December Obligatory Post

It’s December; time for the obligatory post. How are you? I am fine. Look at the family photo, everyone dressed in uncomfortable holiday sweaters. Last year was swell. Hope yours was too. Page filler – think of something for here. Until next year then, Happy Holidays. Uhh. That doesn’t sound like my blog post. I wonder what I…


LINQ for Whidbey RTM!

A refresh of the LINQ preview that works with Whidbey (VS2005) RTM is available at the MSDN site. Here’s the LINQ: Enjoy.  

YODA the Programming Language

Now that LINQ is out the door, so to speak, I can start focusing my efforts on the next next technology here at Microsoft. Ever since I joined up with the C# team nearly two years ago I’ve been frustrated by my inability to wax poetic about all the goodness we were working on. I…


What the World is saying about LINQ

“LINQ is totally awesome. It’s like this thing that you use to condense your entire application into one line of demo code. Sweet!” – Stanley Morgan   “LINQ is divine but DLINQ is a delinquent. It gives programmers too much power and makes programming against data way too easy. Is nothing sacred anymore?” – Ned…


LINQ Designer Receives Prestigious Award at PDC

In the wake and fanfare of the disclosure of the LINQ technology preview at the PDC 2005 in Los Angeles this last week, a member of the LINQ design team was presented with a prestigious award for outstanding achievement above and beyond his peers. Erik Meijer, most known for his antics as “Head in the Box”…


LINQ, BB’s and the HTTP’ness

The Language Integrated Query (LINQ) demo during the PDC demo was exciting. There was applause all around whenever different products were shown and different speakers were introduced, yet when the LINQ demo was shown there was a lot of talk within the crowd, oohs and aahs, and a bunch of OMG-this-is-cool’s. The attendee sitting next…


ObjectSpaces:There and Back Again

It seems fitting to make one last tribute to ObjectSpaces on the eve of the PDC. Last time around Luca was good enough to break the news to everyone, that ObjectSpaces was undergoing realignment with WinFS. That it was being pulled out of Whidbey and would or should appear sometime later. But we all knew…


Language Integrated Quirks

It’s done. The pencils are down. The bits are baked. No more time for polish and there’s no turning back. Like a snapshot of the last two years of my life, the binaries have frozen in place all that my fingers have wrought, all the lines of logic, all the code, all the defects, all…


Nulls not Evil Anymore?

Soma explains the changes to the .Net runtime to fix the problems with Nullable<T>. I’d post a humorous retort to this news, but the I happen to agree with it all.  No joke! Matt


Down to Earth

Virtual Earth is coming.  I kept hearing about it, but was not sure quite what to make of it. You will get to see it on Monday, when it debuts.  I got to see a sneak preview internally a few weeks ago.  It’s sort of like the NASA World Wind project, except it is hosted on…