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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Being a human

I'm always fascinated by our capacity to make our day to day  lives complex and to become nervous for small things (my plane was late, no more bread at the super makert, the lift does not work, windows is down).

Haiti


, or New Orleans

In several minutes you can loose who you loved, where you lived and what you built. Human resilience is not a given, some people will never be able to overcome such a shock. Some will do ... There will always be people to rebuild ... but somewhere else.

In France, bad habits are back. The French government not able to improve the economy is looking for scapegoats, just in case the revolution came back. It's the banks, it's the jewish (always), its the muslims (burqua) and some others. They just forgot the history. Who first unified regions into France and where he was coming from.

When I talk to old people I know most of them tell me that it looks like some bad moment they experienced before the 2nd World Wide War. Laval, Vichy... Back to their worse nightmare.

The economic crisis and unemployment growth rate will lead to increase some existing or create new types of violence (or wars). Violence in your private life (husband beating wife, parents killing kids, kids fighting at school) and in the virtual world (TV is available everywhere, a video on youtube can be seen by millions of people). By the way, people are having difficulty to pass from real to virtual. New dangers are coming.

After the 2nd world war Baby boomer did consume a lot and enjoy their lifes. They are not ready to change their way of living. Conflicts will begin between generation Y and X. Government do not p represent or undertand the young generations ... Not yet.

To be resilient you need sometimes to forget some bad moments of your life or of the history to survive. But history always repeat itself. I hope Europe will remember the price our ancestors paid for peace. This time, the danger is not to have a world war, but a total ecosystem destruction.

Oh, by the way, I have to go to eat with my family, its saturday, we have a house, water and food (fish). And It's a great privilege.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

OMG Architecture Ecosystem new SIG

I contributed to OMG Model Driven Architecture some years ago, and I remember how interesting were the discussions, how easy it was to meet great architects in one place and discuss real issues and possible solutions.

A new initiative was launched recently that caught my attention: OMG Architecture Ecosystem

"The Architecture Ecosystem SIG is a special interest group organized under the OMG Architecture Board. The AE SIG was chartered on December 8th, 2009. The wiki is intended to be used by the AE SIG participants to develop the ecosystem.
The mission of the Architecture Ecosystem SIG (AE SIG) is to work with OMG domain and platform task forces, other relevant OMG SIGs, external entities and related industry groups to facilitate the creation of a common architectural ecosystem. This ecosystem will support the creation, analysis, integration and exchange of information between modeling languages across different domains, viewpoints and from differing authorities. In particular the need for business and enterprise level architectural viewpoints must be better integrated with the technical viewpoints that define systems to address enterprise needs. The AE SIG will focus on the capability to define and integrate languages and models in various viewpoints and support other groups that will focus on the specific viewpoints required for their specific domains. The set of viewpoints, supporting models and supporting technologies will comprise the ecosystem"

Making standards is great, mentoring people in different business domains using it is even better. If you have the opportunity to contribute, please do. OMG subscription fee is based on your company size and revenue, so it's not a closed club.


To know more, go here, Architecture Ecosystem introduction slides are here.

Dictature 2.0 : think global (ACTA) and act local (LOPPSI and HADOPI in France)



We are now entering in the hard part of the new information age (or digital revolution). Creative destruction will lead to wars between the old world (and all people are controlling it) and the new world.

Act 1 - Think global - Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

ACTA is a global, cross countries, cross governme>nts stealth initiative. Now we know a little bit more about ACTA. For me this is the most incredible project I ever heard about. All big countries and some big IT and Media companies where part of secrete negotiations to better control Internet and the ever growing information ecosystem. It has now a wikipedia page.

Act 2 - Act Local

Europe is very advanced on trying to control Internet and user free speech. Why, because Europe is loosing its leadership ... The Information age is coming, and Europe is getting old. So lobbies want to protect their assets and government to control what they can not understand (still):
  • Italy has purely forbidden all web TV without a government accreditation.
  • France is putting in place HADOPI to protect artists and force people to buy CD, DVD and Music.
  • Spain is going in the same direction.
  • Bulgaria, not yet.
The strange thing is that for once China and Iran, are on the same page than the USA and most of European countries. Nobody wants a global, world based government.

Information age (revolution) is born

The industrial age is dying and the Information age is growing. We all know who will win. We all know that the firsts being able to manage the destructive creation process will be well positioned for the years to come. We all know that some people in some countries will suffer for the repression. And we all know that never ever it was possible to stop such a change, to control evolution.

