Compressing Primes

A recent program contest at work challenged us to find as many Pythagorean triples as we could that contained at minimum of one prime. We had about a month to work on it. The first question was whether to write up a quick brute force attempt or to take some time to come up with…

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Oslo on .NET Rocks

Chris Sells is a PM on our team and spent quite a while talking to Carl Franklin on episode #401 of .NET Rocks. It’s a great simple (geeky) English explanation of what we’re doing. http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=401

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Hard Drive Penalties

In an introductory programming class, I had a professor who explained CPU cache as sitting in a library and having the book in front of you. RAM was like going to a bookshelf. And hitting the hard drive was like ordering it from a store and waiting for it to come. While those numbers aren’t…

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"Oslo" Web Links

Microsoft “Oslo” Resources “Oslo” Developer Center Download the “Oslo” SDK Ask a Question About “Oslo” Report an Oslo Bug A Lap Around “Oslo” (PDC video) “Oslo” – The Language (PDC video) “Oslo”: Customizing and Extending the Visual Design Experience (PDC video) Building Textual DSLs with the “Oslo” Modeling Language (PDC video) “Oslo”: Repository & Models…

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Models Remixed

From www.modelsremixed.com…

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Microsoft "Oslo" Web Page

Now that PDC is in full swing, the Oslo Developer Center has been published. It contains a lot of great information about the whole Oslo platform – the Repository, the M modeling language, and Quadrant. Quadrant is the specific piece that I work on so I’ve spent most of my time reading through the info…

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Programmatically Changing Your IP Address

A friend needs to change back and forth between a DHCP network and a static IP network. Rather than teach her how to go in and configure the settings manually, I wanted to write her a program that would automate everything. I found the registry settings that control everything, but after changing them, you need…

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Oslo Elevator Pitch

One of the big challenges for me has always been coming up with a short and sweet elevator pitch for our offering, but recently Don Box and Doug Purdy have done just that on their respective blogs. http://www.pluralsight.com/community/blogs/dbox/archive/2008/09/06/oslo.aspx http://douglaspurdy.com/2008/09/06/what-is-oslo/ Life is getting exciting around here as we prepare to show the world what we’ve been…

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Interview with Ivo Manolov, WPF Test Manager

Michael Hunter and I headed over to building 40 this week to interview Ivo Manolov, the test manager for Windows Presentation Foundation. Ivo has some great insight on what it takes to be a great tester. We’re trying out these videos on Channel9 instead of just on MSDN Tester Center. Feel free to leave a…

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Oslo at PDC 2008

Are you going to PDC this year? Be sure to stop by some of the Connected Systems Division talks to hear about the project I work on. There are plenty of people more qualified than me to give the talks, and that’s just fine with me. I’ll be hard at work back here in Redmond…

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