Eric Knipp

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Libraries vs. Services

by Eric Knipp  |  March 20, 2013  |  2 Comments

While attending the Gartner BI Summit in Grapevine, TX yesterday I had a meeting with a client that made me facepalm a little. The client in question was telling me about his need to educate his development staff in a number of critical areas, ranging from application lifecycle management, to data access patterns, to SOA […]


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PaaS-O-Nomics 101

by Eric Knipp  |  October 9, 2012  |  14 Comments

PaaS reduces the incremental cost of a custom application. Because demand for custom applications is elastic with respect to price, maturation and proliferation of PaaS will drive growth in custom application development. The Debate. I’ve been engaged in a discussion with a colleague about the relative importance of application development vs. application delivery. This might […]


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Leading by Example – Architects Should Code

by Eric Knipp  |  March 11, 2012  |  3 Comments

Sitting on a flight from Dallas/Fort-Worth to Orlando for Gartner’s Orlando Portals, Content, and Collaboration Summit, I just observed an event that reminded me of why I believe so strongly that architects ought to cut code themselves. We’re being redirected around the leading edges of a storm line stretching from southwestern Arkansas all the way […]


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