If you didn’t hear that Google has announced that in 2010 consumers will
have a chance to enjoy new Chrome-based OS, stop reading and do you homework
Done? Now we can move on, and let’s do it by the rules – positive things
first, then some bile followed by a happy end.
I really like Google. They produce easy to use applications that work great.
I use their search engine about a hundred times a day. Their applications
Nine months ago they released a Web browser called Chrome, and I liked it.
Back than I suggested that in a year Chrome will bite off a decent chunk of
the Web browser's market. (see
I was wrong. They’ve bitten a really small piece of the browser’s pie.
For lots of companies 3% of any market would be like money from home, but for
Google it’s a failure. Now they sa... (more)
The Register has published an article about Twitter considering moving the
mission critical portion of its code from Ruby on Rails to Scala.
This sounded logical to me, even though the article has been dated by April
first. But then Artima has confirmed the news a couple of days later.
As usual, the bad part of me goes, "Told, ya!" as people who read my posts
knows that I was never a fan of RoR. I really respect DHH and his followers
for doing exceptional job in exciting so many software developers with Ruby
and RoR. But when these boring men with cash (BMW$) come into play, things... (more)
JDJ Editorial Board member Yakov Fain writes: One of my resolutions this year
is to start teaching part-time Java-related classes in some college. That's
why I started browsing the computer science course lists that are being
offered this year. While graduate-level programs offer many interesting
courses, the situation is different in the undergrad world.
Some schools keep teaching how to multiply matrices in Ada or work with
algebraic expressions in Prolog. Half of the courses are preparing
professionals who will be operating on another planet. Information systems
programs look... (more)
Yesterday, we celebrated the birthday of my employee Alex in a fancy Russian
restaurant. If you haven't tried it, go there - once. The party started late,
and I've never seen such a variety of food on the table at the same time
(they call this setup "bratskaya mogila," which means "mass grave"). After
five shots of straight vodka, we enjoyed a Broadway-type show, and then more
drinks and food. Anyway, this morning the last thing I wanted to do was drive
to my gas station.
Last time I selected a Java Web application framework
(http://java.sys-con.com/read/136518.htm) and for a se... (more)
Yakov Fain's Blog
Last Monday I was participating in the rich Internet application panel that
has been broadcasted live from Times Square. The recording of this session is
available. Unfortunately, none of my comments on AJAX made it to the
recording (they were mainly negative). So do not be surprised hearing Coach
Wei answering my comments, which you've actually never heard. No big deal,
you can hear my raw unedited comments on current rich internet application
technologies in my podcast at this URL.
AJAX is one of the most searchable technical words today. One of the most
From Yakov Fain's blog
Vacations are meant for reading. This time I’ve picked a book
“Eric Sink on the Business of Software”. This blog is not a
review of this good book, but rather my own thoughts and comments inspired by
reading about running a small company that develops software.
These comments are based on my own experience in this field.
I like these quotes from Eric’s book:
• “I like the smell of a freshly killed bug.” Very well
said. I’d take it one step further and submitted to Wikipedia the
following definition of a geek:... (more)