IssueTracker 3.5 started on Codeplex

Base on the idea behind the Issue Tracker project in www.asp.net, I am developing a new version with the intention of

  1. To help people to sump start .NET 3.5 development
  2. To help people to jump start an application based on the S+S vision
  3. To serve as a base of the future Start.NET course I plan to write

I got the help of Poh Sze and Ervin to help me on part of the project and I hope to showcase it in Tech.Ed SEA 2008.

Layered Architecture Sample for .NET

Call it layered of n-tier also can, Serena Yeoh aka Firedancer who now works in Microsoft Consulting Services came out with a sample application based on the whitepaper – Application Architecture for .NET: Designing Applications and Services.

It is hosted at Codeplex and now at its 4th release. Besides demo how to built enterprise level application using .NET, it also features new cutting edge .NET 3.5 technologies such as LINQ, WPF, WCF and WF. By basing on the best practices of the MSDN Architecture whitepaper, this Expense Sample app also showcase and helps you to jumpstart SOA and S+S based architecture.

Again, here is the link

http://www.codeplex.com/LayerSample

Apple embraces S+S architecture – Mobile Me. p/s: and they have OBA too!

mobile me

Apple introduces Mobile Me, a cloud service with email, calendar, contacts as well as file management service that is similar to Microsoft’s Windows Live platform; think Hotmail (now Live Mail) + Live Folder (aka Sky Drive). On top of a web interface like most SaaS model out there, Apple also seems to embraces Microsoft’s Software + Service vision by having software (or client applications) running on Windows PC, Mac or IPhone that can connect to Mobile Me  services. For Windows PC, the default client used by Apple is Outlook which also based on the Office Business Applications (OBA) architecture.

Customers got to pay USD99 to USD149 per year based on the number of users and storage size and there is no free account like Live . Apple also known Mobile Me as Exchange for the rest of us, but from my perspective Microsoft has already got ‘Exchange for the rest of us’ via the Live platform.