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  • Blog Post: Jobs, AppWeeks, and Beta 2 in the oven...

    It's been busy but it's been worth it. Lots has been done over the last couple of months and beta 2 should be a good one. Because we've been a little shorthanded lately it's been a bit busier even but we've made some progress on that front with some new additions to the team who will be starting in the...
  • Blog Post: Santosh speaks...

    Santosh, who I have the pleasure of working with everyday, has posted a really interesting entry on what it feels like to be a software tester at Microsoft. Absolutely one of the most interesting and well-written posts I've ever had the pleasure of reading on the subject of testing. You can enjoy it...
  • Blog Post: More C# bloggers

    A couple of more C# bloggers! Welcome Scott and Raj . I've added them to the list of C# team bloggers I'm still sort of maintaining. If I'm missing anyone, let me know and I'll fix it up.
  • Blog Post: It's been a while...

    but I am actually still around. There are definite signs of life on my personal blog (which has recently moved from jixal.com to MSN Spaces ) but it's definitely been slow on the work blog. Still piling up a bunch of topics that I should get around to posting someday. Hopefully soon. For now though,...
  • Blog Post: Wanna join the C# team?

    We've got a few positions open on the Visual C# QA team and we're looking far and wide to find the right folks to fill them. If you're interested and feel you have the passion and skills we're looking for then I really hope we'll be hearing from you soon. You can read more about the openings and submit...
  • Blog Post: Eric moves on...

    Eric has decided to try something new after what I believe has been close to 10 years of compiler land (C++ and then C#). Eric was my first manager at MS when C# was about to go from SafeC to COOL. I've really enjoyed working with him over time and it's certainly going to be a bit strange to not have...
  • Blog Post: I'm behind...

    The last few weeks have been the definition of busy for me. Getting beta 1 out the door hasn't exactly been a relaxed process and there's a bunch of other stuff going on at the same time. But the beta is finally out. Express SKUs are finally out. The MSDN feedback site is finally out and we're already...
  • Blog Post: Mgmt Training at Mt. Si

    I've been shacked up at the Rainbow Lodge Retreat with about twenty-something other MS managers this week attending one of the many management development courses available to us. It's been very interesting so far and have definitely picked up a few insights along the way that may help in the future...
  • Blog Post: Cyrus blogs...

    Cyrus is a developer on the C# IDE team and he's recently started blogging . In almost two days, he's already accumulated a ton of great entries. Subscribed...
  • Blog Post: Grant moves upstairs

    Grant has been my next-(office)door neighbor for a long time now. But tomorrow it comes to an end as he's moving upstairs to the JIT64 team . Grant started full-time about a month after I did almost five years ago now. It's going to be strange not having him on the team any more but it's good to know...
  • Blog Post: Random fun fact: Lines of code in our C# compiler test suite

    For some reason, that I don't remember now actually, one of the guys on my team had to write a quick Perl script to get the number of lines of C# code in a set of source files. He ran it against our test suite and 2,225,546 came out the other end. Not sure how we'd use this data, but we still found it...
  • Blog Post: Busy, busy, busy

    It's been almost a month since my last real post. Posts about ubercool bulldogs and mice (the furry kind) don't really count. But if anyone's interested it took about 3 days, but we got the first mouse and none since. Hopefully, it was a one hit wonder. Anyway, work's been pretty busy lately. We're...
  • Blog Post: Measuring test effectiveness

    Before joining Microsoft, I was a developer at a call center and consulting company in Miami. I was developing applications used by the phone reps (or TSRs) used to take fullfillment orders for some of the big cruise lines such as Princess, Royal Caribbean, NCL, and Celebrity. I primarily used three...
  • Blog Post: Vacation from IM

    Tomorrow, my first meeting is at 10am and the last one is scheduled to end at 4pm. I'd say there's at least a 50% chance that at least the 4-5 slot or 5-6 slot will be taken up at some point tomorrow as well, if not both. The only empty slot is from 10:30am-11am. That means lunch will be a turkey sandwich...
  • Blog Post: Migrated some entries from the old blog...

    I've moved over a few of the recent entries I made on the old blog as I plan on posting follow-ups to them at some point. Three of them I added as articles: Testing the C# Compiler #1 Testing the C# Compiler #2 Inline Warning Control I also went ahead and reposted the post on random testing...
  • Blog Post: My acting debut

    Yesterday marked the first, and quite possibly last, acting job (unpaid) I've ever had. A friend of ours, Prashant, is a product manager at MS (used to be the C# product manager actually) who has for a long time now worked on movie scripts on the side. He's quite the movie aficionado but it turns out...
  • Blog Post: My Intro

    A friend just pointed out to me that I should probably write up a quick intro post since the people running across the new blog may not have been familiar with my old blog . So here it is: I'm the lead for the C# Compiler QA team in the Visual C# group. My time at Microsoft will soon reach the five...
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