Friday, November 20, 2009

Apache Asia Roadshow 2009

I'll be talking about "Apache Shindig, from Server Side Portlets to Open Social Gadgets" along with Nuwan, on Friday the 4th. Hoping to see you all there.

Have a look at the rest of the line up here.

apacheasia2009 3rd and 4th December @ HNB Towers

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mashup technologies in real-world banking

Mashup technologies in real-world banking, an interesting blog post I came across today, illustrates a potential real world use for Mashups in banking.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto, Let's call the whole thing off ...

A really good cover of Louis Armstrong's Let's Call The Whole Thing Off. This was in my YouTube "Recommended for You" list. YouTube knows me so well ...  :)


Verse
Things have come to a pretty pass
Our romance is growing flat,
For you like this and the other
While I go for this and that,
Goodness knows what the end will be
Oh I don't know where I'm at
It looks as if we two will never be one
Something must be done:

Chorus - 1
You say either and I say either, You say neither and I say neither
Either, either Neither, neither, Let's call the whole thing off.

You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto
Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto, Let's call the whole thing off

But oh, if we call the whole thing off Then we must part
And oh, if we ever part, then that might break my heart

So if you like pyjamas and I like pyjahmas, I'll wear pyjamas and give up
pyajahmas
For we know we need each other so we , Better call the whole off off
Let's call the whole thing off.


Chorus - 2
You say laughter and I say larfter, You say after and I say arfter
Laughter, larfter after arfter, Let's call the whole thing off,

You like vanilla and I like vanella, You saspiralla, and I saspirella
Vanilla vanella chocolate strawberry, Let's call the whole thing off

But oh if we call the whole thing of then we must part
And oh, if we ever part, then that might break my heart

So if you go for oysters and I go for ersters, I'll order oysters and cancel
the ersters
For we know we need each other so we, Better call the calling off off,
Let's call the whole thing off.


Chorus - 3
I say father, and you say pater, I saw mother and you say mater
Pater, mater Uncle, auntie, let's call the whole thing off.

I like bananas and you like banahnahs, I say Havana and I get Havahnah
Bananas, banahnahs Havana, Havahnah, Go your way, I'll go mine

So if I go for scallops and you go for lobsters, So all right no contest we'll
order lobseter
For we know we need each other so we, Better call the calling off off,
Let's call the whole thing off.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ten Lessons from Military to markets By Dr. Uditha Liyanage

Source: Ministry of Defence - Sri Lanka | Official Defence News Provider
Who and where you want to be?" (Role and scope) are the twin questions that need to be answered, in depth. Then, only then, should you ask, "Where do you want to go and how do you get there?" (Goal and path)

Figuring out the competitor's thinking pattern and belief system or competitor ideology assessment (CIS) is often not attempted deliberately. An analysis of the competitor's response patterns, over time, in multiple situations, and a reading of the ideology and life styles of the competitors' key decision makers could make such an assessment possible.

Best read so far this week :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

WSO2 Mashup Server at Mashup Australia



Mashup Australia is an initiative by the Australian government to open up public data for broader consumption. It's similar to what they've done in Washington, but closer to home. So I decided to submit an entry on behalf of the WSO2 Mashup Server team.

The Mashup;
  1. Uses data provided by the Australian government (an Excel spreadsheet) regarding the country’s mines and exposes them as a Data Service (using WSO2 Data Services)
  2. The Mashup consumes this Data Service (just another SOAP Web Service), processes the data and publishes in a format easily palatable by the client side Javascript
  3. On the client side with Google Maps the data is displayed according to the geographical location of the Mines. Using the filters available, the Mines can be pin pointed based on the type of mineral(s) they harvest.
If you like this mashup, please don't forget to rate it!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Mid-Market CEOs Share Best Practices

Paths to Revenue: Mid-Market CEOs Share Best Practices - HBR Now - Harvard Business Review
a recent survey of approximately 50 mid-market CEOs revealed that what was keeping them up at night was figuring out how to optimize the sales channel. Basically, "Is there a better path to revenue and profit?"
Not surprising. Read on to see the authors suggestions ...