Maestro

I had expected that the first word on Maestro would come on this blog, but that’s what happens when you take time between posts. We first discussed it during PDC at the Thursday panel on parallel programming, we discussed it on Channel 9, and then Josh Phillips posted his excellent article about isolation and message-passing on the PFX team blog. It was…

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PDC Day 3

I did my first talk Wednesday, “A Deep Dive Into the Concurrency Runtime,” where I talked about how to extend the PPL and Agents native libraries and how to build your own scheduler with our runtime. A rather dry topic, I almost managed to bore myself. However, the room was filled to capacity and more,…

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F#

If you haven’t taken a serious look at F# yet, you should. This OCaml-inspired language is a great combination of OO and functional programming concepts and will challenge your thinking about how software could (and should) be built. Functional programming is very conducive to parallelization and this language is very much worth looking at. It’s now…

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