ServicedComponents

Justin does a pretty good job of wondering about the use of ServicedComponents in .NET. I'd like to make a couple on comments on it, though: I fully agree with Justin that using COM+ (and thus, ServicedComponent) in .NET has more or less fairly limited advantages, in particular, declarative transactions....

BYOT & Win2k Reprise

I've done some more digging on the BYOT problem on Win2k I reported a while back. Now, I've come up with a plain C++ version of the original test (albeit more manual), and get the same errors as with .NET involved, which is not suprising at all. What is surprising,...

Polyphonic C#

Cool things come from MS Research from time to time. Here's one of them: Polyphonic C#. Here's the description: Polyphonic C# extends the C# programming language with new asynchronous concurrency abstractions, based on the join calculus. The language presents a simple and powerful model of concurrency which is applicable both...

GotDotNet Workspaces

Drew talks about GotDotNet's Workspaces Project: "...is working on a project which seems to be the equivalent of SourceForge for .NET component/application developers". Sounds awfully cool. I just wish three things for it: </p> It offers a simpler user interface, instead of the overcrowded, butt-ugly GotDotNet standard UI :) That...

.NET & BYOT

I've been fooling around with .NET, Remoting and the BYOT service offered by COM+. The result is this simple application. To build the files, just fire up cmd.exe, switch to the directory you unzipped the file to, and do nmake all. This will compile all files and install two COM+...

New WS Specs

Justin commented yesterday on the new WS specs released a few days ago. He's worried if the actual implementations of those specs from the big players would interop. I, however, am wondering if they'll actually be implemented. There have been tons of specs released lately, but implementations don't seem to...

John's Getting Married

So, John's getting married on Sunday! Well, congratulations to you and your wife-to-be, John! I wish you both all the happiness in the world :)

Transactions over the Web

Clemens Vasters has a fine article on Transactions, SOAP and the Web. I think he makes some wonderful points. This prompted me to clarify some of the feelings I had on this topic, and the quote Clemens has on Mark Backer's words: "For many years, people have talked about normal...

Movies

I just returned an hour ago from the movies, watching Minority Report. I found the movie pretty interesting, and fun to watch :)

Ignored Parameters (2)

Sam replies: "Clearly, .NET (or is it SOAP itself?) has cemented association between XML and interface is too strongly.". Humm... I hadn't looked at it from that perspective. I was, however, talking from years of dealing with poorly defined COM interfaces :) </p> See, I don't usually talk about interfaces...