links for 2006-01-27

What is the new Struts in this strange Ajax world?

Struts has been the defacto standard for developing Web Applications using Java for the past number of years.

Now that Ajax techniques have shaken up the Web, is Struts going to see it’s dominance through into the next generation, or will some other framework take it’s place? Choose the wrong framework and your company will be left with applications that nobody knows how to support. If you’re a developer, choosing the wrong framework means throwing away the time and effort you invested in learning that framework to start all over again.

Over on the knowledgebase, we posted an analysis of the current Ajax – Java – Web frameworks , and list if they’re likely to become a standard. Feel free to leave your comments here.

links for 2006-01-24

Checklist for IT Contracts

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) has a useful checklist for Irish companies of things to watch out for when setting up an IT contracts.

These items include:

  1. Take a look at your ‘standard’ contract in the light of recent developments in IT
  2. Review how you can make your supplier selection process even better.
  3. Use competitive procurement if possible
  4. Keep electronic copies of contracts
  5. Have formal contracts in place
  6. Watch out for IPR and use source code escrow if necessary