Friday, September 30, 2005

Kid's Programming Language

Microsoft has signed on to promote a new programming language intended to replace BASIC as the first step students take towards learning how to code.

The Kid's Programming Language, or KPL, was developed under the direction of Jonah Stagner, and his colleagues, ex-Microsoft program manager Jon Schwartz and former NCR engineer Walt Morrison. The three run the software consultancy Morrison-Schwartz Inc.

"One of the things we realized is that we all learned programming on some flavor of BASIC when we started. You're not going to learn how to program in BASIC anymore," said Morrison, in an interview. "We wanted something that isn't 20 years old; modern technology that uses an integrated development environment, so we can take our kids and move them directly from this to the .NET environment."

KPL has its dedicated website and a descriptive article has been posted at MSDN's Code4Fun site.

Via: Yahoo News

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Openings with Polaris

Polaris is looking for .NET developers with 1+ years experience who have a flair to work with the bleeding edge technologies. If you are one of them, you could send in your CVs to

Friday, September 23, 2005

WSS and Sharepoint Portal Server

I got an opportunity to learn Windows Sharepoint Services(WSS) and Sharepoint Portal Server. Pretty interesting. Searching for more resources and samples to understand better. If you have any good resource, please share.