Will apps compiled under .Net 3.5 sp1 and deployed on a machine with .Net 4.0, be able to use hardware acceleration automatically?
Was it just me or video capture, or was scrolling on the phone itself was not that smooth?
If it is the latter then it doesn't follow WP7 UI guidelines.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9713252 , Page 7 - "Aware and Responsive Performance"
You are right, it is more difficult to compress when there are more moving colors !
Erik you should consider less color shirts for C9 interviews The video compression works better that way- LOL .
This would be a really geek approach to clothing.
I can imagine Erik picking an outfit for the day based on the compression algorithms
The UI needs some designer's touch and be more responsive.
Unless of course shading, transparencies and gradients were removed for performance reasons. But wait, then what are we talking about?
Yes, Silverlight, .Net compact, and other .Net goodness is a must. Apple has a very good library for managing program icons, while WinMo 6.5 was a.... behemoth.
Make it business ready. Oh, and make sure it truly supports VPN encryption. Not like Apple fake encryption, which forced many enterprises to ban iPhone from their networks.
The actual hardware peice still looked like a brick, not very appealing. I personally don't care much about appeal, but I know some people do. But it is up to the hardware manufacturer.
The dynamism of menues looks cool (not that I need that) but it takes too much time to get where you need. Shorten menu transition times, or change transition effects all together.
Make App development platform with many "out of the box" features just like in iPhone, so that a Ph.D. in chemistry guy would not need Ph.D. in CompSci to write an app for his students.
Also pricing, I know Google Android is free and Microsoft charges for WinMo quite a bit. Make prices appealing to manufacturers as well.
I think WinMo has a lot of potential, it just looks like it was put on the back burner by Microsoft, and was often unfinished.
Come on! Take for example transferring files to iPhone. It is such a pain, you really need to get a SPECIAL APPLE TRAINING for that, while in WinMo it was always a click of a mouse and very intuitive. Build on that. Simplicity yet extensibility for power and advanced users. Apple also has a very good customer support. You come to their store, tell it doesn't work, and they fix it, fast and easy.
Feb 10, 2010 at 12:34 PM
At some low level functions are expressed imperatevely, you need to address the "How" you can't always live in the abstract world.
Until there are some hardware changes we have to start from imperative programming and then create abstractions for declarative and functional programming.
Now the imperative part can be small so it is easier to debug, test, reason about it and the rest can be declarative. (easier said than done )
Jan 21, 2010 at 8:40 AM
Aha, I was always wondering how you guys do it. Managing, coding, blogging, presenting, and keep family happy.
Thanks for the insight.
I know fear and shame are strong incentives, but these are wrong incentives.
Your legitimacy should not come from people's approval or disapproval (it usually works that way).
There is a better way.
The source of legitimacy should be in the fact that God loves you, and your goal is to fulfill your birthright. Then you'll be able to figure out your priorities and set your objectives differently, and start doing things because it is a right thing to do, not because of the fear or shame. It is like being a slave who doesn't like his master and being a son who knows whatever problem comes along is for the good, and no pain is going to be wasted.
Like you said, Scott, you took this job not because of the fact that you liked it (it is a pain in the neck), but you did it because it was the right thing to do. Why else would somebody want do to things?
Sorry for being too philosophical.