Archive for May, 2006

Changing Trends – CMS Migration with Intermediate Solution

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

In recent times, I came across few situations where client need to move from their hosted CMS environment to another CMS environment due to issues like scalability, performance, global strategy etc. What has been amazing is clients are looking for intermediate solutions before migrating to new CMS environments. They look for migrating existing solution to either an open source environment, or changing to static site for few months. How does it help them? Is it a good approach? Here is my thoughts on it:

Sun Portal is now Open Source

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

As mentioned by Navneeth in his post, Sun Portal has been open sourced. The news came in after Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz promised to make Java open-source code at JavaOne. Check out the press release Sun Advances Open Source Strategy at JavaOne.

Sun has launched Portal Open Source Project under which it will be releasing all components and technologies in Sun Java System Portal Server 7. The beginning is done by creating an open source portlet repository which list down portlets like RSS, Bookmark, notepad, showtime.

Open Ajax Project

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Some days back I wrote an Article “Are we ready to adopt Ajax to improve usability? ” highlighting the various questions that need to be answered before we can really adopt it.

Here is one initiative called “Open Ajax Project” that aims to create a single framework that standardizes development and debugging on a common library of Ajax widgets that could run on multiple Ajax runtimes. Open Ajax is endorsed by IBM, BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, Google, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla, Novell, Openwave, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend, and Zimbra.

Changing nature of RFP/RFI

Monday, May 8th, 2006

RFP (Request for Proposal) has been a traditional way for clients to evaluate, compare and select any kind of products and services. Recently came across an interesting scenario where the client raised an RFI (Request for Information) and requested service providers to provide solution approach (a usual stuff) plus demonstration. Demo need to consist of the various areas identified by client in its RFI. What this really means: