Ang3lFir3 – Life as a Code Poet

May 30, 2008

ASP.Net MVC , Visual Web Developer 2008 Express SP1 Beta

After reading ScotGu’s Blog post in regards to the recent drop of ASP.Net MVC Preview 3 I discovered that the express Edition of VWD (Visual Web Developer) 2008 should now have support for MVC projects with the improvements tht came from VSD SP1 Beta. Exciting I know! Actual support in Express editions of VS products.

I really want to give a big thank you to Phil Haack, Scott Hanselman, Scott Guthrie and the rest of the ASP.Net MVC team. The bit of screen shot below really shows the level of improvement coming from MSFT development teams. Additions like this were things we couldn’t have dreamed of before in Express additions and now… they are available to everyone to share in the MVC goodness. This particular team are definitely raising the bar on excellence and creating a new standard I hope other teams follow.



May 20, 2008

Dear Twitter, Scale or Die

Filed under: Argh, twitter, Uncategorized, web development — ang3lfir3 @ 5:27 pm

As many of you may know twitter is a microblogging service (wow i hate that term) that enables users to have an interactive delayed conversation in 140 char increments. Each day the issue of scalability becomes increasingly worse. This pain stems from the rise in users and traffic from a number of applications using it’s API. From desktop apps to analytical web apps twitter is finding it ever harder to keep up.

The result of the current increase in twittages (twitter outages.. and yes i made that word up) is that users are begining to look for alternatives. Scott Koon aka LazyCoder wrote about it earlier today sighting FriendFeed as a possible alternative. And I can’t remember who it was who mentioned Pownce as another alternative (ironically via twitter)[Edit : I now know it was KeithElder ]. Other options like Jaiku exist and may take over the space.

Twitter is becoming old news. Their scaling issues are like cancer, spreading fast and consuming them entirely. This much is true…. Twitter MUST scale … or DIE…


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