PDC 2009, Day Minus One

This year’s PDC promises to be an exciting one with VS 2010 in Beta2 and lots of other technologies either just shipped or about to ship. I’m in Los Angeles to speak about Axum, as part of a new thing we’re doing this year: talking about topics that are somewhat longer-lead than the usual stuff….

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Isolation in Maestro

As noted in the Dr Dobb’s article, Maestro is primarily about establishing isolation domains so that we can cut down on the number of undocumented dependencies between components. With a language like C# or VB, any two references of type T could be referring to the same object, and if you consider a whole object…

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C++ Agents

At PDC 2008, we talked a lot about agents-based programming, in particular during the native C++ talks on parallel programming. We showed how the agents library that we plan to ship in VS 2010 can be used to overlap I/O with computationally intensive processing to raise the throughput of a program. I thought I should…

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