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Larry Ellison Keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2008
First, I would like to say that I am quite the Microsoft guy and I am at my first non-Microsoft conference - Oracle OpenWorld 2008. Within my organization, Thomson-Reuters, I lead a team that built a new product platform. Our platform has an Oracle 10g back end and a complete .NET 3.5 middle tier and presentation layer. I have been to a lot of PDCs and TechEd sessions and it is interesting some of the differences between the two conferences. The first big difference is in how they do these keynotes. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 5:37 PM

2008 is the Cloud Computing Year
The last half of this year is being completely focused on cloud computing. Microsoft is focusing a lot of attention in this space and are focusing on setting up development centers around the world to assist customers in hosting logic and data centrally in the cloud to make use of for your global applications. It really is the next step in expansion of the Internet and is something that will be greatly adopted by organizations all over the world. There are some tricky areas that still have to be ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 3:35 PM

Oracle OpenWorld 2008
I'm for the first time at a non-Microsoft conference in my life. I am at Oracle's OpenWorld 2008 in the lovely city of San Francisco. So far so good. The biggest surprise is really how big this conference is. There are more than 43,000 people at this conference. Wow - amazingly big. The other thing that is different than the TechEd and PDC conferences that I attended in the past is that there are a number of keynotes here and it seems that the first ones aren't that important and they build up in ......

Posted On Monday, September 22, 2008 4:00 PM

Big Problem Solved - No More TypeLibBuilder.exe Crashes!
While working with Visual Studio 2008, I would constantly get exceptions thrown at me while working with any ASP.NET AJAX page. I also had no Intellisense when working with JavaScript which was a pain. I found an issue to the problem from Josh Berke on his blog here. It seems that there is a conflict with using a fingerprint reader while you are working with AJAX (they are somewhat related, aren't they?). You have to open up your processes (ALT + CTRL + DEL) and kill DPAgent.exe. Doing this immediately ......

Posted On Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:27 PM

Looking at Google Chrome
Well, like most, I downloaded Google Chrome and gave it a whirl. So far, I like it. There are things that bother me - but overall - I like it. Here are some of my likes: It is faster. It does seem to deal with JavaScript quite a bit faster than other browsers. Pages load faster than before for me. This is probably the biggest plus of the whole thing really. The look and feel of the application is more modern looking (again, from my perspective) and it provides more real estate for browsing by default ......

Posted On Thursday, September 11, 2008 4:12 PM

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