.NET Tips and Tricks

Blog archive

Let's Play Guess That Product

If I was selling a product, I'd want everyone to know what it does. I'm constantly impressed by the number of news releases that don't tell me what the product does! To honor those products, I created the "Guess That Product!" game. To play the game, I provide you with real news releases (names changed to protect the guilty) -- you guess what the product does. And no fair Googling or Binging key phrases to find the original release! I played this game once on my technical writing blog, but now you can play it here!

The first one's easy. This product appears to do something with FTP but you have to guess what it does with FTP and what platform/technologies it supports:
Transfer of files across networks is widely used to update applications and to exchange information in bulk. For the developer, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) provide a reliable means for sending and receiving files where the protocols are based on well-known and widely used standards.

In this release, the company was very proud of their product's internals. I think it does something with documents. You guess what:
OURRastafarian.NET is a 100% .NET component written entirely in C#. It has no external dependencies and consists of just one assembly making deployment truly simple. This component has a simple and straightforward object model consisting of just 3 classes: Document, Pages and Page.

This release is all about the company. What's the product they're selling (grammatical errors also corrected)?
The Lunar Software company was founded in 2007. We create, market and distribute software components and applications for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Our company also provides software development and outsourcing services using technologies such as: .NET 2.0 (ASP.NET), Java, Delphi, C++, PHP, HTML.

Answers in the next blog.

Posted by Peter Vogel on 07/06/2010 at 1:16 PM

comments powered by Disqus


  • Death of the Dev Machine?

    Here's a takeaway from this week's Ignite 2020 event: An advanced Azure cloud portends the death of the traditional, high-powered dev machine packed with computing, memory and storage components.

  • COVID-19 Is Ignite 2020's Elephant in the Room: 'Frankly, It Sucks'

    As in all things of our new reality, there was no escaping the drastic changes in routine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during Microsoft's big Ignite 2020 developer/IT pro conference, this week shifted to an online-only event after drawing tens of thousands of in-person attendees in years past.

  • Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 Preview Update Adds Codespaces

    To coincide with the Microsoft Ignite 2020 IT pro/developer event, the Visual Studio dev team shipped a new update, Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 Preview 3.1, with the main attraction being support for cloud-hosted Codespaces, now in a limited beta.

  • Speed Lines Graphic

    New for Blazor: Azure Static Web Apps Support

    With Blazor taking the .NET web development world by storm, one of the first announcements during Microsoft's Ignite 2020 developer/IT event was its new support in Azure Static Web Apps.

  • Entity Framework Core 5 RC1 Is Feature Complete, Ready for Production

    The first release candidate for Entity Framework 5 -- Microsoft's object-database mapper for .NET -- has shipped with a go live license, ready for production.

Upcoming Events