Okay in the spirit of brotherly love, helping people out and of course International Talk Like a Pirate Day I think we should declare April the 1st 2014 as Musketeers Day. Why? Well for the vast Gregorian Calendar (non-US) part of the world the date will be 4/1/14 or All "four one and one four" All.
In honour of that day, and as it falls on April Fool's day to boot I declare the following:
David Giard, formerly a Sogeti consultant and now a technical evangelist at Microsoft, does an interesting video series called Technology and Friends. He interviewed me for this series a few weeks ago, where we talked mostly about the barriers to the public cloud.
It was a pleasure talking with David, and if you're interested, you can watch our conversation here.
I've been looking at Xamarin recently, a company that provides technology to build apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and other platforms. The diagram below summarizes one way to think about their offering compared to other popular alternatives. (Click on the diagram for a more readable version.)
I've been doing book reviews since some time now. But this is a special one. Back at JavaOne I ran into Aslak and Andrew and we had a chance to talk about their latest book project which has been floating around the interwebs since some time now.
Everyone is talking about Smart Meter - is it possible to get in touch with this topic by buying a Fritz!Powerline 546E?
Having worked with companies a lot in the past few years on how to create a better customer experience and in-particular through MDM to help effectively identify the customer I know just what is possible even in very challenging environments. The Airline industry is not one of those areas but today with British Airways I received another example of how a company might have all the information
In our middleware solutions (Oracle SOA Suite) we use a lot of xsl transformations.
Part of these transformations use database backend systems to do lookups for transforming internal values to external values (which can then be communicated to the customers).
In the Oracle SOA Suite you can create custom xsl function and store the jar in the domain/lib folder and then you will be able to use it in the xsl transformations.