Archive for April, 2010

Iterations and increments explained

Friday, April 16th, 2010

These days many people talk and write about iterative and incremental development and most often those terms are used inter-changeably. Some people, specifically Scrum folks, even use the term sprint. Agile software development methods are said to be BOTH iterative and incremental. So what does it mean?

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.NET Framework will be renamed

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Many of Microsoft’s technologies have been renamed to be consistent with each other and to form uniform product lines. Most of the base technologies are called foundation technologies. A rush at that arena was at the launch of .NET Framework 3.0. Then was released the new user interface technology Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), formerly known as Avalon; the new model for distributed programming Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), formerly known an Indigo and the underlying technology for all new workflow applications, Workflow Foundation (which was then called WWF, but the official acronym is now WF).

Now, at the release of Sharepoint 2010, the lite version formerly known as Windows Sharepoint Services, will be renamed to Sharepoint Foundation.

Finally, the naming of these fundamental technologies will achieve it’s closure: The programming framework and paradigm that we originally called Lightning, was released under the name .NET Framework. Now, at the release of version 4.0 the framework will also be renamed to conform to this naming convention and as expected, the new name will be Windows Technology Foundation. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, Microsoft has acquired the well known site and will continue to bring daily news about all WTF technologies.