Browsing Posts published in April, 2006

One of my fellow plumbers, John Bristowe – techno-wonk extraordinaire – has started up a new podcast where he interviews developers from across the Great White North. He’s shipping them in bite-sized pieces that are about 15 minutes long. The first three interviews feature:

Go check it out!

Actually you can get virtualization completely free these days. From VMWare, we have VMWare Player, which is based on VMWare Workstation, and VMWare Server, which is based on VMWare GSX Server. Microsoft recently announced that Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now free. Microsoft is even supporting Linux with Virtual Server, including virtual machine additions for Linux. Microsoft has also loosened up its licensing policy when it comes to virtualization technologies. So whether you prefer VMWare’s or Microsoft’s virtualization products, things just got a whole lot cheaper!

I double-checked that this wasn’t released on April 1st, but Apple will be supporting a dual-boot configuration for Intel-based Macs that let’s you chose between Mac OSX and Windows XP SP2. The code name is Boot Camp and it’s currently in public beta. You need to own your own copy of Windows, but Boot Camp deals with the Mactel’s EFI (as opposed to BIOS that PCs use) and finding all the hardware drivers for your Windows install. More details on the Apple site. Crazy stuff.

John, Bil, and I are tending bar and the Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters are on the house. You can grab one here. The episode will hit MSDN Canada Community Radio in the near future.

Show Notes

  • Introduction
  • News Bytes: IronPython v1.0 Beta 4
  • The 73+ Languages in .NET
  • News Bytes: Windows Workflow Foundation (WinWF) v2.2 CTP
  • News Bytes: SQL Server 2005 SP1 CTP
  • News Bytes: Visual Studio SDK CTP
  • Developer Destinations: Matt Hawley (eWorld Controls)
  • Intel Developer Platform Update
  • Huh? Power per instruction? Wow.
  • Multi-Core CPUs and Moore’s Law
  • and Leeroy Jenkins
  • Blackberry .NET Development with AppForge’s Crossfire
  • Multi-Platform Frameworks
  • Scott Hanselman and DasBlog at Alberta .NET User Group
  • Do You Own a Mac? Got Windows XP?
  • John C. Dvorak: Windows XP Now!
  • Calgary Code Camp – May 27, 2006
  • Vance Morrison – CLR Performance Dude
  • James on Locks and Lockless Programming
  • Double-Check Locking and CPU Architectures
  • MSDN Canada realDEVELOPMENT_06
  • Time Management with
  • John Sans 360
  • John’s Peter Griffin Moment
  • Sony Delays the PS3
  • Halo and Aliens