This is what we say in Portugal: "Ano novo, vida nova" - "New year, new life" meaning that the turn of the year is a great time to ponder about last year and make the changes for the new one. Focusing deeper on less things is definitely something I will do this year. I just created a new blog for all the issues that pertain to my work at Primeworks and will keep this for all the other stuff, especially the native code stuff.
The community project that I chose to focus on is to create a replacement for the ATL OLE DB Consumer Templates. More and more I see native code developers looking for an easier way to access SQL Compact Edition databases from C++, and my solution for tweaking the PPC 2003 SDK header files does not feel right. Besides, Microsoft does not ship the Consumer Templates header files anymore so this must mean that this code is not supported (but is it licensed?). Developing a new library for OLE DB on devices will surely be an interesting challenge and will keep me busy writing code and publishing articles throughout 2008.
Once again, thank you Microsoft for the fifth MVP award!
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