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Archive for April, 2010

Thoughts on Flash – we should use HTML5, CSS and JavaScript in stead

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/30

Steve Jobs just posted his Thoughts on Flash.

Let me add another thought: I hate flash apps.

Flash should go, and we all should go for HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

The primary reason I dislike Flash is similar to this quote from Steve Jobs’ post: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in CSS, Development, HTML, HTML5, Software Development, Web Development | 2 Comments »

SQL Server 2008 R2 got to RTM last week

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/29

After the excitement of .NET 4.0 and all the tools around it, I totally forgot to mention that SQL Server 2008 R2 got to RTM.

If you are an MSDN subscriber you can download it there.

If you are not, you can download the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM – Express with Management Tools.

Brent Ozar wrote a pretty nice FAQ on the new SQL Server 2008 R2 features, much better than the “what’s new” and press release by Microsoft.

Feature conclusion so far:

  • nice new stuff for Business Intelligence
  • no new stuff on the engine and T-SQL front
  • watch your licensing when doing virtualization; the non-R2 is far cheaper for that

–jeroen (who just turned 41 today)

Posted in .NET, Database Development, Delphi, Development, Software Development, SQL Server | 2 Comments »

TeamViewer beta for Linux is available

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/29

The TeamViewer team announced they have a beta version available for Linux.
The current beta is version v5.0.8252, so it has newer version 5 features.

There are installers for:

  • Red Hat, Fedora, Suse, Mandriva (32/64-Bit)
  • Debian, Ubuntu (32-Bit)
  • Debian, Ubuntu (64-Bit)

And there is a generic .tar.gz file.

You can find them their Linux download page.

With the new beta, they now cover Windows, Mac OS, Linux and the iPhone.
Very convenient indeed!


Posted in *nix, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/28

The Microsoft patterns & practices Developer Center released the Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 last week.
This version of the Enterprise Library has a ton of new features, and now has full support for .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010.

Next to using it from C#/VB.NET, I’m looking forward to see how well this can be used from the upcoming Delphi Prism 2011 release (scheduled to be released on May 15th).

Lots of stuff to experiment with :-)


Posted in .NET, C# 4.0, Delphi, Development, Prism, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

MSDN and TechNet: SharePoint, Office, Visio and Project 2010 RTM are now available

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/27

If you have a TechNet or MSDN account, you can download the SharePoint, Office, Visio and Project 2010 RTM builds.
Downloads have become available on April 23rd.

The SharePoint designer is available from the Microsoft Download centre as William Conrwill describes at CodeJedi.NET : SharePoint, Office, Visio and Project 2010 RTM are now available on MSDN.

If you have SA, then as of today (April 27), you can get your volume licenses as well.

William describes more dates in his post Office, SharePoint, Project and Visio 2010 have made RTM!

I’ll be busy playing with all the bits from Delphi and .NET API perspective :-)


Posted in .NET, Delphi, Development, Power User, Prism, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

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