Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Xaml Workshop: Same-Old Apple Business Philosophy: iCrap

I, Adam Cloud, approve of this message.

This article from Matt over @ XamlWorkshop helps to separate the developer from the platform in the common argument regarding Apple's alleged "Supremacy" by all of their ISheep.

Regardless of what side of the argument you stand on, this is worth a read for the mere fact that the hardwork of individual developers is being overlooked, and creativity being credited towards the Corporations that created the platform it was written for.

The Xaml Workshop: Same-Old Apple Business Philosophy: iCrap: "The other day, while watching television, I was treated to a newer Apple commercial promoting the iPad. There was one glaring annoyance that..."

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Chrome Experiment - HTML5 -The Wilderness Downtown

This demonstration of the capabilities of HTML5 was amazing. It did consume cpu as it processed and put together the demonstration, and used about half a GB of memory, but it is still powerful.

I can't wait till HTML5 is more widespread and we get to see all the creative uses of it!

*Note, this cannot by viewed in any browser but Google Chrome

The Wilderness Downtown

Friday, August 13, 2010

System.Data.OracleClient deprecated in .NET 4.0

In .NET Framework 4.0 Microsoft has deprecated OracleConnection and OracleCommand (and likely all other dependent children from the System.Data.OracleClient.

This just supports what me and my coworker have been telling our company's DBA all along.


Unfortunately, a deprecation by m$ alone won't convince the higherups to stray away from the mess that is Oracle and migrate to a M$ Sql Server. Because the oracle client ships with Oracle.DataAccess.dll in the %Oracle Path%\product\10.2.0\client_1\BIN\ folder, it's likely we'll be stuck in Oracle land!

Oracle and ADO.NET Depreciated