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  • Brad Abrams

    Programming Language and Component Developers at the PDC

    If you are a programming language implementer or component developer going to the PDC you may find this interesting... -------------- Next week, in Los Angeles at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) , Microsoft will be describing major...
  • Matt Powell

    Goin' to LA

    I'm getting ready to head down to the PDC on Sunday. I understand it is in the 90s (F) down there. We have been working like mad to get the Web Services developer center and other parts of MSDN ready for the tidal wave of new technologies that will be...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11


    Brian Goldfab (Product Manager for the Web features of Visual Studio .NET) took a field trip to PHPCon . Much fun had by all, by the sounds of things. Perhaps I should join him next year -- lots to learn from those good folk... Before I came down I was...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    C# Spec 2.0 and Dev Center enhancements

    Eric announced the release of the C# Language Specification 2.0 .  Addison Wesley is releasing the book version of the language specification and if you're going to be at PDC, you will not only have early access to buy this book...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Compatibility vs. Performance

    Earlier I mentioned that two of the design goals for JScript .NET were high performance and compatibility with JScript Classic . Unfortunately these are somewhat contradictory goals! JScript Classic has many dynamic features which make generation...
  • Tim Sneath

    Whidbey C# Language Spec Online

    I see that the C# Language Specification 2.0 is now available online in draft form. Full details of generics, anonymous types, partial types etc. are included. The nice thing about this document is that it only includes the changes; at 44...
  • load of tosh

    Monitoring ASP.NET Applications

    MSDN TV has a nice episode with Erik Olson talking about various perfmon counters you can use to monitor the health of your ASP.NET site.
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Getting myself in trouble (again)

    Just in case you need to find Random while you're at the PDC, and you're not sure what he looks like... Short version of the story -- D is being a crunch-god again, and Laura decided to thank him. Ho. Ho. Ho. TTFN - Kent PS: I guess this was...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    New C# Language specs

    New Language Specs are online. Note that there's a language discussion forum devoted to the language there. If you don't own Word, download the free Viewer
  • Tim Sneath

    Improving Performance of WinForms Apps

    We have an internal application called Headtrax that allows Microsoft employees to handle common HR tasks (such as hiring new staff, name and address changes, team restructuring and other database queries). In the past, this application used to be web...
  • Mark Fussell's WebLog

    Going to bed...

  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog


    Today was an amazing day down at PHPCon in Santa Clara.  I am the one Microsoft guy here and have spent the day learning by talking to PHP developers and many of the core PHP architects like Zeev, Wez, John, Sterling, Thies, George, Shane, and...
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