April 2004 - Posts
I'm in the market for a great calendar control for the web. I'd like one that provides multiple views (Daily, Weekly and Monthly). I've looked at the offering from Media Chase and it looks good. One of my requirments is for source code. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I'm a little late on this but “Microsoft published the code for one of its products on an open-source software development Web site late Monday, departing from its hard-line stance against making the underlying components of its technology available to the general public.”
Article can be found here and the code can be found on Source Forge. Also, the author has a blog entry.
Has anyone really had to reformat their hard drive?
“IMPORTANT NOTE: Technology Previews are not “alpha” or “beta” quality. They should only be installed on dedicated machines as no guarantees are made that the hard drive will not require reformatting once the customer’s evaluation is complete. Microsoft will still release alphas and betas of Visual Studio 2005 ("Whidbey"). Developers can look to these releases to provide increasing features, quality, and stability.“
Also, I'm assuming that this is a newer version then the PDC version. Is that correct?
I really do. I started using Linux when I founded a small ISP 9 years ago. I've since moved to other adventures but I still use the Linux OS in my production environment for core services like DNS and Mail. I've never thought one OS was better then the other. I believe each has their strengths. I've always had the opinion that free software is not really free. There are hidden costs. I was reading an interesting article this morning over at Forbes.com. Here are some quotes:
“This is not a religion," Carey says. "I want the most value for the dollars I spend."
I've have many peers that are die hard Linux fans and bash Windows. It drives me nuts. Each OS solves a problem.
“Carey says one reason he embraced Linux was its lower cost. But if Linux becomes almost as expensive as Windows, why not go with Windows, and benefit from the work of thousands of Microsoft engineers and programmers? Carey talks about "the innovation premium"--meaning the price you pay to get the latest and greatest.”
I couldn't agree more.
New bits for Microsoft's User Interface Application Block have been released.
The UIP Application Block is designed to help you:
- Abstract all navigation and workflow code from the user interface
- Enable the use of the same programming model for different types of application
- Remove all state management from the user interface
- Persist snapshot state across processes