Sat, 01 Jan 2005 02:41:00 GMTMy blog has moved to Nilkanth.com
Fri, 22 Oct 2004 10:56:00 GMTPerformance Comparison of Java/.NET Runtimes - Technical Consultant Kazuyuki Shudo has published a set of benchmarks comparing various Java Virtual Machine and .NET runtimes. Slashdot also has an on-going discussion of the results.
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I was looking at Lucene .NET for a full-text search engine implementation but I was surprised to find out that the Lucene.NET application library is not open source anymore. It has been relaunched as a commercial product called SearchBlackBox. Lucene .NET is the core search technology behind the popular Lookout plugin for Outlook (later bought by Microsoft). Too bad that such a cool technology is not open source anymore. Atleast the developers could have left the last stable release of Lucene .NET under a public license. I'm not sure if there's any other open source search library for .NET in the market.
SearchBlackBox for .NET, is the full-text search engine library for .NET compatible with Lucene.Net and Jakarta Lucene 1.4-final. SearchBlackBox allows you to add full-text searching capabilities to all kind of applications from web site search to enterprise search applications. SearchBlackBox is compatible with .NET 1.x, Mono and Jakarta Lucene.
By the way, just to remind you guys that I've moved my blog to www.nilkanth.com. I may still cross-post once in a while. Have a nice weekend!
Thu, 29 Jul 2004 06:45:00 GMTI've just received an e-mail from the Microsoft .NET Delhi User Group regarding the Tech Ed India 2004 registration offer. The registration fees is Rs. 6000 (=USD 130) per person, but as a special offer you only need to pay Rs. 4000 (=USD 85) if you participate in a group of 6 or more. You will also receive MS Press Books worth Rs. 1000 if you register on or before August 7th, 2004. TechEd India will be held in 4 Indian cities, and its scheduled in New Delhi for August 25th-27th 2004.
Wed, 28 Jul 2004 16:21:00 GMTJust came across this nice open source tool called MyXaml (dev blog), which offers declarative markup (XUL-like) capabilities to .NET 1.1 and 2.0, and ASP.NET applications. The website includes the product download (open source), documentation and articles on XAML.
Wed, 28 Jul 2004 15:04:00 GMTRedesigning Microsoft.com - with CSS, without tables. A 62% file size reduction anticipated! "If multiplied out by my measly 1 million page views estimate, that 25 KB savings comes to about 23.8 GB in bandwidth savings per day, or 8.5 terabytes per year." Go for it MS!
Wed, 28 Jul 2004 12:58:00 GMT
A few days back, my friend Pankaj was enquiring about a particular case where he needed to automate the backup (in the form of SQL scripts) of all SQL Jobs (schedules) on a SQL Server (2000). DTS doesn’t support automatic scripting of SQL Jobs from what I could tell. I remembered doing something similar a few months back on a particular project but I didn’t have the T-SQL snippet for it, so I looked up a bit and found ... (complete article on my other blog).
Wed, 28 Jul 2004 12:37:00 GMTThe whitepaper J2EE vs. Microsoft.NET - A comparison of building XML-based web services is now online at TSS. The conclusions seem quite interesting, which also talk about the arguments for, against and supporting both platforms.
Mon, 26 Jul 2004 13:48:00 GMTIs the MSN Newsbot a Google News ripoff or an “innovative” competitor? I still like the simplicity and effectiveness of Google News. It does what it says - dynamically serve up-to-date news. Probably the only thing missing with Google News is a RSS/Atom feed.
Sat, 24 Jul 2004 04:03:00 GMTGoogle acquires Picasa (a digital imaging solutions) and Microsoft acquires Lookout (a e-mail search solution).
Tue, 10 Feb 2004 18:32:00 GMTWhere in India are most BPO companies situated? Take the BPO Quiz and find out the facts.
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Yesterday I posted a line on the Matisse Database, said to be The Ultimate .NET Database (PDF). Comments from that post got me thinking - can Matisse fit in an enterprise data management environment and how “ultimate” is it for use with .NET. Here are some interesting findings on Matisse ...
There are two excellent articles revolving around Matisse Database at 15Seconds.com (Using Object Databases in .NET and A Simpler Way of Getting .NET Objects out of ADO.NET) - introducing Matisse as a robust object database and also giving application architecture samples for a deeper understanding of the database system.
Reading about Matisse has certainly got be interested. I'll be downloading the free developers version of the database and see how it goes.
DISCLAIMER: This article reflects my personal opinion and unbiased views. I'm not related or working for any of the companies/individuals mentioned in the article.
Thu, 29 Jan 2004 11:59:00 GMT
Tue, 27 Jan 2004 18:06:00 GMTThe W32.Novarg worm (aka MyDoom) is creating havoc, breaking records for new infections. Update your anti-virus definitions. The Worm has spread to 1 in 12 e-mail messages.
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