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
Via Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Why do Fast Followers often beat the First Mover innovators?
The toolkit includes:
- A Visual Studio 2008 Project Template
- Silverlight Command Implementation
- ViewModelBase that implements INotifyPropertyChanged interface
Download : SilverlightModelViewApplication.zip (15 KB)
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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.
ASP.NET MVC Installer For Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 And Roadmap
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.
Google Opens Up Internal Speed Tool To Developers
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:
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.
IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit – ScottGu’s Blog