An inside look at the Base Class Libraries Team on Channel 9! [Kit George]

An inside look at the Base Class Libraries Team on Channel 9! [Kit George]

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Microsoft's channel 9 recently came by and did a video of the BCL team. The first video is now available for viewing! The intent was to give people a chance to see some of the personalities on the BCL, and give you a look at some of our processes, what we're currently working on, and the kinds of tools we're building to help you out.

On this first video, you get to meet three people: myself, David Gutierrez, and Anthony Moore. More is on the way!

http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=35850

  • Or if you can't wait, you can download the other parts here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=711bbdae-e8ad-496e-920d-8b4ee7d75897&DisplayLang=en

    I got it by searching Microsoft downloads for "Channel 9" and then sorting by date.

    If it was available since Jan. 10th, why wasn't it published on Channel 9 earlier?
  • anon: Perhaps the idea is that there is better chance to get more comments on the invidual part if there is some delay .. or something :)
  • Damn. Watching the part 2 here now. I now have a vague idea why there may be delay in publishing the part 2 on channel 9 - likely to do with the interesting discussion around the disposing problem. The discussion made this video a lot more interesting than the average tour videos! Thanks.

    I would love to hear also what's the current scoop around this bug

    http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/productfeedback/viewfeedback.aspx?feedbackid=bda2f175-19cc-4c90-8938-409693e4889b

    It says "We will track this bug and explore adding an overload of some sort to SR.Read that can fix this", so has this been explored? I may not entirely understand the issue on this bug, but it seems that it could cause subtle problems if left there.
  • I am slow and lazy, that's why they didn't get up earlier. Sorry about that. I keep forgetting that you all watch downloads like a hawk. :-)
  • I just got an interesting idea, would not be surprised if this has been implemented already..

    Currently rss etc is used to frequently pull updates.. But imagine MS downloads for instance - there is no new download around every hour - Wouldn't it make more sense to use xml based email subscription, where the actual content is "wrapped" in certain xml data already, such as some sort of a hash that would be computed somehow through both the download notification senders and the emails receivers own uid or something like that.

    So when you receive email about new downloads in MS downloads, first the hash field would be checked so that this email was indeed requested by you and the sent from right source. The rest of the data would be the new downloads in xml format - on the subscription, the first few emails could contain history of all downloads with dates attached.

    As part of the spec, there could be something like that the xml email notification subscription will require new hashing every 10 days, so that if someone decides to use it for spam, they will know that the receiver will automatically junk the mail unless their client resubscriped for more.

    So is there anything like this already?
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