Thursday, May 19, 2011

Episode 005 and Show Notes

Episode 5 C#
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News

Over The Air updates for iOS

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/05/apple-planning-easier-upgrades-for-ios-mac-os-x.ars

How Decompilers work:
http://archfinch.com/item/21ace/i-wonder-how-decompilers-work#topcomment

Broadband Caps: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/atts-broadband-data-caps-start-today.ars

Natty Narwhal (x forwarding without XDMCP):
http://releases.ubuntu.com/natty/



Tool of the day
Jason: PortableApps FreeMat http://portableapps.com/apps/education/freemat_portable
Patrick: VLC http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable

Programming Language Discussion
History
CLR (Virtual Machine)
CLI (Bytecode)
Open Source (Mono)
Web (dynamic html like php)

Uses
Websites (previous employment)

Strengths
Dynamic html support
Easy(er) GUI programming
Good integration with C/C++
Managed code

Weaknesses
No applet support like in java.
Mono is a generation behind and often unstable
Many libraries do not exist in Mono (GUI, etc.)


Wrap Up