My history on the net :) My oldest news post I was able to find was from on November 4th, 1994 - more then 12 years ago. Niiiicceee.... 1MB SIMMS
Monday, July 31, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
A pretty large chunk number of applications are use daily are opensource applications. A list I'll try to keep up to date is here.
Being an active user of opensource software, being a not-so-active contributor so open source projects (I've submitted a few patches to some projects), and even having a project on SourceForge, I've been putting a little bit of thought into what starts and keeps OpenSource software going.
There a few reasons that I can think of:
- Brand new software with no real commercial alternative, designed to be used by itself - There a lot of applications like this. I think most of these are smaller projects, utility applications, etc... - WinDirStat, SysInternal utilities, etc...
- Applications created to support commercial products - NUnit, NDoc
- Free, Open Source alternatives to commercial applications - NSIS, Subversion, QuickFix
- Commercial Products released under Open Source - OpenOffice
The reasons above can be split into two categories: Projects that have commercial backing and products that don't. So the question I'd like to raise is how long will projects without commercial backing survive, and what will be the reason for survivor or their demise. Will they survive when corporations will put their resources to create commercial product against a free alternative. I've noticed the same questions asked by others to the project coordinators as well.
NUnit - "The Death of NUnit Revisited"
NDoc - "NDoc 2 is Officially Dead"
Considering how fierce is the competition between comercial products, will the OpenSource projects that are developed by some great developers during their spair time using their own resources, be able to stand up to the competition? Or will the projects live only as long as they are not good enough to be considered a competition by the coorporations, and die as soon as they become a threat (or atleast a competition)?
at 11:37 PM Posted by Timur
There are a couple of entries that I have to write on the Freeware and more importantly OpenSource project. I'll start with a few opensource products that I use on regular basis
at 1:25 PM Posted by Timur
Saturday, July 29, 2006
It is very exciting to hear that Microsoft considers .Java a beat. I would like to see some stats that would back that up though. Microsoft: .Net Beat Java, Who's Next? On a related note, it is very interesting how the focus shift for Microsoft technology will effect us. This relates to everything from Microsoft focusing a lot of its attention on consumer products (XBox 360, Zune, etc...) and Microsoft possible focusing on enterprise product development while considering the .NET Framework to be a great base to build on. I guess we will see soon
at 11:09 PM Posted by Timur
Friday, July 28, 2006
It is great when you learn something new, especially when its a little information that makes a huge difefrence. I used to have a multiple number of addins to provide the basic right click functionality, however, in VS 2005, it is available out of the box. Right Clicking on the file tab now provides you following options Close All Close All But This Copy Full Path Open Containing Folder Copy File Locaton in Solution Explorer -- jfo's coding : TIP: Try right clicking on the filetabs in VS 2005
at 10:33 AM Posted by Timur
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Microsoft made a shift in distribution of its MSDN Library. It is now available for free download from MSDN Library Download Previously, MSDN was available for download only for MSDN Subscribers, and there was actually a subscription level that provided only MSDN library.
at 11:02 PM Posted by Timur
Thursday, July 20, 2006
The picture is of the cubicle next to mine. It sure is quiet here :)
at 6:25 PM Posted by Timur
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Sysinternals was aquired by Microsoft. Does tat mean that Process Explorer will finally replace Task Manager? For now, Sysinternals site is so slow (probably with everyone readin the news, I can't even login to retreive the blog entry :) Read it on CNet for now
at 10:28 PM Posted by Timur
Ethereal - Now WireShark is a great tool that I've been using for a while to look at the network traffic and troubleshot all kinds of issues. Everything from remoting to FIX, to just browse through the traffic that is going on on the network port. The new homepage is at www.wireshark.org
at 10:25 PM Posted by Timur
This is a list of the utility software that I have running on my development desktop
|Toolset from SysInternals||A requirement for system management. Process Explorer, Event Viewer, File Monitor, Registry Monitor, etc...|
|UltraEdit||Trully great programmers text editor|
|Notepad++||Another great text editor - OpenSource and Free|
|FireFox||Sometimes I feel like IE, some times I don't|
|WinMerge||Great file/folder compare tool|
|SlickRun||A nice, small, and very usefull Quick Run utility|
|Console||Command Prompt Enhancer|
|TaskSwitch Pro||Free ALT+TAB Replacement|
|PowerToys for XP||PowerCalc, Tweak UI, etc...|
|CygWin toolset||Unix utlities (includng XWindows) on windows|
|FolderShare||Syncronize and access your files across the internet|
|WinDirStat||Drive / Folder usage statistics with a nice graphical view of the used space|
|Windows Live Writer||Blogging utility that from Microsoft. Quickly becoming my favorite|
|VMWare server||Virtual Server software for VMWare|
|Daemon Tools||Open any ISO file as a virtual CD drive|
|PureText||A small utility that removes markup from clioboard text. The result is the same as pasting into notepad|
|Reflector||.NET assembly viewer|
|PowerShell||.NET Command Line Processor|
|NAnt||Build Script Processor|
|NUnit||Unit Test Framework|
|NDoc||Help file generator|
|NSIS||Nullsoft Scriptable Installation System|
|MSBuild Community Tasks||A colleection of MSBuild tasks. Many of them are so great and usefull, that should have been in included with MSBuild from the begining|
|Snippet Compiler||Compile and run .NET Code snippets|
|CoolCommands VS Addin||Add lots and lots of cool commands to the Visual Studio menus|
|Subversion||Because it is a real surce control that happens to be free|
|TourtoiseSVN||Because it makes my source control work in windows, the way every source control should|
|SQLPrompt||Intellisence for SQL Editor. This really should be a part of the microsoft SQL tools|
|mtail||Free graphical tail utility|
|LogParser||Command line tool that lets you run SQL queries against a variety of log files and other system data sources|