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Chris Massey

Web.NET: A Brief Retrospective

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It’s been several weeks since I had the pleasure of visiting Milan, and joining 150 enthusiastic web developers for a day of server-side frameworks and JavaScript. Lucky for me, I keep good notes. Overall the day went smoothly, with some solid logistics and very attentiveorganizerss, and an impressively diverse audience drawn by the fact that […]

16 November 2012 7:55 pm by
Chris Massey

Web.NET is Closing Fast

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The voting for sessions has now closed, and sadly only half of the potential sessions could make it through. On the plus side, the sessions that floated to the top look great and, with the votes in, Simone and Ugo have moved right along and created a draft agenda to whet our appetites. Take a […]

12 September 2012 12:58 pm by
Chris Massey

Content Weighting and Sociology

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I’ve had loads of fantastic feedback on the concept and early curation wireframes I posted on the labs, and it’s led to some further thoughts on the topic of voting. More specifically, thoughts about the kinds of behaviour and values a platform encourages in it’s users via the set of available actions. StackOverflow is a […]

6 September 2012 5:02 pm by
Chris Massey

Web.NET event coming in October

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If you’re a web developer in Europe (or would like an excuse to travel to Europe), you should definitely take a look at the Web.NET event coming in October. It’s being organized by two Italian web maestros (Simone Chiaretta and Ugo Lattanzi) and the session list looks fantastic. The event site pretty much speaks for […]

30 August 2012 1:28 pm by
Chris Massey

Some Early Considerations

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Following on from my previous post, I want to say "thank you" to everyone who has got in touch and got involved – you are pioneers! An update on where we are right now: paper prototypes v1 To be more specific, we’ve picked two of the ideas that seem to have more pros than cons, […]

22 August 2012 5:39 pm by
Chris Massey

Simple-Talk Labs – Let the Science Begin

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In which I introduce a new project, explain the why and wherefore, and ask for a little help. Some Context – Publishing for Developers The Red Gate .NET team has been having some long and fruitful discussions with the Simple-Talk editorial team, and together we’ve decided that we don’t do enough to educate and inform […]

10 August 2012 8:57 am by
Chris Massey

Weather Control

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When the age of SaaS dawned, and the first wisps of the cloud started to condense above our heads, much hype was made of the fact that you could put your “stuff” in the cloud, and then never have to worry about it again. Sadly, that’s only half true. You don’t have to worry about […]

14 January 2011 8:59 am by
Chris Massey

No Rest for the Virtuous

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It has been an impressively brutal month in terms of security breaches, and across a whole range of fronts. The “Cablegate” leaks, courtesy of Wikileaks, appear to be in a league of their own. The “Operation Payback” DDoS attacks against PayPal, MasterCard and Visa (not to mention the less successful attack against Amazon) are equally […]

16 December 2010 11:01 am by
Chris Massey

Alan Turing Needs Your Help

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Well. sort of. Clearly, you are using a computer. If you are on this site, you are probably quite familiar with computers as artifacts of our modern society. Hopefully, you are also familiar with the fact that Alan Turing, logician and mathematician extraordinaire, was instrumental in laying down the foundations of modern computer science, and […]

22 November 2010 1:21 pm by
Chris Massey

A Bit Cloudy

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“Systems Administrators, I come in peace. You have nothing to fear from me” – Office 365 Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite recently absorbed a few other services and has been rebranded as Office 365, which is currently in private Beta and NDA-d up to the eyeballs. As Microsoft’s (slightly delayed) answer to Google Apps Premier […]

18 November 2010 2:04 pm by
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