.NET Application Foundation?…….

Stefan Demetz wants Microsoft to create an Apache Foundation like organization for .NET developers. Here are a few observations (and my personal opinion) regarding the .NET community: Personal opinion: Microsoft should be a supporter and active participant in the .NET community. Microsoft should NOT be the community. That said, you obvioiusly can’t please everyone – people…

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Developers are not clueless…….

Ok, so I’ve now seen a bunch of posts on the subject of “why developers don’t build scalable systems”. Sure, it’s been phrased different ways: “Why don’t .NET developers grok scalable distributed computing? “”Disinterested Programmers “”The Middle 70%” Ok, enough links and enough beating on this poor dead horse. I’d like to point out that…

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Are you using the Microsoft JVM?

Are you using the Microsoft JVM? If you should know that (the quote below is from here)…… “In a settlement agreement reached in January 2001 to resolve a dispute over Microsoft’s distribution of its Java implementation, Sun and Microsoft agreed to limit the duration of Microsoft’s use of Sun’s source code and compatibility test suites…

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To Webcast or to hold a local event?

I would like to know if developers are more likely to watch a webcast or attend a local event (assuming the topic is the same and it is of interest to them? Personally, I like the local events because there is more to be gained from the event than just technical information. The networking and other…

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Do you subscribe to MSDN Flash?

Is MSDN Flash useful to you? Do you subscribe? If you do, what do you like/dislike about the newsletter?

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James Avery on Sam Gentile on Distributed Computing

James Avery has written my thoughts on Sam’s post better than I could in this post. Enterprise Services and Remoting are things that every “Enterprise Developer” should be aware of and using in many of their applications. That said, not everyone is an “Enterprise Developer” working on large applications that need Enterprise Services and Remoting.  I would…

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Different part of the world means a different DevDays…apparently……

I’ve seen a few posts in the blogosphere regarding the DevDays events that have occurred throughout the world. The one thing that is very apparent is that you are not guaranteed to see the same content or even get the same “goodie bag” from one DevDays to another. In fact, you are not even guaranteed to have paid the same…

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Run NakedObjects on .NET……

I found this three part series: Part 1: The Case for Naked Objects: Getting Back to the Object-Oriented IdealPart 2: Challenging the Dominant Design of the 4-Layer ArchitecturePart 3: Write an application in Java and deploy it on .Net on TheServerSide.com to be very interesting. I think NakedObjects is a pretty neat architecture in and…


Always neat to see the public Internet sites using our technology….

I noticed today that the following sites were running ASP.NET: PaneraBread.com – I love soup in a bread bowl! TheCrimson.com – The Harvard Crimson (Harvard college newspaper) GeorgeWBush.com – Official site of the President of the United States  

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Russ Fustino (of Russ’ Toolshed fame) is someone you want to see present….

Gavin wants everyone to know that Russ Fustino will be at the Tampa Bay .NET User Group meeting tonight (Feb. 11th, 2004) presenting on “Writing Secure Code – Threat Defense“. I had the pleasure of watching a Monday night football game, eating wings, and tossing back a few drinks with Russ last September. He is…