Juval Löwy is a Microsoft "Software Legend" and RD, and architect for
IDesign, a consulting and architectural services company. In an exclusive
interview with .NET Developer's Journal editor-in-chief Derek Ferguson, Löwy
discusses the need for an inherently extensible architecture, the importance
of a commitment to quality, and the bright future of .NET.
-Interviewed by Derek Ferguson, editor-in-chief of .NETDJ
.NETDJ: Juval, I know that you are a Microsoft RD - what does that mean?
JL: An RD is a Regional Director. I don't work for Microsoft, I work with
Microsoft. Specifically, I am RD for Silicon Valley, which means that I keep
Microsoft educated about the industry, the industry educated about Microsoft,
and even sometimes Microsoft educated about Microsoft.
One way I do this is by participating in the strategic design review sessions
for future generations of .NET.... (more)
.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 ... (more)
.NET Developer's Journal editor-in-chief Derek Ferguson (.NETDJ) and Don Box
(DON), a leading authority on COM and architect in the Microsoft .NET
Developer and Platform Evangelism Group, recently sat down to talk with Brad
Abrams (BRAD), Lead Program Manager for the .NET Framework, about that
.NETDJ: What namespace are you the proudest of in the .NET Framework?
BRAD: That's tough because there's this tendency when you work at Microsoft
to find faults in whatever you're working on. Since I work on the namespaces,
I have no problem finding faults!
I really like the Sy... (more)
In this classic codehead-to-codehead interview with the editor-in-chief of
.NET Developer's Journal, Microsoft's Anders Hejlsberg discusses the origins
and the future of C#. The interview appeared in .NET Developer's Journal, Vol
1 issue 1 - in October 2002.
.NETDJ: Why did you choose to work for Microsoft?
AH: I started at Microsoft in 1996. I started after 13 years at Borland and
had increasingly had some disagreements with management there about the
direction in which the company should go. I felt that they should focus more
on tools for developers. Actually, Borland is caterin... (more)
(January 14, 2003) - LaGarde, Inc., a leading provider of e-business
solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced the
immediate availability of their StoreFront 6.0 e-commerce software. It's
described as a development platform built on .NET that "offers a range of
functionality for Web developers and ISPs to design, deploy, and maintain
full-featured, 'Amazon.com-like' e-commerce Web stores." LaGarde claims that
the StoreFront platform supports seamless integration with Microsoft
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