Before exploring the reasons for success or failure lets review a list of innovation leaders and fast followers.
- AltaVista -> Google
- Napster -> iTunes
- VisiCalc -> Lotus 123 -> Excel
- Word Perfect -> Word
- Netscape -> Internet Explorer
- Apple Newton -> Palm Pilot -> Blackberry
- IBM PC -> Compaq -> Dell
- Double Click -> Google Ad Sense
- Ofoto -> Flickr
- Compuserve -> AOL -> @Home -> Comcast & Verizon
- Nintendo –> Xbox
- Friendster –> Facebook
- Blackberry –> iPhone
The toolkit includes:
- A Visual Studio 2008 Project Template
- Silverlight Command Implementation
- ViewModelBase that implements INotifyPropertyChanged interface
Download : SilverlightModelViewApplication.zip (15 KB)
I discovered that if you add the following to the relevant NUnit config file you can run a test dll built for .NET 4.0 in Visual Studio 2010 beta
Under <configuration> add:
<requiredRuntime version="v4.0.20506" />
and under <runtime> add:
<loadFromRemoteSources enabled="true" />
The installer is now available on CodePlex. Be sure to give it a try as many of the new VS10 features intended to support the TDD workflow fit very nicely with ASP.NET MVC. You can also check out how to create a new Controller the TDD way here.
To help streamline its sites, Google has been using an internal tool called Page Speed, and starting today it’s opening up the tool to the developer community. The newly open-sourced tool is a Firefox plugin that integrates with Firebug, making suggestions on how to speed up your site based on best practices.
From the Google blog post:
If this sounds familiar, it’s because Yahoo offers a similar tool for Firefox called YSlow, which is also meant to help developers streamline their websites.
The IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit makes it easy to analyze and assess how search engine friendly your web-site is. It pinpoints SEO violations, and provides instructions on how to fix them. You can learn more about the toolkit and how to best take advantage of it from these links:
- IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit Home (including download link)
- Walkthrough: Using Site Analysis to Crawl a Website
- Walkthrough: Using Site Analysis Reports
- Carlos Aguilar Mares’ IIS Search Engine Optimization Blog Post (he is the guy who built it!)
The IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit is free, takes less than a minute to install, and can be run against any existing web-server or web-site. There is no need to install anything on a remote server to use it – just type in the URL of the site and you’ll get a report back a site analysis report with actionable items that that you can use immediately to improve it.