November 2002 - Posts
P# is a Prolog implementation for .NET. It translates Prolog code to C#. DeKlarit inference engine is built in Prolog, so I spend a few hours each day doing Prolog programming. I'll give this one a try...
Also, the BinNet guys have a Java- based Prolog interpreter. They compiled it with J# so they have it now running in .NET.
I really enjoy reading the ThinkGeek's Despair posters from time to time.
My preferred ones are Incompetence and Mediocrity.
Hierarchy Doesn't Scale My thoughts on the short-comings of the use of hierarchy to organize data and a plea for something better.
Their idea was that you should be able to have 'queries', not folders (even if you can have folders in BEOS). You could have a shortcut for an 'emails from my boss' folder on your desktop, which really maps to a query in your inbox. When you open it, you have the data there. When a new email arrives, it automatically appears there. All of this as fast as if you had a real folder opened.
Google has showed the world the way to look for information. I have a lot of documentation in my hard drive but I never use it. Compare the time it takes to find the docs for System.Data.SqlClient
in Google or in the MSDN library that ships with VS.NET. We need to have something as good as Google to look for information in our hard drives, and that's it.
Yes, I know is not that easy ;).
"Mindreef SOAPscope Personal is an easy-to-use, toolkit independent diagnostic aid for developers, testers and application support technicians who must isolate Web Services problems. Our primary design goal with SOAPscope Personal was to create the best logger/viewer for Web Services - one that is SOAP, WSDL and XML aware. Most Web Services developers and testers use some type of tracing tool to troubleshoot problems, but the available tools lack the features needed to make troubleshooting efficient. By combining a scaleable logging environment with many innovative features, Mindreef SOAPscope Personal easily meets our original goal."
MindReef showed the beta version at the Web Services DevCon to critical acclaim. It sure looks good.
The demo at the Web Services DevCon was really impressive. I really expected that it will be much higher priced. If you are doing Web Services development, you want to pay $99 and get this tool.
Developing and Maintaining Production Systems Very good information on developing and running production systems. Its too bad that a.) I didn't have this when I did my first production system b.) it is still too difficult to do a lot of this without a significant budget and c.) there are always more things to do than time to do them.
[via All Things Java]
While randomly surfing the web during a break in my class, I found this incredible document. It's a giant 608 page PDF document titled Building Secure ASP.NET Applications: Authentication, Authorization, and Secure Communication.
I'll say it again, Wow! The document is really impressive. Now you know why it's almost impossible to get the security right! 608 pages!
I think both companies did an excellent job and I was very happy to hear them acknowledge the importance of live events, in a variety of different formats. If an event such as this is organized in your area, I think it's definitely worth going to: it is, of course, primarily a marketing exercise by both companies, but I think the content was quite substantial and provided audience members a good understanding of the substantive issues of the platform decision.
We've been using FogBugZ for bug tracking in a small project. We just upgraded to the lastest version.
Before upgrading, I took a look to JIRA. I really liked it, but the FogBugZ upgrade price was low, so we decided go for it.
When looking at JIRA I found a feature which I knew I won't be able to live without: having a RSS feed for different views of the Bug list (the ones assigned to me, the ones that must be fixed before the next release, etc).
NewzCrawler is my primary browsing tool, and I'm really kind of annoyed when I have to open a new browser window and type an URL. I only do it on daily basis for a local news site and for Cafe Au Lait.
So, I built an RSS feed for FogBugZ.
Microsoft made the 'Everett' Final Beta available for MSDN subscribers.
We were working with the eariler betas for a while, and we'll be releasing a DeKlarit 2.0 Beta that will run in Everett in the next couple of weeks.
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