Showing posts from November, 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 .

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.

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 of

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 :)

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; 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 ) 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 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!

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 ...