Software Development Trends and Other Predictions for 2010

J.D. Meier, program manager with MS Patterns and Practices team, summarizes key trends to watch for 2010. When doing that, J.D. declared “putting it together is a time-consuming exercise, but it’s one of the most important things I do for the year. It helps me see the bigger map. With the bigger map, I have…

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[eWeek] Microsoft’s Parallel Push Takes Another Step Forward

Microsoft is working to deliver parallel programming capabilities to the masses, in the way that perhaps only the software giant can. The company is pursuing data parallelism, a form of parallelization of computing across multiple processors in parallel computing environments. Read full story…

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Asynchronous, Event-Driven Programming with Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx)

Rx is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable collections. The “A” in “AJAX” stand for asynchronous, and indeed modern Web-based and Cloud-based applications are fundamentally asynchronous. In fact, Silverlight bans all blocking networking and threading operations. Asynchronous programming in by no means restricted to Web and Cloud scenarios, however. Traditional desktop…

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[ZDNet] Microsoft and European researchers deliver a snapshot of multikernel ‘Barrelfish’ OS

Barrelfish isn’t a new project; Microsoft Research and ETH Zurich, a university focused on science and technology, have been working on it since at least 2007. But on September 14, the team released an early version of the operating system for those interested in testing it. According to the Microsoft Research Web site, Barrelfish is…

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August Newsletter – Business Intelligence (BI) Call for Papers

For this edition of the Microsoft Architecture Journal, we are looking for interesting, thought-provoking, and insightful articles about effective architecture and Business Intelligence. Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile BI Call for Papers August 2009 Business Intelligence Call for Papers Dear architect, We are pleased to announce the call for…

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April Newsletter – TechEd Special Edition (Issue 19)

We have decided to stop our print edition and become a fully digital resource. With the dynamic and flexible digital format, you can search inside articles, send by email, and access related information and multimedia with a simple mouse-click.   Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Issue 19 April 2009…

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