OOP, performance, C# on non-MS platforms top subscriber concerns Object-oriented analysis & design is the topic of most interest to subscribers of my mailing list, with fundamentals of object-oriented programming coming in second. Tuning C# for performance is next, the top-most .NET-specific interest and a topic of perennial interest. I might have guessed these results, but […]
Jason Whittington quoted this: Matt Gripes wrote I’m glad Ximian wrote a C# port to linux, but, at the end of the day, is .NET going to be a uni-platform technology? [Thinking In .NET] And then Jason added: This problem is one I’ve been thinking about a lot lately….The real question in my mind is […]
Winter Vomiting Disease is currently spreading fast through Scotland and northern England. Link (via Exciting Monkey Bum Stories for Boys & Girls) So that’s what I catch the morning after Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve!
Information Awareness. This article should have been an indictment of how the government has failed to protect the voters from identity fraud, and instead protects only the banks and government bureaucrats. In fact, the government is completely impotent to prevent similar and ongoing fraud — the problems with identity security across the entire economic infrastructure […]
Cedric Beust’s blog entry from the J2EE / .NET Smackdown event. Since he was in the audience, he was actually able to see the slides! He’s got some good quotes.
Matt Gripes wrote: What about platform independence? I thought one of the paramount reasons to write applications in Java was “write once, run anywhere”. I like that my java apps work on any platform that has a JVM. When did that become unimportant or unnecessary? I’m glad Ximian wrote a C# port to linux, but, […]
Everett (Visual Studio .NET 2003) is now in final beta and available for download to MSDN subscribers. Big news for me is that all the code for Thinking in C# (did you know that you can download the digital version?) has been checked and that VSN2K3 (oh yeah, that’s attractive) contains built-in support for programming […]
J2EE vs. .NET “Smackdown” I was a “referee” last night at the J2EE vs. Microsoft “Smackdown” event created by SD Forum and held in Redwood Shores. There were about 300 people in the room and afterwards I talked with both teams and both felt that it was a good event, so I think there’s a […]
Byte going pay-per-view in bid to stay afloat. Byte was the magazine for the personal computer enthusiast “in the day.” Personally, I think that a cycle has come full around and there’s probably demand for a print Byte-like magazine again but in the words of Austin Powers: “Alas, that train has sailed.”
Baby.msi Installation complete, reboot? I’m proud to announce that at 1:07am this morning Christina and my first major release went gold. Claire Elizabeth Whittington was born at 8 pounds even. Mom and baby are both doing fine and are asleep. Dad is sooo sleepy. Guess I’ve got plenty more of that to look forward to […]