Sean Cambell & Scott Swigart have put up a “summary” of what Gates said about the future as Microsoft sees it and about the new technologies coming from Microsoft in the near future.
That’s the title of Slasdot’s message about this. It’s about this NY Times article: “Google, the highflying Silicon Valley Web search company, recently began holding meetings with bankers in preparation for its highly anticipated initial public offering as it was still engaged in meetings of another kind: exploring a partnership or even a merger withContinue reading “Microsoft and Google merger?”
LinuxWord: “But the general thrust of its argument appears to be that under the GPL, mere human beings — American citizens — arrogate to themselves the right to give permission to copy, modify, or redistribute intellectual property, while that kind of regulation of copyright, according to SCO’s contention, can and must only be done — per Article 1 Section 8 ofContinue reading “SCO attempts to have GPL declared void”
PHP.Net: “PHP 5.0.0 Beta 2 has been released. This is the first feature complete version of PHP 5, and we recommend for PHP users to try it. PHP 5 is still not ready for production use!”Changes can be found here and language changes (of Zend engine 2.0) can be found here.
Parrot is virtual machine for dynamically typed languages such as Perl (version 6 will use Parrot for its execution). Two people have investigated, or rather are still investigating, if it’s possible to compile PHP code to Parrot bytecode. The Parrot runtime enviroment has some nice features such as JIT. Slides of the keynote they heldContinue reading “PHP and Parrot”
Ok, last one for today, I promise. MSDN TV: Lap Around Longhorn: “Chris Anderson and Don Box provide a code-centric high level walk through of the main pillars of Longhorn.” (Length: 52:39)
The news is spreading about a Microsoft employee who was fired because he posted a picture of Apple G5’s being delivered at the Microsoft campus. First off he didn’t get fired because it were G5’s that were photographed, but the fact that he did photograph on the Microsoft campus, which is forbidden (by the contractContinue reading “Microsoft employee fired over posting Apple pictures”
It feels like a deja vu, but they posted C# code for some common design patterns at dofactory.com together with some very minimalistic description of how it works. The information is too little to actually know when to apply the different DPs so you still have to buy “Design Patterns” — the book. Which shows examples inContinue reading “Design Patterns in C#”