June 2003 - Posts
While we all think ASP.NET is dam cool, in terms of the the CLR its on its own. Ben Forta (a CF guru for Macromedia) asks what next for CF
and the discussion has moved to a CF version of the CLR. Ben has asked if a CLR version would sell, my arguement is it would.
Scoble issues the challenge here.
Here's another quote: "Please, whatever you do, stay away from .NET. It is nothing but more proprietary lock-in from the biggest proprietary software company in the world. If you are working at a company that is considering using .NET, do everything you can to keep away them from it."
Three words, Rotor, Mono, Dot GNU....
reports on a MS provided addon for J# so you can run apps that use Swing in J#. A feature to export Swing to WinForms would have been cool.
A little OT from .NET but Scott did say we could cover geek subjects now and again, so some info on one of my fave geek subjects :)
Creating RMA in Flash is approaching a stage where the chosen file format will be in XML. With Royale and Turbine 6.0 set to use XML and Laszlo already using it the stage is set (and I am sure other applications will be created). I wonder even at this stage if having all these different file formats is such a good idea and that a process should really be under way to create a unified file format. Some may say SVG but I don't think this format be suitable as the file format would need to be of a higher level (maybe a SVG base though). Also the inline scripting that these file formats use should also have a unified format, Macromedia lead the way here with the ECMA script based ActionScript, surely a format could be defined from that.
Royale was presented at JavaOne by Macromedia sales engineer Kevin Hoyt, here he blogs how that presentation went but goes into no new details about Royale. I see a trend here that has me worried, first the FAQ says its "syntax is based on JSP" and then they present the product at JavaOne....to a lot of Java programmers. Conclusion, you use Java, you will love Royale.
C# is not a millon miles from Java in syntax terms (although if you really want to corner the .NET market you should stick to its ethos and aim at ANY managed language not just (the obvious) one) but my hope is that the hype machine drives at .NET as much as Java.
If you use Flash with ASP.NET then this is worth reading
Lots of folks with "Currently listening to" so I thought I would try something different and go with.
Currently reading: The quantum brain: the search for freedom and the next generation of man.
Just noticed this slide in one of the Rotor workshop slides.
We seek a full-time Technical Program Manager to ensure that the CLR remains the most innovative multi programming language runtime in the industry. The role is divided into four roughly equal areas of activity:
I think Jason or Sam would be good for this role :)
The big news is that Sourcegear will use Mono to allow for a cross platform sourcecontrol application. Other news is that the webservices engine is now a part of the Mono runtime and the most of the SDK tools are done. The JScript engine is really moving on, at some point I will have to check out the CVS source to see how this is pushing on.
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