When
· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · April
· · · · 27 (3 entries)

Bold Strides · I’m glad to see that the Web 2.0 com­mu­ni­ty is com­ing to un­der­stand the ben­e­fits of Service-Oriented Ar­chi­tec­tures. I re­fer to SOA in­te­gra­tion with Flickr and del.i­cio.us, which demon­strates an out­stand­ing­ly ma­ture ap­proach.
 
Sanity up North · I’m talk­ing about the Cana­di­an Mu­sic Creators Coali­tion, which in­cludes quite a few of our better-known pop mu­si­cians (dis­ap­point­ing­ly, quite a few of them are miss­ing, too), and whose man­i­festo in­cludes refreshingly-sane state­ments like “Suing Our Fans is Destruc­tive and Hypocritical” and “Digital Locks are Risky and Counterproductive”. Ex­act­ly. Let’s see some more names on that list.
 
Flat Files Rule · Yes, databas­es are use­ful. But there are a lot of good rea­sons not to use them: they’re a lot of work to ad­min­is­ter and it’s very easy to make them run slow. Par­tic­u­lar­ly when the al­ter­na­tive, or­di­nary flat files in an or­di­nary di­rec­to­ry tree, is so in­cred­i­bly use­ful. For more ev­i­dence, see Tim O’Reilly’s re­portage on the sub­jec­t, with in­puts from Mark Fletch­er (Blog­li­nes) and Gabe Rivera (Me­me­o­ran­dum). Note that both of them are sup­ple­ment­ing their flat files with memory-resident da­ta stores; it’s a pow­er­ful com­bi­na­tion. Now if Mark would on­ly put some of that pow­er­ful ma­chin­ery to fix­ing Bloglines’ bro­ken Atom 1.0 han­dling...
 
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