB 3 expert group abandoned the older approaches. In his new book, Beyond Java, Bruce looks at four languages and technologies that may challenge Java's dominance in some development niches.
Open Source Paradigm Shift (2 tags)
This article is based on a talk that I first gave at Warburg-Pincus' annual technology conference in May of 2003. Since then, I have delivered versions of the talk more than twenty times, at locations ranging from the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, the UK Unix User's Group, Microsoft Research in the UK, IBM Hursley, British Telecom, Red Hat's internal "all-hands" meeting, and BEA's eWorld conference. I finally wrote it down as an article for an upcoming book on open source,"Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software," edited by J. Feller, B. Fitzgerald, S. Hissam, and K. R. Lakhani and to be published by MIT Press in 2005.