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The iPhone is a big waste of time

I just got an iPhone and I have to admit that it is a great devise for business purposes. But in the hands of a teenager, or someone that has never grown up, I can see how it could be the biggest waste of time.

I will try not to fall into the deep abyss that could be the iPhone.


Work, Vacation and back to Work

Work just seems to follow me everywhere, including on my vacations. It has been extremely hectic here at BravePoint for the past 4 months. Trying to get a product out the door and it just seems like we are moving through mud. It has been a combination of distractions and lack of momentum, but hopefully we can get back on track.

Here is a list of technologies we have been working on:

  • SmartClient 7.0 RC (RIA framework)
  • ExtJS 2.0
  • BIRT & Java
  • ASP.NET MVC 1.0
  • An in-house Webspeed RPC Engine

I have been learning none stop and hopefully it will attract more clients as we start gaining more and more experience in these different areas.  I will try to get a little more technical on my subsiquent post.  I know that I always say that but, like I said, I have just been too busy.

Posting to my WordPress blog using MS Word

This is a test of me posting to my blog using MS Word and the MetaWeblog XML-RPC engine. This will help me blog more often than I have in the past.

I will try to be a little more fruitful in the future with more technically oriented posts.

Been way too busy

I have been way to busy this month to post anything. The latest project that I have been put on is an upgrade of an existing Progress/OpenEdge application. The current application is so tightly integrated with the database that is close to impossible to create a web-based application with the current code.

Therefore we are moving forward with an inhouse back-end solution that will expose the Data Access throught JsonRPC calls. The front end is not .NET, but a complete Javascript solution. All calls to the data access and between screens will all be done via AJAX callbacks. The framework we decided to use is one supplied by (Isomorphic). The architecture is as close to a 100% object oriented javascript solution that you can get.

It works pretty well but we only decided to use the free front end solution and chose not to purchase the java server side portion of the application. That hindered us tremendously, because all the scalability that Isomorphic gave us just got thrown out the window. So what next?

Well, we are investigating a way to integrate the PureMVC javascript model into this Isomorphic framework. I have spent a couple of days so far on it and I think we are close. I will keep you updated.

Welcome to the new

Everyone, welcome to the new

There have been a couple of changes that I have made to my site.  I have changed the framework that my site runs off and as you can see the look and feel has also been changed.  I have been trying to change the site for a while but never had the chance to actually get around to doing it.

As part of my new years resolution for 2009, I have decided to finally keep up with my blog and start putting up interesting problems that I have come across during my short time as a .NET developer.

Stay tuned for more posts.