It has been a year since I joined Google as a regional PM for Developer Relations. Looking back, it has been an amazing year – a rollercoaster of activities with startups, developers, and entrepreneurs...
In an interesting blog post about New Zealand education system moving from Microsoft to open source. I have noticed that the advertisement picked for the blog post, indicates that automatic-advertisement finally developed a sense of humor:
I hope I get the same kind of advertisement and then we can have a recursive blog post.
Morphfolia is two things:
- A Content Management System (CMS)
- A web application framework (for the typical Microsoft ASP.NET stack)
Morphfolia provides a suite of tools and capabilities that make website development and management flexible and easy.
This is achieved by a mature architecture and good design principles; the pages, content, page-layout and look & feel are all separated.
Content is served by HTTP Handlers, and APIs exist to support “standard” ASP.NET WebForm development so that your custom forms are consistent with the other content.
It provides (amongst other things) a built-in search engine, auto-generating site map, content indexes, web traffic monitoring, centralized system and audit logging.
Just finished my presentation on Open source and Architecture in the Wellington Software Architect Forum.
We have covered these topics:
1) Definition, Licensing & players
2) Open source based architecture examples
3) Best practices
4) ROI, TCO and other TLA
5) Open source tools for architecture
6) Want to be an open source developer?
7) Future FOSS trends
You can download the presentation here.
In one of the press conferences I attended 6 months ago, Steve Bulmer was asked â€œWhy canâ€™t Microsoft be cool like Apple?â€
His reply was simple and to the point:
â€œI rather be popular than coolâ€
He further explained that Microsoft business strategy is to try to reach EVERYONE and not only the cool guys.
I suggest that we, as the open source community, employ the same logic:
â€œWe rather be popular than the good and righteousâ€
Let me explain why we should be popular rather than right.
Lately, I seem to have a problem log-in into Gmail from my Internet Explorer, this happens both at work (IE over Vista) and at home (IE over XP).
I get this wonderfully informative error message:
Doing a couple of “refresh” helps sometimes.
But what really helps is using FireFox instead of Internet Explorer- This problem does not happen in FireFox.
I am Writing a PHP application that needs to run a back end .NET application. When creating a running the WCF web service out of the box, the PHP could not connect to the web service.
The PHP returns "Caught exception: Cannot process the message because the content type ‘text/xml; charset=utf-8′ was not the expected type ‘application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8′."
WCF is running a new version of web services than expected by the PHP.
Change the binding type of the WCF service from binding="wsHttpBinding" to binding="basicHttpBinding".
This insures that your .NET web service would support clients and other services that conform to the WS-I standards.
When trying to debug a WCF ( windows communication foundation) .NET 3.5 framework library, you might encounter a problem where Visual Studio (VS 2008) refuses to run or debug the WCF web service.
The error you get from the WCF test client when trying to debug the WCF service is this – "WCF Test Client: Unrecognized option ‘targetclientversion’ specified"