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  • Blog Post: Talk: Async Codegen

    Talk: Async Codegen In October 2011, as we were developing async, I prepared this super low-level talk so that my colleagues on the compiler and CLR/JIT teams would understand what code the compiler generates for async methods. It's deep, and technical, and not of practical use to most people who...
  • Blog Post: Talk: The Complete Async -- three talks from TechEd Europe 2013

    I gave three talks on Async at TechEd Europe. These cover everything you need to know about async, from beginner to advanced. Intro: Using Async in Windows 8. This introductory talk introduces how to use async, the connection between IAsyncOperation and Task, and how to cancel an async operation...
  • Blog Post: Talk: The New Async Design Patterns

    Talk: The New Async Design Patterns Async involves some new concepts. They're not difficult; just unfamiliar. Over the past year I've been watching how people use it. This talk distils out the three top async patterns and anti-patterns. Async void is for top-level event-handlers only, and event...
  • Blog Post: Talk: Async Part 2 - for architects, under the hood

    Talk: Async Part 2 - for architects, under the hood This talk tackles some more advanced async topics. Async idioms - the "TAP" Task Asynchronous Pattern, when and when not to expose async APIs, the unexpected trouble with Task.Yield Integrating async into existing code - call sync from async...
  • Blog Post: What would you like to know about "how we do language design for VB and C#" ?

    On June 6th I'll be speaking at the Norway Developer Conference in Oslo, on the subject "How we do language design at Microsoft (VB/C#)". It will cover topics like how we designed Async, how we run our week-to-week language design process, where we get ideas from, how we recognize and respond to user...
  • Blog Post: Talk: Async Part 1 - the message-loop, and the Task type

    Talk: Async Part 1 - the message-loop, and the Task type After giving lots of training and talks over the past two years, this is my most recent take on how to explain Async. The message-loop is fundamental. You can't understand async unless you understand the message-loop. Once you understand...
  • Blog Post: Talk: What's new in VB11 (VS11 Beta)

    Talk: What's new in VB11 This talk details some of what's new in VB11. (Just some: there were too many improvements to cover them all in just one talk). Win8 support VBCore (=> new platform support for VB on Phone, XNA, MicroFramework, Kinect, Surface...) Async CallerMemberInfo Iterators View Call...
  • Blog Post: Talk: What's new in VB10 (VS2010)

    Talk: What's new in VB10 (VS2010) This talk details the new VB language features that arrived in VS2010 -- Implicit Line Continuations - http://www.unemployedunderscores.com/ Array Literals Collection Initializers Auto-implemented Properties Multi-line Sub lambdas (which I used for Silverlight async...
  • Blog Post: Talk: How to write an [Async] connected app for Windows Phone 7.1

    Talk: How to write an [Async] connected app for Windows Phone 7.1 This talk is all about writing a connected app for the Windows Phone. The talk covered: (1) Azure/WP7 toolkit for the server-side of the phone app. Most good phone apps will need some kind of server-side component, be it for live tile...
  • Blog Post: Talk: The [Async] Future of VB and C#

    Talk: The [Async] Future of VB and C# I gave a C#-specific version of this talk at DevConnections in Las Vegas, USA on 2011.11.01 This talk is mainly about Async and goes into considerable technical depth. It also covers the new CallerInfo feature, and includes a Roslyn demo. Download...
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