Category Archives: Software Development

Autonomous Driving Is A Pipe Dream

We have come a long way since the days of the first DARPA Grand Challenge, now every car manufacturer, technology giant and countless start-ups are creating driverless cars and put them on the road in Nevada, California, Switzerland, Singapore, and, … Continue reading

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Steering wheels. Pry it from our frightened cold hands.

Google is trying hard to fast-track the Get Go of their autonomous vehicles and they are pushing the US government to accept that those “passed federal safety standards”. This coup is nothing but aiming at turning around liability – should … Continue reading

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You say it best, when you say nothing at all

Which is why I’ve been hesitant to utter my dissatisfaction with the mess the development for Microsoft Windows has become. Of course, I’m not alone predicting Windows 8’s demise. But since the new runtime and environment hordes of Windows programmers … Continue reading

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All I Ever Wanted To Say

… about the current state of the Personal Computer business, Hal Berenson has already said better. What I would like to add is that probably not only consumers will abandon the PC, but enterprises will too, eventually. Already today a … Continue reading

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The End of the World (as we know it)

Big news made waves two weeks ago, when Microsoft somewhat cryptically announced that it is going to end the world for its developer community. Overstating the importance of the decisions to limit Visual Studio Express to “Metro-style apps” development or … Continue reading

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Between a rock and hard place, Windows Installer edition

Like most executable binaries on Windows, Windows Installer databases (.msi-files), can be signed with an X.509 certificate to allow verification of origin and integrity. This is particularly nice on Vista-class Windows systems which during installation show the certificate holder as … Continue reading

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DotNet “Agile” Rocks

Among the media I try to consume to better understand the trade and affairs of my business are not only the Channel 9 videos, on PDC, and the like, but also the dotnetrocks podcasts. While I’m not listening regularly enough … Continue reading

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