Michael Platt's WebLog

Computer Engineering

July, 2004

  • Execution Ordering

    I have been writing a program for the last few days which does some complex data mining using Google as a web service. I have been writing it in asp2.0 using VS 2005 Whidby Beta 1. Whilst I have the basics working I have come to realise that the complexity...
  • ISP's and email

    Yet again I have spent a goodly chunk of my weekend fixing people’s PC’s. The last round was trying to clean all the spyware and adware off machines. This time it has been ISP’s. My local village has just got Broadband (good old...
  • My Architecture

    So this is a rather off topic (architecture, software engineering or indeed computing) but is something I have been thinking about for a while and so wanted to blog about. I enjoy architecture and find its disciplines very useful in all sorts of different...
  • Computer Science Courses

    If you have read my blog before you will probably know that I am very keen to improve the level and standard of architectural expertise through courses, training, examination and certification. Whilst there are a number of pretty good architectural courses...
  • Security Architecture

    One of the disadvantages about being the oldest in the group, apart from receding hair and growing stomach, is that I tend to get asked to do the technical part of the new candidate interviews. When we are doing lots of interviews as we are at the moment...
  • Business Rules

    Nowadays there is a lot of pressure on the middle tier of the three tier stack from both the database and the smart client. If technologies such as Yukon allow all the code to run in the databases is the business tier of logic required? Whilst the actual...