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Software Development

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Is IronRuby being un-funded just the tip of an iceberg?

Today when I woke up and started skimming my twitter feed, I was stuck by a flood of comments about IronRuby being somehow discontinued. Not really killed, but, as Jimmy Schementi says in his post that announces his change of job, moved out of the pool of opensource projects that Microsoft is directly funding. Justin Etheredge already commented on what it means for IronRuby itself, but I want to analyze the fact from an another angle. Maybe I'm just paranoid, and unfunding IronRuby is just... unfunding IronRuby, but the facts are leading me to think (and might lead also other people...

Ivan Porto Carrero interviewed on InfoQ

My friend Ivan, blogger, writer and coder extraordinaire has been interviewed on InfoQ, a main-stream enterprise development portal, about his new opensource project IronNails. Ivan started this project a few days ago because, while working on same samples for his book about IronRuby, he had this vision of a Rail like development for WPF and Silverlight applications, based on the MVC pattern. And here it is: announced on his blog (which, by the way, has a new awesome skin), published on git, and got a lot of media attention. Read the complete article here: Talking with Ivan Porto Carrero about IronNails. Congratulations Ivan! IronRuby, Ivan,...

Comparing the backgrounds of web developers

Web developers on ASP.NET have (mostly) a client or client-server background. Web developers on Java have (mostly) a client-server background or a web background. PHP and Ruby and Pyton (and so on) ones have only web development background or even web design background. This is just a quick idea that came to my mind this evening while running, and I wanted to share... I think I'll elaborate more on this in a following post. PS: I know, there are exceptions to these statements (as I am, since I was born as web developer and I develop on ASP.NET), but for the majority of developers...

ASP.NET 3.5 + VS2008 SP1 beta

Probably you already read this announcement somewhere else in the net, so I'll not replicate the news here. What excites me the most are mainly two things: Part of the ASP.NET MVC framework are going to be included into the core ASP.NET framework: System.Web.Routing will be included in ASP.NET with the SP1, so around this summer, probably well before ASP.NET MVC is RTW Intellisense will work for Javascript files, and will have support for jQuery, Prototype and other popular JS library out of the box. You can read more about the other improvements on ScottGu blog...

The most important quality of a developer: Self-criticism

Last week I visited in Milan an art exhibition on Francis Bacon, "the last of the great 20th century masters in painting". Together with his paintings, attached to the walls there were quotes taken from some interviews and one really made me think: I think an awful lot of creation is made out of, also, the self-criticism of an artist, and very often I think probably what makes one artist seem better than another his that his critical sense is more acute. It may not be that he is more gifted in any way but just that he has a better critical...