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April, 2005

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    The CLR Roadtrip hits Arizona

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    Stop #2 on the CLR Roadtrip has just been finalized. Three PMs on the CLR development team will be in Arizona the week of May 16 th Just like stop #1 in Atlanta this continues our tour sending a handful of folks out to different cities to visit with customers...
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    New CLR blogger: Reflection, Reflection Emit, LCG and the like

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    If there is anyone that knows how software really works it is the testers.. and Yiru Tang is no exception… Check out Yiru’s first blog and learn about reflection emit and generics .
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    Learn to write C# the fun way: C# and Game Developement

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    This looks like a fun set of talks to check out… even if you know C#.. http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/msdnvideodev.mspx I good friend of mine graduated from DigitPen… it is a good school walking distance from our main campus here in Redmond...
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    The last MSDN Designing .NET Framework Class Libraries: Q and A session

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    Wow – what a run this has been! I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing and discussing these best practices for API design with the community. Please join us for the final chat… this one deals with general Q&A about the designing great frameworks. In general...
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    JIT optimizations on for loop with ar.Length constraint

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    A reader wrote in recently and asked me why the non-caching version of the following code was faster than the caching version. This goes against the intuition of any longtime C\C++ developer. The reader found Mark’s blog that confirmed his findings, but...
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    Desiging .NET Class Libraries: Packaging, Assemblies and Namespaces

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    We are doing two chats this week! This one tomorrow is a make up from one we hand to postpone a few weeks ago. Join us tomorrow (4/21) for this chat that discusses the security sessions in the Designing .NET Class Libraries series. Be sure to watch the...
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    The CLR team comes to Atlanta!

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    Partly as a result of my recent FrontLine trip the CLR team is going to hit the road! We are going to go on a bit of a tour sending a handful of folks out to different cities to visit with customers and talk to user’s groups and key influentials. Our...
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    Desiging .NET Class Libraries: Security

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    Join us tomorrow (4/20) for this chat that discusses the security sessions in the Designing .NET Class Libraries series. Be sure to watch the video before the chat. Thanks! Designing .NET Framework Class Libraries: Security How to...
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    MSDN article on CLR Internals

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    While on FrontLine I had an opportunity to work closely with Hanu Kommalapati… I was impressed with his deep understanding of the CLR and even more so when I reviewed a draft of this MSDN article. If you want to know some geeky internal stuff check it...
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    Moore's Law Turns 40

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    NPR does a good little backgrounder on Moore’s law… I was surprised they didn’t touch on the short term multi-core solution in favor of much longer term nanotubes… Chalk it up to general interest news I’d guess Moore 's Law and Innovation, 40...
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    A little CSS help wih Community Server

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    As you can see from my last post , my source code formatting is not great since I moved to Community Server. The code * IS * formatted nicely when I go into edit mode… the spaces is good and the coloring looks right. I have tried several of the...
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    The Sieve of Eratosthenes

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    As an excuse to play with VS 2005 Beta2 bits we just posted, I thought I’d implement the Sieve of Eratosthenes . This is a very cool (and very old) algorithm to find prime numbers. The basic idea is that you have an array from 0..n, where n is the...
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    Webcast on The Fiefdom Syndrome

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    A colleague of mine at Sas recently told me about a free webcast April 19 th 11a EST. Apparently Bob Herbold (ex MSFT COO) is going to talk about his book The Fiefdom Syndrome . I must admit that I have not read to book yet, what do folks think? I imagine...
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    Love to code? Love to take on big projects? this is the job for you!

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    I am looking for a technical Program Manager to own some core parts of the platform including Reflection, Reflection.Emit, Delegates, etc. If you love to code, love working with developers, know how to really ship software you will love this job! Drop...
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    Has anyone tried it? What do you think?

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    Has anyone tried it? What do you think? http://www.erain.com/products/zam3d/ Introducing ZAM 3D ™ A New 3D XAML Tool for Microsoft "Avalon" Application Development First 3D software of its kind provides developers and designers with a quick and...
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    What is a breaking change?

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    While on my FrontLine trip I was surprised at the number of teams that produce a “shared library”. That is team “A” is producing an assembly that other teams across the company (or outside the company) need to consume. It was interesting to me as this...
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    Be heard on the PDC!

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    Jeremy posted a survey to get your feedback on the PDC… I filled it out with my bias, so you better get in and balance it out ;-)
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    NGen in CLR2.0

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    One of the key folks on the CLR team that makes sure the product actually works is Reid Wilkes . I just noticed that he has a nice NGen article published in MSDN … If you kicked the tire on NGen in V1.1 and decided not to jump in, you might want to look...
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    Fun with Equality Follow up...

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    Some great answers to my recent quiz … I particularly love the Nullable<T> and string interning usage.. very nice! The question again was: Find examples for each of the following: Question 1: x == y && !x.Equals(y) Question...
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    Bring Back Chris Brumme’s Blog

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    I got this funny email today from Joel Pobar ; I could not help but share it with you… You see Chris Brumme is OOF until next week so we thought we’d hit him with a little “surprise” when he comes back… You are of course welcome to join the fray! Comment...
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    Designing great frameworks training: FxCop in Depth

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    Continuing on the weekly series on Designing great frameworks we will have our 2 nd try at the FxCop chat. You can check out the video here then join us for the chat April 6 th . See you there!
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    Get email updates for new posts and new comments

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    I am sure many of you knew this, but with the brand-spanking-new CommunityServer stuff you can get an email every time I post or a comment is made. Sure makes it easier to follow the discussion. Just click on the “email” link to the left or here …
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    Wow -- great list of .NET Languages

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    Brian Ritchie's has a great list of .NET languages here… http://www.dotnetpowered.com/languages.aspx I didn’t even know we had 3 cobol implementations ;-)
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    Fun with Equality

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    Isn’t it funny how the “easiest” concepts can be the most complicated? A reader sent me the following quiz to help us appreciate the subtlies of equality in the system. Luckily he gave me the answers as well… ;-) Consider the following program: ...
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