I left SpringSource about 6 weeks ago and haven’t really concerned myself with a lot of technical things since then. As part of my job at SpringSource I used to speak at conferences a lot. This week I had one of my first conventions ever where I purely had a commercial role and not so […]
Oracle buys Sun – consolidation and open source
The news couldn’t be missed today. Both Sun and Oracle commented on their respective website shortly after the news hit the press and many people on blogs, twitter and other channels followed. It’s interesting to see how much consolidation has happened in the Java community in recent years. First there was the major acquisition of […]
Selling Agile Contracts Part II – The List of Contracts
Okay, so we kind of concluded fixed-price contracts are evil but what are the alternatives? Before we move on, let’s get the terminology right. Erik van Oosten rightfully commented we might have to start using the terms fixed-feature and fixed-term on top of fixed-price. To take it to a bit more general level, in a […]
Apply for the Search Symposium @ JTeam – June 3rd
JTeam is organizing a Search Symposium focused on the latest trends and technologies in enterprise search.
The BCG Matrix at JTeam – new & cool technologies
The BCG matrix provides us with a cool mechanism to manage the technologies that we find interesting and into which we think we should invest more time.
Selling Agile Projects Part I – Setting the Stage
At JTeam we’ve been doing projects for ages and generally speaking we’ve always done things the agile way. Convincing the customer of the importance of agility and flexibility is something we’ve never found to be a hard sell. How to write this up in a proposal and how to draw up a contract around such […]
My (re)start at JTeam
As I told you about a month ago, I quit SpringSource, or at least, quit being actively involved as an employee. It was time to move on after having been there since the beginning and having gone through quite a lot of challenges and having worked with so many great people there. There are two […]