.NET Editor-in-Chief Derek Ferguson sat down to chat with Microsoft Software
Legend David Chappell at the recent Professional Developers Conference 2003.
In this exclusive interview, Chappell talks about how he came to focus on
Microsoft technologies, and why he enjoys teaching and speaking about new
-Interviewed by Derek Ferguson, .NETDJ Editor-in-Chief
.NETDJ: I'd like to start off by having you tell me a little bit about
DC: I am a speaker, writer, and consultant. I talk about technology - how to
use it, when to use it, why to use it, and where to use it. My audience is
developers, architects, and IT decision makers. For the past decade or so,
I've been focused on Microsoft technologies.
.NETDJ: Why Microsoft technologies?
DC: I spent the first 10 years of my career as a Unix guy, until something
happened that abruptly changed my pa... (more)
.NET Developer's Journal Editor-in-Chief Derek Ferguson recently chatted with
John Gomez, CTO of Eclipsys. In this exclusive interview, Gomez talks about
the role of .NET in mission-critical software for the health-care industry,
and how he merged his love of technology with his interest in health care.
.NETDJ: Tell me about yourself.
JG: I'm the chief technology officer for Eclipsys Corporation. At least
that's what our Web site says. Day-to-day, I'm the lead geek for a team of
very talented and passionate software engineers, product managers, quality
assurance and test engineers... (more)
From time to time, I find myself lassoing a sacred cow in this Editorial
space, dragging it over to the slaughterhouse of rhetoric, and ultimately
barbecuing its falsehood over the stainless-steel, six-burner,
propane-powered grill of real-world experience. To wit, the current industry
obsession with SOA as a panacea for every information system ill from
performance to security is, in my humble opinion, a phenomenal load of crap.
Now, please don't misunderstand me. I am not saying that there isn't a myriad
of benefits to be derived from exposing systems' functionality for access b... (more)
The Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Windows Server 2003 offer a number of
new features to help developers instrument their code. In this session,
we'll learn about the challenges facing application management in today's
distributed world. We will:
examine the new unified instrumentation API in the Enterprise Instrumentation
Framework (EIF) explore the new Windows Event Tracer available in Windows
Server 2003, configurable at-source event filtering see how request-based
event tracing using EIF allows you to put a request context around the trace
messages that map to a business ... (more)
(August 1, 2002) - In a joint announcement made yesterday, Microsoft
Corporation and AT&T Wireless announced plans to cooperate on a number of new
wireless data initiatives. The first of these initiatives will see AT&T
Wireless beginning to sell Microsoft's Pocket PC Phone Edition Edition before
the end of the year. AT&T is also slated to begin selling Microsoft's
SmartPhone devices as soon as they are released -- most likely, early in
Microsoft and AT&T Wireless are also working closely together to ensure that
many Microsoft applications will be ready to use "out of the b... (more)