The One Billion Dollar iPhone Calaculator

The One Billion Dollar iPhone Calaculator

So a friend of mine told me a of a one of a C-Level manager responsible for one of the 2020 National Transformation Plan (NTP) initiatives, well he holds many initiatives but he only sat with him on this particular one. Now this manager was rushing toward presenting the initiative and discussing with my friend on the plan and what to do. The headlines are clear but my friend, as the project manager here, was begging the manager for more…

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Next Generation Databases Nosql, Newsql, and Big Data

Next Generation Databases Nosql, Newsql, and Big Data

Having working as a solution architect for many enterprise projects the only thing I can think of when it comes to storage is to throw everything in Oracle or SQLServer. Yes, I was aware of the NoSQL trend by 2007 and gave it couple of reads but within the scope of business and enterprise my only concern is to support the already established data repos they have and to harness the power of ORM frameworks. Nevertheless this didn’t discourage me…

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Everyday EA

Everyday EA

If there is one thing that I have seen people arguing about is what’s an Enterprise Architect? Many of my peer will mention one role or another for EA, some will say it is evolution to the a solution architect. And other will say you try to grab most information about your enterprise IT and ensure the consistency and efficiently of the available resources. Now this is among my peers, but when searching for the concept you will find it…

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Don’t assume, cause when you do you make an …

Don’t assume, cause when you do you make an …

So as part of my job is to analyze data that will be shared among government entities and create the appropriate service artifacts for the services that will carry the data within the service bus. And as part of the guidelines and standards, each service must have its own WSDL file and the data definition within another schema, i.e. XSD. Now when getting involved with load of work your brain start to skip common sense, I know mine does this…

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Arabic need not to apply!

Arabic need not to apply!

Funny thing is that I live in a country where it only has one official language and that is Arabic. But once you start to hunting for jobs or even want some errands to finish you will be faced by a barrier that ourselves build with our own hands, or specifically our tongues, that limits your communication. What I am talking about is the necessity of English to find your way through life. Now if you go to the large…

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You get a job, you get a job, everybody gets a job

You get a job, you get a job, everybody gets a job

So I just read an article in Alriyadh newspaper which in short says the jobs n the mega malls will only be limited to Saudi citizens. So like the Ministry of Labor other regulations, this comes as a sudden decision with no hints at all and for me this is no strange. But what bothers me the most is that these types of jobs will not employee the high education level graduates who are the majority of the youth right…

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It has been time

It has been time

Well, it has been long time since I have last blogged. I don’t know what happened to my old one, alhasanblog.com in 2008, or the blogs.vstoria.com. Well there hasn’t been that much since then except I have left the technicality and development and I am just working on architecture work. Those old time where the one is little bit liberal and adventurous has been replaced by a more moderate and self-controlled. I don’t know but this might be what they…

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