March 20, 2010

Create a Map Client with Web Services, Part II

Part 1 of this series started a simple project to show how you can use Adobe Flash Builder 4 to rapidly develop a SOAP-powered map application called TerraClient. Using the new data service capabilities available in Flash Builder, you bound to MSR Map’s web service and generated a rudimentary search

Multicore Chips Require OS Rework, Windows Architect Advises

Speaking at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Universal Parallel Computing Research Center, Microsoft kernel architect Dave Probert said that today’s operating systems aren’t doing a good job with new multi-core chips. “Why should you ever, with all this parallel hardware, ever be waiting for your computer?” he asked. Probert

Pay to Play: Some iPhone App Sites Demand Money for Reviews

Wired reports that several iPhone app sites, including and are accepting fees from developers. In most cases, the sites charge a fee for “expediting” the review, but some developers claim the sites required payment before they would review their apps at all. “They prey on people who need