Linked by David Adams on Wed 1st Jul 2009 21:30 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Today's a slow news day, so I thought it would be a good day to bring up an idea I've been incubating. I've been contemplating launching an OSNews-like site on the topic of Enterprise Computing. Obviously, OSNews covers the OS-related aspects of heavy-duty business, scientific, and academic computing already, and sometimes news on databases, app servers, cloud computing and other related topics too, but a lot of the kind of news that is useful to enterprise IT people falls outside of OSNews' purview, and it's appropriate to keep it that way. But I think that the enterprise IT world could use an OSNews-like site to aggregate and examine the latest news in that sphere. So my question to you, dear OSNews readers, is this: Do you agree? Would you be interested in reading and participating in a site on that topic? Would you be interested in being involved? If so, I'd like to recruit a few editors to help me launch it. Read on for more details. Update: Are there any native Korean speakers who read OSNews? If you are one, and you'd be willing to help me out with a short project, please contact me.
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A welcomed addition to OSnews
by codex on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 10:53 UTC
codex
Member since:
2008-04-21

I for one would welcome such an addition to OSnews, in fact I'd be tempted to contribute to it. I own a small company and I program "enterprise" code for a living (I hate the term "enterprise" it's just a buzzword to justify huge costs and it makes the managers happy, in the end it's just programming with all the problems it entails).

I've used some enterprise support forums from time to time (developerWorks, theserverside, etc), but these are mostly that, support forums. Every platform has its own, richfaces, icefaces, jboss, etc. And there is very good reason for that, as enterprise software is often complex, cumbersome and any developer who deals with it at first is overwhelmed by the sheer size and complexity -examples of over-engineering, imho.

But what I would like is a site that covers news/discussions about the platforms in a slightly less technical than a forum but slightly more than just informative -like eWeek and InfoWorld as mentioned here.

For example, for a while now I've been meaning to blog/write an article about how sucky JSF is (no arguing please, I've been using it for years and it just sucks) and how another platform like Google Web Toolkit or Ext-GWT in particular is much more suited for enterprise-grade applications. This Enterprise section would allow me to do that and share my views with others, and/or I could be shown any misconceptions I may have on the subject, compare to other platforms, etc. In platform specific forums, this is not really possible, most discussion is focused on the platform itself with few distractions.

OSnews could host such a discussion in a holistic view, in much the same the way it does for Operating Systems.

Anyway, my 2c, in short: go for it.

PS. I would like to help, but my time is very short and I would only be able to help sporadically.

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Pro-Competition Member since:
2007-08-20

I would also welcome this concept.

I am a developer with some decision-making responsibility in a small software company that focuses on the "enterprise" market. Like Codex, I would like to help, but am too busy to take an active regular role, but might be able to make an occasional contribution.

In any case, I would certainly add the site to my regular reading list.

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