May 2003 - Posts
Randy's post about CLI development for non-Windows platforms reminds me of another non-Windows implementation I've heard about. It a CLI implementation that targets smartcards, from a vendor called HiveMinded. There has been an announce of Schlumberger - from the Smart cards and terminals division - about a Smartcard.NET early this year, and also a FAQ.
I can imagine some really cool use cases, but I wanted to share this information with all of you and may be start a discussion about the various uses we could imagine for such a device.
So, feel free to comment and give your ideas ;-)
Yesterday, G. Andrew Duthie announced the availability of the Community Starter Kit v 1.0. Today, the three other SK are also released in version 1.0 and downloadable from here. Enjoy ;-)
Here is what you can read on the IIS6 Res Toolkit page. It's a 6 Mb download.
The IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools can help you administer, secure, and manage IIS. Use them to query log files, deploy SSL certificates, employ custom site authentication, verify permissions, troubleshoot problems, implement delegated administration, run stress tests, and more.
The following tools are available in this package:
- CustomAuth Version 1.0
- IISCertDeploy.vbs Version 1.0
- IIS Host Helper Service Version 1.0
- IISState Version 3.0
- Log Parser Version 2.1
- Metabase Explorer Version 1.6
- Permissions Verifier Version 1.0
- RemapUrl Version 1.0
- SelfSSL Version 1.0
- TinyGet Version 5.2
- Web Capacity Analysis Tool Version 5.2
- WFetch Version 1.3
That's weird, Windows XP is mentionned as being a supported OS. Metabase Explorer is a nice tool.
More than 770 projects on SourceForge claim to use C# as development language. Some have not released any file yet, but some project already contain very interresting pieces of code.
There are a lot of libraries, web applications including portals, blog engines, development tools, games and game engines...
I know what I'm going to do during the next week-end or so ;-)
Nikhil is teasing us with daily information about what the next release of ASP .NET Web Matrix will contain. His last post is about the extensibility of Web Matrix. Then next released - expected to go public in a couple of days from now - will support three different kind of plug-ins. APIs will allow developers to access to a lot of information about the current page, the DB connections, and so on. That's going further than what I expected. I'm looking forward to see it.
Well, I saw a post from Samer Ibrahim calling for people going to attend TechEd US in Dallas. I won't have the chance to, but I will attend TechEd Europe in Barcelona (Spain). If you're going too, may be we can setup a rendez-vous and have an "IRL" meeting?
It would be nice to meet the guys behind the blogs, I think. Well, see you there.
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I was speaker at the Autodesk EMEA TechCamp '03 those last two days in Nice (in the south of France).
During the Keynote, Autodesk CTO Scott Borduin said many good things about .NET. A lot of guys in this company just seem to love .NET.
I was invited to provide a .NET overview session and a .NET Hands On Lab to illustrate the .NET technology since Autodesk has just introduced a new tool called "Envision" in the GIS market.
There was also a Hands On Lab session about Envision .NET APIs. I attended this session, and it was really amazing to develop kinda plug-ins for this product with plain C# assemblies. There's a form on Autodesk's web site to order a 30 days eval CD. From what I've seen, the eval version comes with sample data files and sample templates for creating add-ins in C#. I wanted to play with this product again tonight, so it's just too bad that one cannot directly download the eval version from their web site. I'll have to wait and check my mail box.
If you have the opportunity, I recommend that you have a look at this interresting product that can serve as the GUI for various kind of applications requiring visualization (building maintenance, concert room ticketing system, ...). I guess there are a lot of use cases for this tool, but one has to know that it exists...
Received from the Mono list:
You can get my Gtk# RSS reader from
Please keep in mind that it is not tested and you use it at your own
risk. It requires mono 0.24, Gtk# 0.9, and gtkmozembed-sharp from cvs
(which required mozilla built with Gtk2).
To run it:
1. Edit Feeds.xml (the format is pretty simple)
3. mono GtkSharpRSS.exe
There is a TODO file included with the source, and it should be obvious
what I could use help with to speed things up. Any feedback would be
appreciated. So far RSS.NET seems to work, but I am only using a small
part of it.
Eric Sink writes:
I like C#. More importantly, I just turned 35 so I am way too old to ever learn another programming language. Please make C# awesome. It is probably the last language I will ever use.
I know what you mean, Eric, but I don't think so. .NET gives you the lowest NBR (neurons burn rate) on the market. So, if you want to, you'll have plenty of time to learn X# when it comes out ;-)
Awaited for a long time, a decent ORB for .NET:
"Ideal for enterprises with mixed IT environments, Borland® Janeva™ is designed to provide seamless, high-performance interoperability between Microsoft® .NET Framework applications and J2EE™ and CORBA® infrastructures.
Janeva allows Microsoft .NET Framework client- or server-based applications to access J2EE and CORBA server-side components through the highly scalable and secure Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP™). Janeva is tightly integrated with popular development environments for the Microsoft .NET Framework, including Microsoft Visual Studio® for .NET and Borland C#Builder.™ Janeva helps accelerate the application lifecycle at a low total cost of ownership: implementation requires no expertise with J2EE or CORBA technologies, no change to back-end systems, and no additional hardware or software investments."
Looks like Fabrice will once again have to update his list.
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