Thursday, April 28, 2011

LightSwitch Beta 2 Extensibility Cookbook

According to me VS LightSwitch could be holy grail of LOB application development, however 80-20 rule still applies to it. According to this rule most of business scenarios could be achieved OOB (Out of the Box) but then as an Architect you don’t want to be in position where other 20% scenarios, which business is ready to die for are not possible.

In this case you need capabilities where you can extend LightSwitch and get something which was not exactly possible with OOB product. So grab your copy of LightSwitch Beta 2 extensibility cook book and see if you can develop all of your business cases or not.

Silverlight 5 is here

Oh boy, I am not done yet with Silverlight 4 and Silverlight 5 here. Sigh!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

RIM Co-CEO Pulls Plug on BBC Interview

While puzzled over on going tussle between Indian Govt. and BlackBerry, in his infinite wisdom BB’s Co-CEO decides to abruptly end the interview. Now I understand that their could be something which are really hurtful and you lose your senses like Zinedine Zidan did.

But then the questions comes that what was it that a co-CEO had to abruptly end an interview. You can see the video here. All the BBC correspondent asked was “what does he feel about all that?”. And the “so called” co-CEO loses his cool. I had the feeling that CEOs are quite good when it comes to putting the thoughts in words. I thought that CEOs are excellent salesmen who can sell anything and can save you from any bad situation. Shouldn’t he have just ignored the question or better than this it was an exciting opportunity for him to explain the stand of BlackBerry to everybody. But he failed! Probably he flunked in his business administration classes where it is taught that “Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand”.

Wait a minute, do I see an opportunity here? Like the torn jeans of Akhshay Kumar become fashion, it could be that this abruptly ending interview becomes fashion for techies. After all he is CO-CEO of BB. He must “have” “had” talent to reach there. Probably next time if I am asked some question in an interview/meeting, I can also walk out of interview/meeting saying “This interview/meeting is over”.