Community Convergence LXII

Welcome to the sixty-second community convergence. This is the RC release issue with links to the latest Visual Studio code. The RC Release of Visual Studio 2010 Jason Zander on the Visual Studio 2010 Release. The F# February 2010 Release Iron Python 2.6.1 RC Now Available IronRuby 1.0 Release Candidate 2


Community Convergence LXI

Welcome to the sixty-first community convergence. I’ve highlighted three new articles by HimaBindu Vejella on IDE enhancements, some articles by C# team member Eric Lippert, and one by Jason Zander, the General Manager for Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 IDE Enhancements: Part One Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 IDE…


Community Convergence LX

Welcome to the sixtieth community convergence. I’m going to continue to keep this short, but I plan to update more frequently. Eric Lippert: Why are unused using directives not a warning? Sam Ng: The Pain of deploying Primary Interop Assemblies Scott Hanselman: DynamicQueryable makes custom LINQ expressions easier Scott Hanselman: How many PCs have the .NET…


Community Convergence LIX

Welcome to the fifty-ninth Community Convergence – now shorter than ever! Below you will see the top links for this week. Alexandra Rusina  Getting Information About Objects, Types, and Members with Expression Trees Eric Lippert What’s the difference between a destructor and a finalizer? Continuing to an outer loop Kirill Osenkov Unable to cast COM…


Community Convergence LVII

Welcome to the fifty-seventh issue of Community Convergence. In this post I’ll focus on new articles from the C# team, as well as events taking place at PDC. From the C# Team Eric Lippert Closing over the loop variable considered harmful Three Umpires (The Compiler Calls ‘em as it Sees ‘em) Simple names are not so…


Community Convergence LVI

Welcome to the fifty-sixth community convergence. As you probably know by now, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 has been released on MSDN and will be available to the general public on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. I’ve worked with the team to create a wide range of technical material designed to support this release, and I…


Community Convergence LV

Welcome to the fifty-fifth release of Community Convergence. The big news this week is the release of an updated version of CodeRush Xpress, version 9.2. This upgrade to the popular set of free enhancements to the VS IDE has important performance and memory improvements. You might also be interested to hear that the Popfly Game…


Community Convergence LIV

Welcome to the fifty-fourth edition of Community Convergence. The number of posts from the C# team is a bit sparse right now since so many folks are heads down on C# 4.0. There was a little flurry of excitement among some of us on the team when Soma posted on new features in C# 4.0….


Community Convergence LIII

Welcome to the fifty-third edition of Community Convergence. Here at Microsoft the C# team is still busy polishing C# 4.0 so that is shines and glistens. Below I provide some links to recent articles of interest by C# team developers, other Microsoft employees, and community members. Included is a fun video by Kirill Osenkov on…


Community Convergence LII

Welcome to the fifty-second release of Community Convergence. In this issue, I provide a series of links to C# team blog posts, and to other posts that might be of interest to C# developers. Team Posts Eric Lippert What’s the difference, part one: Generics are not templates What’s The Difference, Part Two: Scope vs Declaration…