MobileMe up and down at was up, briefly, just long enough for me to grab my usual handle and get the confirmation message in fact.

I did get a brief glimpse of the UI complete with a Finder-like view of various folders once I clicked past a warning about Internet Explorer 7 not being supported. Seconds later things stopped responding and then the original placeholder was back.

It’s no secret Apple have been using the SproutCore framework in producing and that while SproutCore isn’t tied to Ruby on Rails it seems likely Apple went with Rails given the lack of interest in WebObjects and more and more Rails articles turning up on ADC.

If they’ve gone down that route I’m hoping we’re not in for a ride like the Rails powered Twitter one takes us on. Despite being relatively simple functionality it has been unable to cope with the demand and ability to scale which means downtime, slowness and features being switched off are regularly observed.

They are using WebObjects after all so expect some WebObjects and SproutCore integration love soon.

As an aside I’m in the US the week after next to meet my team and attend some training and will try and grab an iPhone 3G whilst there if not already sold out. Given that I’m only in Canada for 3 more months I don’t want to be trying to escape Roger’s expensive 3-year contract so soon.


4 responses

  1. Avatar for Eric

    Damien, how are things with LINQ to SQL going? Any exciting news on that front or are you working on something else now? I sure prefer LINQ to SQL over the Entity Framework as it currently stands, so I hope it sticks around for quite some time?

    Eric July 17, 2008
  2. Avatar for Damien Guard

    I'm still working full time on LINQ to SQL - can't say much more until we have a clear picture of the deliverables for .NET 4.0.

    Damien Guard July 18, 2008
  3. Avatar for Eric

    I'm glad to hear you are still working on it, even if you cannot spare any further details! Do you have a 'Paypal Donate' button that we could use to incentivize you? :)

    Have you seen this treatise on architecting an application using LINQ to SQL?

    There were some pretty good recommendations suggested.

    Eric July 18, 2008
  4. Avatar for Damien Guard

    I read a many number of blogs but Ian's is especially worth keeping an eye on - he's got some great content.

    Damien Guard July 19, 2008