Axum at PDC!

Going to PDC this year?  We are too! Niklas Gustafsson, the Principal Architect on Axum (and some other jewels like the Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework and the Concurrency Runtime) will be giving a talk on Axum in the Innovation Track (here’s a link to the session’s abstract)!  The date hasn’t been set yet,…


Erlang at Yahoo!

Jebu Ittiachen and Arun Suresh of Yahoo! have written an interesting article for Dr. Dobbs about a prototype they’ve built for Yahoo! Harvester using Erlang. The performance gains they achieved are quite impressive. Some of the more interesting highlights/discussion points I’ve pulled from the article: The language itself is only part of the draw for…


Thought Exercise: Axum + F#

Our friend Matt Podwysocki posted a very fascinating look at why Axum and F# might make a happy marriage and what that coupling could look like.  We encourage you to take a look and post your comments! Great stuff – thanks Matt! The Axum Team

What are you building?

Hello Axumites! It’s been a while since we’ve last talked but many of you have silently been downloading the bits and surely some of you have actually been using them.  As we get further along in our prototyping/planning efforts we want to know how you’ve put Axum to work and what it’s done for you….

Asynchronous programming in .NET survey

Update:  The survey is now closed.  Thanks to all that participated! Axumites,   We’ve heard our customers’ frustrations with asynchronous programming and their call for improved support.  We are hoping to better understand why and how you and your customers use asynchronous programming in .NET and how the support we provide for it can be…

Axum 0.2.0 Released!

Are you excited? We thought so.  We’ve been listening to some of your pain points with Axum 0.1.0 and went straight to the kitchen to cook up 0.2.0 – now available for your code-slingin’ pleasure.  We’ve fixed quite a few bugs and made some overall improvements. For example we’ve, Added an installer for Visual Studio…


Yielding with Asynchronous Methods

It’s been two weeks since we released the CTP on DevLabs. Thousands of people have downloaded it, tried it out, and many have sent us their feedback – thanks for all your input! In the coming weeks we will be releasing a new build that will contain some bug fixes and a few suggested improvements….


The Mechanics of Messaging in Axum

This article is in response to some great commentary from someone writing under the screen name “sylvan” over on the Channel 9 site: This is pretty cool, but I think the semantics are overly complicated. I couldn’t say that I know of a better way of doing it off hand, but I feel that there…


The First Axum Bits Are Now Available

  It gives me great pleasure to announce the availability of our Axum technology preview at the MSDN DevLabs site. I have been working on this project off and on for several years, and for the last 18 months or so, I’ve had good company from Artur Laksberg and Josh Phillips. It has been a long…


More on Immutability

The subject of immutability sparks intense interest among the people who follow our blog, as is evident from the comments to the recent post by Niklas. Naturally, inside our team, a lot of thinking goes into making parallelism safe, and the ideas about restricted types play a major role in that. The work in this…