Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Google used to spread Virus!!!

I was amazed when I read the article "Santy worm makes unwelcome visit" in BBC News site that speaks about the Virus SANTY that used Google to search for website bulletin boards and defaced them and spread itself across the net. According to this article Santy is not the first such Virus, but atleast for me this was a News. Anyhow once Google started blocking these search queries the rate of infection tailed off sharply.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Booch on Software Factories Vs MDA/UML

A Software Factory is a development environment configured to support the rapid development of a specific type of application. While Software Factories are really just the logical next step in the continuing evolution of software development methods and practices, they promise to change the character of the software industry by introducing patterns of industrialization. This is a methodology developed at Microsoft called Software Factories.

More on Software Factories at:

Grady Booch fires back on Software Factories in an article on IBM's developerWorks, responding to many of the claims put forth over Microsoft's software factories advantages compared to MDA using UML. Citing factual innacuracies and a confusion of the use of tools versus language definition, he points out several statements that he considers false. Read the complete article here.

Information Via: ServerSide.NET

Asia Blog Awards 2004

There is happening a Best Asia Blog Award Poll hosted by Simon for which Anand's blog has been nominated for the Indian Blog category. I just voted and thought of blogging this info. More information on the poll can be read at Asia Blog Awards 2004: Introduction and Rules. There are many categories and your vote can be cast at Asia Blog Awards 2004.

Friday, December 10, 2004

The Battle of the DVD

Further to my post on BluRay-The next Generation Optical Disk I got updates from Sudhakar on the HD-DVD/DVD Combo Disc released by Toshiba. Seems like there a tough competition between the two technologies Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, a battle between the two rather. Read the complete story here...

Thanks to Sudhakar for the links.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Meeting the VB.NET Team

I got the opportunity of meeting Steven Lees and Alan Griver of Microsoft in a session that was arranged for the VB developers of our organization. Though I am a C# developer I got this chance because I am a .NET professional. To be right I generally don't appreciate VB much, but after today's session on VB to VB.NET migration and a session on VB.NET 2005, I think I have started to think something positive about VB. :-))

Great good RAD features demonstrated again. But one thing that I greatly appreciate about VB.NET 2005 is the "My" class that is not there for C# developers. That is really a good thing that reduces much coding on File operations, app config access etc. C# developers are surely missing it.