Friday, May 08, 2009

Video: How to build chromeless AIR apps in 5 minutes (update)

I had previously posted a technical article on this topic however it is out of date due to changes to the Adobe AIR application descriptor file. This video is an updated tutorial on this topic. You can download the complete project files from

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Software as a Service: A pattern for modern computing

Mihai Corlan, Jack Wilber and I have put together a short white paper on Software as a Service (SaaS). Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a popular term within software industry circles since its introduction in early 1999. While many in the press have predicted that SaaS may eventually replace the incumbent model for software delivery, more likely an approach will evolve that combines the best of both worlds.

The white paper examines the core pattern of SaaS in pragmatic terms. It also outlines some of the strategic advantages SaaS can provide over distributed and shrink-wrapped software. The paper is not intended to be a singular authoritative source for defining SaaS so please do not interpret it as such.

Read it here: