Archive for June, 2008|Monthly archive page

Dynamic LINQ != Headache

Had a bit of a headache today when i realised I needed to dynamically sort the results of a Linq query – with Linq being type-safe at first it didn’t seem straightforward. Then Scott Guthrie came to my rescue and saved me rewriting the whole darn thing to use a stored procedure. Phew!

At the coalface

Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company have revealed the top 10 technologies that they believe will change the world over the next four years:

1. Multicore and hybrid processors
2. Virtualization and fabric computing
3. Social networks and social software
4. Cloud computing and cloud/Web platforms
5. Web mashups
6. User Interface
7. Ubiquitous computing
8. Contextual computing
9. Augmented reality
10. Semantics

Right up there at number 3 – Social networks and social software.

I consider myself very lucky to be working in this area today and I really enjoy it. I remember working for an e-commerce start up at the turn of the decade and it’s got the same exciting feel to it – like we’re building the platforms today that people will be using for a good few years to come.

It was a really exciting time but the bubble did eventually burst and I moved on to more mundane business related activities which eventually bored me to death. This time, however, I’ve got a nice little salary protection plan and much clearer long term goals if things do go pear-shaped, suffice it to say I’m making hay whilst the sun shines!!!