Category Archives: buckminster

Building Cathedrals from Bazaars

I wrote this as part of my work for Cloudsmith. It is a follow up of my earlier posting a few weeks ago. In summary, Cloudsmith lets you browse and find useful bundles of software components which work together – … Continue reading

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News; Cloudsmith, Science Gallery, UNICEF and Ammado.

Some news snippets from some of the things I’m involved with: Cloudsmith An upgrade to the web site at http://www.cloudsmith.com – more features, particularly so that you can easily map your own repository, better documentation. The site is generating considerable … Continue reading

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Sharing the best and most valuable: Software Hot Rodding

Like some other teenagers of my generation in the seventies, one of my hobbies at the time was faithfully constructing scale models from plastic kits from Airfix, Revell, Historex etc. As I developed my skills and interest, I took great … Continue reading

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Cloudsmith goes live!

As some of you may know, I regularly holiday just outside Roundstone in Connemara. I’ve just come back to Dublin yesterday after some time there again. If you haven’t yet been to the west of Ireland, I think one of … Continue reading

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Self-Service Software As (And?) A Service

It is an interesting time for the world of “Software As A Service”. At some sort of cerebral level, Dell has been an inspiration for those contemplating a SaaS go-to-market strategy. Dell was renowned in the PC industry for largely … Continue reading

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Eclipse Spaces

Part of the dilemma with the global software community today is that there are so so many open source repositories and projects. I guess amongst the best known community owned initiatives are Apache, eclipse and SourceForge. But there are very … Continue reading

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Lego instruction sheets – and Buckminster

When I was a kid, my sister and I loved sharing our toys and playing together. She had a farm, with farm buildings and fenced fields; a hospital, complete with a helicopter landing pad for emergency cases; and a dolls … Continue reading

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