Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Pencil Analogy

This article written by Brad Wallace posted on SQL Server Central on Aug. 18, 2011. It was a great editorial. After reading, I wondered who is at fault? The CEO or the contractor.

"The Pencil Analogy" reminded me of my own painful experience almost 25 years ago. As the requirements kept changing, little by little, I ended up working for nothing. I did not make enough money to keep my roof over my head. I closed my first startup business and went to work for others.





Sunday, September 18, 2011

How long 2011 Developer Conferences Sold Out?

Microsoft BUILD conference occurred in Anaheim, California from Sept. 13 to Sept 16, 2011. In this developer conference, Microsoft introduced Windows 8. How long did it take Microsoft to sell out? Two months. (http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/08/02/windows.8.focused.build.conference.now.sold.out/ and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msdnmagazine/archive/2011/08/04/10192770.aspx)

Three months ago, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2011 ran from June 6 to June 10, 2011 in San Francisco.  Steve Jobs introduced IOS 5 at this event. How long did it take to sell out? 10 hours. (http://blogs.computerworld.com/18047/apple_wwdc_2011_tickets_registration_sell_out)

Earlier this year, Google I/O 2011 from May 10 to May 11 also took place in San Francisco, California. The ticket to this developer event sold out in record time, not days, not hours but in minutes : 59 minutes. (http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/07/google-io-tickets-sell-out-in-59-minutes/)

Thus, we know which technology is most attractive to developer.