Marc: My Words

Janitor of the Evil Room

June, 2006

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    More on Ruby and .NET

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    Hmm, Ruby and .NET are obviously a hot topic for people... A couple of comments to the blog asked me if I'd seen Ruby.NET. I have but one of the posts on John Lam's blog points to it, so I hadn't explicitly mentioned it. But it is here if you want...
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    Ruby and .NET (happen soon, please)

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    You can probably tell that I'm a big fan of Ruby (and Ruby On Rails) along with my love of all things Microsoft. Working variously with Ruby and C# is interesting because of the differing natures of the languages. I like C# - it all makes sense, and...
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    ws-monetize

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    Talking of ws-* stuff, another idea that springs to mind is ws-monetize (bear with me..). Again, if - in an emerging world of APIs - I'm looking to use a service for, say, access to a particular algorithm for use in an application I'm building. The...
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    ws-reputation

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    I've mentioned 'ws-reputation' before here . Moving on from the whether or not I can use the services I desire - and use them productively at that - I'm still concerned that the service I've chosen may simply disappear, or change annoyingly. I don...
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    Criteria for success of APIs

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    What's going to make a successful web API? This question came up this week in the context of 'API consistency'. There was some discussion over whether it matters to have a consistent set of APIs if you're offering services on the web. My thoughts on...
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    World Cup + Nice Weather = Zero Productivity

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    What a busy month. I've been back-to-back with envisioning work this month, which is great fun, but it's difficult to switch off and do some personal work after home time as you need to keep everything to the forefront of your mind for the duration...
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    .NET Framework 3.0 Community Site

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    If you haven't seen it yet, the community site for .NET Framework 3.0 is here!
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    HPC on The Register

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    There's a nice article on The Register on High Performance Computing mentioning Prof. Simon Cox at Microsoft HPC Institute at the University of Southampton. I've just finished a Proof of Concept project working with Simon and his team in the engineering...
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    WinFx = .NET Framework 3.0

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    And so the big news is that WinFx is to be officially titled .NET Framework 3.0. This post makes everything clear. In particular, I'm pleased that Infocard finally has a name "Windows CardSpace".
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    A bit more Vista...

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    Just to conclude on the Vista install - it's all working a treat now on my M400 and in particular I HAVE AERO GLASS WORKING. w00t! This was no real effort - just a trip to Windows Update.
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    Day 1 on Windows Vista...

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    (*affect Geordie accent*) and Marc is in the living room fiddling with the new Vista Control Panel. He's now had Vista installed for four hours... And so on in a Big Brother-style. So it all works on my new Toshiba M400 so far - I've installed Office...
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    ASP.Net hosting of WF Designer using AJAX

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    Jon Flanders blog has a teaser of some Ajax-y features he's been coding using Atlas to enable the hosting of the WF designer in an ASPX page. I can't wait to see how he's done it. Hosting the designer (as I've mentioned) is a bit of a pain when all...
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    Upcoming WPF applications for Vista

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    The new SeeWindowsVista site is a showcase for Vista applications being constructed with WPF. Have a click around for some cool applications. In particular, click 'Connecting People' and then 'British Library' to see an outstanding visualiser for ancient...
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