Welcome to the thirty-third edition of Community Convergence. This week we have a new video called Programming in the Age of Concurrency featuring Anders Hejlsberg and parallel computing wunderkind Joe Duffy. In another context, Joe reminds us that there is a Parallel computing CTP planned for later in 2007. He recommends watching his blog if you want updates on this anticipated release. On a somewhat lighter note, there is also an amazing post from Luke Hoban, who has written a LINQ query that implements the Ray Tracing algorithm. See also the links to the ALT.NET controversy included in the "From the C# Community" section of this post.
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From the C# Team
In this section I usually include only work created by members of the C# team. In this case, however, I have mixed in a few articles on concurrency not created by the C# team. I include them here because Anders, who is on our team, created a video on the Parallel Extensions for .NET (PFX), and I want to keep all the PFX content in one place.
- Parallel FX
- Programming in the Age of Concurrency with Anders Hejlsberg and Joe Duffy
- Two MSDN Articles (Not from the C# team)
- PLINQ is Coming up Soon (Not from the C# team)
- The Visual C# QA Team
- Luke Hoban
- Eric Lippert
- Dinesh Kulkarni
- Matt Warren
- Jomo Fisher
- Sreekar Choudhary
From the C# Community
These articles are written by other Microsoft employees, or by members of the C# community. Here I wade into deeper water by giving you some links to the interesting, and controversial, discussions surrounding the ALT.NET community.
- Deitel .NET 3.5 Resource Center
- Martin Fowler on Alt.Net
- Palermo: Scott Guthrie Announces ASP.NET MVC Framework
- Palermo: What is Alt.Net?
- Scott Guthrie on Extension Methods
- Rarely Used C#.NET Keywords
- Schwartzian Transforms using C# 3.0 and LINQ
- Utilities.NET 1.0 released
- Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2
- Visual Studio 2005 SP1
- Virtual Earth Map Control SDK 4.0
- Windows Mobile Starter Kit: A sample application written in C# for Windows Mobile 6 Standard Devices
- XNA Quick Start Engine