Tuesday, July 25, 2006


This will be a short posting to publish that Amber's Service Host has just learned how to dynamically generate and modify service assemblies. System.Reflection.Emit is fun to work with. I need to contact the rest of the team to get working on some interface design...

After HP bought (or agreed to buy) Mercury, Sun Microsystems seems a bit more eclipsed (pun intended)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Stateless, Clueless...

Amber: It seems to me that the stateless objects (only methods, no variables) are the best suited to be services. These types can expose their methods as services concurrently without further protection. Of course there are special situations but the core principle can take one far...


While the longest, democratically elected, serving comunist government (in India) relaxes workers' striking rights so its state does not lose on the economic boom. Iberia's pilots union demands from the company secure jobs and salaries until retirement, and strikes at the start of the summer season.

Iberia is the oldest and biggest spanish airline. It used to be state-owned. From those days come this high-priviledges, exclusive union. It is better described as a club where you get in by blood linage. Just like a monarchy.

Their argument is that Iberia is setting up a low cost airline to compete, or survive for that matter. They are afraid that they are going to lose their jobs and/or priviledges. And they have to work on week-ends and holidays.

Needless to say, not even one union is backing them up, and I am driving my wife to Madrid to fly US Airways to Philadelphia.

Who wants to fly with Fred Flintstone?

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