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Al-Mahani Al-Mahani

Niner since 2006

  • A Quick Look At "Windows 8"


  • A Quick Look At "Windows 8"

    I would tend to agree with you if we were given a platform that only allows JS/HTML to build apps. However, I do not think this is the case. I am inclined to believe that the platform would allow for the following:

    public partial class HelloTile: Tile {

    protected override OnInit(){


    protected override SaveState(){


    protected override LoadState(){



    You can therefore think of a tile as a webform, so to speak. And like webforms, they can be done using pure html. I would also go as far as to say that a Tile inherits from some Controller class allowing for pure MVC functionality. If my observations are correct, I have no evidence to indicate I am correct, then this may be interesting.

  • Rob Short (and kernel team) - Going deep inside Windows Vista's kernel architecture

    It really seems like windows is broken. From the pervasiveness of the registry to the lack of modularity and isolation - the kernel seems to be a jumbled mess. On a plus note, it is great to see that they are starting the discipline of component isolation. The question is how deepley coupled these components are? Would it just make more sense to build an entire new system? Or does it make more sense to iteratively partition the system along componet lines? Or maybe Singularity is the savior. Great video!