Sunday, December 20, 2009

Spring 3.0 GA

Spring 3.0 is now GA. Spring has already fully demonstrated to be a successful alternative to EJB development. JEE 6 has learnt from Spring and simplified a lot enterprise Java development, becoming much more lightweight and usable. It shows that some good degree of competition can improve the market, but I hope Spring will keep following its own philosophy instead of trying too much to compete with JEE. the risk I see is that Spring could become too wide and difficult to understand.
Spring has demonstrated that the open community can produce better products than vendors' committees, so keep doing the good job of simplifying enterprise development.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Competitive Strategies

If you want to learn and discuss about competitive strategy, my friend Marco has started a very interesting blog on the subject. As an expert manager and consultant, Marco collects is thoughts and discuss books and articles about strategic management. Sometime we need to stop, exit from day by day activities and think out of the box to evaluate whether we are following a strategic path or just following short-term tactics.

Somebody once wrote: Strategy without tactic is a dream. Tactic without strategy is a nightmare.