Yesterday Shane dropped by for a chat and we discussed the concept of having a Top Gear style cool wall in our office for technologies. A humourous idea but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Brian recently wrote a post about how SIP sucks and Skype rules. I have to agree with Brian, SIP does suck and in so many ways that Brian was kind enough not to mention. I feel my trashing of the protocol requires no more verbosity than to say that it will definitely be featuring in the seriously uncool section of our cool wall. Meanwhile HTTP is in the sub-zero fridge at the opposite end. 🙂
Great idea, count me in from the other side of the atrium.
And I’d put J2EE down in the tepid swamp end. Even JSP and Swing is a PITA compared to what I was doing a month ago in Ruby on Rails (which is pretty cool, I’d rank it highly.)
Who will be the arbiter though? Some people probably have a fetish for J2EE and want it higher than I would 😉
Just like in Top Gear, those who are taller will use their height advantage to determine what sucks and what does not 🙂 I’ll have to get started on a suitable structure for our board now…
Slow down, Brian said: “…SIP. … I love the idea. … it’s a wet dream…”
Sounds like it should be cool.
He just said it was a bad choice for a VOIP end-user. 😉
Count me in for this. I’ve stacks of uncool comments about everything to do with J2ME …
Right, that’s it then. That’s all the support I need. The wall will be constructed! Now just how to make it? Online Flash, paper on whiteboard, so many choices…
Post it notes stuck to the bog tree 😉
Perfect! That adds the much needed 360 degree aspect to the solution, allowing for really crap technologies to be placed at the rear of the tree so that nobody can see them. 🙂