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From C/C++ to Java

In 1999 when we were architecting and implementing, we had to select an implementation language. Given that all the principle architects at Onebox were from JavaSoft, so one would expect Java to be the natural choice. It was not. Before going further, I should perhaps write a little about was a unified […]

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Zimbra + Yahoo Maps

Yahoo released a new maps API beta yesterday. We already had a Google maps integration, but wanted to see if Yahoo had anything better. Yahoo’s previous map api was problematic since it required you to put their map in an iframe and didn’t give much control over the image. (more…)

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Ajax sweet spots

Ajax hype is in full swing. Ajax may be the most promising “new” UI technology since HTML (Ajax programming report card discusses why), but there are now discussions of whether and when Ajax is going to displace Windows and Office. Over the top I think. At the same time, there is a very compelling case […]

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