InfoWorld: UserLand releases Frontier 5.1. "We're happy to not be everything to everyone." Thanks InfoWorld!
Should I send this DaveNet out tomorrow?
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InfoWorld covers Marc Andreessen talking about the death of client-side Java, server systems that scale, technology thinness in Silicon Valley, and why it makes sense to give money to the Democratic Party.
SF Chronicle: The cautionary examples of Pointcast and Marimba. "These guys trumpeted themselves loudly, but didn't do a good job of explaining who they were."
This morning I exchanged mail with a longtime friend, Dan Shafer, about the Frontier 5.1 pricing model. (Updated with a Q&A with Jacob Levy at 10:43AM.)
Also this morning, I exchanged mail with Deke Tallent on the Script Meridian list about DAV, XML-RPC, Lingo and collaborative user interfaces.
My programming bibles. Marketing Warfare teaches the value of being focused because it helps customers understand what you do. Microserfs teaches the value of being innovative and customer-driven (totally 1.0). Writing Solid Code is a more engineering oriented version of Microserfs.
One more bible. My longtime friend, Fred Davis, just released his Windows 98 Bible. If you use Windows 98 (I don't) you gotta get this book. Fred totally knows his stuff. And Fred recently started a new company, Lumeria, funded by another longtime friend, Charlie Jackson, and they're working on some very exciting stuff that's still top secret. (I know what they're doing.)
Interesting! According to Alexa, Jerry Springer is related to Scripting News.
A confused cliche-filled piece that explores the ridiculous idea that Java and XML are opposing forces in the software world. What a crock!
ZDNet redesigns for the 'portal look'.
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