Many moons ago I got some very clear feedback on my blog that the introduction of generics to the .NET Framework was a great opportunity to extend the base set of collection classes we offer. Directly based on that (and other bits of feedback), I contact an old collogue who’s development and design skills I trust enormously. Peter Golde was the lead dev and active member of the C# language design team. He has retired, but has stayed active with his blog. I suggested to Peter that it would be great to seed the community with some well-throughout designs and implementations of the standard collection classes that are missing from the Framework today and maybe some new twists that work even better on the CLR. Krzysztof Cwalina, the PM in charge of the collections namespace took on the project from the Microsoft side and enlisted http://www.wintellect.com/ who already has a strong community presents in the .NET space to be involved.
Today, I am happy to announce that the Power Collections is officially starting. Please do sign up for more info, I can’t wait to see the direction this takes.