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Daniel Leuck's Blog – February 2009 Archive (3)

Let GM Die

Better Companies with Better Technology Will Rise from the Ashes GM and Chrysler are back at our doorstep, hats in hand, asking for a bailout that could

exceed $130 billion. We should say, "No, and shame on you for asking!" GM is failing because of horrible mismanagement, a complete lack of long term planning, outdated technology and the fact that they make, by and large, high… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on February 18, 2009 at 9:00pm — 14 Comments

The Simple Declarative Language

Aloha TechHuians. Last month I blogged about the

SDL/Swing UI framework, which makes heavy use of the

Simple Declarative Language (SDL.) I came up with the idea for SDL about six years ago when I was buried in a mess of XML J2EE config files. It struck me that XML is great for things like marking up… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on February 16, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Psychological Barrier to SaaS

Two months ago we moved our last customer still running their own email server to Google applications. As we have seen with our other customers, there was a short stressful period as they adjusted, followed by great satisfaction as they moved from using Outlook to Gmail's web UI. It starts with one or two employees discovering the power of live collaboration on spreadsheets or simple document sharing. They become internal evangelists, and pretty soon the whole organization is realizing… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on February 8, 2009 at 7:30pm — 14 Comments


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