IronPython Studio

Hi… dynamic languages make their inroad to Microsoft. I just found IronPython Studio on Codeplex (see http://www.codeplex.com/IronPythonStudio/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=8934). They just released a December CTP. It is also part of the Visual Studio SDK (see Visual Studio SDK). This version merges with a given VS on your machine (standard or above). They recorded a screen cast showing…

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Mommy. Why is there a Server in the House?

HI… sometimes I feel that our marketing lacks the esprit that others have… sometimes I don’t http://www.stayathomeserver.com/ This is simply .. as we Germans put it… GEIL!!! CU 0xff

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Compiling IronRuby

Hi… I was recently doing an update regarding Visual Studio. I now have Visual C# Express 2008 on my machine (the final) and no more VS2005. Also, I was doing an update with IronRuby (currently I have Version 65 on my drive) and discovered that the solution file for the Visual Studio 2008 version is…

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Microsoft Live Labs – Volta

Hi… ok, I must admit it took me quite a while to get it. After reading the documentation I found THE sentences to define it in a few words right on the landing page: The Volta technology preview is a developer toolset that enables you to build multi-tier web applications by applying familiar techniques and…

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XBox Gaming night…DPE Germany

Hi… working in a company like this is great fun… especially with those kinds of products and this kind of people around you. OK, they have beaten me up in Halo 3 … but it was fun. Here a picture of our stadium in our office: Two XBox 360, two cool screens and lots of…

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Bell’s Law…

Hi…   I found a nice paper by MSR here ftp://ftp.research.microsoft.com/pub/tr/TR-2007-146.pdf. It is about Bell’s law of the life cycle of computer classes. Gordon Bell tries to find some kind of rules behind the development hardware has done over the past 50 years. One statement really caught my attention: “Nathan’s Law, also attributed to Bill…

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Nice Clipping regarding Web 2.0…

Hi… “…Web 2.0 looks like: user focused, collaborative, decentralized.” From Fitzgerald: Learning Ruby, O’Reilly, p.181 CU 0xff

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Buying Companies… how to choose…

Hi… ever thought on buying a company to extend your capabilities?? Well, this is what larger corps like Microsoft, Cisco, IBM or others do all the time. I found a nice article on how Microsoft decides which on to acquire: http://www.news.com/beyond-binary/8301-13860_3-9824046-56.html CU 0xff

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BarCamp Rhein Neckar

Hi… I was in Mannheim this weekend for the local bar camp. It was very interesting for me (it was my first to be honest). I have to think about lots of things I heard, I was asked etc. But… I’ll be back 😉   Since Lori (www.on10.net/blogs/lorigros) was responsible for bringing me to the…

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Yet Another Community…

Hi… in the past few weeks I heard so many people talking about new ideas all around community in the web. It seems like you only have to find something which humans tend to do in groups or at least two share an interest in (any kind of sports, hobby, whatever and no matter how…

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