Some amusing out-takes: People waste a lot of time on various communications modalities. Today software doesn’t know which calls or e-mails are important to you. We’ve all been in meetings where peoples’ cell phones ring. We’ve all gone to our e-mail and found lots of unusual, unwanted e-mail that wastes our time. I have beenContinue reading “Bill Gates speech at the University of Illinois”
Joel Spolsky talks about Microsoft Program Managers (2nd post): Ah, polo shirts and khaki pants. I miss Redmond. Where else can you go to the Gap on Sunday, come back to work the next day, and find twelve other program managers wearing the exact same thing you just bought? I used to say that ProgramContinue reading “Non-Technical Program Managers”
I’m going to post this because many people are asking for it on the net and we needed it aswell. For our project we need to serialize objects to XML and deserialize them later on. The compact framework (which is the version that runs on Pocket PCs) does not support this. However, the guys atContinue reading “XmlSerializer for Pocket PC”
A couple of days ago we heard a plea from the open source to make Java open source. Now IBM, one of driving forces behind Java (they developed most of J2EE), urges Sun to open up Java aswell: IBM has sent an open letter to Sun Microsystems, urging the company to make Java technology openContinue reading “IBM urgens Sun to make Java open source, Sun agrees to talk”
“Why is everyone in such a rush?”, that’s what Peter Norvig asks himself: Researchers (Hayes, Bloom) have shown it takes about ten years to develop expertise in any of a wide variety of areas, including chess playing, music composition, painting, piano playing, swimming, tennis, and research in neuropsychology and topology. There appear to be noContinue reading “Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years”
Jon Udell interviews David Treadwell, general manager of the .NET Platform Developer Division: We asked David Treadwell, Microsofts general manager of the .Net Platform Developer Division, to comment on key issues that arose while researching .Nets performance. Treadwells answers were surprisingly frank and shed light on Microsofts Longhorn future.
Bill Gates is still the richest person in the world. With an estimated capital of 46.6 billion dollars. Let’s just say there are days that I make less money.
An in-depth KDE 3.2 review at Ars Technica. Through Jeffrey Gelens
Patrick Logan: Clearly MSFT is a force to be reckoned with. They are making a huge investment to bring even more developers more solidly into their API camp, which is not easily emulated. What I hope happens to Linux is that significant developers continue to realize that the linux core is solid, and that goodContinue reading “What Happens to Java/Linux When Longhorn Ships?”