Saturday, June 30, 2007


Well, this Blog must be storming ahead in the channel charts - I've now earned US$2.56 from Google Ads. Crikey!

Can't have too many TLAs & FLAs

For the more recent incarnation of the Medys concept I've always had the vision of collaboration rather than world domination, hence the plan is to build the application and serve up the functionality as SOAP web services to anyone what wants to use them. To make life even easier we'll produce some WSRPs, despite the fact that these are apparently controversial I think its the easiest way to get our services out there. We'll showcase the Medys engine in our own site called MediBlog where we can also consume services from other organisations without confusing the brand. FYI architecture options on the current menu are Linux, MySQL, Stored Procedures, Glassfish, EJBs, JSF, WSRP and Liferay Portal.

While I'm here, I got an invitation to the Liferay/Alfresco conference ( which unfortunately is in LA - a nice opportunity to go there but can't really justify the time or money yet :(

New Team Member

I recently caught up with an old colleague who volunteered to help with some groundwork on the Java development. We called a meeting over lunch at a local restaurant and set out some objectives for the next couple of months so we now have some momentum for the first time: I'll resort to specifying what the application will do, MIKE will be the Db designer and STEVE will do all the hard work with Java. When we can say "hello" to the world we'll share up the work a bit more evenly. All looks very promising for the first time in ages.

Histio Net Update

The Histio Net application is in with the EU/DG Sanco people now and we have to wait until Sept for the next update. I'm still waiting on feedback about the Solaris servers - the upgrade is more or less on schedule and the best I can hope for there is to get something (or not) by October/November 2007. Whether they are likely to be useful or not, who knows?! We may be able to use them for the CORINTH (COnsortium Researching INto The Histiocytoses) which is a synergistic DNA study to be sponsored by the HRTrust too. As it happened, no one was too interested in trying out the different language communities I set up on the HRTrust.Org site.