I read an interesting blog post by Tim Warner earlier this evening, and then watched as a strong debate over the post waged on Twitter.
Tim’s article actually has two points. The second half – the benefits of SaaS/cloud software – are pretty evident to most people now. The first two paragraphs were the ones that drew the Twitter comments.
To summarise Tim’s point, he was saying:
“Some of the more technical questions like “is it true (more...)
Book – Hatching Twitter: A True Story of
Just finished reading Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal and I must say that I wasn’t as impressed as when reading for example The Everything Store. The book is more about politics and opportunities than about creating opportunities and value or generating great ideas that others can build on. Of course this can still offer a great story and be a good (more...)
This post is a quick and simple introduction to Geospatial feature of MongoDB 2.6 using simple dataset and queries.
Storing Geospatial Informations
As you know you can store any type of data, but if you want to query them you need to use some coordinates, and create index on them. MongoDB supports three types of indexes for GeoSpatial queries:
2d Index : uses simple coordinate (longitude,
OTech Magazine – Summer 2014
The fourth issue of OTech Magazine, the independent magazine for Oracle professionals, is available. For the summer 2014 issue there are some more personal articles included. Titles vary from The Spiritual Programmer to The Next Generation: Oracle SOA Suite 12c and back via How to protect your sensitive data using Oracle Data Vault.
Download OTech Magazine – Summer 2014 here.
Normally end users would like to have a simple URL access for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g like http://webhost:7777 and than to be automatically redirected to their Dashboard, instead of typing endless complex URL's.
Assuming you have following standard implementation of an OBIEE environment which contains an Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) configured with mod_wl_ohs to be proxied to point to your WebLogic Server hosting OBIEE and an OBIEE Server, you can simply use (more...)
In six years Microsoft has come from almost zero corporate knowledge about how cloud computing works to it being an integral part of their strategy. Sure back in early 2008 there were some pieces of Microsoft that knew about cloud but that really wasn't a corporate view it was what a very few people inside the company knew.
How do I know this? Well back in 2008 I was sitting on the top of a
Book – The everything store
The everything store
The idea of the everything store was simple: an Internet company that served as the intermediary between customers and manufacturers and sold nearly every type of product, all over the world. It is the story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world. And the story of its driven founder Jeff Bezos.
Reading the book I think that there are a few (more...)
Reading list of 2014 so far
In this blog post I’ll share a list of books I read during the first months of 2014. There is more business focus compared to previous years…
The everything store
The everything store is one of the books I liked reading most of my reading list this year. It tells the story of amazon.com so far; The vision and ways of working of the company and it’s founder (more...)
FitNesse add tags to multiple pages at once
We’re using FitNesse as one of our tools for (acceptance) testing. It can be quite laborious in FitNesse to add tags to multiple pages at once. So one my colleagues – Joost van Wollingen – wrote a nifty tool that can mass tag selected pages.
In order to have FitNesse add tags to multiple pages at once, start the Java program. Select the directory from where you (more...)
With the new hardware and fast internet connection, is it the norm to only keep images in one high-res version, regardless of the way the content is utilized in the article?
Today's example is this article on Forbes; Why I Left The Wall Street Journal To Join Oracle
From the article, here are two images :