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News for Friday, May 12 2006

Source: CodeProject     Posted by Chris Maunder    Friday, May 12, 2006 9:00am    
News for Friday, May 12 2006

Industry News

Microsoft one step ahead with Xbox 360 in stores

As Sony and Nintendo unveiled new details about their upcoming game consoles this week, Microsoft Corp. tried to build momentum for its existing Xbox 360 by announcing new games and initiatives.

Flash to jump beyond the browser

Already on an estimated 98% of desktops via the browser, Adobe is looking to spread out, and Apollo is the way there.

Skype offers interpreting service In 150 languages

Live or automated translation is now an option on Skype phone calls. Just the thing for those calls to Australia.
Source: TechWeb

Light's most exotic trick yet: so fast it goes ... backwards?

Scientists have been playing with the speed of light for a few years now, but this one might top the cake: moving in reverse (at the speed of light).
Source: University of Rochester

Developer News

Grids CSS

Grids CSS is a suite of seven web page templates and the ability to nest grids of one to four columns within the content area of those templates.
Source: Yahoo

Requirements Authoring Starter Kit

The Requirements Authoring Starter Kit (RASK) can help software development teams collect, interpret, distribute, and synchronize project requirements in a structured Word document using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System and the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server.
Source: Microsoft

Oracle to boost AJAX, Java

Oracle will submit its AJAX render kit to the open source community, enabling JSF components to become more dynamic.
Source: InfoWorld

Sun's jMaki does mix-and-match AJAX widgets

Project jMaki can take JavaScript widgets from popular AJAX frameworks and wrap them into a JavaServer Faces tag, providing a Java language view of JavaScript components.
Source: InfoWorld

Hot Threads

Google desktop

I don't know what I'm more amazed about: Google Desktop, or Marc Clifton liking something. ;)
Source: The Code Project

Kenny Kerr talks about the Linq between C# and C++

Could Linq be in the wings for C++, and if so, what will it look like (and will anyone need it?)
Source: The Code Project

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