Today February 24, 2006, I launched my new site cristipotlog.com. I hope it's a good day for business, and more content will come pretty soon.
VISUAL STUDIO 2005 GUIDED TOUR MSDN Magazine offers a guided tour of what's new in C#, C++, Visual Basic, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, Team System, security, and generic types. This special issue of MSDN Magazine should provide you with plenty of reasons to enjoy the winter season while basking in the warmth and glow of your monitor. This issue contains the best of our Visual Studio 2005 coverage from the past two years, updated for the final release.
The latest release of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK, the February CTP, is now available for download from the Visual Studio Extensibility site. This CTP contains updated VS Integration sample and documentation content, including updates to the IronPython end-end integration sample. Brand new features of the SDK include the Domain Specific Languages extensibility kit and the Visual Studio Tools for Applications runtime and extensibility kit.
This is supposed to be all in fun, so please don't anyone get bent out of shape about it. Here they are: History of the C family of languages History of the BASIC family of languages A hint though, in case you are a really sensitive guy: - If you like VB, look at the history of the C family first. - If you like C#, Java, or C++, look at the history of the BASIC family first.
The AJAX Toolkit Framework will provide extensible frameworks and exemplary tools for building IDEs (integrated development environments) for the many different AJAX runtime offerings in the market, according to the project proposal. The proposal sais tools built upon these frameworks will initially include: enhanced JavaScript editing features such as edit-time syntax checking; an embedded Mozilla web browser; an embedded DOM (Document Object Model) browser; and an embedded JavaScript debugger.
Here are four articles on MSDN on design patterns: - Dependency Injection by Griffin Caprio - Exploring the Factory Design Pattern by Doug Purdy - Exploring the Observer Design Pattern by Doug Purdy and Jeffrey Richter - Exploring the Singleton Design Pattern by Mark Townsend
Key-note speeches include: - Waterfall Made Easy--The RUP Way by Per Kroll - Maximizing Software Process ROI: How to make your excel chart go green by DJ de Villiers - Extreme Programming Uninstalled by Ron Jeffries - Pair Managing: Two Managers per Programmer by Jim Highsmith - Super Model Driven Architecture: An Update From the OMG by Tyra Banks - Very Large Projects: How to Go So Slow No One Knows You'll Never Deliver by Jutta Eckstein - User Stories and Other Lies Users Tell Us by Mike Cohn Check out the registration page. Waterfall 2006 -- "Come on in, the water's fine." Waterfalls: Not just for tourists."
LISP for Web-development? Now, that's a thought! LISP Deserves a Fresh Look: LISP has potential to handle Web-facing applications using fewer lines of code, and with acceptable memory use and execution speed. The fastest versions of C and C++ programs were faster than most LISP implementations, but the median performance of the LISP implementations was actually twice as good as the median performance of the C and C++ code performing typical tasks (more at www.flownet.com/gat/papers/lisp-java.pdf).
ANTLR logoANTLR, ANother Tool for Language Recognition, is a language tool that provides a framework for constructing recognizers, compilers, and translators from grammatical descriptions containing Java, C#, Python, or C++ actions. ANTLR is popular because it is easy to understand, powerful, flexible, generates human-readable output, and comes with complete source. For a short introduction see, Getting Started with ANTLR.
A software product line (SPL) is a set of software-intensive systems that share a common, managed set of features satisfying the specific needs of a particular market segment or mission and that are developed from a common set of core assets in a prescribed way. Software product lines are rapidly emerging as a viable and important software development paradigm allowing companies to realize order-of-magnitude improvements in time to market, cost, productivity, quality, and other business drivers. Software product line engineering can also enable rapid market entry and flexible response, and provide a capability for mass customization. For more info see the Software Product Lines at CM-SEI.
There's a new article on Software Factories, I found today on TheServerSide.NET.
As of today, February 1st, I installed a counter on my blog. You can get one too at ShinyStat. I was oblivious to traffic before today, but that will change. I hope anyone reads my blog and finds something interesting. Please post comments if you find anything that worth mentioning.