197 Lotus blogs updated hourly. Who will post next? Home | Blogs | Search | About 
 
Latest 7 Posts
What I use
Wed, Jun 7th 2017 2
Crikey. Fifteen years of tech and more...
Wed, May 24th 2017 1
Why we don’t migrate code to LDC Via
Tue, May 16th 2017 2
Time well spent
Sat, May 6th 2017 6
Two computing giants left us recently
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 2
IBM Connect goes to the pub
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 1
Christmas 2010?
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 3
Top 10
VMWare Fusion tip: drag n drop
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 7
New Macs, function key strips
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 7
Microsoft just got even more interesting
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 6
Time well spent
Sat, May 6th 2017 6
Oh you’ve got to come to this...
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 3
Trying to sum up IBM ConnectED 2015
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 3
The death of blogging
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 3
Christmas 2010?
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 3
Agile, agility?
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 2
Atom
Tue, May 6th 2014 2


Microsoft just got even more interesting
Twitter Google+ Facebook LinkedIn Addthis Email Gmail Flipboard Reddit Tumblr WhatsApp StumbleUpon Yammer Evernote Delicious
Ben Poole    

Over the past few years, I’ve had cause to tinker with Visual Studio and its stable-mates more and more. Quite a few corporates have laid their eggs in the Microsoft basket, and the tooling is better than ever. .NET, Entity Framework, Web API, MVC .NET… some Good Things have been happening, all spurred on by intitiatives like “coding-by-convention”, the rise of node.js with its simple approach to the server runtime.

I was mildly interested when Microsoft announced Visual Studio Code, and the ability to build stuff on OS X, but the really good stuff is happening now:

Microsoft Graph
This is billed as One endpoint to rule them all, and is all about providing a single API endpoint for access to everything in the Microsoft cloud: data, business intelligence, organisational relationships, files, email, and so forth. Very cool (read more Microsoft Graph website).
Cortana & machine learning
The Cortana Analytics Suite looks interesting: Microsoft’s answer to Siri has now morphed into Microsoft’s answer to Watson, with support for myriad languages inclyding R and Python. Read more: Microsoft machine learning.
Ubuntu userspace on Windows
This is rather cool. A joint project between Microsoft and Canonical unveiled its secrets at the Build developer conference a couple of weeks back. Imagine running a bash shell natively on Windows 10: that’s what is coming. A kind of “Wine in reverse”, whereby Ubuntu binaries are running directly in Windows thanks to a syscall translation layer called “Windows Subsystem for Linux.” If you’re a Windows 10 Insider, you can start with this now: Dustin Kirkland, HOWTO: Ubuntu on Windows.

All good stuff. However, if the last two weeks have taught me anything, getting into the Microsoft cloud (i.e. Azure) and developing stuff is a massive pain in the arse thanks to their byzantine web sites, myriad sign-up screens with lack of SSO and the ridiculously complex MSDN / Azure set-up that Microsoft have (it’s up there with IBM Partnerworld). Still a lot of work to do.



---------------------
http://benpoole.com/weblog/201604181115
Apr 18, 2016
7 hits



Recent Blog Posts
2
What I use
Wed, Jun 7th 2017 11:01a   Ben Poole
I think I last posted about IDEs almost three years ago, so figuring it was time for an update, over at the Via blog we’ve opted to run the odd post about what tools we use in our day-to-day work. I’m up first with a brief look at my web / text / JavaScript editor of choice, Atom.
1
Crikey. Fifteen years of tech and more...
Wed, May 24th 2017 11:29a   Ben Poole
It seems extraordinary to me that I started this website over fifteen years ago now. That’s an awful long time ago when we consider the world of the web and the technology around it. Amusingly (and what a testament to the platform), this site was built on IBM Domino back then, and still is now. There have been a fair few iterations of the site, the most recent incarnation also being the longest in place. I’m conscious that the site has been pretty quiet the last few years, with just
2
Why we don’t migrate code to LDC Via
Tue, May 16th 2017 1:42p   Ben Poole
I’ve written a short post over on the LDC Via blog which addresses a question we’ve been asked a number of times in the two years since we pushed the “Go Live!” button on LDC Via (at Engage 2015 in Ghent no less): to wit, why don't we migrate application logic, and / or code? I don’t write JavaScript like I write LotusScript. Do you? Languages have moved on (capabilities, syntax, patterns): what works for VB6-style Lotusscript looks odd in 21st century Java or Jav
6
Time well spent
Sat, May 6th 2017 12:00p   Ben Poole
At the risk of clogging up the internet, sundry bandwidth, your attention, or your craw, I’d like to turn your attention to a website and movement that truly is Time Well Spent. The Time Well Spent movement is all about reclaiming our lives from the miraculous wee devices we have in our pockets, on our wrists, and before us on the desk or sofa. We all know that most “news” sources are clickbait-ey horrors, their only goal to have you click on everything in sight, promoting shi
2
Two computing giants left us recently
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 11:49a   Ben Poole
In amongst the more general news (i.e. society going to hell in a handbasket, World War III, all that), you could be forgiven for having missed the news in the smaller world of IT: we lost two giants of our field in recent weeks. On April 13th we lost the internet pioneer Bob Taylor, and just a few days before Harry Huskey, passed away at the amazing age of 101 on April 9th. Bob Taylor is most well-known for forging ahead with ARPANET — which of course ultimately gave us t’internet
1
IBM Connect goes to the pub
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 5:17p   Ben Poole
In London next Tuesday? Run, do not walk, to IBM Connect goes to the pub, a cheeky wee event we at LDC Via are hosting at The Castle very near Farringdon station. We will have the IBM Connect opening general session on a screen, and the drinks are on us! Read more and sign up on our blog.
3
Christmas 2010?
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 2:19p   Ben Poole
I wrote this six years ago. Flip 2010 for 2016! So, the veg. are done, the table is laid, the turkey a-ready: I can now sit down and wish my readers a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! You three make my day, and I run this site just for you guys. Here’s hoping for a splendiferous 2011 for us all (and let’s face it, it can’t be any worse than 2010, surely??!) Merry Christmas one and all. Here’s hoping for better days ahead.




Created and Maintained by Yancy Lent - About - Planet Lotus Blog - Advertising - Mobile Edition