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Interesting Finds: March 26, 2012 March 26, 2012

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Modern Web Development – Part 8 – Shawn Wildermuth
How Tech Will Transform the Traditional Classroom – Benjamin Jackson
Windows 8: Good News for XAML Developers – Jerry Nixon

Driving me to Mac? March 14, 2012

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Microsoft recently released their Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I installed it to a virtual machine using VMware and spent all of 10 minutes looking at it, but something just doesn’t feel right about it. I’m a developer (most of the time) and don’t want any part of their touch-based startup screen. I dismissed the thought and went back to real work.

Today I saw How Real People Will Use Windows 8. My first reaction was to laugh, but this points to a real problem that Microsoft needs to address. In my opinion, there is a real difference between the user experience of a desktop OS and a tablet/smartphone OS. While touch is a nice addition, I doubt that many users will use touch on their desktops. This “mode” switch required in Windows 8, if not changed, will result in their newest OS being a failure for most users.

Microsoft is in real trouble. Are they trying to drive me to a Mac?

Interesting Finds: March 14, 2012 March 14, 2012

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EF Code First – Tips and Tricks – Code Capers
MassChallenge- A Colossal Startup Accelerator That’s 100% Free – Forbes
7 Boston startups are finalists in SXSW accelerator – Kyle Alspach
How Real People Will Use Windows 8 – Chris Smith
How to Test Your Startup Idea in a Weekend – Rahil Sondhi

Interesting Finds: March 9, 2012 March 9, 2012

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Install Windows 8 beta in Your System using VirtualBox on Windows & Mac – SpicyTricks
Why cross-platform mobile toolkits are a bad idea – Martin Fowler
Announcing Reduced Pricing on Windows Azure Storage and Compute – Steven Martin

Interesting Finds: March 6, 2012 March 6, 2012

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Amazon or self-hosted? – Miha Ahronovitz
A complete list of resources for METRO Windows 8 Developers – Lee Stott
View Engines in ASP.NET MVC – Jovan Popovic
Eight books for .NET (mostly) developers (mostly web) you must read – Geekbeing
New England Code Camp – March 31st – Jim O’Neil
Visual Studio ’11’ Announced – The Visual Studio Blog
MIT Online vs. Your Local College- How Will Web Learning Stack Up? – Alan Jacobs
JQuery UI 1.8.18 Released – jQuery UI Blog

Interesting Finds: February 13, 2012 February 10, 2012

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Getting Started with User Experience Design
What I Learned Building a Startup on Microsoft Cloud Services: Part 1 – Liam Cavanagh
Amazon S3 Price Reduction
Client-Side MVC Frameworks Compared – Paul Hammant
Windows 8 and the future of XAML: The Windows Runtime (WinRT) – Microsoft Malaysia
Amazon Web Services Customer List (Case Studies)
Which is less expensive: Amazon or self-hosted?
Be Careful When Comparing AWS Costs…

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