For the past year at the AppsLab we have been exploring the possibilities of advanced user interactions using BLE beacons. A couple days ago, Google (unofficially) announced that one of their Chrome teams is working on what I’m calling the gBeacon. They are calling it the Physical Web (http://google.github.io/physical-web/).
This is how they describe it:
“The Physical Web is an approach to unleash the core superpower of the web: interaction on demand. People (more...)
The central theme of Oracle Open World 2014 has certainly been the Cloud. Downtown San Francisco was laced with banners about Oracle and Cloud. The difference compared to last year is that now there is a huge amount of real cloud products available (or soon to be launched). Where the Oracle cloud offering till this summer was limited to Database and Java (WebLogic) and some applications the current stack ranges from infrastructure till a range (more...)
In demos and tutorials we only care about the happy-flow of our applications. That is ok, because we only run that code in our own little predictable environment and leaving everything else out makes any framework look nice and easy. Often in blog posts “error handling and such is left as an exercise to the reader” (which of course is an exercise nobody needs). A problem with good error handling code is that it (more...)
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is over. Just under a week, full to the brim with information, events, people, energy, plans, hopes and expectations. I have learned many, many things. Small things, important facts, huge insights and many great people. In this article, I will attempt to sum up the largest themes of the conference as I have interpreted them. In subsequent publications, I will focus on some of them as well as discuss less grand but (more...)
Google Translate, voice activated Italian translation shown on my Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. Powered by Android Wear. Nice!
Mobile applications as well as a large class of modern HTML5 web applications are built on top of an architecture with special provisions, such as RESTful services; the personal cloud, to provide a cross-device experience; push; cache; localization; scalability; and secure interaction with the enterprise back end. Gartner refers to this as the web-oriented architecture. Oracle Fusion Middleware offers key products (Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Identity Management, and Oracle API Gateway) to implement this architecture, (more...)
(A longer, original, version of my Silicon Valley Letter published in the Irish Times of July 10, 2014)
“You’ll know all about it when you hit 40”, I joked, straining my eyes to spot my name on an ID badge for the International Multilingual User Group (IMUG) meetup at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.
Empathizing with tech worker immigration in the Valley requires a broad perspective.
(A longer version of my Silicon Valley Letter, published in the Irish Times of September 4, 2014)
Emigrants Leave Ireland by Henry Doyle 1868. Public domain image sourced from WikiPedia.
I found myself in the (more...)
Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2014-7169
Security Alert CVE-2014-7169 addresses a publicly disclosed vulnerability affecting GNU Bash. GNU Bash is a popular open source command line shell incorporated into Linux and other widely used operating systems. This vulnerability affects multiple Oracle products. This vulnerability may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e. it may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password. A remote (more...)
This tumblr post is the full version of the Silicon Valley Letter published in the Irish Times on September 25, 2014.
Street-savvy readers of a certain age will remember the incongruity of an early rap gig in Ireland: Public Enemy at the Trinity Ball in 1988. Puzzlement at the time over the dinner-plate-sized clock worn around the neck of rapper Flavor Flav (a symbol for the preciousness of time ) resonates with current public bewilderment (more...)
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Startups face a bunch of issues: fundraising, creating a vision, crafting a strategy, putting people and processes in place to make that MVP, tightening the product-market fit, and the rest. With all that going now, how do they avoid the lure of focusing only on local markets?
Yup, the G-word is coming. So, how do startups globalize? And, what can they learn from each other?
There’s been great interest here in Silicon Valley on (more...)
A reminder, based on the recent furor over the distribution of a U2 album from the cloud on to Apple devices. Cloud power, for sure.
So when Apple drops U2 on your iPhone, it shatters the illusion that your iPhone just works on its own, which is deeply unsettling.— James Grimmelmann (@grimmelm)September 16, 2014
But, cloud power is not about the device.