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Technology Architecture & Projects: Watch Your Amount of Technical Debt

A good post by Robert Mcilree on similarity between the current financial crisis and technical crisis caused by debt.  Technical debt, we’re drowning in it.  :)  

Technology Architecture & Projects: Watch Your Amount of Technical Debt

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posted @ Friday, October 31, 2008 2:47 AM | Feedback (134)
Big Bank Stats

An associate of mine sent me the link below with an interesting visualization of the top 5 US banks.

http://www.portfolio.com/interactive-features/2008/10/Big-Banks

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:02 PM | Feedback (31)
Weblogic 10g R3 JMS supports .Net

Two links below that describe support for .Net, JMS and Weblogic 10g R3. 

http://blogs.oracle.com/jamesbayer/2008/09/jms_with_net_weblogic_server_1.html

http://blogs.msdn.com/dotnetinterop/archive/2008/10/09/weblogic-jms-with-net.aspx

posted @ Sunday, October 12, 2008 2:18 AM | Feedback (26)
Cheat sheet for patterns and practices

http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier/archive/2008/10/09/cheat-sheet-patterns-practices-catalog-at-a-glance-posted-to-codeplex.aspx

Great cheat sheet of the Patterns and Practices work.

posted @ Sunday, October 12, 2008 1:15 AM | Feedback (66)
XML Schema Versioning

Good article on XML Schema Versioning - http://www.xfront.com/Versioning.pdf

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posted @ Monday, October 6, 2008 9:49 PM | Feedback (54)
Developer IDE cost comparison

A simple table comparing .Net and Java developer IDE costs.  It is not meant to be a comprehensive list nor a comparison of features.  Simply just a snapshot of the list price of .Net and Java developer IDE.  The list price is directly from each vendors web site and likely that you’ll find better prices via a software resellers. 

IDE

Cost

Vendor

Web Site

Visual Studio Professional $799 MS http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2008/
Visual Studio Standard $299 MS http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2008/
Visual Studio Express Editions Free MS http://www.microsoft.com/express/
Visual Studio Team Architect $5,469 MS http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts2008/
Visual Studio Team Developer $5,469 MS http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts2008/
Visual Studio Team Tester $5,469 MS http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts2008/
Visual Studio Team Database $5,469 MS http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts2008/
Visual Studio Team Suite (includes all 4 team editions) $10,939 MS http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts2008/
SharpDevelop (C#, VB, Boo) Free Open Source http://www.sharpdevelop.com/OpenSource/SD/
MonoDevelop Free Open Source http://www.monodevelop.com/
Eclipse Free Open Source http://www.eclipse.org/
Developer Studio $3,490 – Architect
$2,490 – Enterprise
$1,090 - Professional
Embarcadero http://www.codegear.com/en/products/bds2006
Netbeans Free Open Source http://www.netbeans.org/
Java Studio Free Sun see netbeans. 
Jbuilder $1500 – Enterprise
$475 - Pro
Embarcadero http://www.codegear.com/products/jbuilder
IntelliJ IDEA $599 - Commercial
$249 - Personal
JetBrains http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
JDeveloper Free Oracle http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/jdev/
JCreater $89 for Pro XINOX http://www.jcreator.com/
Rational App Developer $7,430 floating license
$4,240 user license
IBM http://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/developer/application/
Rational Data/Application Modeler bundle $11,100 floating license
$6,360 user license
IBM http://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/modelbundle/
Rational Pro bundle (includes RSM, RAD, RSA, RFT, RMT, RPT, CC LT, RUP) $13,400 floating license
$7,430 user license
IBM http://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/probundle/index.html
WebLogic Workshop Free Oracle http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/workshop/
JCODER $80 Pro   http://www.jcoder.com/
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posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2008 12:16 AM | Feedback (56)