Let’s take a short trip back in time, shall we? A few years ago, a certain large software maker in the great state of Washington shipped an operating system we’ll lovingly call CrapOS 1.0. This OS was much anticipated by the masses as it had been in development for upwards of four years. It is […]Read More Driver Injection
Last time I talked about my evaluation of the RIM Playbook tablet (actually, I intended to write about both the Playbook and the Android-based Motorola Xoom, but I never got that far…), which you may recall I found somewhat loathsome. Today I want to focus on the more promising of these two devices – the […]Read More Xooming to Nowhere
What’s that, you say? A serious title? This can’t be McBlog then, can it? I assure you, it is. Come along with me, children. Mind the edible flowers and the chocolate-stirring waterfall. No matter what you do, no gum-chewing. Let me take you back to March 12th of last year, when the hipster geniuses in […]Read More Tablets, Slates and the Misapprehension of Mobile Computing
I came across an interesting programming challenge yesterday that I thought I should share. I’m working on a relatively simple ASP.Net MVC 3 web application which has an integrated “search” feature. Since I’m using Entity Framework 4 as my ORM, I’ve been writing a lot of Linq queries. The query I am using that caused […]Read More Linq ain’t all that distinct…
Microsoft just released the first preview of the ASP.Net MVC 3 web development framework. This is an early evaluation-only-don’t-dream-of-putting-this-into-production release of features planned for the 3.0 release of ASP.Net MVC. I was anxious to see this, primarily because it includes the new Razor View Engine. While I find ASP.Net MVC to be a superior web […]Read More It’s pretty sharp…don’t cut yourself!
I’ve been teaching myself two popular Model-View-Controller web developer frameworks lately: ASP.Net MVC and Ruby on Rails. Rails is the very popular (and successful) open source MVC framework based on the Ruby programming language, and ASP.Net MVC is Microsoft’s own open source (MS-PL) MVC framework. As a .Net developer, I’m very comfortable with VB.Net and […]Read More ASP.Net MVC, jQuery and FullCalendar