Tonecheck - pointless. Just tell the recipients of your emails to stop being whiny little kids.
Jul 03, 2011 at 4:27AM
Nice try Kudo, but you'll never be J.Allard.
It's mostly great, but search as a solution for launching apps = lame. iPhone has had search since 3.0 and very few people ever use it. They introduced folders in 4.0 for good reason.
May 24, 2011 at 12:42PM
I was going to suggest that Tina might have had Lasik recently, but I think she's just trying to show solidarity with Lindsay Lohan.
May 10, 2011 at 2:37PM
Congrats on your 100th episode of PING! (caps to simulate Laura's voice)
My favourite episodes were 16, 43, 71 and of course 100.
It's been a long, stange journey. I feel like I now know Laura like a sister, Paul like a kid brother and Max like that cousin that disappeared one week and neither our parents nor uncles or aunts would answer any questions about.
All the best for the next 100 shows!
p.s. Laura, why did you get such a big frickin' dog?
It's hard to get excited about anything in Devlabs if a really promissing tool like CHESS doesn't make it it into Visual Studio and then gets abandoned.
Hmmm... I think Sys.Observer was ( ) more "Silverlight-ic" and felt comfortable with it, but you MS guys are going to abandon the Ajax 4 js framework (sad about it) so we have to move on. Why then don't you put more emphasys on jQuery "link" plugin (which is being written by MS itself) instead of broadening the spectrum of js MVVM frameworks?
DId you miss the part at the start where he says that it's not a Microsoft project? It's the author's personal open source project - just because it's presented at Mix, it doesn't mean that it's official Microsoft policy.
Besides, why should there just be one way of doing any particular thing? Developers in the Microsoft ecosystem have really suffered in the past from Microsoft determining the 'one true way' to do a particular thing when Microsoft's choice of technology has turned out to not be very good (ASP.NET AJAX being a prime example). I rather like the new Microsoft way to let a bunch of different libraries slug it out and let the developers see which is more popular. I'll bet we see more community-driven libraries and tools win out over the 'designed in Redmond' equivalents.
Good talk. I'm looking forward to using this as I think it (combined with the new GC) fixes two of the biggest problems in developing graphical applications for WP7.
One tip for the presenter: stop doing that air quotes thing
The thing with the Apple stores is that they can offer the same prices as online because Apple does most of the online selling of Apple products and independent retailers get such a small margin that they can't undercut Apple either.
That's not the case with PC hardware and software. I don't know why Microsoft thought retail stores were a good idea - vanity maybe? But I don't think it would be a financial success, especially in Britain where the highstreet has been gutted by online sales.