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  • Blog Post: introducing Direct2D and DirectWrite

    At the 2008 PDC, Kam Vedbrat and I introduced two brand new DirectX APIs, to be included in Windows 7: Direct2D and DirectWrite. Direct2D is geared towards high-quality vector and bitmap graphics, with the performance characteristics of hardware-acceleration as you'd expect from a DirectX API, whereas...
  • Blog Post: C# for dynamic programming!

    Anders Hejlsberg demonstrated the dynamic programming features of C# 4.0. Very cool was C# calling JavaScript code without extra casts, calls to Invoke, and the like -- just straight function calls in C# that happen to be implemented in JavaScript. Even cooler was porting the JavaScript code to C#, which...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure

    PDC 2008 day 1: Ray Ozzie unveiled " Windows Azure ", our operating system for the cloud. After years of thinking of "operating system" as something that runs a computer, it's weird to think about the meaning of the term with respect to a large set of computers. It's not the collection of OSs for each...
  • Blog Post: at the PDC again

    I'm back in Los Angeles for this year's PDC. It was a long shot, given that the group I happen to be on is sending a smaller percentage of people to the PDC than the WPF team did back in '05, but thankfully I have an opportunity to present, which means I have an opportunity to attend. BTW, if you are...
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