Thursday, July 24, 2008


As this screen shot shows it, Mercury does not care if I have a 24" monitor. It is going to be 200 pixels and not one more, sir! Get over it, sir!

Has anybody tested this page? In the same vein: has anybody tested Outlook Web Access 2007? It behaves like a web mail from the early 2000s.

Why do expensive enterprise tools feel they must be sub-standard in their GUIs? Why is that that as soon as a product is deemed enterprise grade, the game changes and it suddenly is all about paying six figure license fees for something an open source project would feel embarrassed with.

Will vendors react or do they just try to milk the cow until it decides to kick them away? Or does the cow care at all? Maybe the cow likes arid and painful tools so they feel enterprisey?



Sébastien Stormacq said...

Hey David,

Did you test OpenESB ( yet ?
You should give it a try and forget about Mercury anyway ...



David Dossot said...

Nope, I did not test OpenESB, as I am a little Mule focused for the moment.

But, I am extremely satisfied with my HA cluster of OpenMQ instances backed with Clustered MySQL (NDB)!