Monday, February 28, 2005

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Macintosh Stories

I'm fascinated by computing history, especially the development of the personal computer. So it was wonderful to come across (via Don Box's blog) It's full of anecdotes about the development of the Macintosh, and the people who created it. I've just spent two inspiring hours reading the articles (most are by Andy Hertzfeld) and would recommend it to everyone.

Nextel invests in Florida

Nextel plan to build 500 new cell sites (which equates to 20 percent of the total sites the company built nationwide in 2004) while adding a further 12,000 radios to the Florida market during 2005.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

MSF for Agile Software Development update

Randy Miller has an overview of MSF for Agile Software Development within Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Delivering the MSF Agile Mindset.

There are a few things to note such as the cool reporting of remaining tasks and one of his comments that states that MSF Agile will be included in Beta 2.

Overview of Branching, Merging, and Shelving

Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation's WebLog contains a good Overview of Branching, Merging, and Shelving.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

C++ on .NET attacked

Java creator James Gosling called Microsoft's decision to support C and C++ in the CLR the "biggest and most offensive mistakes that they could have made".

Scary stuff? Not really. Just some FUD:

    Low-level language + JNI + Java = Doh!

Update... Ignore my feeble effort to dispell Gosling's FUD. Don Box already has this covered: "Huge Security Hole in Solaris and JVM"

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Cool Commands for Whidbey

Gaston Milano has added some more cool functionality to "Whidbey". Check out these new additions ("Copy File" and "Send by Mail") via his Cool Commands for Whidbey post.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Google Maps

Google Maps is interesting (US only for the moment).

Update: See Joel Webber's analysis for some technical details.