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April, 2005

Blog - About

Who is Adam Nathan?

I'm not Adam Nathan the actor, although I did make an uncredited appearance as a "close-up extra" in the 1988 flop known as Tiger Warsaw because it was filmed in my home town.  (In fact, the Buhl Mansion mentioned on IMDb is where I got married!)

I'm also not Adam Nathan the pop star, because although I tried out for American Idol, I didn't make the cut. :)

Instead, I'm Adam Nathan the Software Design Engineer at Microsoft.  I'm created the prototype for what has become Microsoft Popfly, and am still on the team, loving every minute of it!  Prior to that, I was a member of the Common Language Runtime team for 6 years, so I got the privilege of being at the core of .NET technologies since the very beginning.

I'm the author of WPF Unleashed.NET and COM: The Complete Interoperability Guide, plus a co-author of ASP.NET: Tips, Tutorials, and Code, and a contributor to .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Vol. 2.  I'm currently working on a new book, so stay tuned!

I'm also the creator of www.pinvoke.net and its Visual Studio add-in, an online community-driven repository of PInvoke signatures that helps developers migrate to managed code.  I've also created the CLR SPY tool that opens the lid of the Common Language Runtime "black box" and enables developers to find and diagnose bugs in their managed code.  I've also recently put together www.xamlshare.com, a wiki meant for sharing XAML samples.

I'm a regular speaker on the topic of managed code, interoperability, and WinFX.  I graduated from Cornell University with an honors B.S. degree in Computer Science.

  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    .NET Framework 2.0 and app compat

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    Jason Zander , head of the CLR, does a great job explaining application compatibility issues that the team is focused on. I'm curious to hear about managed apps and components that have been released, whether they're " 100% managed code " or even 1% managed...
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    A new job

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    When I joined Microsoft and the CLR team (then known as the COM+ 2.0 or "COM+ Confidential" team) in 1999, I was one of 3 test developers (SDET in Microsoft-speak) for COM Interoperability. During this time is when I got married and wrote my Interop book...
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