December 2003 - Posts
Some thoughts on Scale and Performance on large scale application development from Hugh Pyle (Groove Software Engineer). Worth reading.
Talking about SBS2K3 from my prior posting - this is an important update: Windows SharePoint Services and Windows Small Business Server 2003 Installation Update. Need it to get WSS running on your SBS2K3 server.
SBS 2003 Best Practices book will be out soon. If you get an opportunity to check SBS2K3 out, do so! In one small contained & complete package you get “everything” to deploy for 75 users (max capacity). It is perfect for a small software development shop and is extemely cost-effective.
C# Corner has launched a 'Yukon' & 'Longhorn' development center. For all things new, it's always good to have more information...
The recently released MS CRM SDK v1.2 SDK still has Crystal Reports for reporting (in Application layer above). I was hoping that the SQL Server 2K Reporting Services which is currently in beta would have permeated within the MS CRM architecture by now.. :-(
Yukon article in the MSDN mag (Feb '04).
Randy states it succinctly as “cheap stunts” - the question to ask, is why did it take Sun so long? Java has been available for almost seven years now. In a free market, bringing benefits to the end consumer should be a paramount goal. It may be that Sun's customer has always been the Fortune 500 (& Government) customer and Sun has little knowledge/experience of the WalMart consumer. Their absence in this consumer market segment cannot be an excuse to get into another bout of Microsoft bashing.
The long-awaited 'phantom' C# Cookbook from OReilly will be available in Jan '04. It has a sample chapter on 'Regular Expressions' available for download.. something to read during the cold Norwegian evenings ;-)
Architecture of the World Wide Web, First Edition - this interesting document from the W3C (I believe MS participated as well) gives you the “big picture”.
Brian Travis has a six-part comprehensive series on distributed systems development at theMSDN. It takes a service-centric (”SOA”) approach of distributed applications that is quite illustrative and pragmatic. I commenced on Section 1 but also glanced ahead into Section 6 (Going Live: Instrumentation, Testing, and Deployment) and this looks good - the series should be a *book!
*apparently he has published one - http://www.architag.com/press/wsig/
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