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Friday, January 04, 2008
eBay Flash/Flex widget contest!
Bits and bytes:
-Contest starts on January 15th, and runs until Feb 22nd.
-Widget must be embeddable on a web page
-Widget must be built using Adobe Flash or Flex
-Widget swf file cannot exceed 200kb
-Widget must use eBay Shopping API only
-Developer’s brand must be within an area no larger than 3,000 square pixels
and at the bottom of the widget
- eBay shall have the right to market and distribute the winning Entries
through the eBay Affiliate Program without additional compensation to
Entrants for such usage.
Get Flex from Adobe labs now. Good luck.
LiveCycle ES: We're all in!!
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
How cool is LiveCycle BAM ES?
Actually, this image is from our 25th Anniversary party last month in San Jose, CA. The band Smash Mouth played (including some Van Halen covers) and that is only part of why Adobe is the coolest company in the world to work for.
Nevertheless, BAM is really amazing. Many people who want SOA governance should really be looking at LiveCycle BAM. SOA brings business functionality (capabilities) and business clients (needs) together via services. Monitoring the state of business processes that use services is a very valuable part of any mature SOA infrastructure. It blows people away that Adobe has this SOA component dialed but we've had tons of smart guys like Arun, Alex, and Kumar all working hard on this stuff for years.
LiveCycle BAM administrators and process participants can quickly identify bottlenecks, check progress, and view other process information to provide a 360-degree view of a business transaction.
LiveCycle BAM ES includes three major components:
Provides continuous visibility into all of your critical business information through an easy-to-use interface for customizing metrics, setting alerts, and drilling down to detailed data.
Allows system administrators to quickly and easily set up data integration, analytic models, and end-user dashboards to present current corporate information, historical data, or aggregated views.
A streaming data store for continuous data integration, as well as engines for multidimensional analysis, dynamic modeling, business rules execution, and exception and alert reporting.
My German interview with "Die Welt" (The World)
"In der "New Economy"-Zeit hat Duane Nickull zwei Internetfirmen an den Start gebracht und erfolgreich verkauft. Daneben war er war an der Entwicklung mehrer Internet-Standards beteiligt. Zudem verantwortete er die Electronic-Business-Strategie der Vereinten Nationen. Zuletzt trat er als Co-Autor der Buches Web 2.0. Design Patterns. A Vision of the New Internet Patterns and Models in Erscheinung, das Januar 2008 in Deutschland erscheint."