Keeping dependencies in your source control
GAC and WebGAC
Here comes NuGet
Working with NuGet Remote Feeds
(Full Story: Dependency Management with .NET – Doing it Right)
Medtronic has created more than a dozen in-house iPad apps to access proprietary information, improve efficiency, and enhance customer engagement. The apps are distributed through the Medtronic App Store, a password-protected website that lets the company control access to qualified staff and easily provide app updates.
(Full Story: iPad in Business Profiles – Medtronic)
Microsoft’s .Net and Java are still winning the software development bake-off, but enterprises and SMBs are increasingly eyeing rich browser interfaces and open source frameworks.
Forrester surveyed 933 IT decision makers and 2,500 developers. That data was supplemented by other data from the Forrester/Dr. Dobbs Technographics survey and the Eclipse Community Survey.
Microsoft’s .Net and Java are the two most widely used platforms and there’s a lot of overlap. According to the survey, 48 percent of enterprises use both platforms and 21 percent of SMBs use both.
YFrog’s CEO, Jack Levin. He was one of Google’s first infrastructure employees. Now, consider that Silicon Valley has lots of talent like him. Think about the technology he knows. Hint, it isn’t Microsoft. Microsoft’s technology just isn’t used by many serious web companies that I know. Stack Exchange and PlentyOfFish are two notable exceptions and neither is located in Silicon Valley and they hardly are companies with the scale of MySpace used to have (more than 50 million users).
Programming with .NET is like cooking in a McDonalds kitchen. It is full of amazing tools that automate absolutely everything. Just press the right button and follow the beeping lights, and you can churn out flawless 1.6 oz burgers faster than anybody else on the planet.
However, if you need to make a 1.7 oz burger, you simply can’t. There’s no button for it. The patties are pre-formed in the wrong size. They start out frozen so they can’t be smushed up and reformed, and the thawing machine is so tightly integrated with the cooking machine that there’s no way to intercept it between the two. A McDonalds kitchen makes exactly what’s on the McDonalds menu — and does so in an absolutely foolproof fashion. But it can’t go off the menu, and any attempt to bend the machine to your will just breaks it such that it needs to be sent back to the factory for repairs.
(Full Story: CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire .NET programmers)