maandag 27 februari 2006

Quest for more competition

or how the quest for more competition of the European Commission can have the opposite effect. />

Since more competition usually means lower prices for customers, everyone was in favour of
these rulings.
Now, lower prices means also lower margins, it also means that if companies want
to maintain their level of profits
it would require cost-cuttings as well. Now unfortunately most
effective cost-cuttings are done where the costs are highest.
Till this day this is still labour,
the way companies are doing this is either fire people or do major mergers. So instead of 2 persons />in 1(2) companies doing the same job, ending in only 1 person doing this job. If you see this on a
european scale, this in effect lowers
the wages as well. So now, is more competition better for
the european population or for it's companies in the long run? Strange how good measures can have a twist
and why the gouvernment should thing twice before adding additional legislation.

donderdag 23 februari 2006

Re: Usability problems in JSF

A while back I've posted a compairison on
JSF vs Tapestry
and even though it was a while back (last year). The points are still valid. If
you have something to add, see href="">here another person
with some issues with JSF

donderdag 9 februari 2006

Geronimo & Deployment Descriptors

I'd already checked out Geronimo before when it was still in Milestone stage, but since it got released I
finally got myself to actually deploy a complete earfile in it (so including an EJB module (Session,CMP and
messagedriven beans). Well I can say it's not as easy as it looks. Ok, they have a hot-deployment directory
and a nice "console" web interface, but that's where you can stop the comparison.
/>What I **don't** like at all is the excess of deployment descriptors. Just when everybody agrees that
there are too much DD around, just to deploy a simple war file in geronimo you need something called a
'deployment plan'. This is ok if you want something special for a particular kind of configuration. But what
if you'd settle with the defaults...Even SUN won't make that mistake twice.

dinsdag 7 februari 2006

New member of the family - Dina

Last saturday we got our new puppy (a jack russel).
On this picture it's really quiet and peaceful, but that's since she's asleep.
Otherwise she's a whole lot more active.