Hardware, Piranti Lunak… Webware?

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In the evolution of the computer industry, we've had hardware - peralatan sing dibutuhake kanggo mbukak aplikasi. Lan kita wis Software, solusi sing nggunakake sumber daya kasebut kanggo nindakake karya sing bisa dituku lan diinstal saka macem-macem media. Saiki, sampeyan bisa ndownload piranti lunak tanpa media.

Rong Piranti Piranti Lunak lan Piranti Lunak

Hardware has upgrades and replacements. I have honestly lost track of all the computers I've owned to date. I have the skeletal remains of no less than 5 along with one dead laptop in my home.

Software has installations and upgrades that install changes in the software application. It's an antiquated system that we still work and struggle with today. I had a software update earlier today that required me to shut down and restart my MacBookPro. I've never had an OSX update go bad, but each time I can't help but get a little pensive – thinking that the worst will happen and I'll lose all my work. I have a network drive where I store my downloaded applications and a CD binder where I store the rest (and invariably find them missing).

Software like Google Spreadsheet, Google Analytics, Gmail, ExactTarget, and a ton of others go by ‘web-based applications' or ‘browser-based applications' or we even throw in an acronym, SaaS. It's a terrible acronym and explains the type of business it is more than the type of ‘ware' it is. As well, many SaaS applications still have upgrades or major releases. They don't require installs or rebooting, but they are unavailable for periods of time.

The perfect name for today's applications might be Netware, but it looks like Novell nduwe istilah merek dagang. Webware bisa uga digunakake, nanging kayane kaya C | Net is using that. It looks as though browserware may be a possibility – but it's an extra syllable.

Napa ora Webware?

The bottom line is that Webware (I didn't notice a trademark) is the next evolution of our applications. Today, there really is no need for applications to stop running. We have hundreds of pages in our application at work and can spin up new pages without ever taking down the old ones. I'm sure a little bit of development could happen as well where users can transitions can occur between the old and the new applications.

Databases can be replicated on the fly, or new temporary tables can be built to accomodate the transition. Sure, it's extra work, but my point is that it's possible. We don't have to interrupt our customers anymore.

I don't have a working floppy drive in my home. I rarely utilize my CD/DVD, either. Virtually everything I do is now web-based. When I do download and install software, I usually save a copy on my Buffalo Tech drive jaringan.

Even in business, it's not necessary. When I started up Indiana sing luwih cilik for Pat Coyle, we didn't go with a host. The application is built and hosted with Ning. Kita duwe kabeh setelan domain sing dituju Aplikasi Google ing ngendi kita bisa nggunakake email uga Google Docs. Ora ana hardware, ora ana piranti lunak… nanging webware.

Why don't we call it Webware?

6 Komentar

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    Douglas:
    Aku seneng. Nanging apa sampeyan ora nglirwakake "piranti tengah" sing bakal ngrampungake kabeh masalah ing taun sangang puluh. Aku seneng webware. Menarik yen ora ana merek dagang. Kasihan URL wis dijupuk kaya liyane.

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    Aku seneng banget karo kabeh aplikasi basis web sing terus muncul lan ditambahake ing toolkitku. Aku nggunakake Google Docs kaya sing edan lan kanggo wong sing nggunakake 3-4 komputer beda ing sawijining dina, iku bisa ngirit.

    Nanging, saben-saben aku miwiti nggunakake layanan adhedhasar web anyar, mesthi ana swara cilik iki ing mburiku sing lagi nesu. Intine yaiku yen aku kelangan koneksi internet, aku bakal ilang akses menyang kabeh Google Docs, database invoice klien, email, IM, fotoku sing ora kaetung ing Flickr, lsp.

    Pangowahan webware iki nyebabake kita endhog luwih akeh ing sak kranjang. Banjur kita tali tali dawa menyang kranjang kasebut lan dibuwang menyang papan. Anggere tali disambungake, kabeh bakal legi. Nanging nalika tali kasebut ilang, aku uga bakal ora duwe daya.

    Aku kira ing kene yaiku supaya Webware bisa bener-bener mbukak, kita butuh akses internet sing luwih dipercaya, nyebar, lan keluwih-luwih. Lan nduwe browser web ing telpon sampeyan ora padha. Mesthi, aku bisa nyambung laptop karo ponsel Verizon lan surfing, nanging yen ngliwati bandwidth utawa watesan undhuhan tartamtu sajrone sewulan, aku bakal boot. Aku ora butuh stres kaya ngono.

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    Lucu sampeyan kudu nyebutake iki. Aku mung ngandhani klien wingi yen akeh piranti lunak sing daklakokake mung ana ing Internet minangka aplikasi web. Saiki aku ngerti apa sing diarani diarani… webware!

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    Wis sawetara suwe aku ngomong bab sing padha… Aku mesthi ngrujuk aplikasi CMS / Online minangka webware… Aku gumun yen ora bisa ngerteni luwih akeh.

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