Thursday, March 27, 2008


Links for 2008-03-27

  • The First Rule of Programming: It's Always Your Fault
    Have you called Microsoft Technical Support lately? Do folks employed by Indian outsourcing firms have this mindset?

    This would help make ECM platforms such as Documentum, Alfresco and others more secure by helping to eliminate many web security defects.

  • Are Industry Analysts afraid to provide insight on certain topics?
    It seems as if Burton Group is the only one with enough transparency and integrity to jump in. I would love to be proven wrong!

  • Study shows that majority of open source developers don’t work for open source companies
    This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. I know I have been pestering Gartner (multiple analysts), Raven Zachary of the 451 Group and other industry analysts to do a case study on the work done by my peers and their contributions to open source without any success. I guess it has to do with which story is easier to tell? The story told by a well-dressed sales executive and all the wonderful things they do for their clients, or the story not told, the one of the poorly dressed enterprise architect and all the wonderful things he does for himself and humanity...

  • Directories 2.0 - Entitlement Services
    My take says that many directory vendors will talk about the directory becoming the PIP center for entitlements so as to sell more of their product. They however won't talk about when enterprise applications in the BPM space such as Pega, Intalio, Lombardi Software nor ECM products such as Alfresco, Documentum, Nuxeo or others will become good Policy Enforcement Points

  • More on Directory Evolution
    Mark Wilcox has why should folks pay Microsoft for AD and why shouldn't they be able to choose another directory server? The answer is simple and requires understanding a couple of perspectives. First, Active Directory is more than just a directory in the strict sense. Yes, it supports LDAP, but it also supports Kerberos, it keeps track of not just users, but computers and services as well and most importantly, the choices out there cost more. I suspect that if Microsoft allowed Oracle to serve in its place, it would have less features and most certainly cost more...

  • User Stories should be valuable
    I wonder if many business analysts understand the value proposition of capturing user stories. Many of them in the arena of worst practices such as CMMI have thought about business requirements along the same line as filling out the TPS cover sheet.

  • On OpenID Progress
    I wonder if Kim Cameron is secretly laughing at the OpenID community and their belief that the identity ecosystem is one way as implemented by AOL and Yahoo? You may note lots of press releases indicating that they are OpenID providers but if you already have an OpenID issued elsewhere, you can't use it to log into Yahoo or AOL. Now for the silence...

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