April 2004 - Posts
For the first time, James Gosling is visiting the City of Pearls, Hyderabad, IN.
Sun is conducting a 2 day event called "Sun Tech Days" in Hyderabad. I must appreciate these Java folks @ Hyderabad for thier fame across globe. Hyderabad is one of main resource center for Java developers across India.
I am very much interested in listening to my counterpart technology, so planning to register with this.
The content was promised in this way...
- Enterprise Computing
- Open Source Development Methodologies
- Mobility and Wireless
- Performance Tuning
- Next Generation Advances in Web Services, Developer Tools and Productivity
- A host of applications, products, and solutions from our partners
Atlast i got it, Now I am Gmailed :)
.NET RockStar Julia Lerman's Opinion
“The definition of MVP has been evolving, of late. There is an official definition on the Microsoft Web site, but it is not really quantifiable.
I think MVPs are part of a group of people who, just for the love of the technology, cannot help themselves when it comes to lending a hand with others; they love to share information. Such people have no expectations of anything in return - just the pleasure they derive from helping. So many people fit into this category! That's created some difficulties for Microsoft, as they attempt to identify these people and give them the MVP award. The MVP award is thanks for what you have done in the past year, and is granted for only one year at a time.
One of the things that I loved about the MVP summit was being mixed in with MVPs from many other technologies and I don't mean VB and C#. I mean XBox, Office, FrontPage, Windows—anyMicrosoft technology that has users. Developers tend to congregate and are used to being with other developers - for example, at conferences. So it was really fun to level the playing field. We were all there for the same reason, regardless of what technology we played out our roles in.
The thing that I think surprised me the most was the very young MVPs. I hope that in the near future there will be some teenage girl geeks among those young MVPs as well. Another thing that really impressed me was the great distances many people traveled to be there, which in some cases can be quite expensive.“
This month turned out as a month of messengers. Both Yahoo and MSN came up with thier cool new features and Look and feel changes.
Yahoo 6.0 Beta is avaiable now
and MSN 6.2 is also available for download.
Patterns & Practices Live: P&P Update - Level 200
April 22, 2004, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific TimeSandy Khaund, Group Product Manager
This webcast will be a patterns & practices Spring 2004 Update. This is a follow-up to the October 2003 webcast about patterns & practices, the library of guidance and code to help build sound solutions for the .NET Framework. In this webcast, we will provide an overview of the upcoming deliverables provided by patterns & practices (Shadowfax, Performance & Scalability, Integration Patterns) and give you a preview of other activities that the team will be pursuing in the months ahead.
via Anil John (SecureCoder)
Today we have released our MTC (Monthly Tech Capsule) of Microsoft User Group, Hyderabad (www.mugh.net)
We have tried consolidated most of the MS happenings and technology in a single page but in vain :).
Here it goes live : http://www.mugh.net/mtc
Thanks a lot to all MUGH members for thier support.
Thanks very much Sandy, [Group Product Manager, Microsoft Patterns & Practices Group]. MUGH got lot of awareness of Microsoft P & P now. It was really nice to share our feedback with Sandy on various things including patterns of .NET BCL and Application blocks integration with Visual Studio .NET.
via Thank you India
Today is a very special day for all. 04/04/04 date comes only one time in 1000 years.
And on sunday once in a 7000 years. So cool.
The story of zero is always been an interesting and proud story for any indian. Today I found the story behind zero which is almost unknown to me here. I am not a very good learner of vedic mathematics but I could not resist to be a fan of them. Vedic Mathematics has got most powerful algorithm at the ages of ancient india and rediscovered in 1911 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960).
Some interesting notes on Zero Evolution.
India: 458 A.D. (debated)
The final independent invention of the zero was in India. However, the time and the independence of this invention has been debated. Some say that Babylonian astronomy, with its zero, was passed on to Hindu astronomers but there is no absolute proof of this, so most scholars give the Hindus credit for coming up with zero on their own.
The reason the date of the Hindu zero is in question is because of how it came to be.
Most existing ancient Indian mathematical texts are really copies that are at most a few hundred years old. And these copies are copies of copies of copies passed through the ages. But the transcriptions are error free...can you imagine copying a math book without making any errors? Were the Hindus very good proofreaders? They had a trick.
Math problems were written in verse and could be easily memorised, chanted, or sung. Each word in the verse corresponded to a number. For example,
viya dambar akasasa sunya yama rama veda
sky (0) atmosphere (0) space (0) void (0) primordial couple (2) Rama (3) Veda (4)
0 0 0 0 2 3 4
Indian place notation moved from left to right with ones place coming first. So the phrase above translates to 4,230,000.
Using a vocabulary of symbolic words to note zero is known from the 458 AD cosmology text Lokavibhaga. But as a more traditional numeral--a dot or an open circle--there is no record until 628, though it is recorded as if well-understood at that time so it's likely zero as a symbol was used before 628.
Which it probably was, considering that 30 years previously, an inscription of a date using a zero symbol in the Hindu manner was made in Cambodia.
A striking note about the Hindu zero is that, unlike the Babylonian and Mayan zero, the Hindu zero symbol came to be understood as meaning "nothing." This is probably because of the use of number words that preceded the symbolic zero.
This thread is going in to very interesting mode. Ignorance is bliss, but sometimes it makes developers blind and leads to some kind of comments with no proof and no idea at all..some glimpses of this thread from TSS
Why J2EE is so complex Original Thread
“J2EE is a great specification but the implementation of it is horrible. Microsoft targets 'corporate developers' where ROI and productivity is paramount. Whereas J2EE vendors are targeting just 'developers'.”
Good article. But...in .Net platform assembling, deploying AND migrating can be nightmare too if you get a bunch inexperienced developers. .... – bibin
Yes and in J2EE assembling, deploying and migrating is a nightmare even with *experienced* developers – - Ravi
J2EE is indeed very complex,too many components/packages/ways/specs... in the
system ,making the developer confuse and deal with too low level issues.
As well the entire enviroment ,AppServer,IDE ... are lacking efficient tools
making the developer life simpler.
I hate Microsoft. But in one point they are very good: They know how to make things very easy.
Funny, I used to "hate" Microsoft having suffered their "personal productivity tools" for too many years; having dropped that burden I'm, a little more objective and now I'm just suspicious of everything they do or say. – Rich
I did not talk about .NET, but about MS ideology and technologies in general.
Impossibility example: have you ever heard of a supercomputer cluster built on MS technologies?
There is such a thing.
Windows High Performance Computing"
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