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The future of Java

We are a Java shop. Have been since day one. It has been a key to our success. But the future of Java is less certain than ever before. When Oracle bought Sun earlier this year it brought a new overlord to the Java universe. And it is already apparent that Oracle is going to manage Java […]

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A new relationship

One of the keys to the success of the Android phones (and the iPhones as well) is the application marketplace. Whether you really need access to 80,000 apps on your smartphone is an separate topic. What is more interesting is what attributes are common among the most popular apps. The #1 thing I see is […]

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Driving to the ocean

Each summer we head to the ocean. There is nothing like seeing your children playing in the high tide of the Atlantic. But getting there is a serious challenge. We have five kids, one van and at least 17 hours on the road. So there is a great deal of planning that is done up-front. We plot out where […]

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Why my son should be named “Kent Beck Wegner”

If you haven’t read Why I Quit Programming, do that first. To continue . . . I quit programming and pretty much did nothing for twelve months – until our company flamed out and I was out on the street. Part of me was sad that six years of work had gone up in smoke […]

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Why I Quit Programming

On Thanksgiving Day, 1999, I quit programming. Just walked away. After nineteen years, I had enough. I was done. But I am getting ahead of myself. In 1990 I had a startup software company that I loved. It was called Frontline Software Technology. Now, Frontline was, by just about every conceivable business measure, a sad little enterprise. We were very small, […]

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