The Business of Software

Are you an ISV (Independant Software Vendor)? A lot of companies in Sri Lanka are.
Then you should definitely read this
article
by Eric Sink.

The Business of Software

Generics in C#

I’ve been hearing a lot about Generics the past few months and how it’s going
to let us write less code and more robust code. I have looked at templates in
C++ before but didn’t quite get the hang of it. This
article
on FTPOnline gives a really good introduction.

Imagine that, now I can remove all the collections class that I’ve used in my
data tier for each table and replace them with just a single Generic class.

I can’t wait till next June for Whideby, give me .NET 2.0 now!!! 

Generics in C#

ASP.NET 2.0

There are a lot of important things happening if you’re a Microsoft developer. Two
key technologies that you need to get on top are Indigo (for developing distributed
systems) and Whideby (next release of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio® .NET development
tools). Plus Longhorn (the next version of Windows) incorporates and builds on the
.NET Framework.

Read more about them:

Whideby

Indigo

Longhorn

ASP.NET 2.0

Free Anti-Virus Guard

The AVG Anti-Virus is a free and one of the top ten antivirus for personal use and let’s you download the latest updates for free as well. I’ve
read reviews which recommend AVG over the bloated Symantec anti-virus guards. I know
what I will be using at home, you too can download AVG from here.

Edited (27-Feb-09) to update the download link, you should be able to see the download button off that link.

Free Anti-Virus Guard

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Bus Route

This guy working at IFS has done a really neat
job
of showing the bus routes in the Colombo area.

I wonder how much effort it would take to do one that you could query. Microsoft has
a product called MapPoint which
I think could be reused so that we can just feed in the data and it would generate
the map and allow it to be queried.

It would be a great thing if some company could create this database. If it is possible to
do it for a large country like USA, surely it must be easier for Sri Lanka. Is the
RDA doing something like this?

This would be a good idea for eSri Lanka.

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Bus Route