No matter how cool your job is, no matter how many people are looking at you or your company for best practises, sometimes developing software is just work On this blog I’ve shared examples of companies that people nowadays see as successful, like Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, or the online retailer bol.com.
To prove my point I’ve checked the release notes of Netflix and Spotify apps. Here is what they show for recent updates:
Software development at Spotify is just work
You can find recent release notes for Spotify. For future reference here is a screenshot of how these looked today:
As you can see it is mainly fixes and a new translation… Where did all the fun stuff go. Think the cat took it? So crafting software could be “just” improving and step by step creating a great product!?
Software development at Netflix is just work
Now lets look at Netflix. Just looked up the release notes of Netflix in the iTunes store. Here is how they looked today:
Wow! Updates and bug fixes. That sounds really cool. That must be loads of fun. So could it be that even working on awesome apps for great companies is (at least for a part) just work?
Success needs work
So sometimes software development is just work. Just don’t forget:
Could have said it better Harvey: The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Fun and play are a part of you as a person. Work is just a way to make it flow…
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Update: WebLogic 12.1.1 VirtualBox Appliance available
With OTN Virtual Developer Day a WebLogic 12c VirtualBox appliance became available. On the appliance there are Labs and other Java development tools like: Hudson, Subversion, Maven, NetBeans IDE, and Eclipse (including OEPE).
Update: Updated/Patched WebLogic 22.214.171.124 distribution available
Just read Markus Eiseles blog on an updated WebLogic Server 12c on OTN. If you obtain the updated product distribution for WebLogic Server 12.1.1 after March 16, 2012, the patches are included. If you obtained a product distribution for WebLogic Server 12.1.1 prior to March 16, 2012, and you do not wish to re-install with the updated WebLogic Server distribution, you can obtain the patches from Oracle Support.
While the NoSQL Database Community Edition still waits for final license approval, Oracle has released it’s NoSQL Database, Enterprise Edition 1.1.100. The download is available on OTN.
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In this week just before JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld the topic “the future of Java” keeps coming up again and again. Today the tweets coming out of the Oracle ACE Director briefing, that some how aren’t affected by a non-disclosure agreement, seem strong and positive: Ranging fromExtremely passionate and very impressive, andincredibly passionate addresstoamazingly open words. Resulting in the statementOracle is on the good side of the force… as far as Java is concerned. As close as we mere mortals can get at this point in time…
In June an AMI (Amazon Machine Image to use on the EC2 platform) for SOA Suite and BPM 11g R1 PS2 became available. In the last days it was announced that a VirtualBox Appliance is available. The timing, just before Oracle OpenWorld 2010 cannot be a coincidence…
This appliance contains a fully configured, ready-to-use SOA/BPM 11g R1 installation. It contains the following software: