Cool NY Job!

jobs.stackoverflow.com: "We need an Android developer to help us develop the best eReader for Android devices. If you dream of electric sheep we want to hear from you!" - Gee you think that's a job working on the Nook? What a sweet gig, if you're a Java boy.

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Twitter Engineering Weblog

The Twitter Engineering Blog: "Welcome! I'm Ben, and I'm an engineer at Twitter. We've started this blog to show some of the cool things we're creating and tough problems we're solving." - Besides having interesting content I love how clean the design is. Oh, if you're in the market for a job, check out the jobs listed in the right column, they have quite a few, and they're very interesting. If you're into Ruby, Java, Python, PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS you may be a nice fit!

Also, check out their photo stream on Flickr, it's nice to be spoiled.

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How to kill a product

Ned Batchelder: "Tabblo is written on the Django framework, and therefore, in Python. Ever since we were acquired by Hewlett-Packard two and a half years ago, there's been a debate about whether we should start working in Java, a far more common implementation language within HP. These debates come and go, with varying degrees of seriousness." - Ned may be talking more about the debate they continuously have within HP but the bigger nastiness is how easy it would be for Tabblo to fail by doing a rewrite. Where's the benefit to the user? There's nothing wrong with Python and there are plenty of successful projects in Java. If HP needs to interop with Tabblo, they have web services, communicate with Tabblo using whatever makes sense to you. End of story.

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Cringely on the setting Sun

I, Cringely: "It's easy. First drop all the bits of Sun that don't make money. Then drop all the bits that don't fit in Oracle's strategic vision. Bring the back office entirely into Redwood Shores. The cut what overhead is left to match the restructured business. Sell SPARQ to some Asian OEM. Cut R&D by 80 percent, saving $2.4 billion per year. I'm guessing sell StorageTek, maybe even to IBM. And on and on. Gut Sun and milk what remains." - So it would appear Sun could've been purchased for a few core items; Java, Solaris, and MySQL. Oracle could make some killer rackmount appliances now. Traditionally Oracle ran best on Solaris running on Sparc. It'll be interesting to see if they beef up efforts to run Solaris on Intel. Could you imagine an Enterprise level database-in-a-box appliance running Intel, Solaris, and Oracle Database? I can.

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