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The Force is with the Google

by Eric Knipp  |  May 28, 2009  |  2 Comments

Today Salesforce and Google announced Force.com for Google App Engine. Time Keeps on Slipping Announcements around App Engine seem to be accelerating as time passes. Last month it was Java, and the Eclipse toolkit for Google App Engine. Since the Java release, open-source Java dynamic language Web projects have been moving fast to tweak their [...]

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On the Road Again

by Eric Knipp  |  May 17, 2009  |  Comments Off

I am getting settled in at the ranch after returning from a great trip to Denver that saw me visit four Gartner clients on Monday and attend the Glue conference Tuesday and Wednesday.  As usual, my client meetings got hot and heavy on Cloud computing real quick. What’s interesting to me is that three out [...]

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Turbo Pascal Four and a Funeral

by Eric Knipp  |  May 8, 2009  |  3 Comments

Earlier this week, Micro Focus announced its planned acquisition of Borland for $75m. This is probably pretty meaningless for most folks in Web development, but it carries special meaning for me. I learned how to program on Turbo Pascal 4, way back in the late 80′s when I first worked on some marginally popular forum-hack [...]

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