Wednesday, 05 November 2008

I found a link tonight that led to a Codeplex project

From the Codeplex site

Crack.NET is a runtime debugging and scripting tool that gives you access to the internals of a WPF or Windows Forms application running on your computer. If you love Snoop and Mole for Visual Studio, you’ll love Crack.NET, too. Crack.NET allows you to “walk” the managed heap of another .NET application, and inspect all values on all objects/types.

This looks like a good tool in becoming familiar with what is going on in WPF and Winform apps.



Wednesday, 05 November 2008 22:04:02 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)

Last week, I watched the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference 2008 ( PDC2008 )- key note by Ray Ozzie the technical visionary for Microsoft, as he announced Azure - Microsofts entry into "Cloud Computing". Essentially an infrastructure of services on the internet. In that discussion he mentioned Amazon's S3 inititiave  - which Ozzie indicated was something that Microsoft looked at for their inspiration. If you go to the Amazon site, you see a list of charges - which I imagine could add up over time, but it really depends on how much it gets used.

I suspect that Microsoft will have to be competitive with Azure and its offerings to "be competitive".

One post I saw indicated that Microsoft was not committing to a date on when it would go "commercial" with Azure - which did seem as odd to me too.  Almost like they are not sure that this is where things will go - the post I read said that he had asked for one large business that was looking at using Azure for its business - and never got one name.

I suspect that might change by the end of next year, but it is a change in how computing is done, and how the industry is changing. Where the OS is on the internet and you only need a browser instead of a computer - is one thought pattern on that.

I think people like having control of their own computer - so it is not going to control everything.

Azure | Cloud
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 21:30:59 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)