I’m at JumpIn Camp in Zurich and we’ve been diving deep into PHP on Azure. One of the things that we’ve done is talk about a ton of resources that are available out there on the web to learn more about PHP on Azure. To that end, I thought I’d collect a few of them here on my blog. In the morning, I talked at a high level about what » read more.
I was asked earlier when to use what Microsoft client Technology. I thought about just sending a link to Michael Schroeder’s post but decided I should put in my own thoughts on the matter first. At the heart of Michael’s post is this table. WPF WPF XBAP Silverlight ASP.Net + AJAX Client Windows XP SP2 (With .Net 3.0), Vista and obviously Windows 7 Internet Explorer + Windows XP SP2 (with » read more.
I decided to create a simple photo gallery in the ASP.NET MVC framework. The fun part is that this level of application is really the new “Hello World”. It takes less time to build than the “Hello World” did back in the day. In this post, I’ll walk you through the process of creating this simple photo gallery with the MVC framework. First, let’s talk a little about what the » read more.
I did a joint session with James Ward from Adobe at the JAOO conference. As you know I’m an evangelist for Microsoft focusing on RIA and UX. James is one of the Flex evangelists for Adobe. This is a talk that James and I have been talking about trying to pull off for quite a while and I was thrilled that we actually got to do it. James and I » read more.
As an Architect, you should be more than just a technical guy. Your job is to be the liaison between the technical side of the world and the business side of the world. You need to be able to effectively communicate with all sides and understand the motivations of the different parts of the business. To that end, this quarter’s ArcReady is here to help you. This quarter, your local » read more.
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently looking at DSLs. That’s not on purpose, it’s just happened that way as I’ve been to a number of different conferences, such as Central Ohio Day of .NET where Jay Wren was talking about Boo and DSLs. I’ve also been in on a lot of discussions with Joe O’Brien and others about them. From Martin Fowler – “The basic idea of a » read more.
Ray Ozzie kicked off the MIX keynote by talking about the fantastic new things that have happened at Microsoft in the past year that are really re-engineering the DNA at Microsft from the acquisition of Aquantitive to the fantastic internal work with Silverlight 2.0 and IE8. As an employee in the trenches, it’s often hard to keep focus on that big picture and remember that the company is aggressively self » read more.
This quarter’s ArcReady is coming quickly. This quarter we are talking about Software + Services (S+S). This is Ray Ozzie’s vision of the future of the industry. It’s a vision that encapsulates SOA, SaaS and Web 2.0 and really takes it to the next level. SOA can be how you compose, govern and control your services but it doesn’t talk enough about delivery of the software to the user. SaaS » read more.
I blogged last about Platforms verses Applications and put the statement out there that platforms beat applications every time. At least one of my readers (Alan Stevens) agrees with me. My other reader hasn’t commented yet. Alan pointed out, however, that I missed some rather important platforms that Microsoft ships. One that all of the developers in the audience (on the Microsoft technology stack so that doesn’t include you Joe) » read more.
Soma Segar did a Red vs. Blue show with Church and the gang. It was funny hearing Soma, who is always seems to be serious, chatting with the guys that aren’t. One of the things that he talked about was the Balmer Developers, Developers, Developers speech in terms that I actually agree with. He said that Microsoft is a platform company at heart and that we have been since the » read more.