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Task-orientated email

I just don’t get it. I mean, I get it, but I don’t get it. I’m old school email. This article recommends the mail client Mailbox. Note it’s only criteria for not using Mailbox is if you have an email address that’s not Gmail or iCloud, not that you don’t like task-orientated email interfaces. I’ve […]

Running Oracle XE on Mac OSX using virtualised JeOS

So Oracle in its wisdom doesn’t have Mac OSX version of its free database. This is of course really annoying to Mac users who need to develop systems that use Oracle databases – Oracle XE is a great little database especially for development environments. Recently I found myself in a situation where I would be […]

UNIX simplicity and agility

In the course of a series of comments around my post about Oracle’s ADF, I started to think about “vendors” and their technology stacks.  Of all the big vendors whose technology comes closest to playing nice with Agile development and (especially) agile engineering practise and discipline (e.g. test-driven design, pair programming, fearless refactoring, etc), I […]