At the age of 15, Tom Geudens' parents gave him a choice. Either become a baker or go into IT. That Christmas Santa brought a MSX homecomputer, the choice was made. At twenty and with a Bachelor in IT under his belt, he joined the IT department of Colruyt, a Belgian retailer specialized in 'Lowest Price' and doing this through automation. Recently he set up his own IT consultancy company, Elephant Bird Consulting. He has worked with technologies from PL/1 through HPUX and Linux, and battled distributed applications development and configuration management issues.
There's a scary thing out there. It can tell computers the chemical composition of your prescription drugs. It can tell computers who's the top scoring soccer player on the World Cup (once that competition gets underway of course). The computers can then act on that information. It is called The… read more
ROC/NetKernel was originally thought out and developed with XML in mind. Note that it was never (not then, not today) bound to this data exchange format, everything is after all a resource and another format is just a transreption away, but at the time it was the prevailing format. Today… read more
It's been a while since the last post, I've been quite occupied with KBOData, more information on that will follow soon (here and on http://practical-linkeddata.blogspot.com). Today a short tip.Batch processing. At some point in my IT career it occupied all of my time. Batch processing on mainframe (using PL/I and… read more
I had a couple of constructive discussions after my last post. A couple of doubts were raised about the reality of what I said.There's only one way to answer those doubts and that is by showing you. So when I was revising some stuff for a customer earlier this week,… read more
Webcast: NetKernel Batteries August 28, 2012
Batteries included is one of those catchphrases that has long left the humble origins and is now applied to almost every new development in IT. The questions one often forgets to ask are: do they fit, are there enough of them, and how long do they last...
Webcast: ROC'ing the World August 07, 2012
Resource Oriented Computing and it's implementation NetKernel are in danger of becoming a ten-year old overnight sensation.