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[30 May 2007 | Comments Off on How high is your overview? | ]
How high is your overview?

I’ve was going to write something today and I wanted to use the idiom “from a 20,000 foot view”…

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[14 May 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

In July of 2005, I received an e-mail from an editor at Manning Publications Co. regarding some articles that I had written about JBoss. They liked my writing style and wanted to see if I was interested in writing a book on JBoss. I pitched a table of contents for a book that would be in their “In Action” series and they accepted it. Now, nearly two years later I, along with my co-author Peter Johnson, are approaching the production stage for our book, JBoss in Action.
Between the two of …

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[12 May 2007 | Comments Off on Types of standards | ]

There are two types of standards: de facto standards and de jure standards. A de facto standard is one that is based on widespread use and recognition throughout an industry. A de jure standard is created by a body or committee. These two types of standards are not mutually exclusive, and often, the best standards are those that start as de facto standards then become de jure standards. This is because unproven de jure standards are less likely to be successful. For example, parts of the J2EE standard (a de …