March 2004 - Posts
Paul Yao & David Durant have made available their book on .NET Compact Framework programming (both C# & VB.Net versions). The book is “open” for reader reviews and is available till publication (by A-W) at a later date.
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I got this running with my W2K3 server using Terminal Services (there's really not much to it). Note that this is not Citrix-based but purely a Microsoft W2K3 server running in my lab. My prior posting on running Groove on PDAs was a Citrix-based solution. With the advent of Groove v3 and its tremendous improvement in performance along with its .NET-based development platform - it gives a new meaning to 'edge-computing'. More on this experiment later...
[The point is that it's a stepping-stone to build apps for the PPC to connect to Groove].
Robin Good has an excellent review and thoughts about Groove v3 beta. Pay particular attention to “GFS” which works via your File Explorer - some call it “Napster on steroids” (or something like that)...
This evening, I attended Mike Pelletier's presentation on 'Developing mobile apps on the .NET Compact Framework' at our local .NET Developer's group. It was held at the MS office in Farmington, CT. Mike is a Principal Consulant with Tallan. It was a good presentation that hass certainly perked my interest in developing apps for the PocketPC using .NET.
Very informative article on indexing with SharePoint at Thom Robbins' site.
Homeland Security's purchase of Groove seats has been 'Slash-Dotted'. I don't think I agree with the term “acronym whiplash” - you get that when you work with any Government agencies especially the Army, e.g. FUBAR, AWOL, .. :-)
As mentioned before - Groove v3 beta is now available. Check it out! Also read the review about it (refer my prior posting).
I got this lead from Runar Jordahl in one of my Groove spaces - Groove v3.0: A tool for our times [Corante: Get Real]. It also has some terrific screenshots. The review is by Stowe Boyd.
I was not really prepared to be surprised so positively by Groove 3.0, but I admit it, I was. .. The product meets the collaborative and security needs of ad hoc groups, whether sitting around a table at Starbucks, in a conference room at headquarters, or scrambling to make sense of incoming intelligence, under fire at the Baghdad airport... Definitely a tool for our times.
Back in the early '90s when I got started with OOPs - there were a few object-oriented methodologies (or compilers!). Grady Booch ruled with his classic text on Object-oriented Analysis and Design. There was one approach to object-oriented development that was both pedagogical and developmental (for small projects) - CRC Cards. I recall a CRC tool written in MacApp that layed out the relevant classes and generated the class definition in C++ (or Object Pascal). CRC is not mentioned much anymore - too bad, it was a terrific way to learn about object-oriented thinking and design.
Groove Networks plans to begin testing on Monday a new version of its software that aims to help mobile workers collaborate on projects and ties the company closer to Microsoft. [at ZDNet].
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