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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 10:54 am on October 25, 2007 Permalink |
    Tags: F#, functional language, , Microsoft research, visual studio   

    Microsoft & F# Functional Language 

    Microsoft plans to integrate F#, a functional programming language developed by the Microsoft Research group, into its Visual Studio application development platform, said S. “Soma” Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Developer Division.

    The company, however, has not laid out a formal release schedule, although Somasegar pledged to both integrate F# into Visual Studio and continue evolving it.

    Pronounced “F sharp,” F# is based on the concepts of functional programming, Somasegar said. Functional languages treat computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions. The mathematical slant of functional programming is appealing to professionals in domains described with mathematical notation, including financial, scientific, and technical computing, said Somasegar.

    Source: infoworld.com
    Read the article here | Somasegar’s Blog
    Microsoft Research:  http://research.microsoft.com/fsharp/fsharp.aspx

  • Subinkrishna Gopi 6:30 pm on October 19, 2007 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , orkut, tech2, , ,   

    Genius of the Web Awards 

    The first Genius of the Web awards organised by Web 18, a part of the Network 18 group, were announced on October 18th, at ITC Grand Central, Parel. Genius of the Web Awards is a series of awards in multiple categories that recognise achievements by companies that have done commendable work in the online space.

    Yahoo.co.in, Shaadi.com and Orkut.com were announced the winners of Best Portal overall, Best Matrimonial portal and Best Social Networking website respectively.

    Yahoo India won the special User’s Choice Award, as well as the Best E-Commerce Site (Online Gaming); Gmail emerged as the Best Email Service Provider (Consumer); and Indiatimes as the Best Email Service Provider (Business).

    Source: tech2.com/biz | Read the article here

  • Subinkrishna Gopi 12:21 pm on October 19, 2007 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , m commerce, ,   

    Top mobile applications of 2007 

    Fierce Mobile Content - Top Mobile Apps 2007 

    Fierce Mobile Content announced the Top mobile applications of 2007.

    What a difference a year makes. When FierceMobileContent inaugurated its Top App Awards in the autumn of 2006, the emphasis was squarely on the entertainment and multimedia applications then revolutionizing the mobile platform. Twelve months later, mobile subscribers have evolved from consumers to prosumers, and instead of watching video clips and listening to music, they’re socializing, shopping and searching. Content consumption is out and content creation is in–after all, why watch videos when you can upload your own?

    Source: http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com

    You can read the article here: http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/special-reports/top-mobile-applications-2007

    Top 3 Applications

    1) 3jam SMS 2.0, Company: 3jam
    Why it’s a Top App: 3jam SMS 2.0 expands the scope of text messaging from one-to-one dialogue to multi-party communication, in effect transforming texting from “reply” to “reply all.”

    2) Anthem, Company: Intercasting

    3) Digby, Company: 30 Second Software
    Why it’s a Top App: Attention, shoppers. Digby transforms the mobile commerce experience from ring tones to roses, enabling consumers to purchase real-world goods like flowers, candy and wine directly from their mobile devices.

  • Subinkrishna Gopi 2:22 pm on October 18, 2007 Permalink |
    Tags: architecture, , , , soa, ,   

    Service Oriented Architecture – Basics 

    SOA – Service Oriented Architecture – is an architectural design pattern, where an application is developed as a set of logically & functionally separate and independent services. Each of these services can be implemented in any platform, programming language using any of the available technologies. These services can communicate with each other to fulfill their needs and can send & receive pieces of information from other services as well. One service can interact with more than one service to get the desired things done. SOA can be implemented using web services, since the protocols & standards of internet are very much platform & programming language independent. The main purpose of SOA is to reduce the coupling between the modules.

    Requirements of SOA
    1) We should make use of standards & protocols supported by most of the platforms since these services may be distributed among wide verity of them. (Means, there should be a standard and widely accepted mechanism for the services to talk with each other)
    2) There should be a “clear & unambiguous” service interface syntax.
    3) There should be a service registry mechanism to retrieve the suitable services.

    SOA Building Blocks
    Service provider: Provides a set of services to the requesting clients/services. The provider can restrict the services they offer as well as define the service scope to public or private. Public services can be accessed by anyone over the internet but the private services are restricted to certain clients. The service provider should register the interface & service access information with the service registry.

    Service Broker/Service Registry: Provides the interface & service access information to any service requestors. The implementer can also decide the scope of the registry too.

    Service requestor: It’s a web service client. The requester searches the service registry using different search methods to find a service entry and then binds to the corresponding service provider to get the things done.

    Useful links

  • Subinkrishna Gopi 11:08 am on October 11, 2007 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , jaiku   

    Google Acquires Jaiku 

    Recently Google has made yet another acquisition. They have added Jaiku as a part of Google. Jaiku is one of the most popular micro-blogging services on the internet. Jaiku was formed in February 2006 in Helsinki by Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen.

    Useful links
    Jaiku Blog: http://www.jaiku.com/blog/

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