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  • Cyrus' Blather

    Example of lazy evaluation

    Chris Okasaki has the following example in his book of lazy evaluation: $-notation $ is a constructor for a new datatype called a suspension. In other words: datatype 'a suspension = $ of 'a the constructor $ takes an argument that is an expression...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Applications of the LazyLoader

    I just got Purely Functional Data Structures by Chris Okasaki. I read his Thesis when I was in college and I wanted to check out the expanded print version. There were several nice things about the data structures presented in the book. Besides being...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    TechEd is sold out

    Amazing! I'm so excited for the show... drop me a comment if you are going to be there, or drop by the Developer Tools and Technologies Cabana and say hi, play some XBOX, get your questions answered from our experts, etc... I've put a ton of work into...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    First blog entry

    A couple of week ago I worked with Jay and Kevin on a little mental exercise. It was a lot of fun to do and you can read about it here: LazyLoader After that I found myself responding to several posters about design decisions we made and the usefulness...
  • Buck Hodges

    Bill Gates' visit to the University of Illinois

    I didn't realize that Microsoft hires more computer science graduates from U of I than any other school. It's a great school with a lot of bright people (I don't miss the cold January days, though). Bill Gates, the chief software architect for Microsoft...
  • greggm's WebLog

    Remote Debugging Transports

    VS7.1 shipped three different ways of doing remote debugging. We called these 'transports'. Unfortunately, the naming of the different transports was fairly poor. The good news is that we have a much better story for this in Whidbey. Anyway, let's go...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    I want a bendy laptop

    or a bendy Smartphone.
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    the early bird

    Heard a phrase new to me this week... ''the early bird might catch the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese'' . Also heard other some 'interesting' phraseology (I should point out that I did not hear the following nuggets in a silicon-chip...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    But wouldn't it be great if... VSCmdShell Progress

    I spent Thursday night with the VSCmdShell code. Having just released v0.6 that now defaults to the VS environment paths I was determined to clean some stuff up before the next release. I refactored the code a bunch to make it more readable, I made issuing...
  • Hans VB's WebLog - For FREE!!!

    .NET programming in SQL Server 2005

    Last week, I delivered a session at TechEd Israel on the Yukon CLR. Basically, SQL Server 2005 will host the CLR which enables developers to: Write procedural code (stored procedures, user defined functions, triggers) using any mananged language...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    RSS abuse and Slashdot IP banning

    Quick update on this . I sent a mail to on Thursday asking to be 'unbanned'. No reply yet but the ban does seem to have been lifted...I'm getting the feed now. Note to Nick Bradbury of FeedDemon: Agree my orginal posting title...
  • RunOfTheMillBlog

    Integration Patterns preview released

    PAG has released the preview of integration patterns which can be found here . I contributed/co-author of the Entity Aggregation pattern which can be found here . My solo paper on Entity Aggregation will be released in MSDN sometime soon.
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