I was leaving my apartment this morning and walked north along the narrow streets. Suddenly I heard a voice somewhere shouting “Nooo! I’m innocent!” (though in juvenile Swedish). I then saw two soldiers in camouflage uniforms running across the intersection with assault rifles and heavy comm gear.
Posts of year 2007
It has only been seven months since the last roadshow but the MSDN Live team is on the road again. Just as last time, a lot was said about ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight and rich clients.
You may be familiar with the model-view-controller (MVC) architectural pattern. For instance, Ruby on Rails development use a MVC-based architecture. Scott Guthrie recently held a presentation at the ALT.NET Conference in Austin. The talk was filmed by Scott Hanselman) and it’s the first public demonstration of an upcoming technology: The ASP.NET MVC Framework.
Is it just me and my imagination, or is airline security becoming more irrational every day? For instance, consider the security check before boarding. It is adamant and removes all nail scissors regardless of size, but as soon as you board the aircraft, the steward gives you a glass bottle with a smile and offer you to buy more in the taxfree..
The wheels of software development spins ever faster. It’s like a car with no brakes, where someone keeps pressing the accelerator. I love new technology, but sometimes I wonder if the car will keep accelerating for eternity or simply crash and burn.
ASP.NET has been taking a lot of hard words since its inception. Most of the complaints are well deserved, but there are some ways to make things slightly better.
Every summer SKYTRAX compile information from 14 million surveys taken by over 90 nationalities. The result of these surveys leads to the World Airline Awards. The results for 2007 are:
Today it was revealed that Microsoft will release the sourcecode to parts of the .NET Framework. It will likely occur during the shipment of VS2008 and .NET Framework 3.5. This means you won’t have to peek through disassemblers such as Reflector any longer to understand what’s going on under the hood (yes, the .NET Framework libraries are unobfuscated and the IL can be reverse-engineered).
The culling of cinemas in my home town continues. After the tragic demise of Victoria and Draken (even though it still lives as a host for the annual cinema festival) the time has come to two old friends: Downtown and Palladium.
The very popular content management system EPiServer is about to get a major upgrade to version 5. For some reason the name has been chosen as “EPiServer CMS”, but at least it’s better than “EPiServer 2007” or “EPiServer Ultimate”.