Foofoobar (318279) writes "Apparently all the REAL innovation in the technology sector these days is in marketing as now IT departments are being told to leave innovation to marketing, accounting and sales. While Marketing is outspending IT departments, does this necessarily mean that the innovation comes from them or that this is a marketing driven culture now?" top
Foofoobar (318279) writes "The Grails Api Toolkit offers a new feature called Api Chaining. Api Chaining is a fluent interface that offers the ability to chain api calls by url encoding them and allowing the response to loop through them. An online spec for this new api functionality is online. Reviews from the Api development community are positive but what do you think?" Link to Original Source top
Foofoobar (318279) writes "Ever notice that the people in upper management don't have a clue about what it is they are supposed to be managing and the people who should be promoted to those positions never are? How is someone supposed to move into those positions when it seems the only thing people look for is branding or nepotism? Well now with this 6 step system, anyone can create the title they want to be able to move into their future career." Link to Original Source top
Foofoobar (318279) writes "I've run many a SCRUM and other meetings (like when define project specifications) and find they often turn into developer pissing matches at times with opinions and arguments running rampant which often have to be taken 'offline' which again take up valuable developer time. So instead, I implemented a series of rules for our SCRUM's which I call Owen's Rule's of Order to help us to better stay on track. It basically treats the SCRUM like an edition of 'Law and Order' with people being able to instantly object to anything in the meeting that if off point, conjecture, opinion or does not meet requirements. Feel free to add your own." Link to Original Source top
Foofoobar (318279) writes "Even after Microsoft moved C-sharp and it's CLI under it's 'Community Promise', many still doubt Microsofts intentions including PJ from Growlaw who did a wonderful expose on Microsoft's intentions towards Mono and C-sharp. As recently as 2006, Steve Ballmer was quoted in the now defunct Seattle PI as saying '... the fact that [GNU/Linux] uses our patented intellectual property [sic] is a problem for our shareholders. We spend $7 billion a year on R&D, our shareholders expect us to protect or license or get economic benefit from our patented innovations. So how do we somehow get the appropriate economic return for our patented innovation...?'" top
Foofoobar (318279) writes "When surfing the web, I've often come across a webpage that delivers just the source code and thought this odd but the other day I had it happen and took a look at the headers for the page. The page was coming from an internal IIS server our company runs and it was sending a '304 NOT MODIFIED' and '200 OK' at the same time; this tells the browser effectively to read from cache and load the new page... two contradictory codes. So I attempted to duplicate it by clicking a link on a page prior to a page finishing loading (or while refreshing a page) and was able to reproduce it 100% of the time. Does anyone know if this affects all versions of IIS? What percentage of webpages is IIS just showing code on?" top
Foofoobar writes "I work at a telecom here in Seattle and we just hired a new CTO whose first decision was to outsource all our internal tools that sit on top of a framework I built and maintain as an open source project to our team in Manila who barely understand OOP much less MVC. As the developer of the project and the lead developer in the company, I have never seen this done before. Are there any other developers of open source projects who have had had companies in which they have implemented there projects and had themselves removed from the project just so it can get outsourced? What were the repercussions? Was this a positive experience?" top
Foofoobar (318279) writes "When Atari released Neverwinter Nights for LInux, it helped to keep the game in circulation long after its shelf life. However with the release of Neverwinter Nights 2, the game is coded in proprietary formats (C# and DirectX) making it impossible to port and causing them to ignore the platforms and users that helped to make the game great and keep them profitable long after most games have gone off the shelves. So an online petition has been created to get the Mac and Linux community to speak out to both Infogrames/Atari and Hasbro/Wizards of the coast to get them to realize that they are leaving out a large percentage of people who helped to make the game great."