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Related Links: Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?" Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical order. Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not (yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve, December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!   In alphabetical order the nominees are:   Tim Berner... (more)

Longtime Adobe Developer Gives Insider's View of Flex & AJAX

"One of the questions that comes up a lot when we’re talking about Flex with web developers is ‘How does this relate to AJAX?’" writes Ely Greenfield (pictured), a long time developer at Macromedia/now Adobe who works with a bunch of very smart engineers (his description!) to design and develop the Flex SDK. In a blog entry entitled "Flex and Ajax: So Happy Together," Greenfield says that hearing this question always brings to mind the image of a 10 year old boy throwing a cat and a chicken into a cardboard box, eyes wide at the thought of the carnage expected t... (more)

Who Are The All-Time Heroes of i-Technology?

I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.  Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possib... (more)

Six Amazing Linux Months

July 2003 The Consumer Electronics World Embraces Linux - CE Linux Forum forms Mandrake Momentum Continues - tally of languages in which Mandrake Linux is supported passes 40 SCO's Treatment of Linux "Akin to Water Torture" Says BusinessWeek -  "Will This Feud Choke the Life Out of Linux?" asks a BusinessWeek writer Morton Joins Torvalds at OSDL - first Linus joins OSDL, now his right hands man does the same MS Shifts Houston to the Linux Front Line - Peter Houston joins MS's Enterprise Management Division Matrix Meets Linux Meets SCO vs IBM - Australian-based network of developers... (more)

1 in 4 IT Jobs Going Offshore, Says Gartner; One Major "Offshoring Failure" in 2004 Predicted

Read "Offshoring Offers Opportunities for U.S. IT Troubleshooters" Read "Offshore Outsourcing: Magic Bullet or Dirty Word?" Roger Cox, managing VP at Gartner, has been telling silicon.com that a quarter of traditional IT jobs in Western countries will move to offshore locations such as India by 2010. The global trend toward "offshoring," in other words, continues to boom in Europe - as elsewhere. According to the latest figures from Gartner, outsourcing as a whole is outstripping the IT services market in Europe, growing by 3.1% in 2004 and predicted to rise to 8% by 2007 - "with... (more)