Short Gotcha When Working With Extent Initialization In ‘M’

Not just in order to show that this Blog is still alive but also because it may be a little useful hint for all of you doing the first steps with M, the language of the Oslo Developer Center. As you might already know you can create data models with M which are parsed and…


Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part IV

Well I have to hurry up a bit as I initially planned to have this series finished even a while ago and now I’m even struggling to finish it until the end of the year. Anyway here is the next part and as promised this time I will focus on the search providers which feed…

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Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part II

Welcome to part two of this series on how to implement a visual search service for IE8 using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and other .Net technologies or libraries. The first part described the overall scenario of the service and today I want to go into a little more details with respect to the service…

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Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part I

Beta 2 of Internet Explorer has been out for a while now and as you already know one of the new functionalities of Beta 2 is the visual search feature. Since there is a really extensive introduction about visual search and the steps on the IE8 side in this article on the Internet Explorer Team…

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Some Reflections About Software Plus Services

Yesterday I held a high level session about S+S at the Basta conference in Frankfurt. After the session I asked some attendees about if the concept (I don’t use the term strategy on purpose) became clear. Unfortunately the feedback was mixed. One response I got was even that S+S is not really something relevant for…

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