Luca Bolognese leaves Microsoft

This is my last post on this blog. My new blog is here: http://lucabolognese.wordpress.com/ I accepted a role as Director for Credit Suisse in London. I’m excited by the opportunity to work in the financial industry, a long-standing desire of mine. I’m also excited to write more F# code and to be closer to Italy,…

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Luca at PDC 2009 next week

I’ll be in Los Angeles next week for PDC 2009. My session is called “Future Directions for C# and Visual Basic” and it comes on Tuesday immediately after the first keynote. I’m planning on spending the first half of the session talking about the biggest trends influencing C# and VB. The second part will be…

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An Async Html cache – part II – Testing the cache

Other posts: Part I – Writing the cache Let’s try out our little cache. First I want to write a synchronous version of it as a baseline. Private Shared Sub TestSync(ByVal sites() As String, ByVal sitesToDownload As Integer, ByVal howLong As Integer) Dim syncCache As New Dictionary(Of String, String) Dim count = sites.Count() Dim url1…

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An Async Html cache – Part I - Writing the cache

Other posts: Part II – Testing the cache In the process of converting a financial VBA Excel Addin to .NET (more on that in later posts), I found myself in dire need of a HTML cache that can be called from multiple threads without blocking them. Visualize it as a glorified dictionary where each entry…

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