Education is key

Dear governments from Europe, you should invest in education, not in repression. Train young people and students and explain them that not everything is free. Tell them that the law should be applied everywhere, and that without a law, we are back to the dark ages. But, please be also coherent and make sure justice and law are applied for all, quickly and with fairness. The latest crisis clearly showed that the people who earned money by putting the world in chaos, still earn money and continue to drive the world to chaos. No information age could survive without laws. But with no clear frontier, laws are difficult to build and make approved. protecting your Intellectual Property in China is nearly impossible. That's part of the innovation process, sometimes innovations are coming from old ideas and products. But some people/country do not want to pay for them.

Business models need to be invented and deployed globally

The information age will change everything and new business model are to be invented (see Amazon offers new royalties program for Kindle). I was amazed to see the public library at Issy Les Moulineaux in France to propose a kindle like appliance to their subscribers. That's great for all people that do not read (they do not know French or they can not read with their own eyes, or are children that prefer to ear stories). Imagine how millions of tree will be saved, it's good for the planet. But what is the business model for digital books? How to protect the author of a book and make sure he will be retributed for its work? For the public library, its is quite simple, each time somebody reads a book, a fee can be given to the author (if copyright still apply). That's fair.

Your privacy and freedom to speech needs to be protected

One airport in the world put in place a huge system, where you can see a car following you on the wall in a giant screen when you walk. Then you stop and the car stops with you. If you look who is driving the car. Guess what, It's you! Stealing your identity was never so easy for a government, a corporation and even for people sometimes.

The new body scanning system to protect travelers in airport could be used to store a digital copy of yourself. Imagine then what people could do with such a digital DNA. A movie can be created with yous as the hero without you, or worse, you can be seen on TV news killing somebody, even if it's not you. Photo, video, your voice could be manipulated easily by any government. How can you ^prove then that it's not you?

Dictature 2.0 or democracy 2.0?

The eternal fight now in its version 2.0: Technologies at your fingertip, no laws to control the virtual world and use of those technologies.
At the same time, people are now used to be free in the virtual world. They are not totally in the real world. Their fight to keep their freedom, and all dangers around it, is beginning. Digital law are better than digital Right Management (DRM). If government could agree on ACTA, they could agree on some rules to govern the virtual world (could we kill someone avatar in the virtual world? Could we earn digital money?). But as usual, the most easy path was chosen: control, dictature and repression.
We need to define global laws and make them applicable by using real world law systems. Or create a virtual court of justice! Why not?

For more on the subject, please take the time to read ReadWriteWeb articles in French or in English.

Monday, January 18, 2010

mySOA article published on InfoQ

Dear reader, blogger, twitter, geek, nerds, and simple human,

I'm delighted to announce that the article I wrote concerning SOA in now available on infoQ.

SOA is a topic extensively covered in the literature. After having read lots of books, articles, software vendors’ white papers’ and blog posts, I was still wondering how to make it real.

The main objective of this article is to present a journey into SOA, described with simple “words”.

I hope you will enjoy it and make comments (click here)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

TechCrunch decided to Ending Advertising Relationship With BigDeal (a Swoggi like auction web site)

Well, Sometimes the web is great!
I just discovered that TechCrunch decided to end their Advertising Relationship With BigDeal today. Read their excellent article here. They described exactly what I experienced yesterday with Swoggi.

Even if BigDeal seems positioned a little bit differently that Swoggi, they are using the same approach. But, BigDeal is providing a tutorial, and you can buy anyway the item at the end of the auction, even if you loose it. So BigDeal offers you to not loose all your money, but forces you pay your item much more than average.

TechCrunch, you have taken the right decision ...You decided to respect and "protect" your readers even if it leads to Advertising money loss. Thank you ... Really Appreciated.

I can not resist to copy some part of the article

"BigDeal offers a service that is completely legal, and is backed by very well known venture capitalists. On the surface we shouldn’t have any issues with working with them.
But the service is, in my opinion, at best misleading and at worst little more than a scam.
Users are encouraged to bid for items, and are told that the “winners of guaranteed auctions get a huge discount, typically 65%-90% off retail.” But the way the service works is extremely complicated. In fact a few of us here at TechCrunch debated exactly how it worked for a half hour after reading the tutorial, and never quite understood it. It took winning an auction and then actually buying the item to understand just how unattractive the whole scheme is. If your service is so complicated that users have to be mislead to use it, it’s probably not all that great of a deal. 
Users must pay $0.75 every time they bid, and to win an auction generally requires quite a few bids.
After the auction, all the money from the bids is gone. Vanished. Poof. That’s the confusing part of the “deal.”
Even as the winner, I then had to pay the price I bid for the item, on top of all the bids. Plus shipping. The losers get the option of buying the item at normal retail plus shipping, and can use their lost bids as part of the price. But BigDeal’s retail prices range about 25% higher than the same items on Amazon, so there isn’t much of a deal there."

