Archives - February 2013

Web development as we know it, is dead

Web development as we know it, is dead.  We keep looking for the common runtime that can run everywhere.  We yearn (remember Java) for the platform that allows us the promise of “ write once, run everywhere ”.  This, in the global sense, is a pipe dream.  My comments here are targeted...

Prediction: Dell & others to sell new Windows Azure mainframe server

Dell is clearly getting into the Windows Azure business.  With recent news of Microsoft investing in the privatization of Dell, many are wondering what the future holds.  My predictions are more about Microsoft and Windows Azure than Dell. For several years, Microsoft has been creating a new...

What a Windows 8 workstation looks like

With all the hype about Microsoft Surface, we desk-dwellers might be left wondering what’s in Windows 8 for us?  In fact, all the media attention we see about Windows 8 is filled with folks dancing around and clicking keyboards to tablets in unison. I have recently set up a new workstation configuration...

How I left a good company and started Clear Measure, Inc.

At the beginning of 2013, I founded a new company with a partner.  For the last year, I was the President/COO of a software consulting firm in Austin.  That company continues to do quite well.  I have broadened my focus a bit in order to provide “one click” experiences for clients We have...

My promo video for the Jack Welch Management Institute is online

Last year (2012), I finished the 2-year MBA program at the Jack Welch Management Institute .  It changed my perspective on software development, and it has enabled me to be doing what I am doing today.  The video is on YouTube.  Check it out. Jeffrey Palermo discussing the Jack Welch Management...

What if we modeled every user action as the passing of a document?

I was listening to a brilliant podcast on .Net Rocks where Carl & Richard interviewed Glenn Block , Henrik Nielsen , and Darrel Miller .  The topic was Web API, but it started with Henrik talking about how he worked as a student helping to create HTTP!  Great history lesson and a great...