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HTML 5 or Silverlight 5: Hey why not use them for what they are good at!

A few days ago, Scott Hanselman proposed a different opinion as well as a good way of deciding which of the 2 technologies to be used and when!

Read here:

I personally think that HTML 5, will get there and do what browsers do best: Be used everywhere!

Yes it will bring awesomeness and shiny cool new things… and it will bring some new problems as well.

My fear is when people start talking about HTML 5 as a way to produce a business application that should be in fact a desktop version. Do you get me?

At one point, developpers have to stop trying to tweak their web app to make it behave behave like a desktop …. It’ll never be one!

A plugin based app IS sometime more appropriate than a web app just like a native platform app IS sometimes better than a pluging!

Desktop > Plugin > Web App

or if you prefer:

WPF > SilverLight > Asp.Net


All MIX 11 Session Video via RSS, iTunes, Powershell or Juice!

Thanks to Scott Hanselman, who brought this up!

Like Scott said, If you really want iTunes in your life…you can subscribe in iTunes from Advanced|Subscribe to Podcast (look for MIX11 Sessions)

But I find it cooler with Zune! The video is super crisp in MP4 High! 🙂

Tell me the ones you liked the most! There is soooo much information. Almost everything applies on technologies available today!

My best (in descending order) are :

  1. An Overview of the MS Web Stack of Love,
  2. NuGet In Depth: Empowering Open Source on the .NET Platform
  3. ASP.NET MVC 3 @:The Time is Now
  4. Fun with ASP.NET MVC 3 and MEF
  5. Deconstructing Orchard: Build, Customize, Extend, Ship
  6. Good JavaScript Habits for C# Developers

My worse is:

  1. Application Design for Windows Phone (She is so nervous and thirsty…)

.Net and the “Freemium” world!

November 8, 2010 1 comment

“Freemium”, A new trend in commercial web application deployment?

According to wikipedia the “Freemium” is:

Freemium is a business model that works by offering basic Web services, or a basic downloadable digital product, for free, while charging a premium for advanced or special features.”

This is a great way to present and market a web application at low cost. Now this has to do with .Net?

Well this summer Microsoft MSDN has publish a web application toolkit for Freemium applications:

Cool huh ?

Tonight, I will hop in there and have a look at the implementation details. So stick around for updates!

Categories: ASP.Net, ASP.Net MVC


October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Last weekend, I went and read “Professional ASP.Net MVC 2” . All of it!

Although, I already had my hands dirty with version 1 of ASP.Net MVC, I felt that the niche and orientation of the language was clearer than ever.

If you are like me, someone that had to deal with trying to make testable web applications in past, with VS Interdev (pure asp), or with

You’ll find that the language is really helping you with achiving your goal!

In fact, I would rename ASP.Net to “ASP.Net RAD”   and ASP.Net MVC to “ASP.Net Pro”. 😉

It is true that you can probably create a semi complex web application faster with ASP.Net.

But an experienced ASP.Net MVC developper, will probably do it in the same time in MVC and it’ll be clean, professional, and testable! 

Now, I can’t wait for version 3 of asp.Net MVC which is coming soon!

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