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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Luca presenting F# at PDC 2008

Next Thursday at 1.45pm I will present "An introduction to Microsoft F#" at PDC 2008. If you are there, please stop by or drop by the lounge area to chat. There are a bunch of other great sessions from my team. They are all good (I swear I tried to format John’s session correctly, but…

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ObjectSpaces early days ...

Matt has a very good post on the history of object relational framework inside Microsoft. He and I started the whole ObjectSpaces thing together very many years ago (about six and a half). I thought I should add my two cents.   You might be wondering how a project starts inside Microsoft (or you might…

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