Thursday, November 22, 2007
Reading experience evolving
If there is a company than can finally establish the ebook as a regular reading experience (not talking about replacing paper books here), I guess it is Amazon.
And they are doing it the big way, or at least starting. See the Kindle
The thing is not very sexy, and while it has some nice features, the main point for me is who is trying to seel that to us.
1 - We already are purchasing books from Amazon. We already have an account and we all can do 1-click shopping from this gadget.
2 - They already have the digital content, the publisher contacts, and huge amounts of book metadata like comments, tagging, pictures and tons of etc.
3 - They not just created a device. They created a cloud service you don´t need to pay for. They´ll pay the wireless infrastructure they use out of the book selling business.
4 - They already proved that they can turn the book-selling business upside down.
See you later. I have some books to read now...
Posted at 09:53 pm by msalias
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Finally, a Spanish blog too
Due to public pressure, I finally started a blog in Spanish.
If you don't find anything better to do with your time, waste it at:
This blog would not be a translation of this one. I'll be posting different stuff with an arbitrary criteria, as usual...
Posted at 07:50 pm by msalias
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Agilist attack to a Microsoft subdomain
I didn't know about this Agile Center
within the Architecture Center
, but it is a great discovery (thanks to Roy
for the tip).
Interestingly enough, most of the time Microsoft was ignoring or just pushing Agile methodologies and practices in the real of development issues. This is the first time I see them classifying Agile as an architectural concern, the same I always did.
Maybe I'm unconciously biased by my current (almost full-time) job at Microsoft, but i smell changes...The Open Source site
(notice the home animation is still using Flash) Silverlight
and all its ecosystem been free and truly multi-platform
The very recent release of part of the .NET Source code
... and now this site (that probably has been there since a lot of time and I didn't notice).
Posted at 11:13 pm by msalias
Monday, September 24, 2007
MSDN Briefing Code Samples
(This post is in Spanish first, then in English)
Como prometimos durante el evento, publico aquí el link a los ejemplos del MSDN Briefing. En la solución encontrará dos proyectos: Language, que contiene varios ejemplos de las novedades de C# 3.0, y LINQ, que contiene los ejemplos de Linq to Objects, to SQL, to XML y to Datasets.http://www.salias.com.ar/download/LinqSamples.zipEnglish version:
As promised during the MSDN Briefing at Buenos Aires, here is the link to the presentation samples (the code and comments are in English). The solution has two projects: Language, which contains examples on C# 3.0 new features, and Linq, which contains specific Linq examples.
Posted at 12:34 pm by msalias
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Technet and MSDN Briefing in Buenos Aires
This traditional anual event is coming. As usual in the last years, the morning is for heavy metal IT guys, and the afternoon for software punks. :)
I'll be the last one in the afternoon, trying to cope with the previous great speakers:
(titles are not official, but what we talked about the sessions)
- Keynote: Ezequiel (my boss) Glinsky and Alejandro Ponicke
- Really Smart Clients: Matias Woloski
- Connected OBA aplications: Diego Gonzalez
- ASP.NET Ajax: Angel "Java" López
- Silverlight and a bit of DLR: Rodo Finochietti
- Visual Studio 2008 and LINQ: me (you could go home, but there is a raffle at the end)
September 20 - Paseo La Plaza
, Av. Corrientes 1660, Buenos Aires.
More information (in Spanish) at the event web site
Posted at 02:27 pm by msalias
DotNetNuke presentation available again
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Posted at 01:58 pm by msalias
I wrote about this some time ago on one of my Level Extreme .NET Magazine editorials
. It seems I'm not the only one.
Peter Fisk of Vista Smalltalk fame is thinking among the same lines
, although for less sophisticated developer types.
My take is that this should happen short-term, but inevitably more complete IDEs will start appearing, and development tools will quickly move server-side.
Posted at 03:12 pm by msalias
I love when software -what I like to do for a living- meets art -something I liked all my life.
Thanks to Bill Gibson (one of my favorites writers, too) for the link:
Women in Art
Sit, relax, and enjoy...
Posted at 10:14 pm by msalias