Thursday, October 20, 2005

Object based querying of data sources

Very informative video from the Channel 9 team over at MSDN.
Object based querying of any (more or less) data source: arrays, XML, DBS, etc.

Some of the comments below the vid are interesting, particularly the comment about FoxPro. I've never used FoxPro, but I'm sure Delphi had/has similar methods for data source access (considering that Anders is ex-Delphi...) and I have vague recollection of Oracle doing something similar with Pro-C? But that was years ago, no idea where it went.

Anders Hejlsberg - LINQ

Thursday, October 06, 2005

At last a justification for having a WinCE4.0 PDA...

OK, so I've got this Harrier PDA/Cellphone, which is all well and good, but what really can you do with it (other than make phone calls, TXTs, crappy pictures and Solitaire?
Here comes the answer... get a 256+meg SD card for it and load Quake3A!
That's right, this guy has ported the now open source code from Q3A to WinCE4.0!
Now all I need to do it persuade the boss to let me get an SD card...
[BTW I've previously tried to get the SANDisk 256MB+WiFi card working with my PDA... it don't....]