Sage advice from Patrick Logan;
Simple dynamic programming languages and simple dynamic coordination languages are winning. Vendors will have to differentiate themselves on something more than wizards that mask complexity.
On the upside, when most every other vendor is hocking snake oil, differentiation from those vendors isn’t hard. On the downside, as Patrick points out, mature products like Apache are the competition.
Of course, there’s always many ways forward. Fair competition being one (build a better Web-server/CMS/router/whatever..), subversion, another. But lots of other possibilities in between.
I’m also reminded of a prediction I made about three years ago;
By the end of 2005, IBM’s content management software division will have absorbed their enterprise software group
Ok, so my timing’s off (as usual), but the message seems even more pertinent after the recent discussions; content management is enterprise integration.