My colleague Joe Walnes pointed me to a fascinatingly simple tool developed by our colleague Chris Stevenson. TextDox (part of AgileDox) is a tool to automatically generate documentation from JUnit test cases. Sounds ridiculous, but then that’s what Wardish ideas are like. via [Martin Fowler’s Bliki]
< blockquote dir=”ltr” style=”MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px”> The standard answer to the people wanting to really understand how .NET works is to go to the source, i.e. the Rotor source code. Now, there is one step better: these great presentations from the Rotor Conference (scroll to the bottom) from people like Peter, and <a title=”http://staff.develop.com/jasonw/weblog/” href=”http://staff.develop.com/jasonw/weblog/”” xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”>Jason […]
Eric Kidd has written an eloquent post dismaying of the future for small ISVs. He sees the future dominated by two forces: Microsoft and Open Source. He laments for a third way, where “30 person companies” can be significant. He has some good points: Microsoft and Open Source are going to be around and they are […]
Download new Emulator Images that allow you to test your applications in all available Pocket PC 2003 languages. via [Microsoft Download Center] < p dir=”ltr”> Microsoft released the new version of the Pocket PC operating system today. It’s called Windows Mobile 2003 and I think its most important features are built-in WiFi and Bluetooth support. […]
Jeff Bezos wants his company to offer mini-Amazons to companies needing a successful Web commerce tool. The technology that runs the popular shopping site may be its most valuable product offering. via [Wired News] < p dir=”ltr”> I think this makes a lot of sense. Internal Business Machines and National Cash Register were built on […]
PARC researcher Mark Yim builds amazing modular robots that can self-reconfigure from a snake to a loop to a spider without stopping. Check out the videos–very Transformers-esque! For those in the San Francisco Bay Area, Yim is speaking on Monday in a public seminar at the Intel Research Berkeley lablet! Link Discuss (Thanks, Eric!) via […]
How do people make license-restricted software? You know, 30-day trial edition, but when you enter your name, company, and keycode, the software says “Yeah, that’s fine.” Do people roll their own (and, if so, are there “best practices”), or is this a commercial market in which there are a few players (a la installers)?
I love the Tablet PC as a platform. But in light of some recent postings about it, I have to say one thing: application software that takes advantage of the pen is still extremely rare. There’s a current ad from Microsoft showing a literary agent marking up a book proposal on the Tablet PC (actually, it’s […]
Tim Bray: Of course, if we need to do some extension work to fit this out for financial applications, that can be done, right? via [Sam Ruby] RSS was, I think, the very first XML format I ever saw (I may be repressing VRML, but that’s not surprising). And remember Active Desktop in Windows 98 (?). […]
Praise for books by Fritz Onion, Shawn Wildermuth, Don Box and Chris Sells, Jeffrey Richter, and others in my latest .NET and Windows Watch column in SD Times.