My next adventure

After 4+ years on the languages team it’s time for me to move onto the next adventure.  I joined the languages team in the winter of 2006.  Since then I’ve worked on pretty much every part of the language experience including the compiler, debugger and IDE, shipped 2 releases of Visual Studio, several independent projects…


Presentation Follow up

Thanks to everyone who showed up at the presentation on monday.  For those interested, I’ve uploaded the contents of the presentation here.  I was unable to upload the large DB file used during the demo due to size limitations (sky drive will only let me upload a 50 MB file).  But better than wasting both…


Presenting at Net Developers Association Meeting Oct 27

I will be presenting at the Net Developers Associating meeting this upcoming Monday.  If you’re interested in hearing me ramble on in person please drop by.  Event Details: When: Oct 27 7:00PM Where: Microsoft Building 40: The Steptoe Room (Map) Who: Me Why: Blogging’s fun but it’s great to go out and talk to people…


Community Interview

Recently I did a community interview with Microsoft MVP Alessandro Del Sole.  The Italian version can be read here.  And no, I don’t speak Italian.  The original transcript is below. 1. Nice to meet you Jared Parsons! Let’s begin by asking a simple question: where are you from? Born in Kentucky, raised in Tennessee, lived…


stackoverflow: a new addiction

If you haven’t visited yet I encourage you to take a trip.  It’s a great tag based newsgroup system.  Check it out.


PInvoke Interop Assistant on Channel 9

Beth Massi dropped by my office a couple of months ago and we did a channel 9 video on the PInvoke Interop Assistant.  Mainly an overview of the product and a bit of a tutorial.  Check out the video here.


5 things Hollywood thinks computers can do

Reading another Jtenos’ blog, I came across this article about things Hollywood thinks can be done with computers.  Humorous read.


Don’t speak geek to your family

In planning my recent vacation an email thread was started about who would be picking up the groceries.  Most importantly, who would be picking up the drinks.  My brother was quick to volunteer.  I said in no uncertain terms I didn’t want any of drinkA [1].  In the past my brother was known to buy…


First MSDN article

The August issue of MSDN magazine will be carrying an article I wrote this spring.  In it I toy around with using the deferred execution and lazy evaluation properties of LINQ to create more responsive UI code.  You can view the article here.  As usual I appreciate any feedback you have. 


ImmutableStack in F#

When learning a new language I find it very instructive to re-code certain structures from my well used libraries into the new language.  It gives a great basis for comparison in terms of ease of implementation, expressiveness of the language and sheer ease of implementation.  So on that note I set out today to build…