Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Jon Udell on the recent study done by Forrester research.

The Forrester study is an equation with too many variables. Some of them can be held constant, and I'd like to see that done. For example, the study mentions Zope and PHP but dismisses these as not being serious options for the task at hand -- what Forrester's John Rymer calls "mainstream portal style applications." I wonder what NATO, which has based its worldwide intranet on Zope, will make of that? Note that although you can also run Zope on Windows as well as Linux, hardly anybody (according to Zope Corp.) does.

Of course, Visual Studio.NET is a darned productive environment too. It's a shame we can't make an apples-to-apples comparison. Wait, I've got it! Microsoft just needs to port VS.NET, ASP.NET, and the CLR to Linux. Then we can settle this thing once and for all.


Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...