Swoggi - New auction site to get ripped of

I've got ripped off by a new auction site: swoggi. How is it possible? Well, first the site is very efficient in term of advertising, look at their first page. You really think you can buy things for not a lot of money.


That should have raised some alarms in my head. But the site opened recently ad I thought that they did this to launch it. The explanations and help/FAQ were written in a way that the most important information was hidden: you can loose money. For me, auction means ebay and you never loose money if you do not win the auction.

Here, you can loose money ... and get nothing ...You pay for each bet, like in Poker, in any auction you want to participate. You have to buy credits with Paypal or with your credit card before. For example, you can have 200 credits for 100 Euro. What they do hide, is that the credits are lost if you do not win the auction.

They also claimed that you can gain a PSP, a wii, a flat tv screen and an Iphone for several dozen of euro. In fact, the auction price is not the price you paid. It is the auction price, plus the credits you use when doing your bids. For them, it is a golden idea. In general you have around 15 people in average per auction and each of them can be spending several dozens of euro.

When I understood that the credits I bought were lost, it was too late. I spent money and got nothing in return. I felt miserable ... But this is a good lesson for me, especially in early 2010. It is now very easy to get ripped of in the information age. one or two clicks (Paypal, Credit Card info) and money is gone. Of course the web site is located outside France (here in Switzerland when you buy credits).

I contacted immediately the French Governement agency in charge of frauds (called Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes). I'm not sure that this site comply to the France law since they claim to be an auction site, but in fact they are more a casino/poker web site. They should better explain to people how what they call auction works, how you will possibly loose all your money for getting nothing and that the auction price shown is not what you will pay at the end.

Other sites you should be worrying about: swoopo, BigDeal.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Enterprise Org. Anti-pattern - You shoudl follow the process

Imagine you need to do something and you want to have it done quickly. Imagine then, that for whatever reason, the time needed to solve your issues is too long. Then you try to understand what is not working and why. Most of the time, you will hear people saying - You have to follow the process!

Let me give you an example. Expense management in my company is done bu each employee through an web based tool. When your expenses are submitted for approval and payment, then you ahve the opportunity to print it out. This printed document should be sent to the accounting department with original expenses proofs (restaurant bills, air tickets, etc.). The accounting team managing expenses are located in Brussels and I'm located in Paris. So I have to put each expense request in one envelope with the unique number referencing the request (given to me by the web based app.) and to put this envelope in one specific place in one room, so that somebody can retrieve it and will carry it to Brussels. Some time ago, I changed my office location (other building) and I was not aware of the new place to put the envelope. So I put it in the standard mail departure place. After 4 months, I received an email from the accounting dept. asking me why I did not send the original documents to Brussels. But in the meantime, the expenses were paid ...And the nightmare began ...
1/ When I send my expenses nobody knows in Brussels that I sent them. Of course, when they recieved it, I'm not informed.
2/ The mailing service did not track which expense was sent or not (so why putting the number on the enveloppe?)
3/ Some expense are done using my corporate credit card. So why do I need to prove again the expense, since data from my credit card are automatically loaded from the bank to the expense system?
4/ Why paying expenses if the accounting do not have the documents needed to prove all expenses (at least in case of control from Audit dept and to comply to finance regulations)?

So this is where we can draw the anti-pattern. It is not because some people designed a process that this process work effectively. In general those processes where not thought to ease people using it. They were created to ease the work of the people that designed it. Most of the time, the process is not improved across the time for one reason, no feedback is never ever asked to the process users. Did you often receive emails saying "eh how are you, what do you think about the process we put in place for you? Are you happy? Can we improve it?". Well, in my company, never!

Even worse, when you complain, you became the bad guy and resistance is then futile. You have to face sometimes a full team of people that will never make any excuse, that will try to prove that the fault is on your side and that their process is great.

For each anti pattern we need to build a refactoring pattern, here, it is quite simple - Assess your process and require feedback. Especially if you design it for others. Do not forget who is serving who ... And who is supposed to facilitate the work of who!

Bureaucraty ...

Incredible Break Dance Robot ...



