Jennifer Marsman

Windows Development

June, 2009

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  • Jennifer Marsman

    Work-Stealing in .NET 4.0

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    There is some truly amazing support for parallel programming in .NET 4.0.  One of the compelling new features of the Thread Pool in .NET 4.0 is work-stealing, which allows work to be processed by worker threads more efficiently.  First of all...
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    Windows Azure Developer Contest - Win Fame and Fortune (literally)!

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    This new CloudApp() contest looks extremely cool: the objective is to create a cloud application running on Windows Azure.  There are categories for both .NET and PHP applications.  The contest will be judged by Michael Cote, Om Malik, and you...
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    Interview on Windows Azure, hosted by David Giard

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    David Giard hosted me on his webcast series .  The topic was Windows Azure .  Links: http://www.davidgiard.com/2009/05/28/JenniferMarsmanOnWindowsAzure.aspx http://www.viddler.com/explore/dgiard/videos/135/
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    Events hosted by SRT Solutions

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    SRT Solutions is running a number of events next week, which may be of interest to those in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area.  First, there is a Software Stimulus lab on Monday, June 15.  This features two distinct sessions: the morning session introduces...
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    XBOX Project Natal

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    I am completely psyched about XBOX Project Natal .  How sweet is that? Without a controller, the game responds to your body’s movements. You can watch real people using it at the E3 conference.
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    Parallel.For in .NET 4.0

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    In version 4.0 of the .NET Framework, there is a lot of support for parallel programming. One cool class to know is System.Threading.Parallel , which contains a number of static methods to parallelize loops and regions. Consider this code which uses...
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    Architecture Summit in Southfield, MI

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    nPlus1.org is hosting its fourth Architecture Summit on July 31st at the Microsoft office in Southfield, MI.  The topic of this summit will be Patterns and Principles. Session One: Software Patterns Patterns are an important tool to use as architects...
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    Queues in Windows Azure Storage

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    This warrants calling out - the queues in Windows Azure aren't your typical FIFO queue/dequeue mechanism.  They actually use a two-step dequeuing process.  Imagine the typical Windows Azure architecture where a web role (or multiple web roles...
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