My name is Kerem Karatal. My background ranges from Web startups (co-founder of NCompass Labs in 1996, acquired by Microsoft in 2001) to my work on Windows Vista at Microsoft. For better or worse, I, with a few colleagues of mine, came up with the first ActiveX control enabled browser, which we called OLE controls for Internet back then. This was before Microsoft and IE. That led to our startup in 1996, called NCompass Labs. Then, we created one of the first Web content management platforms, which became the flagship product of NCompass and finally became Microsoft Content Management Server after the acquisition of NCompass in 2001. In 2003, I joined the Windows Vista Shell team, being responsible for the Search and Organize platform and developer story in Windows Vista.
These days, I am mainly working in an area that has been slightly popular. And I will use this blog to share some of the tips and tricks on IPhone/Cocoa development I learn, as I go on with my daily development work. I will also share some thoughts on Ruby, which is my preferred scripting language and server development language along the way. And apart from that, you may also read about my take on new startups, computer industry news, programming, gadgets, photography, and travel.