February 2013 Entries

The magic of touch

Tell me something. Why do people love the iPad but fail to recognize Microsoft was the first one out there with a touch device? Why do people stand in line for an iPhone while there are other better offerings out there? Why do people spend an enormous amount of money on stuff when there are other, better and cheaper solutions available? The answer is: because it makes them feel good. It's as simple as that. It makes them feel good. The product they're using gives them something that goes beyond the ......

Developer training, where to go?

Quite often people come to me and ask me: how do you manage to keep up with what's going on in your field? Whenever this happens my first reaction is always (in my head) "so, they do believe I keep up with my field?" Of course, I do keep up. It's not something I set out to do but it comes naturally. Ever since I started programming back in the early 80's of the previous century I have been reading a lot about my trade, talking with other people and generally be interested in what was going on in ......

Microsoft Surface Pro

I admit it. I am one lucky guy. Figure this: Microsoft just came out with the Surface Pro, a nice machine that has caught the imagination of a lot of people. Still, since the other Surface (the RT version) didn't really sell that well, I guess Microsoft decided to make not so much of the much more expensive Pro version. What they failed to understand is that one of the reasons the RT didn't sell so good was that a lot of people were waiting for the Pro version to come out. And when it came, it sold ......