Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

London Stock Exchange Lesson

October 8th, 2009 by Martin

I have to say that I am not surprised by news about London Stock Exchange. It is just an example of enterprise software status these days. It is shame that someone is promoting 100% availability. It is just not possible… 99,8% maybe but definitely not on top of MS SQL 2000. Small quiz: Why companies like Amazon or Google are not using Microsoft technologies? I think it is not a question of money for licenses ;).

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Preview of Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Developer Documentation

July 30th, 2009 by Martin

Microsoft published a preview of SharePoint products and technologies 2010 technical  developer documentation. Archive white papers and SDK documentation. Not much, but interesting.

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Microsoft has its head deep in sand!

June 18th, 2009 by Martin

I am long term Windows developer (not only of course). I always tried to be fair and objective when I was talking about Microsoft, Linux, Open Source and such topics…  But today I came about this link. It was classical example of total ignorance that will lead to dead of company in a long terms. Not now, not tomorrow, but will die in a few years from now. I felt really sad while I was reading that lies. I know it is not about technology, it is about business and money ;). Thank you very much, I prefer different world.

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Microsoft released a new programming language

May 12th, 2009 by Martin

I am happy to see that Microsoft responses to multi core challenges with a new weapon – a new programming language targeted towards concurrency named Axum (previously code named Maestro). As Erlang lover and .NET developer, I am really curious what is behind and looking forward to play with it (it will be hard job to convince me that Erlang  is not best in this area ;)).

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Reason why I prefer Linux as my primary OS

May 3rd, 2009 by Martin

While  I am thinking about myself as OS agnostic person, I do have some preferences or opinions about what is an ideal OS form me. I switched my personal computer to Linux a few years ago, but my workstation OS was usually chosen by my employer IT department. To be honest I did not try Vista, I was happy with XP and this was true even after a lot of my colleagues moved to Vista (and back  to XP again). For software developer there are more essential things than Aero or new security model. Developer needs to write code, compile and debug. I have to say that best development experience on Microsoft platform was with combination of Visual Studio 2008 and Windows XP.

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Death of Linq to SQL

October 31st, 2008 by Martin

Well, I have to say that I was not a fan of Linq2SQL, I did not quite get an idea what is Microsoft going to do with. From this article I came to conclusion, that only Entity Framework will be developed and used as Microsoft’s default data access solution.  Or maybe they will drop Entity Framework for NHibernate or object databases in some time. ;)

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Most wanted VS.NET feature

October 1st, 2008 by Martin

I am long term Microsoft Visual Studio user (not only of course ;)). I used more than six versions in my professional history. This week I read an article about new Visual Studio 2010. It was full of new features like more support for testing, Agile and… Well I have to say that I am a bit sad about all that new features. My personal most wanted feature from VS.NET is speed, responsiveness and extendability. Unfortunately none of them is on a road map. Just bloating…

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Debugging .NET Framework

January 17th, 2008 by Martin

I wrote a post about this great news for all .NET/Mono developers. Today I came across Shawn Burke’s post about how to configure Visual Studio 2008 to use these symbols. I gave it a try and it works nicely. Great post!

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Microsoft Live Labs announced a new project – Volta

December 6th, 2007 by Martin

Volta is Microsoft’s attempt to create toolkit for creating multi-tier web applications. It should be declarative and ease web developer’s life by adding more abstraction to development. I have to say that I am a bit confused by many MS projects that are web related (like AJAX, Silverlight and now Volta). I am going to take a deeper look into it and hopefully will write some finding here.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 for .NET 2.0 Projects

December 6th, 2007 by Martin

I had very limited free time for playing with VS2008 in a previous versions, event if it became an officially available. Yes I read about new features on ScottGu’s and other blogs, but it has nothing to do with practice ;). So I decided that I will trust in a new VS version and converted our current .NET 2.0 (Windows Forms) project to VS2008. It works like a charm (but be sure to backup all first, you never know!!!). Only one important think is (as posted by Daniel Larson today) to backup your solution before converting it. I have to say that Visual Studio 2008 seems to me running much faster an smoother. I am working with it for a two days and did not face any issue or trouble.

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