Secure mashups via SMash

Some of my IBM colleagues in the emerging technologies asked me to mention something they introduced last week – SMash, for Secure Mashups. The basic idea is this. In Web 2.0 people frequently use AJAX components or services from several sources and then mash them together into a full application.…

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Accessibility, OpenOffice.org, ODF

Rich Schwerdtfeger has a discussion of some of IBM’s recent accessibility work involving Lotus Notes 8, mentions that IBM will be donating some accessibility code to OpenOffice.org, and clears up some misconceptions about the IAccessible2 API over in his IBM developerWorks blog.

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Virtual Technical Briefing in Second Life: Web 2.0

My IBM colleagues in developerWorks asked me to share the following: Join IBM developerWorks in Second Life for a virtual Web 2.0 Briefing on June 21, 2007 at 12:30 pm EDT/ 9:30 am PDT. During this briefing from IBM developerWorks you’ll see presentations on Web 2.0 technologies, a flash demo…

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#2. My Favorites from 2006 – April through June

This is the second part of some reminiscences of my blogging experience from 2006. See the bottom for links to all four parts. “Standards are an investment” Friday, April 7th, 2006 This is one of several short entries about why standards are important to business and how they should be…

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How my website was built and how I might do it differently today

Effective January 1, 2010, this site does not use Drupal and instead uses only WordPress. It’s Saturday morning and I thought I would take a bit of time out to discuss how this website is built. It might be instructive for any of you who are thinking of doing something…

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IBM’s newest blogger

Bharath Duggirala is IBM’s newest blogger over at developerWorks. He’s a young technologist working on support for WebSphere Community Edition/Geronimo over in India. He’s just put up his first entry externally after having an internal blog for quite a while. Stay tuned: I think he’ll be yet another important voice…

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developerWorks podcast interview with me

Several months ago developerWorks did a podcast interview with me and it is now available. The intro on that page reads Bob Sutor is in a unique position to see the broad impact and promise of the drive for open standards and the open source movement. Here, he shares his…

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Jon Udell picks up the presentation software thread

Last month I posted a couple of entries about alternatives to commercial presentation graphics programs that we are very familiar with using (“Where’s the killer open source presentation software?” and “More on presentation software – look at Opera Show“). The comments didn’t make it over from my IBM developerWorks blog,…

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First day of the rest of my blogging life

As I’ve announced several times over on my IBM developerWorks blog, effective today I will only be blogging on my sutor.com site, both in this “Open Blog” as well as over in the “Personal Blog.” This should make my life a little easier since I won’t have to publish the…

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My WordPress plug-ins

Periodically I do a post about which Firefox extensions I’m currently using and I just noted two that I’m trying out. (Colorful Tabs will stay, not so sure about Performancing.) I thought today I would mention which WordPress plug-ins I’m using for this blog. First of all, there are hundreds…

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IBM, Standards, Developers, China

Several weeks ago I mentioned that there was a new site on IBM developerWorks to help Russian developers get started with free and open source software. There is a new “Kick-start your Java apps” developerWorks site that makes it easy to get Eclipse, DB2 Express-C, and WebSphere Application Server Community…

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Writely, Google, O’Grady, and why I don’t really need or want a traditional word processor any more

Steve O’Grady of Redmonk has contributed another one of his fine Q&As, this time on the Writely acquisition by Google. I want to re-emphasize his last point of advice “… I’d love to see Writely continue to innovate in different directions; don’t try and be Word.”. I’m not picking on…

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AJAX and Eclipse

There’s some new news and information about Eclipse and AJAX. First, the news. eWeek is reporting that IBM has proposed the AJAX Toolkit Framework Project to Eclipse. See the article “IBM Proposes Open-Source AJAX Project to Eclipse”. Second, there are two relatively new articles on developerWorks to help you get…

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Resources for IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition

This note was sent me from the developerWorks folks about WebSphere Application Server Community Edition which I mentioned a few weeks ago. This is the product that is built on Apache Geronimo. Being an old WebSphere guy myself, I thought I would share it with you. We are sending you…

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