My talk on ASP.NET and modern web development

On 18th January I was speaking in an HTML5 seminar arranged by Microsoft Finland (agenda in Finnish). Although my presentation was in Finnish, you can find a short link-annotated recap of the presentation – and links to the material – here. The material (partly in Finnish) My PowerPoint slide deck Demo #1: HTML5 Editor templates, […]

January 20, 2012 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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New guidance: No more Silverlight for the web?

Microsoft sparked quite a controversy when Bob Muglia stated in an ZDnet interview that their “Strategy had changed” regarding Silverlight’s position, and HTML5 was the future way to go. In this post, I look at the whole debacle’s effect on future technology recommendations. While this has now been explained by Bob Muglia, Steve Ballmer and […]

November 5, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 3 Comments
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Geolocation on the web

Did you know W3C has a draft specification for Geolocation API in browsers? In practice, that means a JavaScript call could discover your location. Does that really work? And if, how? There’s this site called http://isgeolocationpartofhtml5.com/, which plots your position on a Google Map. It also correctly answers the question of whether Geolocation API belongs […]

May 28, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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MIX10 Day 2 Keynote highlights

Day 1 was focused on Silverlight and Windows Phone 7, and it wasn’t a bad day at all. Can Day 2 top that? Judge yourself, here’s my summary for the keynote. Internet Explorer 9 Platform preview version announced, now ready for download. Updates coming approximately every 8 weeks IE 9 planned from the ground to […]

March 16, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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