Do we really need another blog? The short answer is: no. The
human race doesn't need another blog. In general, I'm not too fond of blogs.
But I think they can serve a useful purpose, and these GotDotNet blogs are the first
bunch I've seen that actually do. They aren't mindless rantings (at least, not
always) - they contain helpful tips, tricks, and so forth. (By the way, a few of my
favorites are linked on the right.)
I aspire to no lofty goals: I'm nobody special. I didn't invent
this language. I'd no more give a talk at a conference than run the New
York Marathon. My intent is not to provide a single source for all information
about the new C++ implementation of CLR features. But if you've never used the
language before, or you're coming from Managed Extensions, you might find a useful
bit here and there on my blog - assuming you can wade through the tripe.
A bit about myself: I'm an SDET (Software Design Engineer in Test),
working on the front end of the Visual C++ compiler. My day-to-day tasks include
running tests, investigating results, submitting bugs, and writing tests to provide
extra coverage on existing and new features. That's pretty much what I do, day
in and day out. At the time of this writing, my tenure at Microsoft measures
A disclaimer: I am a human being. I have been
known to make mistakes in the past. I will make mistakes in the future.
There are mistakes cleverly sprinkled throughout this blog. See if you can spot
In short, I hope this blog can be of some help, to someone, somewhere.