Oct
30
2008
0

PDC: Azure and Oslo

Lots of new stuff at the PDC that is going on right now.. but Windows Azure (‘Windows in the clouds’) & Oslo generate the most buzz in the developers community. Windows Azure is of course Microsoft’s response to the c2 and s3 engines of Amazon, Google’s AppEngine and a few others. Interesting, but it will take a few years before enterprise software will be hosted outside of a company’s premises, I suppose. Oslo looks like an interesting meta-modelling platform and with the new M language, Microsoft makes their offering of modelling tools a lot more compelling, I think. Not every DSL lends itself to graphical editing with blocks and lines.

For some more coverage of the event, have a look at born2code.net

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Oct
16
2008
1

Software Developers Conference 2008

Last week, on the second day of the SDC 2008, I visited these sessions:

  1. Deep Dive into Entity Framework Object Services – Julie Lerman
  2. Developing Scalable Apps with Google AppEngine – Nik Kalyani
  3. WPF Data Binding – Brian Noyes
  4. Building a Service Oriented Enterprise System – Dennis Doomen

I will tell you in short what impression each session made on me. read more…

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Oct
09
2008
0

Websibitionism

Last week I was performing at a debate about websibitionism. I worked together with another debater to bring some fire to the parts of the program that involved the public in a debate about the subject. If you can read Dutch, you can read more about the evening here.

The first scene involved a job interview. The employer confronted the candidate for the job with information he found on the internet. It involved private hobby’s, so the candidate thought it didn’t matter to the interview. The employer thought it was public, because it was on the internet. And it was relevant according to him, because it involved non-mainstream hobby’s like nudism and playing with trains. read more…

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Oct
07
2008
0

Microsoft’s Smart Client Software Factory

What does a software developer want to know of the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF) of Microsoft? That is the question that kept me occupied from time to time during the last couple of weeks. Not entirely unimportant, because it came to my attention that a lot has already been written about the SCSF, but these texts did not give a clear impression of it. Not with me, any way, and taking into account all the questions that are being asked about it, not with a lot of other people either. read more…

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