Archive for July, 2008

*nix Developer Doing .Net

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

This morning I hopped back into a terminal services session with Win2003. I’ve been doing MOSS development for a project at work for the last few months, so I’m using MS Visual Studio again. For the last four years or so, I’ve done most of my development work in Linux and Solaris. I must say my favorite editor is vi and I try to avoid using my mouse. But now, back in the MS world I must reach my hand over every so often to that little mouse and nudge it a bit and click — it really does slow things down.

So this morning instead of kicking off an ssh session, I click Start->Run, typed mstsc, then logged into my development Win2003 server (since you can’t really do sharepoint development anywhere but where the server is actually running). I switched to the visual studio window I left running and noticed some odd characters in the middle of my code.

I circled the oddly-placed characters in the middle of my code so you can see what I’m talking about. Perhaps you’ve done this before. When I saw the :wq, I knew immediately where they were from and had a sense of calm come over me. I miss my vi.

EidosMedia – Méthode

Friday, July 11th, 2008

The largest project I’m presently working on at Dow Jones is the adoption of a publishing product from EidosMedia, a technology company in Milan. The product is called Méthode and looks very promising. Here are some article published recently regarding the selection of Méthode at Dow Jones.

Editor and Publisher – June 3, 2008 (requires subscription)
Dow Jones Selects EidosMedia’s Publishing Platform
Editor and Publisher (requires subscription)
E&P Technical: EidosMedia’s U.S. debut
Newspapers and Technology
Dow Jones blending print, Web