Before you flame, take a look at this ad:
MS-DOS Emerges, 1983, courtesy RegMedia.co.uk
This is a historic document that shows the exact moment when Microsoft
began taking over the world. Its main products at the time were BASIC and
DOS, but DOS was the indispensable layer of the Personal Computer (PC)
industry. It sat between the hardware and software of the IBM PC and its
myriad of compatible clones.
What’s most amazing about Microsoft and DOS, though, is that everything
above and below them were open sourced. If you wanted to build an
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for IBM PC’s and compatibles (like Ashton-Tate and Lotus), Microsoft and
DOS provided you with open standards too. As a result, millions of
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If you’ve worked with Apache OFBiz or opentaps 1.x, you’ve probably had
moments like this:
Q: What’s the difference between internal name and product name?
A: If your company wants to maintain an internal name for products that’s
different than the standard product name, then you can put it in
internalName. Otherwise you should keep them the same.
Welcome to software complexity.
When we design software, we’re making choices. Do we add features for
people who need them? Or keep them out to make things simpler for people
who don’t? As much as we’d like to keep things simple, we ... (more)
Here’s a new look for opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM:
Tell us if you like it!
Think that Big Data will solve the world’s problems? Read The Signal and
The Noise first.
This interesting books talks in detail about forecasting, including the good
(baseball and weather), the bad (econonmics, politics, and earthquakes), and
the very difficult (long-term climate change, terrorism.)
In the end there is a warning to all of us: with the explosion of data has
come an explosion of noise, of spurious correlations which are not grounded
in sound theories. Think twice before you believe something because of
We’re looking for developers who’d like to work with on server-side OSGi
applications. (See opentaps 2 framework.)
If this sounds like as much fun to you as it does to us, please contact us
right away! We’re really flexible and can accommodate part-time or
full-time, remote or on-site.