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We live in a strange world. Information should be free. Tools should be free. Software should be free (and I mean free as in free beer, not as in free speech). Of course, since I make my living (and pay my mortgage) by writing software I tend to disagree. Or rather: I want to get paid for the things I do in the daytime. Next to that I also spend time on projects I feel are valuable for the community, which I do for free. The reason I can do that is because I get paid enough in the daytime to afford ...
Last month, an editor from Wrox book asked me if I was interested in writing a book on the new version of DotNetNuke which is still in beta. I really don't have the time to do a complete book (who does?) so I asked Darrell Hardy from Hardy Consulting, Tracy Wittenkeller from t-worx, and Microsoft MVP, Stan Schultes to help write some chapters. We all have signed contracts, gone to the photographer for our cover picture, and are diving into the new version of DotNetNuke to write our chapters. Our ...
Just read on the GPC Press Release site that Google is starting work on a new open source platform enabling all of its online apps to have offline capabilities. Sounds intriguing. Google Gears marks an important step in the evolution of web applications because it addresses a major user concern: availability of data and applications when there’s no Internet connection available, or when a connection is slow or unreliable. As application developers and users alike want to do more on the web—whether ...