PDC 2009, Day Two

I have been blown away by the interest in Axum from people I talk with here at PDC. In more than every other conversation I have had, it comes up, and not because I bring it up. We know that the download stats are fantastic for it, but it’s awesome to meet the people who…

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The Perils of Lock-Freeness & Getting Tasks onto the UI Thread

In my last post, I was looking for someone to tell me about a race condition in the cancel() code path, but to my embarrassment, Krishnan Varadarajan, one of the many talented developers on the ConcRT team, pointed out a bad race on the run/wait code path! In the original code, it was possible for…

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Grandiosely Serialized Tasks

No one can accuse me of spamming the MSDN blog site with too many posts, but after months of writing nothing, I recently and suddenly felt inspired to get something posted again. Maybe it had something to do with the release of Beta 2 of VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4? Apple recently shipped the…

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