It’s threads that are hard!

I was very happy to find Edward Lee’s excellent talk on the problem(s) with threads available online. The lecture was given at Microsoft Research in January this year, but I haven’t found it available outside MS before. If you care at all about understanding why making concurrency mainstream is not about educating programmers on how…


To Share Or Not To Share

I remember finding the big-endian vs. little-endian argument fascinating back in the day when there was a real question about which processor architectures were going to wind up on top. It was interesting both because it really did seem so very important (I liked little-endian machines) and it was so obviously not a pure techical question, at…

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Getting started

I have no idea how many concurrency-related blogs there may be on MSDN nowadays, but here’s another one. Hopefully, there will be an angle or two that are unique or at least not common to all of them. My name is Niklas Gustafsson and I work in the developer division as a software architect. The…

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