If Confluent was actively looking for buyers, does that change the significance of who considered the acquisition? This is an important question that's come out in feedback on our lead article this week, BEA weighed web services buy
BEA was one of four companies that looked at acquiring Confluent Software earlier this year, we reveal in our latest feature article, BEA weighed web services buy
We name today's top seven ESB vendors in the new issue of Loosely Coupled monthly digest
, which is now available for download
. The list omits several big names who've promised to deliver an ESB: customers can't implement projects using a promise ...
IBM insider Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah has posted a marvelously detailed account of what's been done with the work that Halfbrain started: On rich web applications, AlphaBlox and Oddpost
, in response to my previous posting
Jul 15th: Alphablox
is the BI vendor that bought halfbrain.com, whose developers went on to found Oddpost, as I mentioned last week
. So did IBM buy Alphablox
for the same reason that Yahoo! bought Oddpost
? Or is it just coincidence that both acquisitions have happened at the same time ...
Adding a new twist to my mention of Oddpost in last Wednesday's item, More on rich clients
, Yahoo! just bought the company
. As Dave Winer reported
While there are some who still doubt the potential of browser-based clients, others believe the case was proven long ago. Responding to the doubters mentioned in my last posting
, Steve Guttman left a comment
recalling his work several years ago with a startup called Halfbrain.com: "Back in early 2000, my former company, halfbrain.com, developed a dhtml spreadsheet and presentation program ...
Many people find it unthinkable that Microsoft might lose its dominance of client software, so I ought to expand on my recent posting about Avalon: Microsoft's microchannel