This month marks Charles Darwin's 200th birthday. His classic work, The Origin Of Species, wasn’t much of a hit when it was originally published back in 1859 but no one can argue that the idea of evolution hasn’t changed the world. Survival of the fittest is an elegant explanation of why so many species exist, why some become extinct, and why some flourish. So, what would Charles Darwin have to say about the species that are so affectionately known as application development professionals? Hmmm.
Synchronized release strategy improves upgrade experience. Product
families in the Business Suite now use the same "Switch Framework",
which allows clients to upgrade 4 categories of enhancements that
include usability, horizontal features, vertical features, and
composite apps/web services. This provides one upgrade strategy for
all products and brings all the releases into synch. Some clients have
stated that this helped with reducing the pain of some upgrades.POV: The
movement to synchronize all releases is a good start. System
integrators have traditionally bore the burden of integrating and
synchronizing the various product families. Going forward, customers
will expect usage of a common data model via a revamped MDM approach.