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My weekly thoughts on Twitter

  • Just registered for PDC. good time. missed the queue. #pdc09 #
  • Now at Sony Pictures Studio to meet with colleague Scott van Vliet. #
  • Enjoying the sunset at Venice Beach, California. #
  • Off to Santa Monica to have a drink with @stevieannmusic, who is recording her new album here in LA. #
  • Enjoyed a very pleasant evening in Santa Monica with @stevieannmusic. #
  • Got up way to early (reversed jet lag?) but now preparing to go see Ray Ozzie's keynote at PDC. #PDC09 #
  • Just made it to the keynote at PDC, despite LA traffic. #pdc09 #
  • Next generation Windows Mobile in spring. #pdc09 #
  • Good! Ray Ozzie tslks about that it's a great time to be s developer. No business talk like at TechEd. #pdc09. #
  • Seesmic = Tweetdeck on Silverlight? #pdc09 #
  • windows azure in production as of January 1st. #pdc09. customer billing starts feb 1. #
  • microsoft starts support for Java and Eclipse for Azure. #pdc09 #
  • Hey there's an Azure data center in Amsterdam. #pdc09 #
  • Matt Mullenweg was on stage. WordPress can run on Azure! Very smart move by Microsoft. #pdc09 #
  • Microsoft is launching PinPoint. A catalogue for sharing biz application. #pdc09 #
  • Next new project is called Dallas. A catalogue of data sources on Azure. #pdc09. Microsoft is moving forward at high pace. #
  • Don Box forgot to take his Rohypnol this morning. #pdc09 #
  • Current topic on keynote has a high TellSell experience. "Good question Bob" @pdc09 #
  • project Sydney: linking on premise data sources to Azure web aoos. Next year! #pdc09 #
  • New name for Microsoft application server: AppFabric. #pdc09 #
  • RT @MakeUseOf: "How To Install Google Android On A Windows Mobile Phone http://bit.ly/4fzkFp" >> Haha. Nice one. #
  • From now on C# and VB will co-evolve i.e. have same features. So no reason whatsoever to develop VB anymore! #pdc09 #
  • Multi-line lambda expressions now allowed. And I didn't even like the single-line ones. #pdc09 #
  • The dynamic construct in C# and VB can be very powerful, if in the right hands.. #pdc09 #
  • Future directions: Microsoft is thinking of opening up the #C and VB compilers.. #pdc09. #
  • Future directions: getting rid of async stuff, that is simplifying it. I asked for that 2 years ago ;-). #pdc09 #
  • M&Ms taste differently here in the USA than in the Netherlands. Ours are better. #
  • Windows Azure is really an impressive piece of work. Great job! Wonder how Google and Amazon will respond. #pdc09 #
  • RT @wasigh: "@aahoogendoorn keep the news coming! really enjoy reading it all." >> will do. #
  • You will have to go through a lot of steps before being able to write an Azure appl. Could be made simpler? #pdc09 #
  • future directions asp.net: implementing active record pattern. they're now re-implementing the whole Castle project? #pdc09 #
  • And simplified routing, with less config #pdc09 #
  • ASP.NET futures: support for email verification. Helper class for image manipulation. #pdc09 #
  • Smarter routing called SmartyRoute basically to allow distinguishing actual url's from params. #pdc09 #
  • Ajax now has a AdoNetDataContext to absorbe data from WCF directly. Great, another 2-tier solution! #pdc09 #
  • Velocity will deliver distributed output cache. It's part of the Fabric #pdc09 #
  • Future: introduction of sprites. packing all images on page in single file. Saves server calls. #pdc09 #
  • EF4.0 now allows for distributed changes. Was really hard in 3.5. #pdc09. #
  • If you ask me the AutoGenerateColumns property in ALL app.models is only there to do fast demo's at conferences. #pdc09 #
  • Watching a Sketchflow presentation. not sure why we would need this yet. #pdc09 #
  • SketchFlow is nice, but elaboratel #pdc09 #
  • SketchFlow can even populate controls in prototype with Lorem Ipsum type data, but formatted – e.g. money, urls. #pdc09 #
  • SketchFlow is a really rich prototyping tool but it takes developers to build it. Complex! No designer stuff. Or end user. #pdc09 #
  • Just saw my tweets show up on the Surface table in the hall. They finally found a use for it! #pdc09 #
  • Now waiting for day 2 keynote by @scottgu. #pdc09. they promised it to be spectacular. #
  • Steven Sinovsky talking about developing Windows 7. He carefully avoids the word Vista. #pdc09. #
  • Freaking cool. Watching Windows user experience sessions. Gives good idea how hard it is to satisfy users. #pdc09 #
  • Windows 7 supported hardware acceleration (D2D) will nake IE9 much faster. #pdc09 #
  • Silverlight 4 focus on medis, business apps and beyond browser. will be #1 ui platform for Microsoft. #pdc09 #
  • Printing finally in Silverlight 4. Great keynote (and demos) by @scottgu. #pdc09 #
  • Yes! Shared assemblies for Silverlight 4 and .NET 4! #pfc09 #
  • Now demo of Snsoflow, a Cordys competitor built in Silverlight. #pdc09 #
  • Sorry meant SnapFlow. #pdc09 #
  • Silverlight 4 can run ouyside of the sandbox. This WILL be the next application platform. No doubt about it. #pdc09 #
  • Brian Goldfarb now on stage. Had dinner with him in Sept in Seattle with PAC .NET. Cool guy. #pfc09 #
  • Silverlight 4 beta NOW available for download! #pdc09 #
  • As in .NET 4 language features will be equal for C# and VB, won't VB slowly disappear (sorry Erik)? #pdc2009panel. #
  • RT @scottgu: "Don't be afraid of my new Twitter avatar – you have to watch the keynote to understand ;-)" #
  • Back in Netherlands after short but intense PDC in Los Angeles. Did seminar on software estimation (with smart use cases) this afternoon.. #
  • This is just a great blog post form a UI designer who challenged American Airlines about their plain ugly website. http://htxt.it/Bdmm #