For me, it started with Amazon affiliates. Before that, you mostly saw the Amazon brand on the Amazon site. After that, seemingly every web page you went to had Amazon somewhere on it.
Now we are into mash-ups and widgets; but inevitably it seems to be the big brands that dominate. Instead of going to
…continue reading The relentless branding of the Internet
I’m choosing my words carefully, because although the CodeGear/Embarcadero site is now showing Delphi 2009 as the current version, if you click through to the order page it only offers a pre-order. Still, it must be done or thereabouts. US prices are as follows:
Delphi 2009: Pro $874.00; Enterprise $1974.00; Architect $3474.00
C++ Builder 2009
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CodeGear’s Barry Kelly has a well-explained list of Vista shell annoyances. I don’t dislike Vista as much as Kelly but these things annoy me too, with the exception of the Start menu which I prefer in its Vista guise. Kelly doesn’t like the way Vista constrains it to a scrolling panel, but I find the
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This was the conclusion of an EcmaScript meeting in Oslo last month. Specifically, as Brendan Eich explains, three features – packages, namespaces and early binding – were considered too heavyweight unsuitable for a browser scripting language. Here is Eich’s “Executive summary”:
The committee has resolved in favor of these tasks and conclusions:
…continue reading Parts of EcmaScript 4 deemed unsound for the Web
The Software Development Times has an in-depth look at Midori by David Worthington, based on “internal Microsoft documents”:
SD Times has viewed internal Microsoft documents that outline Midori’s proposed design, which is Internet centric and predicated on the prevalence of connected systems.
Recommended if you are interested in what Microsoft is contemplating for a future
…continue reading Detailed article on Microsoft’s Midori published
Today I viewed David Intersimone’s Live Webinar on what’s new in Delphi 2009, code-named Tiburon.
This is a Win32-only release. I think you will want it (if you use Delphi), if only for the new language-level features: generics, anonymous methods, and unicode strings. I grabbed a few screens from the presentation. Generics:
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The BBC’s streamed catch-up broadcasting, iPlayer, is about to be upgraded to the high-definition H.264 standard, according to this post, from the BBC’s Head of Digital Media Anthony Rose.
He says that the “Play high quality” option will be available “from this week”, though I couldn’t see any sign of it on a
…continue reading BBC iPlayer supporting H.264 in Flash – what’s the point of downloading now?