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Frank Cohen's Blog PushToTest is setting up a new test lab to check builds of TestMaker. We bought Toshiba Satellite (A216) laptops for the lab. We tried installing Windows XP over the pre-installed Windows Vista. Toshiba does not provide XP device drivers for the laptop and they actively discouraged me in doing so in a support call. In the end I found no way to get the network adaptor to function under Windows XP and had to reinstall Vista. This made me wonder how much work is involved in producing XP drivers for a laptop? I installed Ubuntu on the Toshiba laptop. Ubuntu installed in 15 minutes - 49 for Windows XP and 125 for Windows Vista. Ubuntu's desktop came right up. I opened the pre-installed Firefox browser and found I could browse the Web immediately. Ubuntu installed a network adaptor for the Toshiba laptop. I shake my head at this Windows foolishness! -F... (more)

I Wonder What W3C's Response Will Be To AJAX?

Frank Cohen's Blog The W3C has moved the Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema (SAWSDL) to recommendation status which makes it a new standard. I'm feeling really stupid about now. I'm trying to think of an occasion where I would use SWSL and SWSO? They both seem like small steps between what we have now in WS-* and the computer on Star Trek Next Generation being able to answer the question What is the nature of the universe?. In my opinion the Web Service standards glorify the request/response pairing found in HTTP. In HTTP (and the WS-*) interactions I don't have any sem... (more)

Sun Blew its "iPhone" Java Opportunity to AJAX

Frank Cohen's Blog Today is US Independence day and I stopped at the Apple store to see the iPhone, and ask questions about the new MacBook Pro. I wanted to see the iPhone in person to learn what I should expect from mobile phone people interaction and feature sets. And I wanted to learn which MacBook Pro model I'll be upgrading to in the next few weeks. iPhone is beautiful. It is smaller than I expected. Just a little larger than my current Samsung D807. iPhone has a nice feel and the touch keyboard worked very well for my big fingers. iPhone was suprisingly hot - temperature wis... (more)

Back by Popular Demand, AJAX Bootcamp in Santa Clara, California!

Frank Cohen's Blog I will be teaching a one day Bootcamp course on Ajax at the AJAXWorld Conference in Santa Clara, California on September 23, 2007. Details are at I will be expanding the Ajax construction tools section from the Ajax Bootcamp I taught in New York at the SOA World conference. I am very impressed with TIBCO GI and Sun jMaki -Frank SYS-CON Events has created a hands-on, immersive learning experience for all Web developers who want to know the how, what, and why of the tools and concepts behind AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), ... (more)

Oracle Buys BEA, Sun Buys MySQL: What's the Future for Developers?

Frank Cohen's Blog Rod Johnson of Spring fame has posted The Power of Adoption: Why No Company is Big Enough to Deny Developers What They Want to talk about two big software company acquisitions that were announced today. Oracle announced it is buying BEA. And Sun announced it bought MySQL. For BEA, I was hoping they would succeed at combining the power of JRockit with AquaLogic to build scalable workflow (ala BPM) services. Instead, we users and developers will be waiting for years to see WebLogic and AquaLogic integrated into the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. For MySQL, I was ... (more)