Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Einstein on Relativity

I just ran across the following quote by Einstein:

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."
Albert Einstein

I never thought of Einstein as a marketer (or a comedian for that matter), but he does a great job of communicating his theory in familiar yet memorable terms. And he made me laugh out loud while doing so.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Top 10 Application Development Products for 2008

I just viewed eWeek's new slideshow by Daryl Taft listing the Top 10 Application Development Products for 2008.

SpringSource dm Server is listed in the top 10 along with such products as Microsoft Windows Azure, Google App Engine, Amazon CloudFront, Adobe Flash Catalyst, Apple iPhone SDK, and others.

UPDATED Jan 4, 2009:
Daryl Taft also posted his Top 10 Application Development Stories of 2008; where SpringSource plays a nice role in the following stories:
  • OSGi (Open Services Gateway initiative) makes a big splash: Eclipse, NetBeans, the Spring Framework, Apache and others are looking to OSGi as the future of their Java deployment environments. Others see OSGi not only for deployment but for its programming model, which is starting to encroach on Java EE APIs.
  • The Spring Framework wins converts: Spring has become a leading player in enterprise Java because it helps to simplify development as opposed to Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) and J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) or Java EE (Java Enterprise Edition).

Now that's a great way to kickoff the New Year!