Internet is laying to rest and finally will lay to rest COM.
SOA is the new COM. But this time the environment is better. There is development support in terms of Windows Communication Foundation. And there is better adoption, both camps (Java and .Net) have embraced it.
I've started programming when .net just came out and so I've never really used or understood COM or Ole deeply. But if i haven't misunderstood COM was trying to encourage reuse through componentization and Ole was built to enable applications to reuse components
of other applications through either embedded usage or object invocation. So how does Ole relate to COM?
I also agree that SOA is definitely the new COM, it definitely has more chance to achieve what COM couldn't achieve. But I have this cloud of doubt that software reuse is ever really possible, when i say that i mean efficient and cost-effective software reuse.
At least to me you are. You'll never know, with all the medical research at the foundation Bill might just double his wealth while change the world once more through bio-med research. He was always talking about how software and biology advances will change
the world so let see if he could do the same with biology as he did with software.
Have to say though, bill didn't look too happy, Steve is in contrast is beaming like Mr Mc'Donalds. I guess Bill leaving means full control to Steve. Oh btw, did you guys know steve is worth 11billon if i remember correctly on Forbes rich list.
With regard to your point about using RSS in ERP.
Can we take on vote on how many people out there are getting information overload because of RSS? Personally i've stopped using my rss client for reading blogs a while ago and switched to podcast instead because I find that I simply could not keep up with the
amount of information I am bombarded with.
Maybe RSS is not for everything. there is also a issue of security/authentication which need to be address if exposing ERP data through RSS. Maybe the job of disseminating information from ERP to supplier, customer ought to be left for custom message centers
built as part of the ERP.
Damn... Jenny is HOT!!!
Notice the number of people replying to this thread?
Anyway, Jenny's explaination about the usage of black in the taskbar and sidebar is really intuitive and concrete. Where did you learn design Jenny?
I wanted to quickly reply to your question about the usage of black in the taskbar and sidebar. Of course color can be so subjective! but some of the benefits the design team thought of when finalizing on a dark, smokey color for periphery UI elements:
- blends with the periphery of the monitor window. Ever notice how there's a few black dead pixels around the bezel of your monitor? Dark elements seem to fade into it - which takes advantage of those dead pixels at the same time making the UI proportionally
smaller. (Is really true how black is slimming? )
- for max'd windows, puts the focus on the content of the windows. (aka "swelling force") + more obvious difference between max and restored windows
- high contrast with the content area (putting more focus on users stuff over chrome)
- neutral yet professional color that works well with other elements