.NET, Meet My Watch
.NET has always had a mobile angle to it. Now the mobile side is getting more
than a small boost with the release
of a beta for the new .NET Micro Framework developer kit
. With it, you can
use Visual Studio to write software for small devices like handhelds, smart
watches and other doohickeys that run embedded software. Does this mean my watch
will crash as often as my laptop?
Red Hat Execs Happy, Shareholders Aren't
Red Hat pulled out all the stops this quarter in giving money to its executives,
and Wall Street pulled out all the stops in driving
the stock price down after all this compensation depressed profits. I guess
open source and pure capitalism aren't incompatible, after all.
Say Goodbye to Jolt
Yesterday, I talked about some of the press releases I get that have no relevance
whatsoever. I have just one announcement that, while not exactly technical,
may be right up the Redmond Report reader's alley. Move aside, Jolt Cola and
$12 cups of Starbucks' UltraMocha/Cappa/Latte/Grande. Shock-A-Cino, a new ultracaffeinated
coffee, is on the market. This heart
attack in a cup could be coming to a convenience mart near you. Hope the
stores come stocked with defibrillators.
Doug Barney is editor in chief of Redmond magazine and the VP, editorial director of Redmond Media Group.