Embarcadero / CodeGear has released RAD Studio 2009, which includes Delphi 2009, C++ Builder 2009 and Delphi Prism. Note that Prism has its own IDE, which is actually the Visual Studio shell; this is the new take on Delphi for .NET that targets Mono as well as Microsoft .NET. You can also install Prism into
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I’ve been reading through the Windows 7 Developer Guide. I like this document; it is tilted more towards information than hype, and is readable even for non-developers. There are things mentioned which I had not spotted before.
One example is triggers in the service control manager. There was actually a PDC session which covered
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Google has announced its search wiki.
Do I want to customize my search results? No; or at least, only by refining the search, not by forcing sites to the top or inserting my own urls.
Do I want to comment my search results, just for myself? No. I can’t see myself using this, particularly
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The world’s biggest auction site has implemented a ratings system designed to promote high selling standards. Unfortunately, its effect is to punish good sellers as well as bad.
Here’s how it works. Buyers are invited to leave seller feedback after a transaction ends. They rate the transaction positive, negative or neutral, and then offer “Detailed
…continue reading eBay reinvents English language, punishes good sellers
Microsoft will be offering a free anti-malware suite codenamed “Morro”, from the second half of 2009, according to a press release:
This streamlined solution will … provide comprehensive protection from malware including viruses, spyware, rootkits and trojans. This new solution, to be offered at no charge to consumers, will be architected for a smaller footprint
…continue reading Microsoft plans free anti-malware
Blog post over at ITJOBLOG. Not an original thought, but I guess it is with the release of .NET Framework 4.0 and its impressive concurrent programming features that we will discover whether such fears are justified.
Technorati tags: concurrency, parallel programmin, .net, microsoft
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