I told you so....

In a very clear way: I hate to say this.


I TOLD YOU SO, a long time ago!

I've been saying precisely this for more than 5 years now.

Chris has finally put the finger on the dot and said what almost everyone else has already figured out for years!

Amazing it's taken this long for it to dawn into the minds of Oracle's marketing that the whole thing is overly complex, a horrible acronym soup created by kids with less experience of IT than a shopping cart, a whole edifice of complex and conflicting imaginary "standards" that NO ONE in the user community asked for in the first place!

In the process, they have thrown out and/or alienated many, many very useful technologies. And watched as Microslop has steadily been stealing the show with their easy to use and SIMPLE development technology.

It's always been a hallmark of IT general development techniques that KISS applies all the way.


Yet what do we see from Oracle for 5 years?


Conflicting technologies, pseudo self-proclaimed "standards" that were never asked for.

Nothing else.

Well, wake up call time.
Let's hope it's not terminal.


Blogger Joel Garry said...

Funny, that complexity argument was the same one I heard 25 years ago while trying to convince people they should use relational technology.

Now people on cdos ask if it is a bad idea to rewrite millions of lines of PL/SQL in the middle tier... in .net.

But those are red herrings. In the end, it's not KISS that wins, it's marketing appropriate to the problems being solved - and the marketing defines the problems. IS unresponsive? Give MBA's their own PC. IS unresponsive? Give departments their own minis. IS unresponsive? Give people their own databases. IS unresponsive? Give analysts their own tier. IS inartistic? Give girls web tools.

Friday, February 22, 2008 8:27:00 am  
Blogger Noons said...

Absolutely, Joel: "appropriate" is the keyword here.

No one can convince me a technology that changes an entire dictionary of acronyms every year and needs a 4000 page book as an "idiot's guide to" is in any way appropriate for the average modern small to medium development shop.

It might be appropriate for the GSA's and Oracle Consultancies, who are only interested in making megabucks out of bigger than Ben-Hur projects.

But the average Joe developer or small to medium shop?

Sorry: it's the Microslop stuff all the way.

Much, much easier to develop for, the end technology is not a mish-mash of conflicting and sometimes inexistent "standard-du-jour" technologies with a huge learning curve, and the whole lot can fit into a small laptop.

Like you said: IS unresponsive?
Give departments CHEAP and SIMPLE applications and technology that anyone can take care of or develop for.
Emphasys on the "one" here: no need for small armies of developers.

And all because Oracle marketing stopped listening to IS and started to believe its own rubbish, 5 years ago.

Ah well: it'll be hilarious to watch their contortions out of this whole mess.

Friday, February 22, 2008 4:08:00 pm  
Blogger Don Burleson said...

Noons, FYI

Someone is posting porn pics on CDOS about you, quite offensive . . .

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 11:42:00 pm  
Blogger Noons said...

'sOK, Don.

Binaries can't be posted to a text newsgroup, they get filtered automagically after a few minutes.

As for the URL links you saw, the photos have now been removed as they were initially in breach of copyright and the site has been shutdown.

Don't worry: just the death troes of a well known spammer and usenet troll.

Normality resumed in a few weeks.

Sunday, April 06, 2008 3:43:00 pm  

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