Why Did GNUstep Never Really Take Off?

About a month ago, I considered the factors that were holding back one open source project with much potential, Parrot. Today I will do the same for another open source project: . Mac OS X knows the inherent power and quality of this API. It was designed extremely well, successfully taking into account OO principles long [...]

The Power Of A 500 MHz Pentium III System With 128 MB of RAM

Thanks to an article on, I was reading about the Asus Eee PC 701 system. One interesting thing about this system is that it will reportedly run a variant of Xandros Desktop Linux. The article goes on to note that this device will apparently have 512 MB of RAM. It’s the paragraph following that [...]

PHP Is A Complete Disgrace For Serious Web Application Development

A few days back a colleague forwarded me a link to an article entitled Attacking PHP. It goes through a list of the problems associated with PHP. And based on my past experiences dealing with PHP in corporate environments, the analysis in that article is spot on. In short, PHP is just not a suitable [...]

Could you use the SQLite backend for Takusen?

Luke Plant has been working on a Haskell-based blogging application for a while now, and describing his progress. I was dismayed to read today that he’s giving up! One of his main complaints was with regards to the poor state of the available Haskell database interfacing libraries. He does mention Takusen, which a colleague of [...]