Articles Written by Brad Jones

Are You a Deluded Developer?

Desktop and Web developers are two different creatures. We have diatribes about the differences between Linux versus Windows , between Java versus .NET, between Flash versus Silverlight, between Oracle versus SQL Server, and between a lot of other technologies, but have we overlooked one of the more fundamental battles—the one between desktop developers and Web developers.

Which RIA Are You Dying to Use?

In reading my paper copy of the February 2nd issue of eWeek, there was an interesting article on RIA 1.1 where they evaluated various platforms. There was a chart presented in the article, which I've recreated below. The chart is based on a question that O'Reilly Media asked of 200 developers regarding what RIA technology they would be next on their list to use.

Is Java Being Sold?

There are a number of news releases that IBM is starting talks about buying Sun Microsystems. You might remember, this is the company that Microsoft infuse a couple billion of dollars into a while back to help it along. (( okay, that might have been a legal settlement, but still that was billions with a 'b')).

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