And ADO.NET 3.5 said: Destiny of the distant object is not my destiny.

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December 7 2014

Apparently url http://astoria.mslivelabs.com does not exist any more. This is where Project “Astoria” liveth. What happened next, is explained (also) in this presentation. Although terminology is somewhat confused or plain wrong but nevertheless a lot of useful hands-on information is delivered.

February 12th, 2008

Just finished visitation of ADO.NET 3.5 site , aka Project “Astoria”.
It looks simple and pretty REST-full. And this is the BIG DEAL about it apparently.

It is based on the REST concepts. There is no SOAP in view. No WS-*, etc.

None of the key concepts Microsoft at large, and “his” blog-happy uber-developers have been trumpeting into our ears for last few years. And very loudly so with that. Now comes “ASTORIA” and the REST. All change!

Do your C++ reality check…

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[April 19th, 2006]

Recently while having some discussions on a forum populated with very good C++ developers, I started to realise …

Many of them do not see the reality same as I do? Most of the discussions are simply because of reality checks that developers have to do all the time. Especailly if they are in this IT industry where constant change is the name of the game.

Simple example : STL. Discusion exploded arround the issue of using or not using the STL in the code? A drastic example of an reality check missing. Here is why:

  1. STL does not exist any more. At least two years.
  2. STL is replaced with stdlib : standard library for C++
  3. Standard C++ has stdlib at its core. It is based on stdlib.

Three points from the reality of C++ today. Have you done your C++ reality check, yet :) ?

DBJ