Sitecore Certified Developer Level II

I attended a three day training class last week and after taking the exam I am now a Sitecore Certified Developer Level II. I must say that I am even more impressed with its capabilities and features as a Content Management System. It is a terrific web site framework that can allow you to deliver web sites faster that inheritably offer the site administrators the ability to update content. I start asking the typical questions though, how many large site with high traffic are using it. There are just a few features that are missing that makes it less easy … Continue reading Sitecore Certified Developer Level II

Excellent Adobe Flex 2.0 Presentation was a big eye opener

This past Monday, Nathan Phelps gave an excellent presentation on Adobe Flex 2.0 for the Tulsa Java Developers Group. I was totally amazed out how similiar it is and fundamentally like Silverlight (formerly code named Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E). I see the pros and cons from both architectures. Once Silverlight is fully released and is truely cross-platform as it is planned, then in my opinion it will have many benefits that will surpass Flex. Flex has the power of Flash transformations and can be utilized on lower end graphic cards. Silverlight has a subset of the .NET CLR running on the client … Continue reading Excellent Adobe Flex 2.0 Presentation was a big eye opener

The next wave of websites and applications will be incredible

Although I am unable to attend MIX ’07, I find it very inspiring to hear the announcements that Microsoft is making at the event. It sounds as though it may even be enough to make Sam Gentile back into a web programmer. The tools that Microsoft is delivering at an ever amazing pace is really making it even more difficult to deliver the traditional websites and applications that a lot of developers have been producing in the past. Moving forward the pressure is really on us, as software and website architects, engineers and developers to really deliver website and applications … Continue reading The next wave of websites and applications will be incredible

Cory Smith delivered a terrific presentation on Vista-fying your VB.NET WinForms Apps!

I have heard only rave reviews! Everyone was excited to finally have Cory Smith, MVP from Ft. Worth, come up and give his presentation "Developing for Windows Vista using Visual Studio 2005". It was even more exciting due to his flight delays and weather influence lay overs, etc. He almost could have drove up faster than it took him to fly. What was even more amazing was the fact that he called me during his short lay over in Fayetteville, AR and he was showing the pilot how to get a weather report that was better than 15 minutes delayed! … Continue reading Cory Smith delivered a terrific presentation on Vista-fying your VB.NET WinForms Apps!