December, 2007

Posts
  • Matthew Manela's Blog

    Lambda Expressions are more fun in Visual Basic .NET

    • 8 Comments
    I love C# and I would never want to do anything to make it seem any less amazing but I have to give credit where credit is due ... to Visual Basic .NET. Yes, I said it. Both languages have been adding features inspired by the functional and dynamic programing...
  • Matthew Manela's Blog

    Foray into LINQ

    • 3 Comments
    With the release of .NET 3.5 I started playing around with one of the cool new technologies called LINQ.  LINQ brings SQL like querying syntax for performing operations on data sources like collections into , files or databases into .NET.  The LINQ website...
  • Matthew Manela's Blog

    Visual Basic .NET Late Binding Explored

    • 3 Comments
    In a previous post I mentioned how Visual Basic .NET's lambda expressions are more fun and easy to use than C#'s. My inspiration for this statement was the fact that in VB .NET you are able to implicitly define a lambda expression in this way: Dim f ...
  • Matthew Manela's Blog

    Did you know.... Generic Methods

    • 1 Comments
    Did you know that you can call a generic method with out supplying the type argument. The C# compiler will fill in the type parameter for you at compile time since the language is strongly typed. static void MyMethod<S>(S myParam) { Console...
  • Matthew Manela's Blog

    Who would have thunk it?

    • 1 Comments
    I recently read this article about Lazy Computation in C# . What the article discusses is creating lazy evaluation in C#. Lazy evaluation is a key feature of functional languages like Haskell but is not common in imperative languages. It is used in Haskell...
  • Matthew Manela's Blog

    Lambda Expressions

    • 1 Comments
    With the release of C# 3.0 and Visual Basic 9, both languages added support for lambda expressions. Lambda expressions form the basis of lambda calculus which (this will seem a bit mathy) is a formal system which is used to explore mathematical and programmatic...
  • Matthew Manela's Blog

    My attempt at a web comic

    • 1 Comments
    Last year my girlfriend Mallory Emerson drew my attention to a web comic called Dinosaur Comics . It is really funny and inspired me to try to make my own. So while I was in class one day (not the most interesting Information Retrieval lecture) I drew...
Page 1 of 1 (7 items)