DB2 will get .NET integration!
(via Randy's blog). Infoworld reports that IBM will enhance DB2 with .NET integration. Read the infoworld article here.
Short list of non-obvious things determined from the C# 2.0 draft
A short list of things I could determine from the C# 2.0 draft which was released yesterday which are not a topic of much discussions but are good to know. I've added page numbers to the items, so you can go back to the C# 2.0 draft yourself and look them up (page numbers are the actual page numbers on the page). I've skipped the features: Generics, Anonymous methods, Iterators and Partial types, because these are the obvious items discussed in the draft :)
On Microsoft's new Security Bulletin release scheduling
I read The Inquirer every day through their RSS feed, and although its often amusing, they now have a very valid point: Microsoft's new release policy according to security fixes/bulletins is completely irresponsible.
Oracle 9i is already generations ahead and shows a .NET flaw.
I'm a database purist. This means that I like, no, adore database theory and the technology behind databases. Databases are one of the most high-tech software systems we all work with today, although not a lot of people will recognize them as such. As a developer using Microsoft software for years, I used SqlServer, starting with v6.5 till today with SqlServer 2000. Lately, I had to work with Oracle 9i to write the Oracle driver for LLBLGen Pro. This required me to learn more about Oracle than the usual SELECT * FROM Foo material. What I discovered was something I didn't expect: Oracle 9i is amazing.
Eric Sink's crabbyness
One of the blogs I would recommend to everyone is Eric Sink's blog. Not only are the blogs insightful and full of knowledge, they are very well written and most of the time great entertainment for the geek's eye and mind.