Saturday, November 21, 2009

Zachman framework for enterprises

While organizations grapple with increasing complexity in business place as well as technology implementation, Zachman provides some help in organizing corporate assets in reusable format.


ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 runtime.
The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among the responsibilities of the application – the UI logic using the view, user-input handling using the controller, and the domain logic using the model. ASP.NET MVC applications are easily testable using techniques such as test-driven development (TDD).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Money Transfer: The Top Mobile App of 2012?

An interesting piece of information surfeced on Business week regarding top mobile app by 2012. Transferring money apparently will be the most sought after feature in mobile banking

Friday, November 13, 2009

About Doloto

Doloto is an AJAX application optimization tool, especially useful for large and complex Web 2.0 applications that contain a lot of code, such as Bing Maps, Hotmail, etc. Doloto analyzes AJAX application workloads and automatically performs code splitting of existing large Web 2.0 applications. After being processed by Doloto, an application will initially transfer only the portion of code necessary for application initialization.

The rest of the application's code is replaced by short stubs -- their actual function code is transferred lazily in the background or, at the latest, on-demand on first execution. Since code download is interleaved with application execution, users can start interacting with the Web application much sooner, without waiting for the code that implements extra, unused features.

In our experiments across a number of AJAX applications and network conditions, Doloto reduced the amount of initial downloaded JavaScript code by over 40%, or hundreds of kilobytes resulting in startup often faster by 30-40%, depending on network conditions.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Performancepoint in MOSS?

While investigating about the latest status of PerformancePoint came across the following links:

What this means for us:"Microsoft is removing the barriers for customers who want to deploy a complete Business Intelligence solution, leveraging their existing investments in SharePoint Server, SQL Server, and Excel. Customers with SharePoint ECAL SA will have rights to deploy PerformancePoint Server today. PerformancePoint’s scorecard capabilities are certified by the Balanced Scorecard Institute/Palladium, building on the capabilities first introduced in Business Scorecard Manager. This means companies can implement their scorecards, following any methodology they choose, and accurately reflect this with their company strategy. The contextual dashboards allow organizations to create data-rich views that are interactive and change based on the users context. Organizations can create rich views that combine Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and relational information to accurately reflect the business, measure the right information, and quickly understand changes in real-time.

This capability augments the team-based KPIs in SharePoint today, and utilizes the Excel Services environment, already allowing customers to share and reuse their workbooks in personal dashboards across the organization."

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Today saw the USS NY sailing on the Hudson river from my office..This magnificent piece of work was built from the wreckage of the WTC.

At approximately 8:00 a.m., on November 2, the future USS NEW YORK will come to a standstill across from the World Trade Center site, dip her flag, and deliver a 21-gun salute. Members of the Fire Department of New York, the New York Police Department, Port Authority Police, members of the families of 9/11 victims and veterans will gather on the shore at the North Cove in the World Financial Center to return the salute.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

SharePoint and alternative to BDC?

While doing some brainstorming on where SharePoint currently is and what exactly BDC does, there are so many ideas around what this could mean. Getting an overview of BDC and its metadata model at:
you can't miss thinking is there an alternative to BDC, using the same Runtime Object model exposed....Is there a plug in solution out there that could do that?