Mashup Camp 3, Apex Code, Solaris 10, Google Office and more...

Mashup Camp 3, Apex Code, Solaris 10, Google Office and more...

Summary: This week on the Dan & David Show, David gives a recap of Mashup Camp 3 and we discuss how software APIs and platforms are evolving, with the Internet as a kind of operating system. it's still in an embryonic phase, but the stage is set for a big shift into the loosely coupled software world.

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This week on the Dan & David Show, David gives a recap of Mashup Camp 3 and we discuss how software APIs and platforms are evolving, with the Internet as a kind of operating system. it's still in an embryonic phase, but the stage is set for a big shift into the loosely coupled software world. We also discuss Sun's efforts to attack Red Hat with Solaris 10, offering less costly support programs and easier migration, but how the company is stumbling out of the blocks. We also touch on the launch of Vista, and whether a Windows operating system os a big deal anymore, and we look into salesforce.com's on demand platform and Apex Code, which will allow developers to write new applications directly to the company's servers. Finally, David has some words on Skyhook Wireless, problems with Google "Office" and how the iPhone demonstrates Apple's unique business model.

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  • Sun Vs Redhat

    Sun Has some great products and solaris is a good OS but
    they are a bit pathetic in that they just "all of a sudden"
    a big open source (on their own terms) company bla,bla..
    they throw around words like community when they don't really
    have one. Most of the really cool open source stuff is developed
    on linux and not sun. Sun is using price as a weapon against
    Redhat but redhat has a real sense of what their customers
    need and they are not a big R&D company but an intergrator of
    technologies. Sun just thinks "Oh yea pay us less and we will
    do the same sort of thing" Sun still has to earn stripes
    which they have none. Just because their CEO does a blog or
    they re-license Java does not make them an open source Co.
    with street cred.

    Sun has to understand what Linux means to the customer. Do you
    remember how many times in the last 4 years they tried to
    re-invent themselves as a Linux co. and their stratergy and products ran hot and cold several times a year. They could not
    get it right and bailed. To me it seems that it is basically the
    same stratergy with Solaris but still just corporate pigs trying
    to seem benevolent but just trying to reverse their failed
    pre 2000 dot com stratergy that did not work post 2000.

    I don't wish Solaris i'll but Sun should really become open
    source and not "piggy back" ontop of it!
    junknstuff@...
    • They claim they will GPL 3 Solaris

      When GPL 3 is finalized Sun has said they will release it under that license.

      The Debian/Ubunto packages can be compiled on Solaris.

      NexentaOS http://www.gnusolaris.org/gswiki does that.

      So in fact the same software you would use on Linux also runs on Solaris.
      Edward Meyers