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Jul 31 2009

.NET Compact Framework

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Ever since I posted my experiences creating software for the .NET Compact Framework back in 2006, I’ve received a steady trickle of thank-you emails. Apparently there are bits of information in there that are (or at least were, at the time) somewhat hard to find. Sadly the information there has fallen somewhat out of date […]

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Jan 14 2008

Is Delphi Dead? No.

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A few months ago Alex Miller pointed me to this Delphi doom article (the site appears to be down at the moment), which reminded me to post about the same topic. Here goes. Delphi shipped in 1995, and its demise has been declared frequently since 1997 or so. In a sense this demise is true, […]

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Sep 01 2006

Joel, you have got to be kidding

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Joel seems to “play it safe” … then goes off the deep end of irony in his final paragraph: “FogBugz is written in Wasabi, a very advanced, functional-programming dialect of Basic with closures and lambdas and Rails-like active records that can be compiled down to VBScript, JavaScript, PHP4 or PHP5. Wasabi is a private, in-house […]

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Mar 23 2006

Hints at Win32 Deprecation

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I just read today (wow, where have I been?) about the issue with Win32 binaries under the (delayed) Vista version of Windows – most notably, that Win32 binaries will need to be signed, otherwise they will provide a, er, “downlevel” user experience. A proposed workaround is to code to another runtime environment (.NET, Java, Ruby, […]

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Mar 14 2006

.NET Traction at Microsoft?

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According to this article from Richard Grimes, it appears that .NET has not gained as much traction inside Microsoft as anticipated: “My conclusion is that Microsoft has lost its confidence in .NET. They implement very little of their own code using .NET. The framework is provided as part of the operating system, but this […]

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Nov 30 2003

.NET Compact Framework – Development Considerations

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At the October and November 2003 St. Louis Wireless SIG, I introduced the .NET Compact Framework, then discussed some lessons I learned in developing an application with it. Download the notes here in PDF format Notes in plain text are available:

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