K Scott leads the discussion as we look back at 2008, and speculate wildly on what 2009 has to offer.
Note: Scott K’s taking a podcasting break to change diapers and stuff.
Looking back at 2008
- Google Chrome
- Kevin’s new iPhone
- Kevin’s Firefox extension addiction
- IE8 – better than expected, but still a ways to go
- ASP.NET MVC
- Silverlight 2
- Visual Studio 2008 SP1
- ADO.NET Data Services
- REST is finally accepted in the .NET world
- The Seinfeld / Gates ads
- Netbooks (Oragami at last?)
- Twitter’s recovery
- Overhyped stuff: Surface, cloud computing, multi-core madness
- Functional programming
- DI/IOC hitting the Microsoft mainstream
- [sidebar – the tradeoff between DI benefits vs. Silverlight XAP size]
- [sidebar – frustration with Microsoft forums]
Looking forward at 2009
- Windows 7
- Office 14
- Project Pink? (Zune on Windows Mobile)
- [sidebar – frustrations Zune]
- WPF in Visual Studio
- [sidebar – is there a correlation between unmanaged code and lame Microsoft products?]
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Herding Code 30: Year-end wrapup
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