8 posts tagged "ibm"

Fading Into Irrelevance

As technology waves come and go, the names of iconic companies follow the movements, first reaching the pinnacle of their glories, and later fading into irrelevance.

Notes About "Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?" by Lou Gerstner

I finished reading “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?” an autobiography of Lou Gerstner, CEO of IBM from 1993 to 2002, and I can say without hesitation that it’s one of the best business books I’ve read in decades. Here are some notes (quite a few actually!) I took while reading it.

Conway in Rexx, Cobol, and Fortran

Here’s more dabbling in programming languages to re-create my venerable interpretation of Conway’s Game of Life, this time using three stereotypical languages of the IBM galaxy: the Rexx scripting language, good old COBOL, and Fortran 95.

Java Applets in 2023

I’ve explained recently how to display Macromedia Flash movies in 2023, using Ruffle; today we’re going to learn how to run Java Applets in your modern browser of 2023, without having to install Java. Yes, it’s possible.

Things That Define Big Software Companies

Looking at the software industry, it appears that most big companies usually share more traits than they would like to admit.

Visual J++

Once upon a time, there was a programming environment made by Microsoft called Visual J++.

12 Years of iPhone – A Developer's Perspective

This is the talk that I gave in the 4th MCE Conference in Warsaw, Poland, on May 8th, 2017 (conference organized by Polidea) and (with updates) at UIKonf on May 15th, 2018 and at NSConfArg on April 20th, 2019.

Adding Manpower

Published in 1975, “The Mythical Man-Month” is considered an all-time classic in the software engineering field.