Links for today:
- Cedric Beust has a great post today on "The Myth of the Killer App." He argues that there really isn't one standalone killer app for an area of technology (say, Web 2.0 or Java) but rather a series of killer apps that bring these areas of technology to mainstream success. Almost like a long-tail of killer apps, no? (ok, ok, let's stop using that term already). Check it out. I tend to agree with him.
- With all the acquisitions last week (do I even have to mention who bought what anymore? Oracle+BEA/Sun+MySQL), folks seem to have lots to say. I like Rod Johnson's posting on developers, "The Power of Adoption: Why No Company is Big Enough to Deny Developers What They Want." Does this mean that folks that develop on WLS won't incur ridiculous support costs from Oracle once the acquisition is final? Or that Sun won't eventually change* the MySQL business model? Welcome to the game folks. We all saw this with JBoss + RedHat (hello Fedora model - and I called that one early). I liked it when we were all independent :)
- An excuse to party it up? Wait, could this be a REDMONK PARTY? Why yes! Evidently it's been 5 years in the making... so suit up and show up. Well, jeans will do just fine. San Francisco. February 6th. I'm bringing my digital to capture the RedMonkians in all their glory. Well, on second thought, *definitely* not all. Yes, I will post the "approved" pics here. I'm not quite sure what my bar for "approved" will be however... only the night will determine that one :)
*Funny, when I first typed "change" here it came out typed "charge." Slip of the tongue? Switch around the words. You tell me :)