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Udayan Banerjee

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Do we need programming languages? You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you may need to change your mind. Consider for example the following questions: Why is Google working two (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM (X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new programming language of its own? Why did the attendees of a recent conference in London select 5 (HTML5, DART, Scala, Clojure, Node.js) new languages as the most important software development trends for 2012? What does Neil McAllister mean when he says that these 10 (DART, Ceylon, GO, F#, OPA, Fantom, Zimbu, X10, Haxe, Chapel) programming languages that could shake up IT? Why did Anders Hejlsberg of Microsoft, the creator of Turbo Pascal, Delphi and C# launch TypeScript? Are new programming languages getting created just to satisfy the creativ... (more)

TOGAF Foundation Level Certification – Practice Test

If you plan to appear for a TOGAF foundation level certification or part 1 exam, one of the difficulties you will face is a lack of free sample questions. Some questions are provided as a part of the study guide, but if you want to more practice then you will have tough time locating anything freely available on the net. Here is couple of links which I could locate: TOGAF Foundation Level Certification – Another Practice Test TOGAF 9 Certification Multiple Choice Questions by Chris Eaton iQuiz – Quick Quiz System TOGAF 9 Foundation Exam This lack of practice multiple choice questi... (more)

ERP on Ulitzer - Has the Time for Open Source ERP Come?

ERP Journal on Ulitzer For some time now I have been tracking the change in popularity of the top open source platform and I noticed a curious trend. At the beginning of the year ADempiere ERP was the top open source project. Looking down the list you would have found PostBooks at 8, Openbravo ERP at 9, webERP at 17 and OrangeHRM at 21. At that time it was mostly on my unconscious mind and had not “realized” it. But slowly the trend became more pronounced. Five of the top 7 open source projects are ERP. This is how it stands –order in which it is ranked in Source Forge: PostBook... (more)

Why Web 2.0 Won't Work Inside Enterprise

I am writing this post with the hope that you will prove me wrong – you will point out all the fallacies in my argument. These are the collections of views that I have come across, on why web 2.0 concepts and tools are not much of use inside an enterprise. Incompatibility – Structured approach in enterprise vs. Self-organizing approach in web 2.0 There are fundamental differences between how an organization works and the basic principles of web 2.0. Every organization has a clearly defined hierarchy. Goal setting and responsibility allocation is normally top down. Most activity ... (more)

Architectural Consideration for Building Cloud Applications

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer Though it is generally believed that biggest challenge of architecting a cloud application is security and reliability, there is another major dimension which is generally overlooked which is cost optimization. In a recent article 59% identified data security to be the main concern and 20% thought it was reliability. The fact that the applications need to be designed differently to take advantage of cloud and thus reduce cost did not even enter into the consideration. Traditionally, actual cost of deployment has never directly been considered as a parameter ... (more)