Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SpringSource Launches Enterprise Java Cloud

SpringSource Launches Enterprise Java Cloud

This is interesting. However, I am always a little nervous about a single vendor providing every part of a solution. I think that may not be justified, especially in this case. I've assumed for some time that any future Grails projects I do would be hosted in the cloud. There are multiple vendors doing a good job of supporting Grails in the cloud already. I will keep an eye on what SpringSource does because I expect they will do a great job of supporting Grails.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

New iGoogle Social Features

This morning I noticed new menu items on my iGoogle home page. They have enabled social features. Gadgets can now share information with your Friends. I think this is interesting because it seems to shift to more passive notification. Instead of updating a social network manually the updates are simply a stream of actions taken by Friends. Your friends don't need to tell you they updated online photos, Google lets you know. For example, this post is being made in an iGoogle gadget that is social enabled and configured to share with my Friends. They will be able to see that I made a blog post on their iGoogle home page. For more information see Introducing social gadgets for iGoogle.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Time to reboot the blog. I've let it sit long enough.

Since this post will serve as the new information station for those who would like to learn more about All The Way To The Beginning , I'll provide a little history and try to predict a tiny bit of the future.

Originally this blog was intended to follow a web development project from inception until launch. It came close, but I didn't recognize it at the time. There was a launch but it wasn't intended to be a real site, it was the practice round to ensure everything would work as expected. Unfortunately the big idea never materialized and the process stopped short of the goal. The practice site was the only product launch achieved. Now I have decided to let the Quote of Tomorrow site remain down permanently.

For round two I plan to be a little more personal, after all it is just me this time. The topics will continue to be technologies that interest me. However, I will likely add in more of the 9 to 5 things I deal with as an Oracle Web Center Interaction portal administrator. Yes, it is a mouthful and the acronym is even worse, Oracle WCI 10gR3. The dream is, of course, convergence of the work hours efforts with the free time pursuits and I'll be sure to detail any chance I have to use Groovy and Grails in portal deployments. It is not currently on the radar screen but you have to have a dream, right?