Posts tagged ‘www’

Cutting edge website

Three friends and I started a company in Iceland back in ’94.  We were pretty much fresh out of the University.  We did odd projects here and there as young companies go.

Then we came up with this brilliant idea, to make a website for the world championship in team handball.  That was to be held in Reykjavik in 1995.  There wasn’t much of dynamic web sites at the time, they sure existed not the norm though.  After striking a deal with the handball association the work begun.  The website even had an Oracle database on the back end for dynamic content.  Mostly to look up teams, players and game stats as the tournament took place.  Not only that it was also available both in Icelandic and English.

Like I said cutting edge in 1995, we even got published in the newspaper and Tv stations.  We had just started development when I had to move to New York to secure my green card.

PDC, MS and other stuff

With PDC under way, if your a MS developer you might want to try – Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP).  This CTP release is available in English only as a Virtual PC image, only 75GB of space needed !

Then there is the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio October 2008 CTP.

And if you want to .Net MVC here it is.  It turns out the MVC idea isn’t that new at least not from Trygve Reenskaugs standpoint, what does he have to say about it ?  It certainly has been brewing on the Java front for some time.  For example Struts or Ruby etc

And if that wasn’t enough, LiveId is going to support OpenId, that’s a good thing.

In other news, I did not know that Tim Berners-Lee invented the World wide web.