Just got off the phone with David Treadwell, Corporate Vice President of the .NET Developer Platform. Naturally, we started and ended the talk with the blogosphere’s current buzz about “.NET 2.0 Breaks Apps” and “Longhorn Isn’t Being Built On Managed Code.” Along the way, we touched upon languages, optimization, and the future of managed code. […]
Tim Bray says that of $96B in gross revenue, IBM’s consulting services earned $46B. This is one of those datapoints that could fit into a couple of preconceived notions: supporting the OS business model (“The money’s in consulting / support, not software sales!“), damning the OS business model (“If they used Windows, their TCO would be […]
Isn’t that taking “let the punishment fit the crime,” a step too far?
Rick LaPlante just announced that: A version of Team Foundation Server will be included with all role-based SKUs (no additional purchase) MSDN/U subscribers can upgrade to Team Suite for $2300 and “Renewals continue at the promotional price for as long as you are an active subscriber.“ Once again proving: Larry speaks, Redmond trembles. (Note to […]
Good article on tracking garbage collection related problems.
Anyone else experience sudden Newsgator flakiness after installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2? Suddenly, Outlook regularly puts Newsgator into it’s “disabled” list (Accessible via “About/Disabled Items”. I then have to restart to get Newsgator back running, but it’s prone to disappearing again.) Also, it looks like my posting plug-in has broken.
Steve Ballmer concluded that: “diversity in the workplace is such an important issue for our business that it should be included in our legislative agenda….Accordingly, Microsoft will continue to join other leading companies in supporting federal legislation that would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation – adding sexual orientation to the existing […]
Chris Pratley has a great blog entry on Note Flags in which he discusses “the awesome power of Note Flags Summary.” I thought I’d supplement that with my “Getting Things Done”-inspired OneNote organization. First, I’ve customized my Note Flags to be color-coordinated and GTD-like: Second, I organize my notebook into “areas of concern.“ The idea […]
I just wrote an article on Moore’s Law (it’s not available online yet). I ran long and am using this as a “one-to-many” footnote link: “Cramming More Components Onto Integrated Circuits,” Gordon Moore “No Silver Bullet: Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering,“ Fred Brooks “No Silver Bullet Revisited,“ Brad Cox “The Law of Leaky Abstractions,“ Joel […]
In my latest article on Tablet PC programming on DevX, I discuss scaling, reversing, and generally transforming pen data.