Stories by Nicholas Petreley

Blog: The Definitive Definition of SOA

One thing I've noticed since I started writing about SOA is that SOA pundits seem to be obsessed with the definition of SOA. Some people feel think business processes have to be part of the definition. Some people focus on interaction vs. integration...

Scriptless spells disaster

I had been under the impression that most IDE drives automatically remap data as bad sectors develop. Unfortunately, SMART is only smart about monitoring and reporting problems.

Convince and conquer

Wake up, open source community. The battle is not for the desktop; it is not for the server; it is not for the operating system; it is not for the development environment; it is not about the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) vs. Microsoft's business ...

Cleaning up the code

I find it amusing that Windows is often called the server platform with the most applications, simply because it has traditionally been the platform with the most desktop applications.

Modifying PHP Nuke

PHP is irresistible because you can use PHP to crank out MySQL data and turn it into a page of information more easily than just about any other Web programming system.

An open source war

One of my favourite authors of the pop psychology genre was Dr Eric Berne, who wrote an interesting book called Games People Play. I mention all this because I'm about to play one of those games, which Berne identified as "Let's you and him fight". I...

Is little Billy the life of the party?

The highlight of Billy's birthday party was the breaking of the pinata, after which Billy and his friends competed for candy, gathering up what fell from the broken paper sculpture.

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MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

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