Top Ten Deployment Blockers

My colleague Shelly Bird, a highly esteemed Architect in Microsoft Public Sector Services, has years of experience in desktop and server deployments.  She has seen what works and a whole lot of what doesn’t.  Now she is bringing her observations to the blogosphere, kicking off with a Top Ten list of deployment blockers.  I was…

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Alert: Java’s Forward-Compatibility Promise Has Been Revised

Java’s Forward-Compatibility Promise Writing forward-compatible software is really hard. You carefully write your programs strictly according to the current specifications for your target platform, and it works perfectly well on that platform.  But eventually that platform and its specifications will be updated.  It will effectively become a different platform, and you really have no way…

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