Monthly Archives: April 2014

What happens in enemy camp: Microsoft Build 2014

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Microsoft developer conference Build was at Moscow center this week. Microsoft new CEO Satya Nadella talked about that Microsoft will be the developers best friend, well we will see about this. They also talked a lot about Internet of Things or to be exact Windows for Things. Windows in your car, your tv and all your other machines. It’s probably only is the multimedia system so we can be calm, no blue screen on the highway. If you want to know more this is the session to view 

Windows phone is free for phone manufactures to meet up the competition from Android and IOS. Microsoft also released version 8.1 with a brand new virtual assistant Cortana to compete with Siri and Google Now. It had alot more news see the Day one keynote to see them all.

Checkout the Day 1 Keynote here and Day 2 keynote here or this video about Cortana

The race against Mobile domination is not over yet and if you have counted out Microsoft you are probably wrong. This is the company that thought internet wasn’t anything for the future and a couple years later they has 90% of the web browser market and almost killed all competition. I’m not saying that they can do this again but moving up and getting 30% of the market is not unrealistic.

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A new native mobile development framework Xamarin was shown. It enables you write the mobile apps in c# and publish them for Windows Phone, IOS and Android. Interesting is that Xamarin enables you to build and test applications for all three platforms on Windows.

Xamarin can be found here

Microsoft also showed of a new element framework called WinJS that will get multi browser support. check it out try.buildwinjs.com

I don’t think that this is tools new but anyway, the development environment Visual Studio is available thru Microsoft Azure as an online service. There is a session about that  Getting Started with Visual Studio Online if you want to know more. 

This was some info on the things I’ve found about the Build dev conference, if you have some more info perhaps you where there, please add a comment.

Mastering XPages is here soon

The upcoming second edition of Mastering XPages is here soon with a release date of the 25:th of April.

Impressive 1200 pages of XPages information. Apart from all the old stuff the authors has added content about mobile, extension library, debugging (my favorite part) and performance.

I will write a follow up with a review as soon as I get my hands of a copy of the book.

Check out what the authors say about the new book

mastering xpages at xpagesdeveloper.com

You can preorder the book here

IBM Press add IBM3370 in the checkout and get 35% off 

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Domino and Heartbleed

A support flash has been sent out by IBM Support that Domino is not affected by the bug.

Link to IBM Support flash can be found here.

http://goo.gl/q9hMBx

But you might be affected anyway because yahoo.com, amazon.com flickr and many more sites are affected by the bug.

If you want to know more about hearthbleed check out links

Affected services

krebson security

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