France will be the New china in europe, thanks to LOPPSI


If nothing is done, within a year, not only might Big Brother-like spyware be mandatory on every French computer, but everything that goes through its pipes could be scanned for possible copyright infringement.

That's the result of  intense lobbying from the entertainment and music industry... This year, President Sarkozy has a new law to pass regarding the Internet. Its name is LOPPSI, and only a small part of it is related to the Internet: filtering it.

The LOPPSI law, which could be voted on in March 2010, will legalize French Internet filtering the Chinese way, like Deputy Jacque Myard recently said.

Do you think this is not possible? This is the proof that contacts have been established between the French UMP party and the Chinese Communist Party to talk about "Democracy and Internet access" (video, in French).

President Sarkozy announced filtering will be used to "automatically de-pollute networks and servers used for piracy." The question is why Europe is not reacting, and why French Media are not covering this?

If we have to put a spyware on every laptop, then, we will have to do it on every phone ... And yes, France will be like China ... Adios democraty, welcome to net control ...

What could be then the economic impacts? France do not have the same Internet market than China, so slowly but surely, France know how and IT innovation will be killed. The entertainment industry will earn more money, but IT sector will be dead forever in France. Some people will move back to paper and face to face communication to avoid being spied ... Some other will invest in cloud computing to have their applications hosted in the cloud using encrypted satellite connection to avoid being spied. Some will use two different machines one to surf legally, and another one to do everything illegally. Of course hackers will find way to manage this issue, like in China.

The worse impact will concern France future and its already sinking economy: young people will leave France forever and great people will refuse to come to work in France. Remember, France is not china ...

The other question I ask myself is what will be Google reaction? Do you think they will stop their operations in France like in China? Since the government will ask them for sure to clean their search results to depollute ...

The french government is going too far this time and I'm sure that French people will react to the authoritarian tentative to control their communication and lives.

To learn more read this excellent article in ReadWriteWeb from Fabrice Epelboin: The Google Tax: Hiding The Real Threats to French Democracy. Thanks Fabrice for raising this issue, and I apologize for having taken some sentences from your post to write mine. But its so incredible ...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The problem with my Tivx

Some months ago I bought a Tivx for recording all the movies from my Kids. And since the beginning, the appliance is rebooting or blocking itself without any explanation. Sometimes I have an I/O error.
So I tried to contact the support. Then I discovered that the support is in Korea ... Fortunately I can speak English. So I submitted a case with their user contact tool (not very easy to use, seems to be a kind of wiki).

After some days they asked me to upload some files to test. It took me 24h to upload a file (bandwith and ftp server ...). After 3 weeks, no answers. I decided then to re-open a case. They said that my files disappeared from the FTP server and that I have to upload them again. Again 24 hours for loading it.

Finally they said that it works on their side.

So, now what do I do? I have a message saying I/O error on the appliance. It should be easy to understand the issue. What was very annoying is that no logs exist on the TivX, when it crashes, no way to know why...

My kids do not trust it anymore and are back to using DVD. So, next time before buying a multimedia appliance I'll need to check before where the support is done. And my recommendation is do not buy, never again, a Divco Tivx .... except if you leave in Asia.

Flat world and e-commerce are great, but as a customer I do not think we are all prepared to accept the consequences of it. Now what can I do with my non working TiVx?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

2000, the year where Europe stopped innovating ....

After the year 2000, nothing was the same ever in Europe. Most companies decided at that time to stop investing in research and innovation in Europe. Of course, not officially, but in reality; decline of Europe began at that time.

Companies began by suppressing or externalizing their research center. Then then continued by destroying their development center. Alcatel is a very good example of that vision. Orange (and France Telecom) has exactly the same approach. When I was a student, being able to work at the research center in Lannion was like the impossible dream. Now, who would like to go there?

Research and innovation is a difficult topic. In a financially governed world, it is impossible to predict success or ROI. So, in order to contain it, companies decided to invest in buying start-up or other companies, in fact to buy a portfolio of patents. At that time, innovation networks was also launched as the ultimate way to innovate. Build an ecosystem with university, SMB and your company and you will succeed.

In order to have enough cash to buy external innovations or to make partnerships, the finnace guys decided to invest each year part of the research and innovation budget in the stock exchange. It even the case in the public sector ...

What is the result of all this? Well, in Europe students are not interested anymore to do engineering and research. Europe is still living on its old assets and can let people think that we are still innovating. But it's too late things have changed forever. The first wave of  outsourcing research and innovation is now replaced by a second permanent one: real external sourcing. The private research and innovation will be done massively in Asia and in the USA (at least for some time since the USA are still considered as the center of innovation in some fields).

