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Windows Phone 7 Cloud Usage {2}

by Michael V
The journal writes about how the current applications of the Windows Phone 7 is expanding in terms of applications being developed for it, to the point where cloud usage enables great advantages when used as a database for the application. Through the use of cloud services, users can store and access data off their phones, which have limited amounts of data storage capacity due to the focus on mobility. Because nearly all smart phones have access to the internet at all times, they can off put the strain of storing data onto foreign servers, and applications are quickly being developed to take advantage of this new necessity for Windows Phone 7 users. In order to create a proper application that allows users to transfer and access their data through a database, developers are currently using SQL as part of their architecture to support the large number of users that their app will bring. Data travels from the phone, to a Load Balancer, to a Web Service, to SQL Database Passive, to SAN, and vice versa. Windows Phone 7 developers will utilize SQL Azure as their primary database because of the lack of necessity to worry about the infrastructure. read more...

Visual Basics {Comments Off on Visual Basics}

by Michael M
The article I read today was actually really interesting it basically went over visual basics and how it actually got started. Visual basics was created by Microsoft by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz. It was a program that was a great design and one that really tied Microsoft up into the computers. It was a program that  was created to make writing programs easier for users. It was one of the most widely used softwares at one point. Microsoft has been moving to a more powerful software that was redesigned and created in 2005 it is the .net. It may be one of Microsofts mistakes because they are forcing users that are so prone to using their old software to change and learn the .net program because they are no longer going to support the old one. Users are beginning to either switch over to the .net while other users are switching to different companies because if they have to adapt to change they might as well learn something new. The cool thing about visual basic is it allows users to build what they want and draw which the part of why it is called visual. Some people say that visual basic helps people that cannot program but that is not true because if you can program this tool can help make your programs that much better because it can help you out while you program. Visual basics is object oriented and also allows for inheritance with the .net version. Prior versions did not support that. read more...