I haven't bought this book yet! But I will do when I get a chance this evening. If you have any heart I implore you to do the same!
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
This looks like good stuff. Hopefully I will get my hands on the Pro version at some point. Currently I am using an Iconia W500 with Windows 8 and the Keyboard attachment as my work laptop. It's working out fairly well, the keyboard is poor considering the amount I paid for it (around ?70) but it clips in at the bottom and forms a case for the tablet when not in use.
In general I have really begun to enjoy using Windows 8. Some little things don't make sense but the quality of the apps I have seen up until now are really good. It's a case of real quality over quantity. I have become a little disillusioned with the sheer amount of tat on the Android marketplace.
When I compare this to my Android tablet there is an obvious difference. My Nexus 7 is smaller and more portable but it simply doesn't function as a productivity device. Windows 8 devices do. I can crack my W500 out and open up Visual Studio 2012. Essentially, what I am saying is I think the two devices solve different problems anyway.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
I didn't know about this :-0
Just got this wonderful update from Everything Everywhere. Such a splendid show of the foul greed that lurks within Oranges fiendish corporation.
I don't believe there is a consumer alive today that wants or needs the same amount of data they currently get but faster. I don't care about the amount of data, I want to be able to stream video more efficiently, I want to be able to upload and download large photos, I want to be able to download loads of videos and music super quick. I want to work remotely with high speeds. I don't want to do this for just 2 days in the month. I want to do it everyday.
I am hoping, that perhaps they want to charge these silly billy prices to enable them to improve their network, therefore being able to cope with a larger amount of data being transferred. I doubt this will happen of course.
Friday, 19 October 2012
I was just moaning to myself, wishing that C# had the same type of interative window that F# did, just for messing about etc...
Well I did a quick search and found at the installing the Roslyn CTP gives you JUST THAT! Brilliant.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
I've started reading this book. I had heard about it from my friend Garry Shutler a couple of years ago but it got lost in my enormous wishlist. Someone mentioned it a #dddnorth on Saturday and I noticed it was extremely cheap for the Kindle version on Amazon.
I must say it's proving a reasonably enlightening read. Then again most books that confirm the beliefs you already hold are fairly enjoyable.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Ugh I had completely forgot about this tool until https://twitter.com/ozwaldDunlop reminded me today.
I have mainly posted it as a reminder to myself not to forget it again. Doing so much straight forward dev work has seen me need any performance monitoring tools for a year or so now so I have gotten a little rusty.