Microsoft announced .NET Micro Framework a couple of days back. Its a platform for devices like watches, Sensors, actuators, remote controls, wearable devices etc.
I think it will be subset of CF (compact framework), as CF is a subset of .NET Framework.
You can read more about it on Daniel Moth’s blog at: http://www.danielmoth.com/Blog/2006/05/net-micro-framework.html
and on: http://www.aboutnetmf.com/
Well I am certainly looking forward to it and want to know more about how it can be ported to a device.
Agile development emphasizes close collaboration between the programmer team and business experts; face-to-face communication (as more efficient than written documentation); frequent delivery of new deployable business value; tight, self-organizing teams; and ways to craft the code and the team such that the inevitable requirements churn was not a crisis.
It helps the companies to adopt proactively to ever changing requirements. They are revolutionary in the sense that they contradict the tradional waterfall model in many ways and present a whole new different yet very practical approach to software development process.
Read the Manifesto for Agile Software Development at: http://www.agilemanifesto.org/
and visit the agile alliance at http://agilealliance.org/ to get more info about agile methods.
Palm OS users have reasons to rejoice as their favourite Palm OS is back with new Treo 700p.
The 700p announced today sports a 1.3-megapixel camera, bluetooth, and software allowing it to act as a modem -via bluetooth or USB- to Windows and Mac PCs. Its a CDMA device which supports EV-DO (evolution, data optimized) and this is really a big plus for it as it allows users to experience broadband internet on their devices.
We hope that soon its GSM version will be launched and available in India. Current CDMA model is going to be available only on sprint and verizon in near future.
For all of you geek out there, there are 2 interesting choices for you from Fossil. One is watch running the good old familiar Palm OS and other with MSN Direct service. Check them out at http://www.abacuswatches.com/
Good news is that their street price is as low as $50, you can get some good bargains from amazon.com too.
I think it can be even used for small applications. PDA model has same memory as Zire21 model, that is 8 MB. Field Force Solutions targetting these PDA watches can be offered for small corporates which do not want to spend a huge some of money to just get the PDA hardware.
You can read a complete review of Palm PDA watch at http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=31360