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  • Dmitri Martynov

    ISV technology requirements

    The main driving factors here are: Customers (support of different product versions) Competitors Technology trends Legacy code (extensive approach of adding functionality) Little or none on-site customization during deployment Support of different databases...
  • Jack Gudenkauf (JackG) WebLog

    Thin Clients - Web clients

    The late 1990's saw growth in the Internet through the utilization of an underutilized network infrastructure and the browser wars. PC's were everywhere and they contained an application Host (IE, Netscape, Mozilla, etc..) for running code (script). Corporate...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Standalone Emulator

    I've seen several people ask this question lately so here ya go... It is possible to run the Pocket PC and Smartphone emulators without going through VS.NET. Assuming you used the default paths to install VS.NET 2003 and the Pocket PC 2003/Smartphone...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to manually assemble a .NET Framework 1.0 SP3 XP Embedded component

    XP Embedded SP1 includes components for the .NET Framework 1.0 with SP2 and ASP.NET 1.0 with SP2. Currently there is not an XP Embedded component for the .NET Framework 1.0 with SP3. The following instructions will allow you to unofficially update your...
  • Jack Gudenkauf (JackG) WebLog

    Taking advantage of the distribution of power - Rich Clients

    The superior usability of the PC with its mouse for input and the ability to quickly relay information in a language neutral manner via a graphical user interface became the client platform with which we could develop rich applications. These applications...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    A community by any other name

    A few months ago, I was put on point for patterns & practices “community”. For the previous year, I have been the marketing guy and erstwhile business manager. Community was a new track for me and I had to hit the ground running by connecting with...
  • Jack Gudenkauf (JackG) WebLog

    Let's get personal

    Around the late 1980's Personal Computers (PC's) were starting to provide functionality suited to individual user usages like word processing and spreadsheet functionality. This brought processing and data storage down to the user and away from the central...
  • Jack Gudenkauf (JackG) WebLog

    We get smarter as we evolve

    Back in 1984 I was attending college and the classes reflected the current computing architecture. I took Assembly, Cobol, CICS, and DL1. Assembly and Cobol where the languages of choice for mainframe applications. Cobol was a higher level language and...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Welcome to ... The Code Room

    Ever wonder what would happen if you put 3 developers in a room for 6 hours and asked them to build you an eCommerce system. Nope. Me either however our friends in T.V land had exactly that curiosity and the result is the developer world's answer to reality...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Sparklines and other inspirations

    When someone brings up Avalon , I inevitably gush about how it will transform advanced desktop visualization from a dark art into something very accessible. I’m surely most like an evangelist when I get carried away about the creativity it will unleash...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    Can XML Schemas be considered Open Source?

    First off, this article is not designed to bash anyone, especially WPC. I was motivated to post this entry to identify what could be the start of a disturbing trend - the concept of "open source" XML schemas (complete with an open source license). Licensing...
  • Chris Johnson

    Infopath forms -> ASP.Net forms

    I did some work a while back for a company based in Australia called Unique World Software. One of the products they make is InfoView. This takes Infopath forms and turns them into ASP.Net forms! At the time it was in development ... but it seems it is...
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