As usual, in France, people asked money to the government to solve this issue. As usual, the private sector will get most of this money fund "innovations" or build projects:
  • that will serve their interests in France leading to new monopolistic business (the cable plan was a perfect example, and is still considered as important by France).
  • that they will imagine in France and develop outside the countr.
  • that will fund some Universities or Schools programs that will not provide more results than research papers and deliverables built in workshop.
In the future, research and innovation in France will be done mainly in the public sector by people having a job for life.The best engineers and innovators will have to work in other countries or to stay in France but by collaborating in the virtual globalized world. They will innovate and create new or aggregated services that everybody could use using a pay per use model. The era of Micro-innovation or aggregated innovation is coming (as we can see it every day in the Web 2.0 world).

All the other, will have to work either in the public sector (even if the budget does not permit it) or to work in a local and real world. More and more people will try to limit their movement and will try to work as nearly as possible from their house. Why, simply because buying a house in big cities is more and more difficult for middle class people. So they will continue to leave in the suburbs, but their will try also to work there. The cost of energy will become a major obstacle for companies trying to hire people.
So, the world will be divided in three groups:
  • Experts and highly innovative people working in the virtual hyper connceted world (ProNetarian);
  • People working in the public sector, highly protected socially, and resistant to any change of their existing privileges;
  • All the other working locally, in the real world and taking care of the last retail mile.
It is the end of the middle class ... The Pyramid is beginning an hourglass ... Depending on your study you will be on the top or at the bottom, no more in the middle. By the way, nothing is in the middle anyway. People are looking for top notch goods or low cost ones. Intermediary quality goods are no more a solution in the current "flat" mass market. Ipod and Iphone are the best example of high quality, Dascia Logan is the best example of low cost ...  France will anyway stay a good country for tourists (Eurodisney, eiffel Tower, etc.) and for meeting ... We will keep our good lifestyle ... and our cheeses (for the wine, it is may be too late).

In order to be ready for this big change we need to change completely the way we train and teach people. We must train our students to work in the "virtual world" and today, let's say that we are not doing it very well. Nevertheless French developers contributing to open source are not negligible. As I already stated in a previous blog, we need to have Teaching dedicated cloud. That is the least expensive way to train massivelly people, following their own pace and on lots of different subjects. This will also eneble people to collaborate between them within their business domain.

We should not neglect the link between generations. Let's begin by training all the young people unemployed (in France especially), and when possible by using older unemployed experienced people in the fields also (50 years old and more) for mentoring them.

So, the idea here is to ask private companies to finance unemployed people by hiring them and letting them be trained in the domain needed. The main difference with was exist today is that the contract should not be a temporary one and should come before the training. The company should "invest" in a person. This will be a great way to motivate people. That's also where regions could help a lot by locally creating all the needed training workforce needed by the companies.

If a person is taking some of its time to mentor this new kind of "junior" employee, then, it should be possible for him to get a tax discount from the region or the state. Teachers and know how are everywhere, they should be rewarded everywhere. Of course, if the employee is not playing then game, then its revenue will be minimum. University can be used to validate the cursus done with state exams every quarter.

France is absolutely not prepared to accept such a change. So I suppose that we will have to wait until the situation become catastrophic or until a new revolution come from the young people asking not for bread (like some years ago with our kings) but for a job ...

Friday, January 8, 2010

New GWT 2 Book from Sami Jaber

I just received the book... I'm reading it non stop since 8pm (it's nearly 1h30 am). What can I say... it's a great book, well written in French and easy to understand (at least the first chapters).
454 pages of pure Great Waoooow Technology.
Thank you Sami ... Thank you Google...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Data, links and hyperlink ..

We are in 2010, Great! Happy New year to all the 30 people reading this blog!
I'm not famous, but I have a personal grand challenge I would like somebody to solve.

When will it be possible from a PDF/HTML document, with no hyperlink, to deduce:
  • all articles and authors linked to it?
  • the buzz around the thesis developed in the document?
  • how this document and the thesis developed in it is associated to others theories' (list or chronology order)
  • how far this document is from others, is there any copy?
  • is there some patents related to it?
Of course this grand challenge should cover different languages and different representation (DNA can be described in several ways). Of course, we can say, we need more semantics to help and the technology still not widely developed and deployed. But it's not a good excuse anymore.

