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 […]
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 […]
JTeam is organizing a Search Symposium focused on the latest trends and technologies in enterprise search.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
What differs JTeam with other software project companies? It is something called hostmanship; our relation with the client and the service level of our employees.
When running any Java swing application (like intellij idea) on Ubuntu the double click speed is by default set to 200ms. If like me you find this anoying you can decrease the double click speed by taking the following steps In your home directory create a file called .Xresources and add the following line *multiClickTime: […]
Http is a stateless protocol. To work around the problems caused by this, web applications have the concept of a session. When a user requests a webpage for the first time the user is assigned a unique 32 character string. This string can be send along in subsequent requests to indicate that these requests are […]
A few days back I wanted to take an existing application, deploy it to a staging environment and password protect it without having to change the application code. How hard can it be right? As it turns out it’s not that hard but way, way harder than it should be. There doesn’t seem to be […]