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News for Tuesday, October 17 2006

Source: CodeProject     Posted by Chris Maunder    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:00am    
News for Tuesday, October 17 2006

Industry News

Ballmer says Microsoft is pushing for simplicity

"The company's goal is to provide users with software that has "click-to-run characteristics" inside their firewalls", he says.
Source: ComputerWorld

Leaked letter warns of open source 'threat to eco-system'

Microsoft (and other company) funded lobby group warns the EU of the dangers of OSS.
Source: InfoWorld

IBM unveils 'Hawk' as information integration server

Priced a little out of my league, but it might be useful to some for data integration.
Source: InfoWorld

Apple's Jobs doesn't see threats to iPod: Report

Although I think his mind might be somewhere else: "That's like saying you don't want to kiss your lover's lips because everyone has lips."
Source: eWeek

Developer News

November MSDN online

All about security, but really -- who organized the blocks on the home page, and what were they thinking?
Source: MSDN Magazine

Project Glidepath 2.0 now ready for download!

Update of Visual Studio add-in for developing WPF applications.
Source: MSDN Blogs

Run Perl 6 now -- in your browser!

Server was down when I looked, but it might be a nice way to learn Perl 6 (assuming that's possible).
Source: Elsewhere

Sun: Java will work well with Vista

You might have to upgrade, but you can get Java and Vista playing nicely together.
Source: InfoWorld

Hot Threads

What sort of best practices coding do you use?

Tiers, FxCop, Agile, Waterfall? Or just keep hitting F5 until the errors stop?
Source: The Code Project

How emotionally invested are you in your work?

I shed a tear for every bug.
Source: The Code Project



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