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Only use Google Gears in First
Today Google announced Google Gears at their Global Developer conference. The blurb says ... Ok so it doesn't take a genius to work out that it's a client side data cache. Client side data caches are not new and architecturally speaking it's always cool to make 'chunky' data calls because a 'chatty' application will reduce the performance and the users experience of an application and that's it! do not pass go do not design a 3 tier application with everything on the client. Gears is about 'To do' ......

Posted On Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:37 PM

Is the future of SOA is REST?
What makes me quite annoyed is grand statements such as the title to this post. It is true that REST is getting more exposure these days and it being primarily a connectivity technology i.e. a web service it's not unlikely that SOA and REST will inevitable get linked together. The Burton group has stuck it's neck out and said that yes REST is the future of SOA. Funnily enough today at work I was talking with some colleagues about REST and one raised a good point, where are the working examples? So ......

Posted On Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:22 PM

New version of Windows Live Writer (Beta 2) is out!
If you are like me, you will use Live Writer a lot to blog with. I think it's a great tool. I especially like the new Beta 2 which has got in-document spell-checking which the previous version didn't which is a huge boon for me because my spelling is rubbish. One small draw back, can I have an British English dictionary please? It does have a new kind of Vista feel about it which is perhaps just the colour scheme but is still a lovely and simple, uncluttered and straightforward freebie tool to use. ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 30, 2007 5:51 PM

DDD5 Agenda is now live
The DDD5 agenda is now live here. Oliver Sturm and Ian Cooper are both doing two sessions, one of them is together and it's a double, so guys after that you're gonna need a beer! Chris, Barry and Dave my fellow NxtGenUG boyz have sessions on top tips on securing the web, an introduction into .Net 3.0 Cardspace and XSLT Xtreme, an advanced session on XSLT. Alan is presenting his session on Object Thinking, this will be the session that gets everyone talking ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:10 AM

UK Developer! Developer! Developer! 5 ... Booking Now Open

It's free. It's on Saturday, 30th June. It's at Microsoft UK HQ Reading (TVP).

See you there!

I believe an agenda will be up shortly.

Update: Thanks Alan for the date correction.

Posted On Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:25 AM

Making sence of all those Crazy Web Service Standards
I spoke recently about Astoria as a possible answer to the snowballing standards of the WS-I. Anyway, I decided to look into this a bit more and I found this perfect article written by Michele Leroux Bustamante of IDesign, entitled "Making sence of all those Crazy Web Service Standards" that will happily explain the new standards with handy diagrams and bite-sized explanations ......

Posted On Friday, May 18, 2007 5:43 AM

Lumps and Bumps
Last week I had a serious accident in my car. The good news is that I was very lucky to just have a lump on my head, bumps and bruises and a fractured pelvis. I won't be jumping and skipping for a while but I feel happy, healthy and extremely lucky. The staff at the Surrey County Hospital were fantastic! I can't thank them enough for looking after me and looking after my wife and family and keeping them informed of everything that was happening. Obviously, things aren't 100% right with me and it's ......

Posted On Monday, May 14, 2007 5:37 AM

Mix 07: Codename "Astoria", data services for Microsoft Silverlight
Lots of buzz came out of Mix 07 about Silverlight which was undoubtedly the star of the show but one of the other announcements caught the attention of my colleague Big Al on an experimental web data service technology grandly codenamed "Astoria". Now I am a fan of WS-I Web Services, I think that any technology that can gain that kind of ubiquitous acceptance across the whole industry, including all the major players is some achievement, however I can understand the argument that accuses the WS-I ......

Posted On Monday, May 7, 2007 9:43 AM

Microsoft Abstract SOA Reference Model and SOI codenamed Alchemy
No I haven't been in hiding but as the proverb says 'there is no rest for the wicked', so I must have been very bad. Anyway, I have a new house which has meant tarting up the old one and work has been ultra hectic but our websites for a well known travel brand are going live one at a time. Anyway, I hoping from a nice summer to get stuck into some good tech. Microsoft has also been busy, it is becoming crystal clears days where Redmond is heading with Service Oriented Architecture. For example John ......

Posted On Thursday, May 3, 2007 4:14 PM

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