If we could benefit from all the computing power we have to try to deduce some possible connections between subjects, theories, information, data, it could be very fruitful. For example, why was it impossible to see the systemic crisis coming from the USA in 2009? I can not imagine that people are so focused on their own small world that they can not do better. May be because of the speed, but even there, .it took some time for the crisis to appear!

The more power we offer to people, the more data they can leverage and the less they digg ... Seems strange to me. Google is very good to crawl millions of web sites and to offer good technologies, but who is offering to companies all the needed power, data and tool to explore the data ocean in search for new continent? That's where we need to focus on. Instantaneous answers to a simple question is great, but what about with millions of answers finding the right question?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

SOA Testing - Eviware SoapUI

Considering the price of the professional edition (349 dollars), and the quality of the free edition, I do not see why using another tool ...  In version 3.5, it will include testing of JMS, AMF, and JDBC.

The tool is integrated with all major IDE available on the market or can be run independently.

This tool was also easily adopted by our Business Analysts in charge of defining and testing business services.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Teaching IT in the new economy

I consider that teaching is a duty for all senior people in their field. So, I try to give internal training, evangelize on certain subjects in my company. I also teach in a University in Master , to IT students.
Each time, I feel great pleasure of preparing the courses, the slides, the exercises.
Each time, I found the students too much focused on short term objectives. Everything they do is throwable and targeted to obtaining the best possible marks.
But, more and more, in the new enterprise 2.0, we need to teach them:
  • To team with all kind of people. Teaming can be done locally (their friend), but also through Internet. Teaming should not be done only because you want to work with your friends. The team management in the enterprise is generally not under the control of their memebers. You have to work with others, and consider their weaknesses and strengths.
  • To stop programming in a sandbox. They should learn the basics, like creating a build file, using a source code repository, controlling the quality and the performance of their code. So many students, and sometimes real world companies, are delivering their project result as an eclipse project or a war file. One of my students groups' put all the results of their work in a google code web site. And you know what, this is Great!
  • To develop in the cloud. Why not making students of several universities develop the same projects using open source development platform and leveraging their work across the years. Everything energy spent by students to do something should be reusable for all. Google summer of code is a good idea, but what we need here is a more global approach.
We need to prepare engineers of the future to become real proNetarians (people working on the net, as defined by Joel de Rosnay). They can be alone in the physical world, but should be at ease to work, to train themselves,  to collaborate, to earn money and build software in the virtual world.

Having University teaching the basics of IT (Java, algorithms, etc.) is no more enough for our students. This static corpus of knowledge, will not provide any advantage in the new economy, since:
  • this corpus of knowledge is more and more offered for free (look at Itunes University and others training web sites on any of the subjects you want);
  • millions of IT engineers are available on the market at lower cost than them. Most of them being very well trained and able to use High level framework;
  • the first outsourcing vague is now transforming in a second real, profound and definitive sourcing vague.  Each local market will be looking for experts only, and most of the rest of the job will be sourced to "low cost IT labor" countries.
What is important, more and more, is the know how and not the "basic" knowledge. Everybody can write java code, not everybody can create a framework like GWT or Spring. And this technical know how is now quickly used and spread around the globe to ensure a greater addiction and dependency from users. Look at Apple, Iphone and Nokia ... The spread and extension of the technology is also enforced, most of the time, by the fact that it is offered for free ... for now and under a certain usage.

We urgently need platforms in the cloud and educational programs done at country and regional level to train our students to be proNetarian, but also to create and protect their knowhow is a virtual economy. It could be with the support of the European Union, or with the support of IT companies, groups and universities. Today, in Europe, we still tend to create cluster, campus (, etc.) like done in the USA some years ago. But it's too late. We need to move one step further, especially for the information technology. Or ....

Ouvrage sur GWT 2 en Français - Bonne Idée 2010

L'année commence bien ....
Quand un expert comme Sami Jaber, minutieux comme il est, prend le temps d'écrire un ouvrage sur une technologie: déjà ça donne envie.
Quand la technologie en question est Google Web Toolkit, dans sa version 2 qui vient de sortir, là c'est carrément cool.
Quand en plus c'est écrit en Français, alors là ....
Allez, c'est pas cher, et ça peut vous rapporter gros.

Programmation GWT 2 : Développer des applications RIA et Ajax avec Google Web Toolkit
Sami Jaber
# Broché: 461 pages
# Editeur : Eyrolles (5 janvier 2010)
# Langue : Français
# ISBN-10: 2212125690
# ISBN-13: 978-2212125696

Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas Sami: